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Excelsior University

Albany, NY, USA

Excelsior College is a private, 4-year institution established in Albany, New York. The college aims to serve adult students, primarily through offering online course options for over 40 academic programs. Depending on their program of study, students can transfer up to 117 credits as well as earn prior learning credits for their life experience. Excelsior also offers credit by exam options, allowing students to earn credit by completing one test after a period of individual study.


Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

Admissions Requirements

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Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students


Key Academic Stats

Total Number of Students
Total Number of Undergrads
Academic Calendar

Other academic year

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Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

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Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

Student Loans

Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
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On Campus Women's Center
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On-campus living required of freshman


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
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Campus emergency phones
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

What Students Are Saying

Excelsior College is very supportive of its students. Excelsior provides a Counselor that makes contact with the student for continued support and eliminates frustration for the student. Excelsior makes frequent contact with the student to determine what is needed for continued study. tips for study habits, tips for success, and much more.
Sylvia from Shaker Hts, OH
There is a large array of courses available for multiple degree paths. The staff is available and usually answer correspondence within 24 hours. Excellent choice for student with other responsibilities including work and family life.
Aaron from TN
The idea behind Excelsior College is great! I can continue working at my job and at the same time take classes online. Their website is very user-friendly.
Chana from Spring Valley, NY
Excelsior College is a Military Friendly college. After getting my Bachelor's degree, I am now going for my Masters. All the staff are great and very helpful and knowledgeable.
Marcelina from Fort Hood, TX
I like Excelsior because I can learn at my own pace. There are very few deadlines. It fosters self-discipline.
Carolyn from Minneapolis, MN
Great school, from enrolling to picking classes the counselors are always available and very nice. This school is extremely military friendly making it easy when I am deployed to stay connected.
Andy from Lisbon, CT