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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Sage is a private college located in Troy, New York in the Albany Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,357 undergraduate students. The Sage acceptance rate is 93%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Business. Graduating 62% of students, Sage alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,200.
65 1st Street
Troy, NY 12180
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference

Russell Sage College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Sage Admissions

Acceptance Rate
93%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,340/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,574/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    8%
  • On Campus
    90%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,357Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
108
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Outgoing and Welcoming
    45%
  • An Individual
    27%
  • Wierd
    14%
  • Athlete
    5%
  • Outgoing
    5%
  • Preppy
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.37 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Diverse
    56%
  • Scholarly close knit community
    16%
  • Administration is hands off and there is no unity
    8%
  • Lots to do.
    8%
  • Easy to Pass
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Safety
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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Russell Sage College Reviews

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My professors are so incredibly supportive and helpful! They want everyone to succeed. They also push you and challenge you to do your absolute best. The community is very welcoming. The school is small, so you get a lot of one on one time with professors. They actually know you as a person. The admissions team is great! There are a lot of opportunities for students in need such as HEOP and CSTEP. There are a lot of very valuable services available to students that are free, such as tutoring, career planning and health programs. I really enjoying having 2 campuses, one in Albany and one in Troy. Overall, I love my school and I’m so happy that I choose to study there!
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I was confused upon what to decide with my life and thats when I thought I would choose Nursing. And once and for all I understood that the best college that offers nursing was Sage even the Google confirms it! I am so happy and thrilled to be here in this college that has an amazing teaching faculty. Also Sage college offers great help to all students and you can rely on them anytime you want. I am actually happy choosing Sage colleges and though I am a commuter my friends say that they have good dorm and housing facilities and the food in Troy campus is simply awesome. Sage also offers many activities like athletics, sage engaged etc.So happy to be a part of this college.
The Sage Colleges is a very good school. I was a transfer from the University at Buffalo. The class size is much smaller, the professors actually know your name. My advisor is great! She is kind, knowledgeable and very helpful in keeping my schedule on track...I do not have to take classes that I do not need for my degree program. The campus is beautiful ,the administration is helpful and friendly, students are friendly, helpful and welcoming.