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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
432 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast-10 Conference
From The College of Saint Rose

The College of Saint Rose is a private, independent, coeducational institution of higher education located in Albany, New York that offers a multitude of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, and certificate programs. Through a strong liberal arts education curriculum and professional academic programs, Saint Rose serves undergraduate and graduate students, working professionals, international students, and more.

The College of Saint Rose Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
87%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,047/ 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
$25,099/ 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
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.59 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses

Majors

2-in-4 Programs

We understand college is a big investment. That’s why The College of Saint Rose offers students the opportunity to receive two degrees — a bachelor’s and a master’s — in four years. By selecting this accelerated path, students will save up to $12,000 and enter the workforce earlier. Students can choose from a variety of undergraduate degree programs to pair with our Flex MBA program.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    19%
  • On Campus
    80%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,402Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
87
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Dedicated
    26%
  • Hardworking
    23%
  • Passionate
    21%
  • Mediocre
    18%
  • Kind
    8%
  • Naive
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.63 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
  • Amazing, Helpfull, and Friendly
    29%
  • A typical, well-rounded liberal arts college.
    21%
  • Liberal Arts college w/ strong Fine Arts programs
    10%
  • A homey Liberal Arts college with helpful faculty
    7%
  • Diverse, welcoming, helpful school.
    7%
  • Liberal Arts college with a strong music program
    7%
  • Very small, close minded, not as open to diversity
    7%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $43,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    61%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    96%
    National
    83%
    70%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses

    The College of Saint Rose Reviews

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    I like it! The registrar workers are often hard to work with, they are not interested in helping you to find the resources you need. The professors are AMAZING. It is an all inclusive school with plenty of diversity and mutual respect. It is also a cute, comfortable school where I feel very safe and I feel like I can grow. The amount of security that Saint Rose has is also very comforting to say the least. Saint Rose definitely feels like home.
    A comfy, cozy, accepting school where there is lots to see and experience nearby in the city. The staff are helpful and kind. They do whatever they can to help you which is one reason I love this school. It is a very dependable school. It is also very expensive. But I have not encountered any problems while attending this school and do not expect to for the rest of my time here. I plan on staying all four years. I am excited to see where the College of Saint Rose takes me!
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    I spent 6 years at Saint Rose as an out of state student, 4 years for undergrad and 2 for grad school. Plenty of opportunities to get involved in student life, athletics and academic groups. I was a secondary education major and I felt very confident going into the teaching profession after my education. The professors were great and most of them genuinely wanted to help you any way they could. The level of knowledge I received for my career at this school is above any I’ve seen in my home state or from state school. I’m so happy I got both my degrees from saint rose! I loved the campus and the off campus life around the area. Definitely a fun party scene if that’s your thing. If not, still a great area! I always felt safe on campus and in dorms.
    College is very pricey, I would not have been able to afford had I not received a partial athletic scholarship. That being said, despite high tuition and room and board costs it does not seem like that money is being reinvested into improving the campus and improving the experience for the student body. Professors are very kind and understanding of any difficulties that a student may have. The student body is very diverse which introduces you to people of many different backgrounds. The dining options are very limited, with the main dining hall having what I would say is poor food at best. Location allows for quality nightlife, with student housing from other schools within blocks. Overall, Saint Rose is pricey but a decent option if you are an athlete looking for a small private school.