461 reviews
  1. Troy, NY
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
The Sage Colleges is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Skyline Conference
Address
65 1st Street
Troy, NY 12180
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for The Sage Colleges

Cost

Net Price
$17,249/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,361/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,609/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,933/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,329/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,832/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,464Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Outgoing and Welcoming
    44%
  • An Individual
    28%
  • Wierd
    17%
  • Athlete
    6%
  • Preppy
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    58%
  • Administration is hands off and there is no unity
    11%
  • Lots to do.
    11%
  • Scholarly close knit community
    11%
  • Easy to Pass
    5%
  • Safety
    5%

After The Sage Colleges

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

The Sage Colleges Reviews

461 reviews
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I absolutely love my college! I am from the country so moving to the city was a very big change for me. My school makes me feel very safe, there are always events going on, campus security is everywhere and people are extremely friendly. I love being able to walk everywhere and have my classes all so close together in vicinity. Overall i am completely satisfied with my decisions and I would recommend RSC to anyone!
I attended Russell Sage because of the affordability. I quickly learned that money didn't matter if I was constantly unhappy at a school. The "professors" here weren't professors at all. All of my professors were first time teachers (adjuncts). The professors and the students here were all closed minded so a different opinion and thinking for yourself were not encouraged here. As for the student life, there were very few clubs- granted it is a small club. But basically, if you weren't a dancer or a liberal- there were very few clubs for you.
I am in an online master's degree program. The professors have been really helpful and answer emails very promptly. Since it is an online course, there are a lot of assignment and they get marked quickly. The platform is Moodle. I found that it took me time to get used to (I have used Blackboard in the past) but once I figured it out it was easy to use. I do think that some professors could use the site more effectively than they already do, to make it easier for the students to learn.
There have been a bunch of glitches in the system since I started and I find that the IT staff have not been so helpful.