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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Sage Colleges is a private college located in Troy, New York in the Albany Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,277 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Sage Colleges acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business Administration and Management, and Psychology. Graduating 58% of students, Sage Colleges alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,700.
About The Sage Colleges...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
Address
65 1st Street
Troy, NY 12180
Website
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The Sage Colleges Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,077/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,764/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,375/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,721/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,632/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,200/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,277Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
52%
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
73%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
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
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I could't stand dealing with student services/financial aid. It was a nightmare EVERY single time. However, I loved the faculty and being a person, and not a number. Professors genuinely care about their students, and do their absolute best to make sure their students understand concepts, and are ready to move to the next level. I learned and grew so much at Russell Sage!
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I'm currently a senior at the Sage Colleges and have taken classes on both the Troy and Albany campuses. The Troy campus is more outdated than the Albany campus, so I prefer taking classes on the Albany campus. I enjoy the small class sizes and the student-teacher interaction. One major complaint is the lack of offered classes each semester. In addition, parking can be really difficult, especially on the Troy campus. Other than that, I have had a decent experience here at the Sage Colleges and have gained relevant knowledge that I will need for my career in healthcare.
I am currently a Junior at Russell Sage, I transferred in during the fall (2017). A few things I really enjoy are the small class sizes, student life because there are so many different activities going on all of the time, and the dorms because they are so historic. The one thing I would like to see change would be a little more communication coming from the registrars office and our advisors. Sometimes I feel left out of the loop and haven't been notified of important things until the last minute, which has been frustrating. The other thing I would like to see change would be the food in the dining hall. I would like to see healthier food options..