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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
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  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
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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 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..
The best thing about the Sage Colleges is the sense of individuality that you receive since it is such a small campus; you're more than just an ID number, you're a name and a face that almost everyone knows in the small classroom settings. For example, I myself am currently in a class that has only five other students right now. The average class is usually about 12 to 15 kids at most. You are noticed by your professors (as well as your absence if, say, you tried getting the wise idea of skipping to finish an essay that's due the day of) and even if you don't know the names of all your peers, you've definitely seen them before. So overall, if you really want to feel like someone and not just a number in a crowd, this is the college for you.