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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 1,156 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Sage Colleges acceptance rate is 56%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Business. Graduating 56% of students, Sage Colleges alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,700.
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
56%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$20,639/ 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
    $13,706/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,044/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,241/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,873/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,452/ year
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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
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
1,156Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Outgoing and Welcoming
    44%
  • An Individual
    28%
  • Wierd
    17%
  • Athlete
    6%
  • Preppy
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
67%
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
56%
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 transferred to this college a year ago from a public college. The class sizes are perfect! The grounds are clean. The other student's are friendly, helpful, and respectful. The teaching staff has been excellent!
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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!
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.