Russell Sage College

Troy, NY

Russell Sage College

Troy, NY

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One college, two campuses

Russell Sage College, formerly known as The Sage Colleges, is a coeducational private college with two campuses. Sage’s locations in the neighboring cities of Albany and Troy, New York, offer two distinct experiences. Students have the opportunity to learn and connect on both of our campuses. This unique advantage provides an education with more depth, a community with greater perspective, and a student life with more to enjoy. 

Student life
Sage’s community is diverse, inclusive, and close-knit. With clubs and organizations, student traditions, and 17 sports teams, there’s an opportunity for every Sage student to get involved.

Sage has a professional theatre company on its Troy campus and the renowned Opalka Gallery on its Albany campus, both of which bring the local community and campus together. Free shuttles ensure that students cantake advantage of both campuses and all they have to offer without having to pay for transportation.

As part of Sage’s strategic plan, the college launched both Thrive@RussellSage and the Women’s Institute. Drawing on Sage’s century-long dedication to women’s empowerment, the institute promotes women’s leadership, gender equity and inclusivity. A student learning community, including ambassadors for the institute, allows for students to be directly involved, while events and forums engage the community. Thrive@RussellSage is a student wellness program focused on bringing all aspects of wellness to a student’s life. Focused on individual and community wellness, it seeks to mitigate the effects of stress and promote better health.

Sage academics are focused and relevant. Our multidisciplinary programs are designed to promote career preparation and advancement on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our faculty implement carefully developed curricula that enhance student comprehension and advance workforce opportunity.

While Sage is well-known for its Health Sciences programs—including Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy—there are 24 undergraduate programs for students to choose from. Housed under the fields of Art + Design, Business, Creative & Performing Arts, Education, Health Sciences, Law & Public Policy, Liberal Arts, and the Sciences, students can earn their degrees in the traditional way or as part of Sage’s accelerated programs, which link to graduate degrees. 

Program Overview
• Explore majors in the areas of Art + Design, Business, Creative & Performing Arts, Education, Health Sciences, Law & Public Policy, Liberal Arts, and the Sciences
• Nationally accredited Art + Design, Business, Dietetics, Education, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Physical Therapy, and programs

Quick facts
• 100+ years of educational excellence, opportunity, and innovation
• 21 NCAA Division III teams
• SAT/ACT test optional
• 60+ clubs and organizations
• 5 National Honor Societies
• 2,600 students across both campuses

Academic value
• 11:1 student-faculty ratio
• Average class size of 16 students
50+ bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs
• 100% of students participate in research, internships, or experiential learning.
• $21 million in the form of institutional grants and scholarships is awarded to students each year.
• 94% of grads are employed or continuing their education 
within 6 months of graduation

Athletic Teams
• Baseball (m)
• Basketball (m+w)
• Cross-Country (m+w)
• Esports (coed)
• Golf (m+w)
• Indoor Trach & Field (m+w)
• Field Hockey (w)
• Lacrosse (m+w)
• Outdoor Track & Field (m+w)
• Soccer (m+w)
• Softball (w)
• Tennis (w)
• Volleyball (m+w)

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