Sage Colleges, The

Campus Description

The Sage Colleges is an independent comprehensive university delivering degrees in 71 major areas of study through three free-standing colleges; Russell Sage College; Sage College of Albany and Sage Graduate School. The Russell Sage College campus is located on the Hudson River in the heart of historic district of Troy, NY; student residences include a number of beautiful 19th century houses. The college was founded to prepare women for the professional workplace as well as for productive lives, and degrees offered include a rich mix of professional and liberal arts options. Sage College of Albany is located in the University Heights neighborhood of New York's capital city. Besides its own park-like campus, Sage shares the adjacent 31 acre University Heights Commons with consortium partners; Albany Medical College, Albany College of Pharmacy and Albany Law School. Sage Graduate School offers classes on both campuses, in the historic district of Troy and the University Heights area of Albany, in a flexible evening/weekend/online schedule suitable for working professionals.

The Sage Colleges includes Russell Sage College in Troy; a 4-year college for women, specializing in the arts & sciences and professional fields of study; Sage College of Albany is a 4-year co-educational college specializing in professional fields of study, as well as The School for Professional and Continuing Education, which offers Bachelor’s degree completion programs designed specifically for working adults. Sage Graduate Schools are co-educational and offers a wide range of Master’s degrees plus several Doctorate degrees. Sage also offers a number of Bachelors and Masters degree program in an online format. Classes are offered on two campuses, in the historic district of Troy and in the University Heights area of Albany.

Troy Campus: Admissions House, 65 First St., Troy, NY 12180 (women only undergraduate college; graduate school is coed)

Albany Campus: 140 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208 (coed)

Toll-free 888.VERY.SAGE

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor's (BA, BS, BBA, BFA); 6-year BS/DPT with Sage Graduate School; 6-year BA/JD with Albany Law School; 3+3 BA/JD with Suffolk University; BA/MS accelerated physician assistant program with Albany Medical College; renaissance baccalaureate accelerated honors program that allows students to complete a Bachelor's degree in 3 years. Sage Graduate Schools of Education, Health Sciences and Management offer a variety of Master's degrees as well as several Doctorates.


Varsity Sports: NCAA Division III: Men's: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track, volleyball. Women's: basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, cross country, track.
Intramural Sports: crew, flag football, 5-on-5 basketball, floor hockey, indoor soccer, personal fitness challenge, ultimate frisbee.
Club Sports: ice hockey, crew, competition cheerleading.

Clubs and Activities

BLSA (Black & Latina Student Association; SALANA(Sage African, Latino, Asian, and Native American Cultures Club; MSA (Muslim Student Association); Spectrum(Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender Club) GSA (Gay Lesbian Alliance); International Food Club; Christian Students Club; Sage Leaves Yearbook; The Quill; Circle K; Community Chorus; Student Government; AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts; ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Sage Emeralds, Sagettes.

Featured Programs

Creative arts in therapy; forensic science; theatre; musical theatre; health sciences; nursing; nutrition; BFAs in graphic design; interior design and photography; business administration; accounting; crime & justice policy; law & society; computer information systems; and interdisciplinary studies. With Sage Graduate school: MS in applied behavior analysis & autism; EdD in educational leadership; MS in nursing; DNS in nursing; MA in counseling & community psychology; MBA business administration and MS health services administration. Our undergraduate BBA program, as well as our MBA and organizational management degree programs are now offered in an online format.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 1,616 (Full-time: 284 men, 1,134 women; Part-time: 46 men, 152 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 1,216 (Full-time: 81 men, 423 women; Part-time: 122 men, 590 women)
48% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
18% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 430 – 540
SAT math range: 420 – 530
ACT range: 19 – 24
SAT/ACT Special Note: SAT scores are test optional. SAT scores are required for some joint programs that are linked with another external institution.
71% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
27% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American13%7.6%
% Asian3.3%3.7%
% Hispanic / Latino8.9%4.9%
% White, Non-Hispanic62.3%68.9%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.2%0.5%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0.1%0.1%
% International / Nonresident Alien0.4%1%
% Two or more races2.8%2.5%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity9%10.8%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$28,400 per year, or $900 per credit
Tuition Only:
$27,000 per year
Room & Board:
Room Only:
Graduate Tuition & Fees:

Admission/Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers): fall- rolling, August 1 priority; spring- rolling, December 15 priority

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):
fall- March 1; spring- November 1

Application Requirements

Freshmen: HS transcript; personal essay; guidance counselor and teacher recommendation; portfolio review or audition (visual & performing arts applicants); $30 fee.
Transfers: Also, college transcripts.
International: Application; academic credentials; letters of recommendation; proof of English proficiency.
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Endowed Scholarships; merit scholarships and legacy awards.