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The Sage Colleges Overview

The Sage Colleges is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Troy, New York. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is The Sage Colleges Known For?

352 Undergraduate Awards
$31,279 Avg Cost After Aid
56% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Russel Sage may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Russel Sage.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 87% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Russel Sage with a bachelor's degree make about $44,800 a year. That's 10% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average Russel Sage student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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The Sage Colleges Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Russel Sage.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Nutrition Science Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Other Psychology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Psychology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Russel Sage has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) Graduates College Factual
#55 Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates College Factual
#89 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#89 Best Health Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is The Sage Colleges?

Location of The Sage Colleges

Contact details for Russel Sage are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 65 1St Street, Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518-244-2000

How Do I Get Into Russel Sage?

You can apply to Russel Sage online at:

Admission Requirements for Russel Sage

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Russel Sage?

56% Acceptance Rate
80% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Russel Sage is 56%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 20% of accepted students are men and 80% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 51%, and the acceptance rate for women is 57%.

Can I Afford The Sage Colleges?

$31,279 Net Price
85% Take Out Loans
5.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Russel Sage is $31,279. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Russel Sage, approximately 85% of students took out student loans averaging $7,895 a year. That adds up to $31,580 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Russel Sage is 5.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

The Sage Colleges Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,357 Full-Time Undergraduates
79% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,465 undergraduate students at Russel Sage, with 1,357 being full-time and 108 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Russel Sage

There are also 1,168 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,357 full-time undergraduates at Russel Sage, 21% are male and 79% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Russel Sage

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The Sage Colleges students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Russel Sage Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 56
Black or African American 152
Hispanic or Latino 138
White 824
International Students 18
Other Races/Ethnicities 169

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at The Sage Colleges. At this time, 8 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 15 countries are represented at Russel Sage. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Afghanistan, Nepal, and Thailand.

Online Learning at The Sage Colleges

326 Took All Classes Online
484 Took At Least One Class Online
16.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Russel Sage. In 2017-2018, 484 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Russel Sage has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 47th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Russel Sage

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The Sage Colleges was 16.0%. This is the #1,035 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Russel Sage regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Russel Sage majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 40%
Health Professions 1%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 11%
Nutrition Science 11%
Other Computer & Information Sciences 88%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Russel Sage ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Russel Sage.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nutrition Science #4
Other Computer & Information Sciences #4
Other Psychology #7
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #65
Psychology #78
Accounting #83
Health & Medical Administrative Services #119
Computer & Information Sciences #133
Business Administration & Management #309
Health Professions #343
Business, Management & Marketing #389

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

The Sage Colleges Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 104 14 41 4 163
Other Psychology 0 9 105 0 114
Nutrition Science 8 40 31 0 79
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 37 29 66
Business Administration & Management 23 0 36 0 59
General Psychology 35 0 0 0 35
Educational Administration 0 0 0 33 33
Other Health Professions 30 3 0 0 33
Teacher Education Subject Specific 13 0 17 0 30
Student Counseling 0 7 20 0 27
Design & Applied Arts 21 0 0 0 21
Other Social Sciences 19 0 0 0 19
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 18 0 0 0 18
Teacher Education Grade Specific 4 0 8 0 12
General Biology 11 0 0 0 11
Accounting 11 0 0 0 11
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 10 0 10
Other Computer & Information Sciences 8 0 0 0 8
Other Visual Art 8 0 0 0 8
Liberal Arts General Studies 7 0 0 0 7
Public Health 6 0 0 0 6
Sociology 5 0 0 0 5
General English Literature 4 0 0 0 4
Drama & Theater Arts 4 0 0 0 4
Information Science 2 0 0 0 2
Special Education 0 0 2 0 2
History 2 0 0 0 2
Other Physical Science 2 0 0 0 2
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 1 0 0 0 1
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 1 0 0 0 1
Mathematics 1 0 0 0 1
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1 0 0 0 1
Political Science & Government 1 0 0 0 1
Public Administration 1 0 0 0 1
Fine & Studio Arts 1 0 0 0 1
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 352 73 307 66 798


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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