The 3,000 students at Russell Sage College pursue bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on our campuses in Albany, the capital of New York State, and in Troy, located in the heart of the historic downtown of that city. Students participate in a learning environment that offers varied interdisciplinary academics, opportunities for community engagement, options to study abroad, and a range of artistic and athletic endeavors.
A comprehensive four-year college offering bachelor’s degrees in the liberal arts and sciences as well as selected professional fields. Russell Sage College bachelor’s degrees prepares students for direct entry into the professional workplace, and typically lead to further study with more than 50% of graduates each year pursuing an advanced degree. Russell Sage College undergraduate programs are integrally connected to our Graduate Schools through accelerated bachelor’s/master’s programs.
Graduate Studies & Certifications
The Esteves School of Education, School of Health Sciences and School of Management offer advanced study for professional practice and leadership through master’s degrees and post-master’s certification in a wide variety of applied disciplines. They serve both recent college graduates, including undergraduate students in accelerated bachelor’s/master’s programs, and individuals already at work in their professions.
Professional & Continuing Education
Bachelor’s degree completion programs are designed specifically for part-time, working adults.
Interdisciplinary academic programs capitalize on the range of expertise of Sage faculty and build nimble thinkers who adapt quickly in a changing job market. Regardless of students’ majors, they study a cross-section of subjects.
Sage students balance classroom lessons with community engagement, via extracurricular service projects, academic service learning, work-study positions in local non-profits and more. Such community partnerships create additional learning opportunities, build bonds among classmates while extending students’ professional networks and bring students’ fresh perspectives to bear on diverse challenges in our communities.
Extensive study abroad options, a vibrant community of international students, and academic and co-curricular programming that celebrates global diversity enhance formal partnerships with the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, Mahidol University in Thailand and the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women and integrate global and cultural awareness into life at Sage.
The Arts at Sage
Academic inquiry and artistic expression find synergy at Sage. Performances and exhibits are often linked thematically to the curriculum, creating a culturally-rich learning experience for all students – aspiring arts practitioners and emerging arts patrons alike. Sage’s arts resources enrich campus and the community at large. The Theatre Institute at Sage provides arts-in-education programming to area youth and the Opalka Gallery has attracted prestigious visual exhibitions to the area.
Athletics are an important part of the college experience for many students, and Sage has invested significantly in this area over the last several years. The Athletics Department now hosts 17 varsity teams and competes in the NCAA Division III Empire 8 Conference. The Recreation and Fitness Department sponsors intramural sports and maintains fitness facilities for students who prefer to compete at the club level or pursue fitness goals as individuals.