1916 in Troy, New York by Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage


Esse Scire Facere (“To Be. To Know. To Do.”)

Degree Programs

More than 70 bachelor’s, master’s and doctorates; 8 entirely online 

Average Class Size

18 students (12:1 student/faculty ratio)

Student Diversity

27% minority

Student Geography

87% New York State (including 61% Capital Region)/13% out of state

Global Connections

Students from Afghanistan, China, Dubai, Greece, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa


428 (including 160 full-time faculty) 

Living Alumni

38,000 (including 16,400 Russell Sage graduates) 


17 men’s and women’s sports teams, NCAA Division III Empire 8 Conference


Sage Gator


  • Albany: 15 buildings, 18-acre campus in University Heights neighborhood
  • Troy: 40 buildings, 15-acre campus in historic downtown district
  • Location: 150 miles north of New York City, west of Boston and east of Syracuse. 220 miles south of Montreal. 240 miles north of Philadelphia.

Enrollment (2,897 total)

Enrollment Growth (2010-2015)

  • Undergraduate applications increased by 73%
  • All undergraduate enrollment increased by 9%
  • New graduate student credit hours increased by 13%