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A small, private, coeducational institution, Russell Sage College provides a learning experience as unique and diverse as its students. Focused on professional preparation and student support at every stage, a Sage education prepares you to thrive in today’s workforce and global community.

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Apply for Free with the Common Application or the Russell Sage College Online Application.

Application Requirements for First-Year Students

  1. Application submitted via our online application or the Common App
  2. Official high school transcript
  3. Personal essay or graded paper
  4. Letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor or teacher

    *Auditions are required for the Musical Theatre program

Academic Value

For 100 years, Russell Sage College has prepared students across wide-ranging disciplines to succeed professionally.

Your Gator Gateway

College shouldn’t be hard to navigate, but a lot of colleges make it complicated. We believe your investment in your education is a big deal. So we’ve listed to students and designed The Gator Gateway – the college experience you deserve.

Learn more about your complete support system at Sage.

The Sage Experience

Discover what it means to be a Sage student

Russell Sage College offers more than 30 student clubs and organizations on both campuses. From the professional Theatre Institute at Sage and the Opalka Gallery, to our community chorus, Sage Singers — and many academic, multicultural, religious, service and game clubs in between — you will have countless opportunities to meet new people and experience new adventures at Sage.

An Affordable Investment in your Future 

We’re committed to providing an affordable education designed to prepare you academically and professionally. 

100% of incoming full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid

Guaranteed $72,000 merit scholarships across four years 

Get to know our unique learning community.

“As you learn more about this lively and diverse intellectual community, you’ll discover a college that combines excellent professional preparation with a caring environment supportive of student success.”

Christopher Ames


Spotlights Pattern

Campuses in the Capital Region

Having two distinct campuses allows us to provide an experience as diverse and engaging as our students.

Our two locations are just a short shuttle away from each other in the neighboring cities of Albany and Troy, New York. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, explore and connect on both campuses. This unique advantage provides an education with more depth, a community with greater perspective and a student life with more to enjoy.

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Request more information or learn about how to apply for FREE to Russell Sage College.

Rolling Admissions for all programs means that you typically get a decision within a couple days from when your application is complete.


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