Different in all the right ways

We take your education personally. At Sage you will be prepared not just for a good job but for a rewarding career and a lifetime of professional success. And your experience in first-rate professional programs will be complemented by the individualized support characteristic of our small and friendly campus. That’s the combination of qualities we highlight in talking about “Small College. Big Difference.”

A Small College in New York’s Capital

What makes Russell Sage College stand out is our close, tight-knit community. Here, everyone has a place to shine. This, combined with top-notch academics and countless ways to get involved in student life, make Sage a great place to get your degree and find your purpose. Our students graduate prepared to succeed in their career paths and make a difference in the world. 


Average class size


Clubs and organizations


NCAA Division III sports teams


Student to faculty ratio

“It’s easy to say you’re a small school. We’re more than that. We completely know our students. We take the time to know them, and help make them shine. A lot of schools say they do this, but we do it to a different degree. It’s not pretentious or showy. We just care.”

Sara Schuman ’92

Adjunct Professor and Russell Sage College alumna

A Great College for Careers

From business to nursing to the arts, Russell Sage College students enjoy exceptional opportunities that lead to career success. It starts with getting to know each student individually, building on their strengths and guiding them toward their goals. Then all Sage students experience an internship, capstone or clinical placement to sharpen their understanding of the workplace.  The results are simple: Sage students succeed.


Campuses to explore, learn and connect


Graduates employed or continuing their education in graduate school within six months of graduation


Students participating in experiential learning though internships, research, clinical placements and service learning

A More Affordable Private College

At Russell Sage College, we are committed to supporting sustained affordability: high-quality, private education at a very reasonable cost.  That translates to great value, recognized by our ranking as the third best value in the State of New York by U.S. News and World Reports. Our financial aid professionals will help you navigate the process of making sure your college education is affordable.

Support from Orientation to Career

From the moment you express interest in applying until you are well launched in your career, the resources at Russell Sage support your success. Our Navigate program uses professionals and student mentors to help you make the most of being a college student.  The Thrive program offers life-affirming approaches to happiness, wellness and well-being. And our one-stop Solution Centers in our libraries make it easy to get assistance whenever you need it.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

If you are first getting to know Russell Sage we encourage you to complete an information request below. We’ll rush you some helpful literature in the mail, and follow up to make sure all of your questions are answered. We are also open for visits, and if you’re ready to apply then there’s no better time than the present.