Different in all the right ways

We take your education personally. At Sage, our mission Be. Know. Do. empowers students to be your authentic self, grow as individuals, and improve the world around them.


We embrace students for their unique gifts and experiences and believe they make our collective community stronger.


 We emphasize active and experiential learning. 

CSTEP Summer Research students Danielle Williams and Mena in lab with faculty mentor Mary Rea 6_22 CSTEP Summer Research students Danielle Williams and Mena Abdelmeged in lab with faculty mentor Mary Rea 6_22 Opalka Gallery 20 Collaborate Screen print design in various colors 10_22


100% of our students graduate with two or more key resume-building experiences. 

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.


Student to faculty ratio


Student clubs, organizations, and intramural teams


Undergraduate majors, a long list of minors, multiple accelerated pathways, and 24 graduate programs


Of students receive financial aid


Men’s & Women’s sports teams, NCAA Division lll Empire 8 Conference

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.

“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. Our Career and Self-Discovery Center push into the classroom to make sure every student takes advantage. All students will get at least two Engaged Learning experiences – internships, clinicals, student teaching, undergraduate research, service learning, experiential learning – where you’ll learn by doing and have the cred you need to secure a job after graduation. 


of surveyed students are employed or accepted to graduate school after graduation.

Outcome data based on surveys and reported information from December 2021 and May 2022 graduates.

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.

Thrive@Russell Sage

Building on our reputation in the health sciences, Thrive@Russell Sage extends into and beyond the classroom to help members of the Sage community achieve the 8 Dimensions of Wellness; physical, emotional, social, intellectual, environmental, spiritual, vocational, and financial.

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.