Russell Sage College

Overview of Russell Sage College

Russell Sage College can be found in Troy, NY (a small city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Bachelor's degree is the highest degree at Russell Sage College.

Areas of Study

The most common majors at the school are in drama and performing arts, nutrition and exercise therapy.

Russell Sage College Selectivity

Russell Sage College does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 540 or lower in 2007-2008 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 510 to 570, but ranged both higher and lower.


Classes at Russell Sage College are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 682 students were enrolled in Russell Sage College. A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life

Russell Sage College has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Russell Sage College student athletes compete in Skyline Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The educational purpose of The Sage Colleges is to translate higher learning into action and application, recognizing the obligation of educated persons to lead and serve their communities. Russell Sage College, a member of the Sage Colleges, is a comprehensive college that educates women to occupy positions of influence in society, providing women of all ages and backgrounds with a strong vision of their own power and potential. The College's commitment to integrating liberal arts and professional study reflects the fundamental belief that each complements the other. Russell Sage College offers its women students an intellectually challenging and personally fulfilling experience that facilitates the development of knowldge, skills and attitudes essential to an increasingly interdependent world."

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Russell Sage College
45 Ferry St
Troy , NY 12180
General Phone: (518) 244-2000

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Russell Sage College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine50registered nursing
Liberal Arts35Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, international relations, political science, sociology, history
Science24biology, biochemistry, biopsychology, chemistry, physical science courses
Education and Teaching23elementary school teaching
Medicine18health professions
Therapy and Counseling12psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11nutrition sciences
Business and Management8business management
Drama and Performing Arts6drama, various performing arts
Security and Law Enforcement3criminal justice and administration
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Media2communication studies

Number of programs and degrees for Russell Sage College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree19724

Russell Sage College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Russell Sage College had a total enrollment of 682 students (627 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 6%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 14%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 26%
20-21 39%
22-24 17%
25-29 6%
30-34 4%
35-39 2%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York89%
New Hampshire2%

Russell Sage College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %

Russell Sage College Room and Board (2007)

Russell Sage College offers campus housing for 504 of its 627 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Troy, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Russell Sage College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540610
SAT Math510570
ACT Composite2225

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT79%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT28%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Russell Sage College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,540
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,540
Room and board $ 9,200
Room charge $ 4,700
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,500
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,060

Financial Aid:
Russell Sage College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 281000)

Russell Sage College Faculty

Russell Sage College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year6$61,3785$58,290
Associate professoracademic year7$52,85913$50,083
Assistant professoracademic year4$44,89712$43,683
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year17$53,99232$48,404

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Russell Sage College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Skyline Conference

Russell Sage College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Nutrition Sciences

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Russell Sage College Highlights

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What Sets Russell Sage College Apart:

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