The Sage Colleges

457 reviews
  1. Troy, NY
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
The Sage Colleges is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Skyline Conference
Address
65 1st Street
Troy, NY 12180
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$17,249/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,361/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,609/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,933/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,329/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,832/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,464Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Outgoing and Welcoming
    44%
  • An Individual
    28%
  • Wierd
    17%
  • Athlete
    6%
  • Preppy
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    58%
  • Administration is hands off and there is no unity
    11%
  • Lots to do.
    11%
  • Scholarly close knit community
    11%
  • Easy to Pass
    5%
  • Safety
    5%

After The Sage Colleges

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

457 reviews
  • Excellent
    59
  • Very Good
    150
  • Average
    184
  • Poor
    33
  • Terrible
    31
There is always different activities going on at Sage. Different clubs, Resident Advisors (RAs), and some faculty will always have an event going on, and a good majority of the time, it is free, or very low priced. Our study abroad program is also pretty good, as you can attend any school that is of equal or lesser value of our cost of attendance for cheap (I believe, that's what I've heard). We also partake in several traditions that encourage the bonding of the different classes. We have Secret sophomore, which is a sort of &quot;legal&quot; hazing between the freshman and sophomores (optional, no bullying allowed), Bigs and Littles, which are sisters between the freshamn and juniors, and the sophomores and seniors (optional), banner night, and Rally. It's all fun, and optional, so its up to you whether you want to participate, but it's really fun!
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 4 2012
I absolutely love my college! I am from the country so moving to the city was a very big change for me. My school makes me feel very safe, there are always events going on, campus security is everywhere and people are extremely friendly. I love being able to walk everywhere and have my classes all so close together in vicinity. Overall i am completely satisfied with my decisions and I would recommend RSC to anyone!
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago
RSC is ok. I went to a community college before transferring, and i liked it there better, actually. If you're very into campus events and sisterhood, this is the place for you. Some girls are really friendly, others are REALLY cliquey.
It kinda sucks if you're not single though. The only parties are at the RPI frats, which their sole purpose is to get drunk and laid. And if you're not part of the right group, good luck being invited anyway
The dorms are cool, especially sage hall. Some rooms are HUGE! And they have singles, too,which is cool.
It's in Troy, though, which is a shame. Troy is full of creepers. The area immediately around campus isn't too bad though.
The food is TERRIBLE! Don't even bother with McKinstry...it sucks.
  • College Senior
  • Dec 19 2011