Known for its academic reputation, Russell Sage College's strengths include professors who want to see their students succeed, major and minor variety, and job opportunities for graduates. In terms of academic weaknesses, students have had problems with academic advisers that don't always know what students should be taking or when classes will fit into their schedules. Students are offered many job opportunities once they graduate, but figuring out specific careers to work toward is not really addressed throughout a student's academic career. Students are left to figure this out on their own, but in the process, they do end up leaving Sage with good social and communication skills.
All of the professors at Sage are knowledgeable, have good communication skills, and are interested in students' lives. Students love to attend classes because the professors make it interesting. Class scheduling, grading, and curriculum are all available online through Sage’s Web site, so it's easy to check everything all at once. Sometimes, advisers will disagree on what classes to take, due to different interests on their part, but if students follow the curriculum for their specific major, it's pretty easy. While the workload can be heavy, all of the work is necessary in order to succeed, and it's worth it in the end.