Russell Sage College 
45 Ferry Street 
Troy, New York 12180
(888) VERY-SAGE 

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Russell Sage College  
45 Ferry Street 
Troy, New York 12180 

Russell Sage College

College Description 
In 1916, Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage founded Russell Sage College as a "practical arts" college for women, aimed at preparing them for life's work. Times have changed, but our setting remains true to that era. Our urban campus along the Hudson River is a wonderful environment for the beautiful Victorian brownstones which blend naturally with the modern buildings, formal courtyards, theme houses and scenic flower gardens. People who visit Russell Sage describe it as personal, small, friendly and comfortable. Russell Sage College is one of The Sage Colleges, comprised of Russell Sage College, Sage Junior College of Albany, Sage Evening College, and Sage Graduate School. Historic Troy, with a population of 57,000, is a convenient setting for Russell Sage. Albany, the capital of New York State, is a mere ten minutes from Troy. Troy is a well known educational community and is famous for the Troy Music Hall, a variety of classic and eclectic restaurants, and unique novelty shops. 

Academic Life 
Students studying at Russell Sage have a choice of more than thirty majors spanning ten divisions: Arts, Education, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Literature, Languages and Humanities, Management and Communications, Mathematics and Computer Science, Nursing, Psychology, Sciences and Social and Global Studies. Accelerated undergraduate/graduate programs are offered in: Physical Therapy (5 year combined B.S./M.S.), Occupational Therapy (5 year combined B.S./M.S.), Master of Business Administration, a five-year program with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute leading to a B.A. in Mathematics from Russell Sage and a B.S. in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a six-year program with Albany Law School leading to a B.A. or B.S. from Russell Sage and a J.D. from Albany Law School. 

Students may complete certification requirements for teacher certification in secondary education (grades 7-12), elementary education (Nursery-6), and dual certification in special education. Russell Sage College boasts a 100% pass rate for state licensure in Education, Nutrition and Occupational Therapy. 

Russell Sage College utilizes a two semester system. Students take 39 credits for the college General Education Requirement. 

Campus Life 
Russell Sage campus life includes over thirty student run organizations. Russell Sage women run seminars, publish newspapers and magazines, produce concerts and plays, sing in the chorus, and play basketball, lacrosse and soccer. They learn to appreciate other cultures and points of views, support political candidates and promote environmental causes. Although the activities on this campus may seem similar to those at other colleges, there is one significant difference. At Russell Sage, women hold every position of leadership and make every decision. Students master valuable lifelong skills, such as public speaking, fundraising, budget management and delegating. 

Student Government at Sage is active in communicating the students' voice to all constituencies. Both the Student Senate and Executive Board of Student Government oversee issues relating to campus life. Community Council, composed of representatives from students, faculty, and administration, is the major legislative group which reviews and establishes policies on matters presented by College constituencies. 

Facilities and Resources 
The library contains more than 300,000 volumes and currently receives nearly 1,500 periodicals, indexes, and newspapers. Through the consortium and the Capital District Library Council, fifty area libraries are brought together for rapid sharing of resources through interlibrary loans. 

The Schacht Fine Arts Center, with an auditorium seating capacity of 1,400, is used for a wide variety of cultural programs and houses the New York State Theatre Institute which is a professional company in residence at Russell Sage. The Meader Little Theatre, with seating for 225, is flexible in design, adaptable to theater-in-the -round, thrust, or conventional productions. 

The Robison Athletic and Recreation Center houses two gymnasia, a weight-training room, and a human performance laboratory. A swimming pool, bowling lanes, an outdoor playing field, and tennis courts are adjacent to the Robison Center as well. 

The Academic Computer Center links terminals to mainframe computers at Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute and University at Albany, State University of New York. Through The Sage College's own network, all students have access in their residence hall rooms to the Internet and electronic mail.

Russell Sage College sponsors five National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III women's programs including basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

Students interested in competing in sports not currently offered at the intercollegiate level may develop a club team. Recently developed club teams include equestrian, crew, field hockey, cross country skiing, and lacrosse. 

Russell Sage College offers intramural sports for women encompassing individual, dual, and team competition at all levels. Intramural programs at Russell Sage College have included badminton, basketball, field/floor hockey, indoor soccer, inner tube water polo, kickball, STX ball, and volleyball. 

Financial Aid 
Eighty-five percent of the students receive some form of financial aid from the College; approximately half of Sage students augment their college funds by working on campus. Russell Sage is committed to providing financial assistance, enabling students to meet educational expenses at the College. A wide variety of scholarships, grants, loans, and employment opportunities are available. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for financial aid consideration by the College. In addition to need-based financial aid, we offer a number of scholarships to highly qualified students based upon academic merit. All qualified students who complete admission applications by Feb. 1 will be considered for scholarships. Transfer students must also submit financial aid transcripts from institutions previously attended. The preferred application date for new students applying for financial aid is March 1. Some assistance may be available on a limited basis after this date. 

Admission Requirements 
Requirements for admission are 16 units of academic work at an approved four-year secondary school in English, foreign language, social studies, science, and mathematics. Some majors, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nursing, require specific course preparation. Students should contact the Office of Admissions for details. An applicant must submit official scores from SAT I or ACT. Other requirements include an official high school transcript, a writing sample in the form of an essay, a letter of recommendation from the student's guidance counselor, a letter of recommendation from one of the student's teachers, and a $30 non-refundable application fee. 

Regular first-year applicants are encouraged to apply early in their senior year, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Students applying for early decision must submit applications by December 1. Transfer applications are processed on a rolling basis except for those students applying to the occupational therapy program, who must submit credentials by February 1. 

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