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About Russell Sage College

Russell Sage College is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Troy, New York. Russell Sage College was founded in 1916 and now enrolls around 2,389 students a year, including 1,271 undergrads.

Russell Sage College offers housing for up to 844 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of Russell Sage College's endowment was $39.19 million The institution spends around $8,205 for each full-time student enrolled. Russell Sage College employs one full-time professor for every 13 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Russell Sage College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Average GPA 3.2
Mean ACT score 21
Tuition $32,394

Russell Sage College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Russell Sage College Early Admission

Russell Sage College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Russell Sage College Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Russell Sage College. In 2021, Russell Sage College accepted 74% of applicants. Last year, 1,740 students applied to Russell Sage College and 1,293 were admitted.

Russell Sage College Waitlist 2021

Russell Sage College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Russell Sage College?

Russell Sage College is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Russell Sage College, applicants must submit the following items.

Russell Sage College Application Requirements

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Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.5
Other Requirements portfolio for art and design programs
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Russell Sage College

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Russell Sage College is 3.2 /4.0. The mean ACT score for Russell Sage College students is 21.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Russell Sage College.

Does Russell Sage College Require the ACT or SAT?

Russell Sage College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 36% submitted the SAT. 4% submitted the ACT.

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Does Russell Sage College Have Dorms?

Yes! Russell Sage College provides on-campus housing for up to 844 students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Russell Sage College.

Financial Aid at Russell Sage College

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Russell Sage College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Russell Sage College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Russell Sage College, around 77% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 283 students who started at Russell Sage College as first-time freshman, 151 graduate within four years.

Russell Sage College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 62%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Russell Sage College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 68% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $33,662 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Russell Sage College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Russell Sage College a good school for you?

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Where is Russell Sage College Located?

Russell Sage College is located in the urban setting of Troy, New York.

If you want to see Russell Sage College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take New York State Thruway to Troy, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Albany International.

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College Info

65 1st Street Troy, NY 12180

Campus Setting: Urban

Russell Sage College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Russell Sage College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Russell Sage College is Continuous processing.

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Russell Sage College ACT Scores


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17 - 24

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Russell Sage College is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Russell Sage College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Russell Sage College SAT Scores


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Math SAT Range

460 - 570


Reading SAT Range

450 - 590

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Russell Sage College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Russell Sage College is like? There are approximately 2,389 students enrolled at Russell Sage College, including 1,271 undergraduate students and 1,118 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from NY and 8% percent of students are from other states.


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