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Russell Sage College

Troy, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate74%

Russell Sage College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Russell Sage College. The college admitted 74% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 1,737 students applied to Russell Sage College and 1,279 were admitted.

Reach out to Russell Sage College's admissions department for more information on applying.

Russell Sage College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Russell Sage College's admissions stats.

Russell Sage College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 12%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist Yes

Russell Sage College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Russell Sage College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes December 1

Want to Apply Early to Russell Sage College?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Russell Sage College Admissions

Transferring to Russell Sage College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Russell Sage College

In 2022, Russell Sage College waitlisted 206 students and 58 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 41 eventually were offered a spot.

What Does Russell Sage College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Russell Sage College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Russell Sage College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
First Generation Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Russell Sage College for more information on admission factors.

Russell Sage College Application Requirements

To apply to Russell Sage College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Russell Sage College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements portfolio for art and design programs
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Russell Sage College?

Students admitted to Russell Sage College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 63% submitted a class rank. At Russell Sage College 12% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Russell Sage College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 14%
3.75 and 3.99 15%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 13%
2.50 and 2.9 17%
2.00 and 2.49 10%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Russell Sage College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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

More Information on Transferring to Russell Sage College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Russell Sage College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Russell Sage College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Russell Sage College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Russell Sage College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Russell Sage College.

Does Russell Sage College accept transfer credits?

✅ Russell Sage College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Russell Sage College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Russell Sage College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Russell Sage College does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Russell Sage College?

✅ Russell Sage College is not test optional.

What is Russell Sage College's acceptance rate?

✅ Russell Sage College has an acceptance rate of 74%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Russell Sage College?

❌ Russell Sage College does not offer early decision.

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Russell Sage College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Russell Sage College? Russell Sage College is a somewhat selective institution. The Russell Sage College acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.


Russell Sage College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Russell Sage College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Russell Sage College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Russell Sage College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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