The Sage Colleges
Troy, NY, USA

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The Sage Colleges
3.79 Average Rating

Drew from Catskill, NY

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
All of my professors so far have been wonderful. I have never learned so much in my life. They are all very knowledgeable and are willing to meet with you after class hours if you need more help. They are always available to help you understand the material better.
Am enjoying being here
Sage is so small that we are like our own community. There are so many things to get involved in and the cute traditions they have are absolutely fun. Every class has a different color and mascot and you have a sister class. When you are a freshman you get a big sister in the junior class to help you get accustomed to college and to just be a good friend. There are many other traditions too like rally, class sweaters, and 11th hour pancakes. They are also having different things on campus to help make college fun and not all about work. They play movies all the time, plan trips to go to on a weekend to Boston, New York City, and different places. It's awesome here!
Bang for the buck
Sage is quite costly but it is definitely worth it. They are pretty hefty with financial aid which is good. The dorms are very nice. The freshman dorms are quite large and have a sink, counters, cabinets, and closets in them. This is different from other schools. The other dorms are old Victorian houses that they turned into dorms that are absolutely gorgeous. You have your own kitchen in them so you can cook your own food and it's just like living in a house.
Tips for prospective students
Definitely come to the overnights and open houses. The overnights you get to stay with current students and go to classes with them and really see what the school is like. There are always fun activities planned for the nights of the overnight so you really get to learn what Russell Sage is all about!
Great for these types of students
Someone who is looking for a small school and who has a lot of school spirit!
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Michelle from Watervliet, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Russell Sage College is a very small school allowing for great one-on-one with the professors. The campus is historic and very beautiful. Russell Sage takes very good care of the students interests providing events every day.
Tips for prospective students
Understand that the college is a small community of people (students and faculty) so it is not possible to hide quietly in the back of the class without any attention. Russell Sage College, in particular, is a woman's college and that aspect alone provides an interesting class dynamic. I believe they are quite selective, but if you really want to go there, I would suggest doing the interview. It is not required so many do not, but it will help you stand out.
Academic Rigor
The course work is a little more demanding than my previous state university, but the quality of the professors makes the classes easier.
Food and Dining
They focus on healthy alternatives in the dining hall at Russell Sage, but you can still get chicken strips, pizza, sandwiches, and soup.
What to do for fun
Russell Sage has many events going on throughout the week. From plays, carnivals, speakers, and movie nights, to group trips to the city.
Great for these types of students
Russell Sage is a great school for the woman who wants to learn wants to learn what it is to excel as a woman as well as future leaders.
Campus Safety
The campus is one of the safest that I have seen.
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Kimberly from Albany, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
They have small classes.
This school have very attentive professors.
The best part about this school is the friendly environment.
Tips for prospective students
Time management is the key to success.
Don't skip classes even if they say a class is optional.
Don't cram for a test.
Have time for yourselves as well as friends.
Academic Rigor
The Interior Design program is an intense program that teaches you the ins and outs of designing buildings for individual clients. The small classes help students feel less self conscious about asking questions.
Dorm Life
The rooms are quite large and there is enough room for everyone to feel comfortable.
Food and Dining
My only complaint about this school would be the food. I personally wish they had a healthier selection. They do have sandwiches that are pretty delicious. They also have a salad bar with a good selection for vegetables. The breakfast choices are also pretty big as well.
What to do for fun
This school has a wide range of student activities. Just a few days ago they have a foam party in the quad. They do fun things such as rent bouncy houses and create indoor/outdoor carnivals for every time of the year.
Bang for the buck
This school was probably the best option for me because they help out any way with financial aid down to problems in classes. This school is well diverse. The classes are very interesting. It is truly a great place to learn.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
This school doesn't have any unusual traditions.
Great for these types of students
This school caters to any type of student, whether you are artsy or an athlete this school has everything you are looking for.
Clubs and Activities
The clubs and activities are top notch. One can find any sort of club here on campus and if its not here it is simple to create a club.
Greek Life
Unfortunately this does not exist at this campus.
Campus Safety
Public safety is always around whenever you need them. You can call them directly and if there is an issue they are there for you within minutes. This school is highly secure. To get into my dorm I have a pass key that works for the front door, my own hall way, my suite and my personal room in my suite. It is impossible for any student to go here to get into the buildings.
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Megan from Schuylerville, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Russell Sage College is a fantastic school for women looking to become a woman of influence. You will definitely get what you pay for academically and with extracurricular and other activities. You will absolutely love attending Russell Sage College.
Tips for prospective students
This is a women's college. You definitely will want to make sure you keep up with all of the work for your classes, because it is a face paced environment. Make sure to involve yourself with campus activities. You will have a ton of fun with the traditions here so stay involved! Also, make sure to utilize the professors' office hours, the writing studio and career center, and the free tutoring services. They're really helpful. Make sure to call and set up a visit with the admission office for a tour.
Academic Rigor
This is a fast paced environment so make sure to keep up with the work load and to attend classes. There are several really interesting courses to chose from.
Dorm Life
The houses here are stunning. They're larger and more beautiful than really any other college you will ever visit. They have been preserved with their beautiful Victorian charm.
Food and Dining
There are a couple of dining options on campus with a multitude of food choices. You will also be provided with community dollars every semester that work at restaurants in the surrounding downtown Troy area.
What to do for fun
There are a ton of clubs and traditions on campus. We also set up field trips to see discount priced Broadway shows and professional sporting events along with many other fun traveling experiences.
Bang for the buck
You definitely get what you pay for (and beyond) at this college, academically and with extracurricular activities.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There are so many traditions at Russell Sage including some fun secret ones that you will find out about when you get here. To see the traditions go to sage.edu and search traditions.
Great for these types of students
Women who are determined and look to become a woman of influence.
Clubs and Activities
There are many clubs and activities for a multitude of majors, interests, and people.
Greek Life
There are no sororities or fraternities on this campus, although the fraternities from RPI (within walking distance) spend a lot of time at our events and invite us to attend many of their events.
Campus Safety
Public safety is directly in the middle of our one street campus. The campus is extremely safe. There are call boxes available all around campus that connect directly to our public safety office. Also, the first thing you will receive are the numbers to public safety and the Troy City police department (also within walking distance). You will feel extremely safe on campus.
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Allison from Nashua, NH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Sage has wonderful professors that are always willing to help you. Some of them have crazy life experiences, like my 2 favorite professors (one is from South Africa and the other promotes democracy around the world).
Am enjoying being here
Sage is made up of traditions. The small campus is always inviting and everyone is really close.
Bang for the buck
You're going to feel like its not worth it sometimes, but it is.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved. Sage is so small its hard not to. Its also a great way to make close friends
Great for these types of students
Anyone who wants a close community
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