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Russell Sage College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Troy, New York. Troy is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

$31,801 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
73% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Russell Sage College?


Contact details for Russel Sage are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 65 1St Street, Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518-244-2000

How Do I Get Into Russel Sage?

You can apply to Russel Sage online at:

Admission Requirements for Russel Sage

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Russel Sage?

73% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
Russel Sage has an acceptance rate of 73%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.

Can I Afford Russell Sage College?

$31,801 Net Price
97% Take Out Loans
2.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Russel Sage is $31,801. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Russel Sage, approximately 97% of students took out student loans averaging $7,077 a year. That adds up to $28,308 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Russel Sage is 2.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Russell Sage College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,149 Full-Time Undergraduates
73% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,197 undergraduate students at Russel Sage, with 1,149 being full-time and 48 being part-time.


There are also 1,069 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,149 full-time undergraduates at Russel Sage, 27% are male and 73% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Russell Sage College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 60
Black or African American 118
Hispanic or Latino 129
White 680
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 155

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Russell Sage College. At this time, 8 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 15 countries are represented at Russel Sage. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Afghanistan, Nepal, and Thailand.

Online Learning at Russell Sage College

294 Took All Classes Online
1,132 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 1,132 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Russel Sage has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Russel Sage

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Russell Sage College was -2.9%. This is the #1,299 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Russel Sage regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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