Points of Pride

Russell Sage College encourages women to take risks, discover their strengths, and apply what they've learned. At Russell Sage, women of all ages and backgrounds gain a strong vision of their own power and potential, becoming women of influence in their careers and communities.


Russell Sage College was founded in Troy in 1916 by suffragist Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage, with the guidance of Eliza Kellas, head of the college preparatory Emma Willard School (also located in Troy). Together they founded Russell Sage College as a school of practical arts, one of the very first institutions to offer women the means of economic and social independence through preparation for professional careers.

Location & Contact

Russell Sage College of the Sage Colleges

65 First Street

Troy, NY 12180

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Art Therapy
  • Art/Studio
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education/Early Childhood/Elementary
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Food, Nutrition and Wellness
  • Forensics
  • Global Studies/International Relations
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Interior Design
  • Law/Legal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Political Science/Government
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theater