Sage College of Albany: Narrative Description

views updated


140 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208-3425
Tel: (518)292-1730; 888-VERY-SAGE
Fax: (518)292-1912
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site:


Independent, 4-year, coed. Part of The Sage Colleges. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 15-acre urban campus. System endowment: $25.8 million. System-wide research spending 2003-04: $1.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6163 per student. Total enrollment: 1,051. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 330 applied, 58% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 63% from top half. Full-time: 621 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 430 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 2 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 46% 25 or older, 29% live on campus, 16% transferred in. Retention: 54% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; protective services/public administration; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Hudson-Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, portfolio for fine arts program, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $23,170 includes full-time tuition ($15,250), mandatory fees ($770), and college room and board ($7150). College room only: $3450. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and location. Part-time tuition: $510 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 13 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Phi Theta Kappa, Psychology Club, Ski Club, 'Vernacular' (art and literary publication). Major annual events: Activities Fair, Town Meeting, Earth Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour security cameras. 200 college housing spaces available; 152 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Troy and Albany Campus Libraries with 337,694 books, 3,341 microform titles, 19,416 serials, 31,928 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. System-wide operations spending 2003-04: $1.4 million. 199 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

More From