Sage College of Albany

Curriculum Focus: Liberal Arts, Fine Arts, Health Science & Business

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Situated in the University Heights neighborhood of New York's capital city, the co-ed Sage College of Albany offers four-year degrees in a variety of majors to prepare students for the career goals they identify – and opportunities still-to-be imagined. 

Sage College of Albany understands that the world is multidisciplinary.  No one does just one thing anymore. The fastest-growing industries worldwide are communications, entertainment, information, and graphics, which all draw on overlapping expertise – including an understanding of 21st century business practices.

Sage's core educational curriculum is a two-course sequence in Innovation Thinking, affectionately dubbed i.Think, and designed to impart skills for success in the 21st century.
All students – regardless of their major – encounter creative problem solving, critical thinking, group interaction, leadership, design thinking, and community engagement via i.Think.  

And because Sage knows there's no substitute for experience, internships aren't just suggested – they're a required part of a Sage education.

Sage College of Albany is located on a 15-acre campus with a mix of charming brick buildings and sleek, modern buildings – including the renowned and award winning Opalka Gallery. The University Heights neighborhood is also home to Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany Medical College, and Albany Law School. The campuses participate in academic partnerships and share a multi-campus bookstore.

Fast Facts 

Character: Private coed college founded in 1916; part of The Sage Colleges, which includes a women's college in Troy and three graduate schools

Accreditation: Middle States Association; National Association of Schools of Art and Design; National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

Location: Albany, New York; 150 mi. north of New York City and west of Boston; 220 mi. south of Montreal; 235 mi. north of Philadelphia; 300 mi. east of Buffalo

Students: 900; 200 in accelerated bachelor's/master's programs

Faculty: 160 full-time faculty

Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Average Class Size: 18

Computing Resources: All residence halls wired for internet, voicemail, and cable; entire campus equipped with wireless

Athletics: NCAA Division III Skyline Conference men's teams: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball; women's teams: basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball

Student Life: More than 20 student clubs and organizations; Vernacular student art & literature magazine; public events include nationally known lecturers and performers; community service projects

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Albany, New York, 12208

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"The primary objective of The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is to help provide a broad range of services to the student, who because of academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend college, yet has the potential and desire to obtain a college degree. HEOP is sponsored jointly by the State Education Department and the College."

"HEOP is funded jointly by the University and the New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program and programming activities are supported, in part, by a grant from the New York State Education Department."