Member College Profile
Founded in 1916, Russell Sage College (Troy, NY) offers women interdisciplinary programs focused on leadership and entrepreneurship in an environment that empowers students to become women of influence in their careers and communities.
Russell Sage College enrolls 700 undergraduates -- 150 in accelerated bachelor's/master's programs -- and is home to the only incubator for nanotechnology and emerging science ventures on a women's college campus. The Discovery Degree – "Your Bachelor's in Three" – allows exceptional students to enhance almost any major and earn a degree in three years, with interdisciplinary coursework and travel that uses the Hudson River as a text to study history, the arts, and social, political, economic and environmental issues. Majors include creative arts in therapy, musical theatre, nutrition and nursing.
Russell Sage offers an extensive internship program. Many students complement their classroom learning with semesters abroad. Strategic global partnerships include the Sage-SIFT Alliance with the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade; an exchange program for nursing students with Mahidol University in Thailand; and, relationships with universities in Canada, China and Mexico.
A gorgeous campus – with Victorian brownstones surrounding a modern glass-domed pavilion and hidden courtyards – supplies students with an array of environments for every study session (or study break!).