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Study at Sage College of Albany

Sage College of Albany, also known as SCA, is one of the three colleges of The Sage Colleges. The Sage Colleges were established in 1916, and are located in Albany, New York. It was initially known as Sage Junior College of Albany. The college offers a number of associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in diverse subjects like biology, business, communication & information design, and creative & performing arts. Various certificate programs are also provided by SCA.

SCA s athletics department fields more than 10 men s and women s sports teams. They compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). They are nicknamed as the Gators. They participate in sports including basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, and softball. The campus is home to several clubs and organizations which include Commuter Relations Club, Film Club, Dance Club, and Science Club among others.

Profile of Sage College of Albany

Students attend Sage College in Albany, NY, a small city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Sage College degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Sage College is known for its programs in design, fine arts, education and teaching, and therapy and counseling.

Sage College Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 470. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 470 and 510.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Sage College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student enrolment

There are 1,987 students at the school . A very high share of students at Sage College are female.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The educational purpose of The Sage Colleges is to translate higher learning into action and application, recognizing the obligation of educated persons to lead and serve their communities. Sage College of Albany, a coeducational college of applied studies prepares students for life s commitments and work in a constantly changing world. The College offers associate and baccalaureate degrees. Sage Graduate School, prepares men and women for exemplary leadership roles by combining sound theoretical preparation with professional practice. "

Sage College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching215reading teaching, school counseling, secondary teaching, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, health teaching, special ed, education courses
Business and Management89business management, MIS, non-profit management, business and related services, accounting
Therapy and Counseling84physical therapy, counseling psychology, psychology, forensic psychology
Design 52graphic design, interior design
Nursing and Emergency Medicine41registered nursing, nurse practitioner, various nursing, adult health nursing, mental health nursing, community nurse
Liberal Arts34 general studies, liberal arts and sciences, social services, sociology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy29dietetics and clinical nutrition, occupational therapy, clinical nutritionist
Fine Arts28fine arts
Law16 legal studies, legal assistant
Computer Science and Engineering11computer networking, computer science, information technology
Family and Social Work9 public administration, public policy analysis
Medical Adminstration5health services administration, health care facilities management
Security and Law Enforcement 4criminal justice and administration
Media 3digital communications, radio and TV tech
Photography and Commercial Art2photography
Medicine0 gerontology

Contact: Sage College

Sage College of Albany

140 New Scotland Ave

Albany, NY 12208

General Phone: (518) 292-1717


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