Sage College of Albany
Sage College of Albany, SCA for short, is located at 140 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York, 12208. Along with Russell Sage College and the Sage Graduate School, it is one of the three colleges that make up The Sage Colleges. It is also home to Sage After Work, which offers a variety of bachelor's degrees in a format designed specifically for adult learners. It offers bachelor's degrees, with the largest programs being Visual Arts, Management and the interdisciplinary Law & Society. SCA students often take courses on the Russell Sage College campus in Troy, New York, or accelerate into one of the master's programs in the Sage Graduate School. 850 students are enrolled at SCA, and it shares approximately 150 faculty members with the other Sage colleges. About 66% of the student body is female.
In 1949 Russell Sage College for women in Troy, NY, opened a coeducational Albany Division. Intended to serve the large number of veterans returning from World War II, state government workers, and others seeking an education related to workplace needs, the Albany Division offered associate, bachelor's and master's degrees in an evening schedule to an audience of working adults.
The first classes were offered in buildings located in downtown Albany. President Lewis Froman received approval in 1957 to establish a "private junior college" operating on a daytime schedule in the same buildings. In the summer of 1959, the College purchased a portion of the site of the Albany Home for Children (Now Parson's Child and Family Center) at New Scotland and Academy Road and a year later the entire Albany Division moved to the new campus, continuing to coexist in the same buildings in daytime and evening schedules. In 1962, the Junior College of Albany received its own degree-granting power, and henceforth all associate degrees (day and evening) were awarded through JCA.
During the 1970s, art and design became signature programs for JCA and earned NASAD accreditation. For many years, the evening division continued to offer bachelor's and master's degrees under the charter of Russell Sage College. During the 1980s, the umbrella institution began to be known as The Sage Colleges, the two-year college as Sage Junior College of Albany, and the evening division as the Sage Evening College and Sage Graduate School. In 1995, these names were formalized and the Sage Graduate School received separate degree-granting powers.
In 2001, responding to the wishes of SJCA students to remain at Sage for four years, the rising credentials needed for entry-level professional positions, and the emerging workplace needs of the 21st century, Sage Junior College of Albany and Sage Evening College were replaced by a single four-year entity, Sage College of Albany.
For bachelor's degrees
- Visual and Performing Arts: 23%
- Business: 17%
- Law & Society (Law, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology): 7%
- Nursing: 6%
- Education: 6%
- Accounting: 5%
Athletics, Clubs and organizations
Sage College of Albany fields intercollegiate teams at the Division III level in basketball, soccer, tennis and golf. The college offers a number of organizations for their students to participate in. They include:
- Student Government Association
- Commuter Relations Club
- Association of Campus Events (A.C.E.)
- Gay Straight Alliance
- Residence Hall Council
- Film Club
- American Institute of Graphic Arts (A.I.G.A.)
- American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
- Kitchen & Bath Design Club
- Psychology & Law Club
- Dance Club
- Video Game Club
- Science Club
- Running Club
- The Emeralds
- Anime Club
Sage College of Albany's on-campus, coed residence hall provides living space for approximately 100 first-year students in good academic standing (over 2.00 GPA.) About 80% of Sage College of SCA first-year students live in college housing.
After the first year, students may decide to move into University Heights College Suites, a student-housing complex that offers Sage students apartment-style living with fully furnished 2- and 4-bedroom units.
Sage College of Albany is a dry campus. Sodexho, Sage's main food distributor, has a liquor license but can only distribute alcohol in specific places on campus such as the Opalka Gallery .