Many opportunities, one focus – students who make a difference The College of Saint Rose is a progressive community of scholars focused on gaining knowledge and applying what they’ve learned to make the world around them better. Located in the heart of Albany, the New York state capital, Saint Rose offers a private, independent, coeducational college experience in a vibrant urban setting. With approximately 4,500 full- and part-time students, Saint Rose has a diverse offering of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs geared toward both traditional students and working professionals. We combine rigorous studies in the liberal arts and sciences with limitless opportunities for internships, undergraduate research and study abroad as well as opportunities for students to engage in meaningful community service. Founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, Saint Rose has remained true to its mission of not only preparing students for their careers but also preparing them for life.

Mission Statement

The College of Saint Rose community engages highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students in rigorous educational experiences. In the progressive tradition of the founding Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, we welcome men and women from all religious and cultural backgrounds. In addition to developing their intellectual capacities, students have the opportunity to cultivate their creative and spiritual gifts in a diverse learning community that fosters integrity, interdependence, and mutual respect. The College delivers distinctive and comprehensive liberal arts and professional programs that inspire our graduates to be productive adults, critical thinkers, and motivated, caring citizens. Our engagement with the urban environment expands the setting for educational opportunities and encourages the Saint Rose community’s energetic involvement and effective leadership in society. With a campus in the heart of historic Albany—the capital of New York State—Saint Rose is known for its rigorous scholarship and vibrant campus community.

  • Academics. 43 undergraduate programs, 29 master’s programs, and 19 advanced certificates available to new students. Ranked as a Best Northern University by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Faculty. 93% of our full-time instructional faculty members hold the highest degree in their field.
  • Personal attention. The student-faculty ratio is 14:1, and Saint Rose employs zero teaching assistants—so you’ll work directly and often with your professors.
  • Students. Nearly 4,500 students (including 2,800 undergraduates) from 36 states and more than 55 countries. 48% of undergraduates live on campus.
  • Financial aid. 99% of first-year students receive some financial aid, with the average package at $26,891.
  • What to do.
    • On campus: take in an NCAA Division II game, choose among 40 student clubs, and have fun in coed intramural sports—everything from cheerleading to ultimate Frisbee.
    • Off-campus: see top-name bands in concert, attend Broadway productions, stroll through street fairs, spend an afternoon in the park…

Graduate degrees with a purpose Propel your career. Enrich yourself. Earn a Saint Rose graduate degree. Individuals who have earned Saint Rose graduate degrees are forces for positive change. They lead schools, influence public policy, write novels, report the news, build IT systems, conduct groundbreaking research, run corporations, and start their own companies. How did they get there? By earning a graduate degree at The College of Saint Rose. They received personal attention from faculty with distinguished credentials and keen insights. They enjoyed small class sizes, flexible evening, online and day classes and rigorous fields of study. It made a difference in them so they could make a difference — and become who they really wanted to be. Earning a graduate degree is a powerful career move. On average, people with a master’s earn 23 percent more than people with a bachelor’s degree.

Undergraduate and Graduate degree programs

  • Four Schools: Arts & Humanities, Business, Education, and Mathematics & Science
  • 43 Undergraduate Degree Programs
  • 6 Undergraduate Certificate Programs
  • 29 Master's Degree Programs
  • 19 Advanced Certificate Programs
  • 11 Accelerated/Dual Degree Programs award a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the College of Saint Rose in five years
  • BA or BS from Saint Rose plus BS Engineering in partnership with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • BS plus MS in Clinical Laboratory Sciences in partnership with Albany College of Pharmacy
  • BS plus Certified Medical Technologist in partnership with Rochester General Hospital or New York Methodist Hospital
  • BA/BS plus JD in partnership with Albany School of Law, Pace University Law School, or Western New England University School of Law
  • MBA plus JD in partnership with Albany School of Law

Student Life

- 80% of freshmen live on-campus; 45% of undergraduates live on campus - ALANA full-time undergraduates: 20% - 33% men; 67% women full-time undergraduates - States represented in the student body: 32 - Countries represented in the student body: 50 - Student Association Clubs: 35

Programs taught in:
  • English

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As a Communications major, you can concentrate on one of three areas — Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising, or Film and New Media—while gaining a thorough knowle ... [+]

As a Communications major, you can concentrate on one of three areas — Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising, or Film and New Media—while gaining a thorough knowledge of this fast-evolving field. In the process, many have won recognition for the quality of their work, including Emmy and Telly awards.

Undergraduate coursework includes the opportunity to create TV and radio programs, newspapers, magazines, websites, and multimedia productions, as well as academic papers and projects. Robust internship programs enable students to work with many of the region’s leaders in communications—in places from advertising agencies and regional newspapers to public radio stations and broadcast news. The master’s program has had particular success in preparing students for careers in journalism, broadcasting, education, and law.... [-]

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Albertus Hall, one of the primary academic buildings in the center of campus, is the location of the faculty offices, classrooms, and teaching laboratories for the Depart ... [+]

Albertus Hall, one of the primary academic buildings in the center of campus, is the location of the faculty offices, classrooms, and teaching laboratories for the Department of Psychology.

The Department consists of six faculty members, whose primary focus is to share knowledge of this expansive field with their students in exciting and innovative ways.

The program requirements allow students a great deal of flexibility and freedom. The diverse interests of the faculty provide opportunities to choose from pioneering courses such as Social Neuroscience, Forensic Psychology, Forgetting & Amnesia, Psychology of Love, Thanatology, Human Sexuality, and Parenting.

Concentrations within the Psychology major provide unique opportunities to better prepare students for specific careers and graduate programs. The Department of Psychology offers concentrations in Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Health Psychology, Human Development, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In a recent joint venture, the Department of Psychology and the Department of Criminal Justice have worked together to offer a major in Forensic Psychology. Many of our students pursue graduate degrees in various fields including Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Forensic Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Business Administration, School Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, and Social Work.... [-]

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A major in Business Administration prepares you to take your place as a business leader. ... [+]

A major in Business Administration prepares you to take your place as a business leader.

You’ll become proficient in all functional areas of business—finance, management, marketing, and accounting—while having the opportunity to concentrate on a specialty.

You may also develop your own specialty with a faculty advisor. As part of your studies, you will create a business plan in the first year, intern with a national or regional organization, and study with full-time faculty who have achieved excellence in education and business.

Selected students may opt to pursue our Dual Degree BS/MBA, which provides the chance to earn both degrees—normally requiring 158 credits—with as few as 140 credits.... [-]

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By majoring in Computer Science, you’ll gain the skills to excel in many sectors of the high-tech industry. ... [+]

By majoring in Computer Science, you’ll gain the skills to excel in many sectors of the high-tech industry.

Students develop a thorough grounding in the fundamentals—programming, database management, software engineering, networks—then go on to study topics that range from forensic computing to mobile programming and game design.

In addition, a minor in Computer Science would be an attractive resume builder for today’s employers, who often favor candidates with proficiency in computing.

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The College’s Computer Science, Information Technology and Bioinformatics programs are designed to prepare students with the skills to excel in the high-tech industry. Majors will acquire the knowledge to advance into positions such as computer programming, systems analysis, systems design, Internet programming and information systems management. Students will also be prepared for graduate school.... [-]

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The Music/Music Industry major enables creative musicians the opportunity to engage in a multi-faceted course of study that prepares them for a career within many of the ... [+]

The Music/Music Industry major enables creative musicians the opportunity to engage in a multi-faceted course of study that prepares them for a career within many of the areas comprising today’s music industry.The Music Industry curriculum contains three areas of equal focus in which all students are engaged: applied music studies, audio recording and music production, and music business and entrepreneurship. We believe our graduates need to be well-versed in each of these areas, since most employment opportunities involve crossover and multitasking in several different areas of the music industry.

The Music/Music Industry Program is housed in The Hearst Center for Communications and Interactive Media. It provides access to state of the art recording studios, audio post-production rooms, television and radio studios, computer labs, and a showcase studio for live performances.The Hearst C.C.I.M. fosters a creative and interactive environment in which young professionals take concepts and skills learned in the classroom and studio and apply them in pre-occupational settings.As the Music Industry curriculum is complemented with a core education in liberal arts, the Music/Music Industry at Saint Rose is a unique blend of progressive studies in contemporary music housed within a vibrant academic community.... [-]

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