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.

The College of Saint Rose Statement on Integrity

Honesty, trust, respect, fairness, responsibility, and the free exchange of ideas form the foundation of integrity that supports the entire community at The College of Saint Rose. Faculty, staff, administrators, and students embrace these ideals in all their interactions and communications. Members of the Saint Rose community are committed to developing and implementing clear and fair institutional policies, standards, and practices, applied equitably and humanely. In keeping with its mission, The College of Saint Rose creates a culture that continually fosters the development of personal integrity and promotes ethical behavior throughout the larger society.
–Approved by the Board of Trustees, May 2005.

It takes courage to have new ideas, to embrace change, to re-imagine, to re-invent and to re-found. A vision is just a dream unless we find the courage to implement it.

President Stefanco