We’re a college that values students for who they are.
We’re a college that values students for who they are. We believe that when everyone feels comfortable enough to be their true selves, it makes our community stronger and brings their unique gifts to whatever field they choose. Yes, you’ll be transformed as a Saint Rose student by what you learn here, but you’ll also transform the world around you and make a positive impact.
We ask students to work hard in the classroom and use what they learn to advocate for themselves and for others – no matter what field they’re in. We call it “service to the dear neighbor,” and it goes back to 1920 when our founders started the college in a city neighborhood so Saint Rose grads could make a difference in people’s everyday lives. They still do.
We’re guided by five values that are embedded in the experience of every Saint Rose undergraduate and graduate student:
Our Founding Values
ORIENTATION TOWARD EXCELLENCE
DEVELOPMENT OF THE WHOLE PERSON
BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY
SERVING THE DEAR NEIGHBOR
MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE TIMES
Theory in Action
We love a good book, but we also love to learn through experiences that make an impact on the community.
The world needs more flexible thinkers. The Core ensures we graduate them.
In person, via livestream, or online on your time – our Flex graduate degree programs give students the power to choose and the confidence that the everyday demands of life will never get in the way of pursuing their educational goals.
Ranked a top 25 institution for teaching undergraduate students by U.S. News & World Report
3,300+ undergraduate and graduate students
100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates, and accelerated/dual degrees
14:1 student-to-faculty ratio
Students from 32 states and 61 countries
19 Division II athletic teams plus club and intramural sports
98% of undergrads receive financial aid
We’re in the heart of Albany, New York, the capital of New York State, and it feels like it.
What does it mean to have your campus in the heart of the capital of New York? It means easy access to government, businesses, nonprofit organizations, museums, schools, and centers for health and science, which puts you close to internship and employment opportunities. It also means the capital city is our learning laboratory. Our Theory in Action approach to learning extends into our urban neighborhood and our discoveries make the lives of our dear neighbors better.
Oh, and it’s nice to walk to the movie theater, grocery store, and restaurants and coffee shops after class, too.