Students Say

The Franciscan tradition “is all about community,” and, at Siena College, a small school with “a strong Franciscan atmosphere,” students benefit from a friendly community in which “there is always someone to lend a helping hand.”

Overview

Applicants
8,647
Acceptance Rate
58%
Average HS GPA
3.49

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 620
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 590
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 27

Deadlines

Early Decision
December 1

Regular
February 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

The Franciscan tradition “is all about community,” and, at Siena College, a small school with “a strong Franciscan atmosphere,” students benefit from a friendly community in which “there is always someone to lend a helping hand.” That someone may be a professor, a tutor, or, on occasion, a friar driving through campus in a golf cart. “My school is probably has the best sense of community and tradition in America” one finance major raves. Biology and other premedical disciplines are highly regarded, and students especially love the Siena College– Albany Medical College Program, a joint acceptance program that focuses on humanities and community service. In addition, the school’s many business undergrads feel their program, which is enhanced by a loyal alumni base that helps newly minted grads quickly find jobs, is the school’s “greatest strength.” Students also sing the praises on the social work program with the availability of “internships in downtown Albany.” Regardless of discipline, Siena professors are “incredibly approachable and want you to succeed; but they are challenging, want you to learn, not skirt by.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11.4:1
Total Faculty
350
with Terminal Degree
252

205
Men
145
Women
32
Minority
12
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
74%
Graduate in 5 years
79%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Finance, General
  • Marketing

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Computational Science

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


George Deukmejian
former Governor of California

William Kennedy
Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Jack Quinn
Congressman

Harry Flynn
Archbishop of St. Paul, MN

Roberto Gonzalez
Archbishop of San Juan, PR

James J. Barba
President and CEO of Albany Medical Center

Douglas Colbeth
President and CEO of Spyglass, Inc.

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
74%
Graduate in 5 years
79%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,438

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,423

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,421

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,678

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
76%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$33,165
Required Fees
$250
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,282

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

There “isn’t much diversity” on the Siena campus, where it seems just about everyone “is from an upper-middle-class Catholic family from Long Island” or “upstate New York.” There are some who don’t fit the mold, but not many; students speculate that they’re mostly nontraditional or international students. Minority students tend to “stick together, but all seem well-liked.” Many students “are involved either in D1 athletics, intramural teams, or clubs and Student Senate activities”; students in these groups tend to party together on the weekends “and generally create a strong group of friends easily.” While there’s a solid contingent of folks at Siena who “drink, party, and hardly ever study,” there are also students, particularly in the sciences, who work hard but “don’t socialize much outside of their departments, due to the nature of their programs.” But most are “super friendly” and students “just have to find your niche.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,139
Out of State

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics

4.45%
Asian
3.47%
African-American
6.84%
Hispanic
81.88%
Caucasian
2.16%
International

52% female
48% male
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview

Students Say

For many students, recreation time at Siena means it’s time for a beer or two, and lately that’s become a point of contention with the administration. Despite this “people do party but it is not over the top here.” Siena is “definitely a college campus, but a very safe one where no one feels pressured to drink.” The campus still bustles during the week, however, because “most people are involved in clubs” and at least “one sport, whether intramural or intercollegiate.” Other diversions include a school-sponsored bus that takes students to the Crossgates Mall, which “is pretty large and houses a bunch of amazing stores,” and “a whole strip of dining-out places.” Still, an English major admits, “If you don’t drink, I can see where weekends would be boring, especially in the winter.” The school does sponsor activities on campus designed “to draw students away from the drinking scene.” Overall, students are quite busy but while those “activities keep me busy throughout the week, I still manage to make time for myself and have fun.” One complaint echoed among students is that “dining options could be inproved.” Siena also provides its students with free access to public buses so that students can travel safely to jobs, internships and the Capital Region’s many attractions

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
78%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
74
Number of Honor Societies
20

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

39% participate in intramural sports
11% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Saints)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Saints)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
96

Average Number of PC's per Lab
16

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Direct sales via Dell of PC's for students and faculty.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mary Lawyer
Associate VP for Enrollment Management

Address
Office of Admissions
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211

Phone
888-287-4362

Email
admissions@siena.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Sarazen Student Union
J. Spencer and Patricia Standish Library
MAC/ARC - Athletic Facilities
Siena Hall
Academic Quad
Hickey Financial Technical Center, Stewart's Advanced Instrumentation and Technology (SAInT) Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Times Union Ctr (Sport Events/Concerts)
Crossgates Mall
Colonie Center Mall
Newton Plaza
Downtown Albany - Museums/Shopping

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
During campus visit periods and high school breaks

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
mlawyer98@gmail.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis, shuttle buses to Siena sporting events, malls, and stores, buses, train, airport (Albany International), personal automobiles of students

Driving Instructions to Campus
See the Siena College Admissions web site at http://www.siena.edu/admissions

Local Accommodations
There is a wide range of lodging options within a few miles of campus.
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Key Stats

8,647
Applicants
3,139
Size
58%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists