Siena College campus

Overview

Applicants
8,919
Acceptance Rate
59%
Average HS GPA
3.47

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 610
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 590
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26.5

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision
December 1

Early Action
December 1

Regular
February 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11.6:1
Total Faculty
347
with Terminal Degree
245

203
Men
144
Women
41
Minority
11
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
72%
Graduate in 5 years
75%
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 Science
  • 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


Students Say

A small Roman Catholic college near Albany, New York, Siena is all about "upholding Catholic Franciscan qualities while providing the best education possible," with an emphasis on "critical thinking and preparing students for life after college." Students say that "Siena is a religious school, but many of the students are not religious," and the college's Franciscan values are reflected in the tightknit community on campus. The professors here are among Siena's "greatest strengths…They push so hard to make us successful." With small class sizes— there are less than 3,100 students at Siena—"You feel like your professor really knows who you are and cares about you and how you do." Science majors are among the most popular but, as one engineering major notes, "I also like that Siena is a liberal arts school, so we are encouraged to take classes outside of our major, which contributes to a well-rounded education." Professors are generally "very approachable and accessible outside of class, unlike a large research-based intuition," and "Siena College places as much emphasis on teaching as research." Not all the professors receive rave reviews, with one student remarking that it's like "a box of chocolates" because you "never know what you will get."

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

Notable Faculty


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
72%
Graduate in 5 years
75%
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


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,060

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,492

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,449

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
78%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,738

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$23,060

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$34,326
Required Fees
$285
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,287

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$900

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,105
Comprehensive Fee

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 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


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,122
Foreign Countries Represented
13

Demographics

4.41%
Asian
3.66%
African-American
7.16%
Hispanic
80.46%
Caucasian
1.31%
International

51% female
49% male
19% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Students Say

Students at Siena are "generally friendly." The student body is primarily from "Long Island or Upstate New York" and everyone is hardworking, as "there is no way to not study or do no work at Siena and still pass." Students describe themselves as are "polite and all around generally good people" who are "friendly, willing to help, [and] outgoing." As one chemistry major puts it, "Siena College values itself on its four main ideals, called DORS, which are Diversity, Optimism, Respect, and Service. As Siena students, we uphold each other to these ideals. We are [known] to hold doors for each other all over campus, so in a way, we physically and mentally hold doors for each other." While not particularly cliquey, one student notes that "the school is pretty much divided into the School of Business and the School of Science for majors, and students tend to hang out with those in similar majors."

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
80%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Students Say

At Siena, "Students are very friendly, and make campus seem more like a community and home than just a college campus." Despite the lack of fraternities and sororities, alcohol is still present on campus, though students are quick to point out that those who aren't into the party scene "are not pressured into it," and the school is known for having a fairly rigid policy on drinking: "Partying...is very strictly monitored by public safety." "There are a lot of [school-]sponsored activities, such as sporting events, guest speakers, recreational activities (laser tag, ‘90s night, karaoke, etc.) that students attend." In general, students say, "People fill their days with being studious but social" and "like to go off campus and enjoy what [nearby] Albany has to offer." During the week, students attend classes "and then on the weekend they leave campus to do something fun." As a Division I school, sports are popular social events, particularly men's basketball and hockey—"Many students travel with friends or by bus to the Albany County Hockey Facility where students tailgate and have a great night."

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
79
Number of Honor Societies
21

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

67% 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.