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Academics

Siena College and its “beautiful campus [are] just the perfect distance from the city of Albany.” The “small Franciscan Catholic school” is home to just over 3,000 Siena Saints who cite “many research opportunities” and “the reputation [Siena has] among peers and companies” as a few of the reasons they chose the school. Others comment on “awesome opportunities for jobs and internships in the Capital Region.” One student attributes this to the school’s “strong internship office and strong alumni connection.” Science and Business are popular programs, but Siena offers a broad mix. “I am a physics major, and I have friends in marketing, environmental science, social work, comp sci, biochemistry, and business,” shares another student. Regardless of program, students generally have high praise for the faculty, who are “not only here to teach material and lessons … they are here to mentor and help shape the path you wish to take in your future.” And students appreciate that professors “are always offering office hours and one-on-one attention.” On the other hand, some note that opportunities are more plentiful for those who seek them out on their own, stating, “You definitely have to work to succeed at Siena.” But succeed, they do.

Student Body

“School spirit … is amazing” at Siena, which bolsters “a strong sense of community.” And Siena Saints are “passionate about service and committed to living selfless lives” outside of the classroom. The plurality of students are in the liberal arts, with the rest “divided among [the] School of Business and School of Science,” but as a business major says, “Weekend activities … afford the opportunity to mix with kids from other schools (liberal arts and science).” Many students are “upper middle class [and] mostly from across New York state,” which leads some to note that the school is “lacking diversity.” However, “there is a big initiative toward inclusion and diversity acceptance.” And the students are ready to achieve that broader acceptance, overall being “very friendly [on a] campus [where] everyone is there to help others succeed.”

Campus Life

“The best part of Siena is the sense of community both inside and outside the classroom,” one student shares. “We hold the door for one another,” which “is representative of Franciscan values” and contributes to an atmosphere that “feels like a big family.” In daily life, academics comes first. “A typical day is usually going to class and then the library to do homework.” But there’s more to Siena than just work. “The student government organizations and over 100 clubs are always hosting events on campus,” and activities include “international food events or free ice skating,” “bingo, dances, [and] movie showings.” Clubs and intramural sports are also popular, as is spending time at the “recently renovated athletic center.” No matter your interests, there are opportunities to get involved. The school suggests that “Saints don’t sit on the sideline,” and gives students—regardless of their interests—the opportunity to get involved. In fact, the campus sidelines themselves hold chances for outlets beyond the classroom here: Nearby “Troy and Albany are fun places to go on the weekends, because there are lots of good restaurants, cafés, and bars.” Overall, students agree that the “close knit community, and strong sense of tradition” at Siena help make “college feel even more like home.”

Contact & Visit

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
New York State Museum, Albany Institute of History and Art, Theatre at the Egg, Troy Music Hall

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
admissions@siena.edu

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.

Admissions

Applicants: 7,728
Acceptance Rate: 81%
Average HS GPA: 3.51







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