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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 population is mostly “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.”

Overview

Applicants
7,369
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

21%
Over 3.75
40%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 640
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

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 — March 1


Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12.5:1
Total Faculty
327
with Terminal Degree
234

185
Men
142
Women
36
Minority
16
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
69%
Graduate in 5 years
73%
Graduate in 6 years
74%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP 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.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Marketing.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

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

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.

  • 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.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
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
69%
Graduate in 5 years
73%
Graduate in 6 years
74%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Dec 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,811

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,536

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,483

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
75%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,509

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$24,811

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$38,055
Required Fees
$300
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,293

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,301
Transportation for Commuters
$1,043

On-Campus Room and Board
$15,415
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 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
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,167
Foreign Countries Represented
45

Demographics

4.47%
Asian
3.51%
African-American
8.26%
Hispanic
78.09%
Caucasian
2.65%
International

56% female
44% male
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
76%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
85%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Services for Students with Disabilities

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Position currently open

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
86
Number of Honor Societies
21

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

51% participate in intramural sports
11% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Saints)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Saints)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
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

67/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

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

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.


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