Siena College

Campus Description

Founded in 1937, Siena College is a private, Catholic Franciscan, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 3,000. Siena College offers 28 degree programs, 50 minors and  certificate programs, and professional curricula in teacher preparation/education, pre-medical, pre-law and social work. The college is organized into three colleges: Liberal Arts, Business and Science. Admission to the College is competitive. Located in Loudonville, NY, the 174-acre, park-like campus is two miles from Albany, the capital of New York State. Excellent facilities include comfortable residence halls, 24-hour computer labs, Standish Library, state-of-the-art Hickey Financial Technology Center, a newly-renovated dining hall, Morrell Science Center, and the Stewart’s Advanced Instrumentation and Technology (SAInT) Center. A student-to-faculty ratio of 12-to-1, average class size of 21, rigorous academics, Division I athletics, intramural sports and widespread service and advocacy experiences nurture each students personal growth while providing the education of a lifetime. A broad perspective and career preparation is emphasized through internships, study abroad programs and student activities.

515 Loudon Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211-1462


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Degrees Offered

Bachelor's (BA, BBA, BS), Master's (MS), Certificates


Varsity Sports: NCAA Division I: Women's: basketball, cross-country/track, swimming and diving, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, water polo. Men's: baseball, basketball, cross-country/track, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis.

Intramural Sports: Women's: basketball, flag football, futsal, handball, soccer, softball, volleyball, yoga, zumba. Men's: basketball, flag football, futsal, handball, soccer, softball, volleyball, yoga. Coed: softball, volleyball.

Club Sports: cheerleading, dance, equestrian, men's ice hockey, karate, men's and women's rugby, squash, ultimate frisbee, men's volleyball, women's soccer.

Clubs and Activities

Over 70 clubs and organizations in six different areas: academics, athletics, arts/creativity, community service, diversity, and social. Additional student activities are listed at

Featured Programs

The Siena-Albany Medical College (AMC) Program, a Bachelor of Arts degree program with a service emphasis, grants joint acceptance to Siena College and, upon successful completion of credits and service, to AMC. The College has several arrangements with regional institutions and Université Laval that allow Siena College credit to be applied toward Master's degree requirements, primarily in business management. Siena College and Union Graduate College established a 4+1 program that enables students to earn an undergraduate degree and MBA in five years. There are also established relationships with Albany Law School, Pace University School of Law, and Western New England College School of Law. Students admitted to the 4+3 Early Admission program are either guaranteed admission to one of these schools or accepted contingent on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores. The 3+2 Engineering Program, a cooperative science-engineering program, allows Siena College science majors to transfer to an engineering program at one of the following schools: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Catholic University; Clarkson University; Manhattan College; Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY); Western New England College; or Union Graduate School. An agreement with the Esteves School of Education at the Sage Colleges affords students who have completed the Siena College secondary certification program automatic acceptance to Sage Graduate School in the following Master's degree programs: elementary education, health education, guidance and counseling, reading, special education, or reading/special education. As outlined in the Siena College Catalog, the Hudson-Mohawk Association of Colleges affords students the opportunity to register concurrently for courses at over a dozen regional colleges.

Enrollment for Fall 2014

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 3,060 (Full-time: 1,454 men, 1,535 women; Part-time: 37 men, 34 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 57 (Full-time: 22 men, 26 women; Part-time: 3 men, 6 women)
50.1% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
21.0% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 490 – 590
SAT math range: 510 – 620
ACT range: 22 – 27
85.9% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
13.8% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American3.7%3.5%
% Asian4.5%1.7%
% Hispanic / Latino7.0%5.3%
% White, Non-Hispanic79.8%86.0%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.1%0%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0.1%0%
% International / Nonresident Alien1.7%3.5%
% Two or more races2.2%0%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity1.0%0%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$33,415 for 24 to 32 credits, includes $250 required fees, or $500 per credit
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$13,595 (standard room and 19 meals/week)
Graduate Tuition & Fees:

$33,165 annual tuition for 24-32 credits, or $1,105 per credit

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- February 15, early decision and early action December 1; consult catalogue for deadlines for special admission programs
Transfer Applications:
fall- July 1; spring- January 1; summer- April 1

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines for Freshmen:
fall- June 1, February 15 priority
Financial Aid Deadlines for Transfers:
fall- June 1, May 1 priority; spring- December 1

Application Requirements

Freshmen: Application form; HS transcript; SAT Reasoning Test or ACT scores considered but not required; essay or graded paper; school counselor recommendation.
Transfers: Application form; college transcript from prior institutions; HS transcript or official copy of GED; recommendation form.
International: Official transcripts; TOEFL for non-English speakers; essay; letter of recommendation; certificate of financial responsibility.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Academic Scholarships; Athletic Scholarships; ROTC; Programmatic Scholarships