Siena is an above-average private, Catholic college located in Colonie, New York in the Albany Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,039 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Siena acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Marketing, Psychology, and Accounting. Graduating 78% of students, Siena alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $46,200.
NCAA Division I (without football)
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Siena College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.70 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
Siena College Reviews
Academically, Siena has 3 schools: business, science, and liberal arts. The business school is one of the best in New York, the school of science is very good yet very challenging, and I have not heard much about the liberal arts school. Division 1 Athletics makes Siena great for talented athletes and sports fans. Small classrooms! The housing is among the worst of any college I have seen. Safety is not an issue. Siena is ranked as one of the best colleges in the country for Return on your Investment. The campus is very small and each walk to class will take less than 5 minutes. Siena is NOT a party school. The local area (Loudonville) is very nice, but you cannot have a car on campus freshman year, so I have not explored much yet. Campus food has a bad rap, but I don't mind it at all. One big dining hall open from 7:30am to 7:30pm. Nothing open after midnight. Overall, Siena is a good college, especially for business/science majors and athletes.
I thought Siena would be my dream school and it would be everything I imagined. Clearly, I was wrong. It’s not completely awful but dorming/housing wise are not as nice as most schools (even SUNYs are nicer). You expect them to be pretty nice considering what you are paying - it only gets good when you’re a junior/senior. Parties are shot unless you fit under the category of being an athlete, having an “in” with upperclassmen, or being a snotty white privileged girl (which there are A LOT). Otherwise, the academics are pretty good and the food is average. It’s just consistently the same stuff over and over which gets boring. You’ll find a group of friends but you’ll run into many rude and stuck up people through it. If you’re looking for a school with a good social/party scene, greek life/ actual interesting clubs, a nice college town, and meeting many different people...Siena is not the right college for you.
Best school ever. I have only spent one year at Siena so far, but I could not have imagined the transition from high school to college to have gone any smoother. The school itself is such a great size, with tons of incredible resources. The people at Siena are some of the friendliest, kindest, and most down-to-earth people you will ever meet, and I honestly feel like they are my family already! Siena is amazing.