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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
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.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Address
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, NY 12211
Website

Siena College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
March 15
SAT Range
1020-1220
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,904/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$24,332/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,039Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
125
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Friendly
    35%
  • Accepting
    15%
  • Social
    12%
  • Social when...turnt
    12%
  • Asshole
    8%
  • Busy
    8%
  • Interesting
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Community
    50%
  • Cliques where one person knows others in school
    29%
  • Family!
    11%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Normal
    4%
  • White
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
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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.
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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.