Siena is the best because everyone is respectful. Our community is warm and kind to everyone. It's a completely different atmosphere than any other school I've visited (friend's schools or tours). We all have a general sense of caring for each other and supporting one another. To be a Siena Saint, one must always hold the door open. We all deeply respect one another, so we always feel obliged to be courteous. We are even known for our door holding and polite attitude.
The professors are pretty much great and want everyone to succeed. Many are willing to stay late and set up appointments outside of their office hours if they don't work with your schedule.
Siena is located in Loudonville, NY, and it's not only safe, but lovely. You can go for a run alone, off campus, without a phone and not fear anything. The homes and people are just lovely. I knew this was a great area when I was about .5 miles always and it was only my first time visiting because I saw the cutest old couple decorating their beautiful stone home with Christmas decorations. We're still so close to big cities, like Albany and Saratoga, so we get to enjoy all of their events, including Larkfest and Chowderfest, just to name some of my favorites.
This is such a great environment to create an amazing college experience. Siena truly provides "The education of a lifetime."