Siena College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New York


Siena College is a private, Catholic liberal arts college located in Loudonville, New York, just two miles from the state capital of Albany. Siena College is highly student-centered with a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 20. The college can also boast of an 80% six-year graduation rate (with most students graduating in four years). Business is the most popular field for students at Siena. In athletics, the Siena Saints compete in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). The Siena men's basketball team has met with notable success in the past two decades.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, English, Finance, History, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 3305
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 3305
Faculty: 178

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1

Percent Male: 46%
Percent Female: 54%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 74%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 80%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

515 Loudon Rd
Loudonville New York 12211


Main Email:

Main Phone: 518-783-2423

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Jennifer Sloan

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Jennifer Sloan

Athletics Contact:
John D'Argenio

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Grades of a C or better are transferrable.

Credits (Min/Max):
66 from a 2 year institution, 90 from a 4 year institution. Please call the Office of Admissions if you would like a tentative credit evaluation at 1-888-AT-SIENA

Test Scores for Applying:

Letters of Recommendation Required:
1 letter of recommendation is required.

Essay(s) required:
No essay is required; personal statement is encouraged.

Application Fee:

Other Requirements:
Students entering must have taken math through algebra 2/trigonometry before entering the college. For students wishing to enter the School of Science, pre-calculus is required. Students not satisfying this requirement should contact Siena Admissions.

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Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 510 610
Math 530 630
Writing 510 610

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 64%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 48%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 16%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1215

Other Expenses: 1930

Room and Board: 11434

Tuition and Fees: 29295

Total Cost: 43874

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Merit & need-base grants are available; students should complete the FAFSA. The Siena Franciscan Scholarship is awarded based on the student's strong record of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership & community activities.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7212

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 73%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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