Siena, a Catholic and Franciscan college, founded in 1937 by seven Franciscan friars, is an undergraduate liberal arts college located in Loudonville, New York, a suburban community just outside the state's capital.

 

Admission to the College is competitive. Of the 832 incoming members of the Class of 2012, 74 percent graduated in the top third of their high school class and their average SAT score was 1129. All showed strength of character and a commitment to education. Evaluating applicants as whole and unique individuals helps the College find students who are likely to succeed at Siena.

 

Siena's freshman retention rate for the class entering in the fall of 2007 was 88 percent.

 

Siena’s 3,000 undergraduates enroll in one of three schools – Liberal Arts, Science, and Business – and may choose from a total of 30 degree programs, 45 minors and certificate programs, and professional curricula in Secondary Education, Pre-Medical, Pre-Law, and Social Work. Over 150 students study abroad in a given year.

 

96 percent of Siena students enter graduate school or find employment immediately following graduation.

 

The College’s reputation as a student-centered community of scholars is primarily due to its accomplished and attentive faculty, who balance the demands of academic leadership, publishing, and research with the responsibility of providing undergraduates with a challenging, engaging, and inspiring education of the highest quality.

 

79 percent of Siena students live on campus in one of seven residential living areas. Siena students benefit from the College’s proximity to Albany, a hub of political and cultural activity and the center of Tech Valley, by acquiring practical internships (and later, careers) in government, the arts, science and business.

 

Siena sponsors 18 Division I athletic programs. Student-athletes at Siena regularly graduate at a rate that beats the national average for both athletes and non-athletes. The College’s athletic department has ranked in the top 15 nationally in two of the last three Division I National Graduation Rate Reports.

 

A Siena education is not simply a means by which to acquire goods and services, but a privilege that should be used as a way to do good and to serve others.

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