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At Siena, we know that selecting the right college is a big decision. How do you determine if Siena is right for you? First, take a look at the facts. And then, if you really want to know us, keep reading. Average SAT for accepted freshmen:
• • • • • • • Albany Institute of History & Art Albany Medical College Center for Disability Services GE Information Systems JP Morgan Chase New York State Assembly New York State Office of the Comptroller • Pitney Bowes • Radio Disney
• • • • • • • • • Albany Law School American University Boston College The College of William and Mary Cornell University Dublin City University Johns Hopkins University New York University Wake Forest University
Employed immediately after graduation:
• • • • • • • • • • • • Aetna Clear Channel Communications, Inc. Estée Lauder General Electric KPMG, LLP Langan Engineering Nestlé USA New York State Senate PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLC St. Peter’s Hospital State Farm Insurance Walt Disney World
88% freshmen retention rate
Four-year graduation rate:
30 degree programs, 43 minors = 1,247 unique program choices
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Your journey starts here.
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PROFILE OF STUDENT BODY
On average, Siena College is top 10 private competitors
$7,000 less than our
57% women, 43% men 80% live on campus
More than 86% of students receive financial aid
91% of faculty members hold the highest degree in their field
Our park-like campus is on
174 acres in a suburban setting
Student/faculty ratio: Average class size:
of graduates are employed or are continuing their education
Siena, by using this Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper, hopes to aid in the prevention of land use changes, climate changes, and the pollution of the planet.
Our mission. Our promise.
Siena College is a learning community advancing the ideals of a liberal arts education, rooted in its identity as a Franciscan and Catholic institution. We develop the potential for extraordinary achievement.
Get to know Admissions and Financial Aid.
Financial aid is available. Admit it – you want a college that gets to know you.
Admission to Siena is about more than numbers – it’s about finding students who will thrive in our unique learning environment. To get to know each applicant, our admissions committee thoroughly reviews all submitted materials. For this reason, we encourage every student to be as detailed as possible when applying.
A date (or two) to remember:
December 1: Fast Forward application deadline Siena/Albany Medical College Program application due Early decision and action applications due
Notification After the admission decisions are announced in mid-March, accepted students will need to submit a $350 non-refundable deposit by May 1 to reserve a place in the freshman class. Early Admission Applications from outstanding juniors graduating early are welcome. An interview with an admissions counselor is required. Early Decision Students who have made Siena their first choice may receive an early admission decision if an application is submitted by December 1. Decision notifications will arrive by January 1. Students must submit a $350 non-refundable deposit by March 1. Once accepted, the candidate is expected to withdraw all applications to other institutions. Higher Education Opportunity Program Siena participates in the Arthur O. Eve New York State Higher Education Opportunity Program.
If you are a New York State resident and would like more information, call 1-888-AT-SIENA or visit www.siena.edu/HEOP.
More than 86 percent of Siena’s students receive financial aid or scholarships from federal, state or private sources. We encourage every student to apply and never assume they are ineligible. Because each student’s financial need is different, we give personal attention to each situation during the application review. We realize this is a first-time process for many applicants, so we are here to help.
Call us at 1-888-AT-SIENA or e-mail email@example.com with any questions.
Early January: Early decision and action notifications sent to applicants February 15: FAFSA filed by incoming freshman Early decision deposits due to Siena Regular decision deadline Accepted student notifications sent to applicants Accepted student deposits due to Siena
Types of Aid Siena primarily awards financial aid on the basis of need and academic achievement. The following types of aid available are:
• • • • • • Siena merit scholarships Siena need-based grants Federal grants State grants Federal loans Federal work study
The following items must be submitted to the Office of Admissions:
• Submit the Fast Forward Application* (due December 1) or the Common Application and Supplement (due March 1) • An official high school transcript and recommendation from your counselor or headmaster • SAT Reasoning Test or ACT test results * Siena’s Fast Forward Application is a free, non-binding form
of Early Action. Applicants who use the Fast Forward application receive their admissions decision within 7-10 business days after completion. Apply by visiting www.siena.edu/admissions/apply.
March 1: Mid-March:
How to Apply The only financial aid form Siena requires is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The recommended date for filing the FAFSA is February15 for incoming freshmen and May 1 for transfer students. The completed FAFSA should designate Siena College with Code 002816.
The FAFSA is available on the Internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
High School Curriculum
To learn how Siena makes a private education affordable, view the Affording Siena video at
We recommend all admission candidates prepare for college with a challenging curriculum composed of:
• Four years of English and social science courses • A sequence in foreign language • Three to four years of physical and natural science courses* (with labs) • Three to four years of mathematics courses* through trigonometry * It is recommended that science and business majors have four years
in math and science.
Siena College/Albany Medical College Program in Science, Humanities and Medicine This unique program is for students who have demonstrated a commitment to service to others and want to pursue medicine. Twelve to fourteen students begin their eight-year program at Siena; then, following graduation, go on to study four years at Albany Medical College to earn their M.D. degree. Applications for this program are due December 1.
For more information, visit www.siena.edu/AMC.
For a closer look at Admissions, visit www.siena.edu/admissions For a closer look at Financial Aid, visit www.siena.edu/aid R U Siena? Visit IMSiena.com Call 1-888-AT SIENA to arrange a personal visit.
We major in careers.
Find yourself and the perfect job will find you.
A sociology major was recruited by Homeland Security. An economics major is the CEO of a Top 100 Hospital. A history major heads the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
Why do so many Siena graduates find successful careers? They are prepared to excel. A Siena education is the foundation for a lifetime of learning and success. In keeping with the Franciscan respect for the importance of work, we are committed to preparing students for the workforce and beyond by empowering them to participate fully and productively. Your personal journey will be filled with new experiences, discoveries and growth. And you will soon learn this is only the beginning. There is a very bright future ahead.
We have that major.
With 30 majors, 43 minors, countless internship and independent study opportunities, you will be able to craft your own unique academic program. There are over a thousand possibilities.
Small classes. Big opportunities.
Because Siena’s classes are small – typically 20 students and no more than 35 – you will have an opportunity to work closely with professors who hold the highest degrees in their fields. They will know your name. They will be there to help. They will push you to succeed. Learn outside the classroom. We believe you can not prepare for life solely in the classroom. At Siena, we offer a number of special programs designed to give students a better perspective of the world. From study abroad and faculty/student research to internships and independent study, we provide opportunities that allow students to grow beyond the classroom. We’ll put you to work. Respected for their character and experience, Siena graduates are sought after in the workplace. Each year, nearly 100 employers recruit on campus – organizations ranging from huge global conglomerates to small, non-profit institutions.
From undergraduate research to rocket scientist – this grad is soaring.
When Matt Andrus ’04, B.S. Chemistry, began his undergraduate research at Siena’s Morrell Science Center, he knew the experience would take him places. Working side-by-side with faculty scholars in mathematics, chemistry and biochemistry, Matt was well equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in a science laboratory. United Space Alliance agreed. After graduation, Matt secured a job as a rocket scientist for the space operations leader working as part of the rocket booster element pyro design team. This experience launched him into a rigorous doctoral program at the University at Florida where he is now earning his doctorate in chemistry.
Prepare to learn.
Thirty degree programs. Endless possibilities. A Siena education only starts in the classroom.
What makes a Franciscan education unique? Affective learning. St. Francis teaches that knowledge must establish a sense of meaning and purpose that leads to good works. “And both” is Siena’s approach to preparing students for the intellectual rigor of their careers and a lifetime of learning. We believe they go hand-in-hand, “and both” go far beyond the classroom.
In order to prepare students for the challenges that lie ahead, Siena builds every education on a foundation of critical thinking, communication and analytical abilities. Rooted in liberal arts and sciences, our Core Curriculum courses offer the skills and engagement necessary to succeed – in the classroom and in life.
View Siena’s core course requirements online at www.siena.edu/corecurriculum.
Siena offers a wide range of degree programs to meet an array of interests. If you do not see the specific major you are looking for, we encourage you to contact us, as with more than 1,200 combinations, our liberal arts foundation accommodates most career goals.
MAJORS Accounting (B.B.A., B.S., M.S.) Actuarial Science (B.S.) American Studies (B.A.) Biochemistry (B.S.) Biology (B.S.) Biology/Medical: Siena College/ Albany Medical Center Joint Program (B.A.) Chemistry (B.S.) Classics (B.A.) Computational Science (B.S.) Computer Science (B.S.) Creative Arts (B.A.) Economics (B.A., B.S.) 3-2 Engineering (B.S.) English (B.A.) Environmental Studies (B.A.) Finance (B.S.) French (B.A.) History (B.A.) Management (B.S.) Marketing (B.S.) Mathematics (B.A., B.S.) Philosophy (B.A.) Physics (B.S.) Political Science (B.A.) Psychology (B.A.) Religious Studies (B.A.) Social Work (B.A.) Sociology (B.A.) Spanish (B.A.)
MINORS American Studies Biology Broadcast and Society Business Chemistry Classics Computational Science Computer Science Creative Arts Criminal Justice Economics English Environmental Studies Franciscan Service and Advocacy French German Globalization Studies Greek Health Services Administration Health Studies History Information Systems Latin Mathematics Medieval and Renaissance Studies Multicultural Studies Multimedia Peace Studies Philosophy Physics
Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Sociology Spanish Women’s Studies Writing and Communication CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Accounting Computer Science Education Information Systems International Studies, Foreign Languages and Business Peace Studies Pre-Law Program Revolutionary Era Studies Risk Management Theatre
A full-year course for first-year students, the Foundations Sequence provides an integral component of the Siena experience – connection. This course explores the responsibilities we all share in understanding and relating to the world in which we live. From the environment to religion, medicine to secular worldviews, the curriculum challenges each student to discuss what it means to be a responsible human being. The Foundations Sequence emphasizes crucial abilities – reading, note taking, constructive discussion, research skills and writing. Small classes foster tight-knit relationships that encourage respectful dialogue and significant interaction between faculty and students. The result? Students gain the confidence and skills to listen, understand and express their opinions. It is a connection to the world that will last a lifetime.
Make the most of your education.
Internships Internships provide an invaluable opportunity to bring classroom and life learning into the working world. By developing strong work skills, habits and ethics, students gain the essential qualities that make them attractive to future employers. Siena’s location in the Capital Region of New York State provides ample opportunity for internships in a range of interest areas. From state and local government to banking and financial firms, our students are putting their experience to work. Independent Study Independent studies provide students with the opportunity to engage in research with a faculty member on a topic of interest to both. This is an excellent experience for students looking to pursue graduate or doctoral programs requiring a thesis component. Career Center The Career Center at Siena offers practical advice to students at all stages of their job search. In addition to individual career advisement, career planning workshops such as résumé development, mock interview sessions and dining etiquette are available. The career library maintains an employer database, current employer literature and job listings. Additionally, the Career Center maintains an alumni network that connects students with alumni in their chosen field. On-campus recruitment offers students an opportunity to meet with prospective employers before graduation.
Visit the Siena College Career Center online at www.siena.edu/careercenter.
A Siena education is a transformative experience that requires us to be student-centered. That’s why we offer a number of programs and services designed to enhance your Siena experience by providing additional opportunities to expand your education.
Siena’s special programs bring additional focus to specific areas of study, interest and need. Encouraging continued learning and providing hands-on experience, these valuable programs further prepare students for future life endeavors.
• Education Program • Pre-Law Program • Siena College/Albany Medical College Program in Science, Humanities and Medicine • Military Science/ROTC • Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) • Study Abroad/Washington Semester For a complete list and description of our special programs, visit www.siena.edu/programs.
College-wide Honors Program: Enhance your academic experience.
The College-wide Honors Program is a valuable opportunity for highly motivated students looking to take their academic career further. Participants are required to complete a minimum of five honors courses (15 credits): the Honors Colloquium (3 credits), the Honors Thesis/Project (6 credits) and fulfill a service requirement. The Honors Thesis or Project is chosen by the student and guided by a faculty member and two other faculty/community readers. Upon completion, students defend their thesis/project in a public forum and a bound copy is catalogued in Siena’s library. By participating in this opportunity, students experience first hand the process of scholarly research, are better prepared for graduate school and are better equipped to make career decisions. Some topics include: Red Carpet Ethics, Childhood Obesity, Healthcare Reform, Religious Participation in Democratic Dialogue, and Cosmetics: Creator or Enhancer of Beauty?
Opening the DORS to student life.
Activities, Athletics and Intramural Sports
We are guided by our Franciscan and Catholic values.
Siena integrates the Franciscan values of Diversity, Optimism, Respect and Service (DORS) into all aspects of student life. Through dialogue, modeling and application of DORS, ours is a community enriched by positive interpersonal relationships. Our values recognize that your potential can only be realized through interaction with others. These values are reflected in the environment and opportunities we provide our students and in the lives they lead.
Located on 174 acres in peaceful Loudonville, NY, Siena’s park-like campus offers an idyllic college setting. Our Department of Public Safety is committed to student safety.
For information on Siena’s safety initiatives and statistics, visit www.siena.edu/security.
Teamwork is a core value at Siena. You’ll find it everywhere on campus – including the field, court and rink. Our athletic and intramural programs are built on mutual respect for every participant and his or her contribution to the team. We believe that together, we are stronger. Siena’s student athlete graduation rate of 94% is the sixth highest rate in the country and ranks in the top 10 percent among all Division I schools. Baseball [M]* Basketball [M/W]* Cheer Team Cross Country [M/W]* Dance Team [W] Equestrian Field Hockey [W]* Golf [M/W]* Ice Hockey [M] Karate Lacrosse [M/W]* Rugby [M/W] Skiing/Snowboarding Soccer [M/W]* Softball [W] Swimming and Diving [W]* Tennis [M/W]* Volleyball [W]* Water Polo [W]* *NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Sports
Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy.
At Siena we live and lead by example. Our Franciscan values and practices extend outside the campus to the greater community. The Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy serves as Siena’s principal vehicle for promoting service to others. From serving meals to the poor at a local soup kitchen, teaching adults and teenagers how to read, assisting with hospitality at a shelter for homeless individuals and families, sharing time and companionship with an elderly person, to mentoring a child as a Big Brother or Big Sister, the Siena community serves those in need. And by advocating for long-term solutions, we also offer the opportunity for a better tomorrow. In return, our students are given the gifts of understanding, respect and dignity.
Residence Life is an important part of the Siena experience. Since most students live on campus, our DORS values play an essential role in providing a safe, enjoyable living environment.
Siena offers a dining experience for every palette. From our coffee house and sub shop to our pizzeria and fresh salad bar, students are certain to find the right bite on any day of the week. To ensure Siena students receive the most value for their dining dollar, we offer more than 10 different meal plans to fit every lifestyle.
Clubs and Organizations
There truly is something for everyone at Siena. With more than 60 clubs and organizations on campus, students can participate in groups and activities that focus on their varied interests, cultures and aspirations. From the Financial Marketing Association and equestrian team to L.U.N.A. (Latinos Unificando Nuestra América) and the infamous Dog Pound (Sports Fan Club), Siena has an extremely active and diverse student body.
For a complete list of clubs and organizations, visit www.siena.edu/clubs.