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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1937
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • Liberal Arts School 1
    • Climate:
    • Cold (Continental)
    • Location:
    • 515 Loudon Rd, Loudonville, New York, United States, 12211
    • Phone:
    • +15187832300
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town

The History of Siena College

Siena College is an independent Roman Catholic liberal arts college in New York, United States. It is a four-year, coeducational, independent college in the Franciscan tradition, founded by the Order of Friars Minor, in 1937. It has 3,000 full-time students and offers undergraduate degrees in business, liberal arts, and sciences.

Academic Highlights

It has 3,000 full-time students and offers undergraduate degrees in business, liberal arts, and sciences.Schools of College

Siena College students attend three schools within the college:

  • School of Business
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Science

School of Business

AACSB International Accredited

  • Accounting and Business Law
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • M.S. in Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Quantitative Business Analysis

School of Liberal arts

  • American Studies
  • Creative Arts
  • Education
  • English
  • History
  • Health Studies
  • Modern Languages and Classics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

School of Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Studies and Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Physics and Astronomy

Life in Siena College

Besides academic life, Siena offers 21 NCAA Division I sports, all of which participate in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). Athletic teams were first known as the Golden Hurricanes and later as the Indians. The school adopted its current nickname, the Saints. 

School Ranking

Siena College's ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, #16.


Approximately 30-35 students are selected for the program each year. As entering freshmen, Presidential Scholars can be considered. Honors Fellows must maintain a 3.3 GPA throughout their studies at Siena.

Notable Alumni

  • Steven Lamy - professor of international relations and Vice Dean for the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
  • William J. Kennedy - 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner
  • Len Roberts - award-winning poet
  • Ron Vawter - actor and a founding member of The Wooster Group
  • Francis Bergan - former Presiding Justice of the New York Court of Appeals
  • Michael Botticelli - Former Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Charles R. Boutin - member of the Maryland House of Delegates
  • Anthony Brindisi - current United States Representative from New York, 22nd Congressional District of New York
  • Constantine George Cholakis - former Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • Michael Dempsey - Acting Director of National Intelligence, Deputy DNI for Intelligence Integration 
  • Mae D'Agostino - United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • George Deukmejian - 35th Governor of California
  • Davis Etkin - was the founder and president of Capital Off Track Betting.
  • Michael C. Finnegan - former Counsel to the Governor of New York during the George Pataki Administration
  • Chris Gibson - United States Representative
  • Wayne LaPierre - Second Amendment advocate; Executive Vice President and CEO of the National Rifle Association
  • John McEneny - member of the New York State Assembly
  • Jack Quinn - former United States Representative from New York; President of Erie Community College
  • Gerald B. H. Solomon - former United States Representative from New York
  • Henry F. Zwack - Justice of the New York Supreme Court, 3rd Judicial District
  • Jack Cashill - author and journalist
  • Erich Hartmann - international award-winning photojournalist; former President of Magnum Photos
  • Ed Henry - senior White House correspondent for Fox News Channel
  • David Hepp - award-winning journalist and creator of Inside Albany
  • Matthew Clement - blogger for Barstool Sports
  • Harry Flynn - Archbishop Emeritus of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
  • Roberto González Nieves - Archbishop of San Juan

Acceptance Rate

Siena College is 77.9% acceptance rate.

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