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Siena College is a small, private, not-for-profit college located in Loudonville, New York. If you go for a visit, you should take the time to look around. The school is located on the north end of Loudonville and you’ll have the option of living in a dormitory with your fellow freshmen if you decide to attend. This is often a good idea, at least for the first academic year. It will let you take part in campus activities and you’ll be much closer to your classes.

Overview of Siena College

The college is surrounded by trees and plenty of green areas. When it’s warm, it’s going to be really inviting to go outside, get a little sun, and do your studying underneath a tree. The campus is relatively small, so you’ll be able to get around quickly as you attend each of your classes.

Siena College is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. Some of the street names hint at this—Friars Drive and Padua Road.

General Information

School Type Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 12:1
Graduation Rate 80%
Year Founded 1937

Student Enrollment

Total Students3,296


Undergraduate Student

Male 1,371
Female 1,817

Graduate Student

Male 46
Female 62

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Male 3,074
Female 4,654


Male 2,428
Female 3,863

Acceptance Rate81%

Male 79%
Female 83%

Enrollment 814

Male 338
Female 476
Application Fee $50
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcripts Required
College Prep Courses Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Application Deadline March 1
Common Application Accepted Yes

Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

Going to college is expensive, but it is an expense that, over time, usually repays itself. The total cost of education for one year is often referred to as the sticker price and it combines your tuition, books, supplies, room and board, and other charges. At Siena College for the 2019-2020 academic year, this was $58,200.

Financial aid is one of the biggest things students can rely on to bring the cost of attendance down. This may even make college financially viable when it wouldn’t be otherwise. During the 2018-2019 school year, Siena College’s net price by income was $28,000. This is the total the student was responsible for after financial aid was applied. Since financial aid is often offered in greater amounts to those who are most in need, the net price is often tracked by income status. Families who earned less than $30,000 owed around $20,200, which families earning between $75,001 and $110,000 owed around $27,500.

Close to 100% of first-year students qualified for financial aid. The same percentage received around $27,557 in grants or scholarships and an average of $25,557 in institutional grants and scholarships.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $27,997
Average Total Aid $27,709
Students Receiving Financial Aid 98%
Room & Board $15,530

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $39,030
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $39,030
  • Books and Supplies - $1,293
  • Room & Board - $15,530
  • Other - $2,347


Statistics that are vital to the continuing ability of the college to attract new students are often also a comment on the school’s quality. One measures the retention, which sits at around 86%. This measures the percentage of first-year students who return for their second year and generally though to express whether or not students get everything they need in their freshman year, whether it’s support from the faculty or enough socialization to make them feel welcome.

The 4-year graduation rate is also a useful statistic to watch for. At Siena, it is 75%. This increases by 5 points for the 6-year rate, which is solid and makes both graduation rates an excellent point for future students to consider.

The student population is small—3,296, which means you should be able to get individual attention from professors. The student-to-faculty ratio is relatively low at 12 to 1.

If you find a time conflict between classes or a job you may have, you have some options available. If the class is required for graduation, but no seats are available in other sections, you may be able to choose an online learning section. This may not be an option for all classes, but it’s nice to know there may be some flexibility in your schedule.

The most popular degree programs are business, management, marketing and related support services; psychology; biological and biomedical sciences; social sciences; and English language and literature/letters.

Student Population Total

Student Population 3,296

Evening Classes : No
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

All Business Majors 341 Total Graduates / 44%
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 133 Graduates
Accounting 102 Graduates
Finance, General 63 Graduates
Business/Commerce, General 23 Graduates
All Psychology Majors 87 Total Graduates / 11%
Psychology, General 87 Graduates
All Biological & Biomedical Majors 76 Total Graduates / 10%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 39 Graduates
Ecology 22 Graduates
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 11 Graduates
Biochemistry 4 Graduates
All Social Sciences Majors 76 Total Graduates / 10%
Political Science and Government, General 39 Graduates
Economics, General 21 Graduates
Sociology 16 Graduates
English Language and Literature/Letters 36 Total Graduates / 5%
English Language and Literature, General 36 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 21%

Outcome & Salary

Once graduates leave college, the hope is that they can immediately find work. For Siena graduates, their early-career salaries sit at about $55,500 and their mid-career salaries are closer to $111,100.

The average 4-year cost of education at Siena College is $111,988. You can use this to find graduate’s return on investment (ROI). Their 10-year salary earning potential $682,160 and their 20-year potential is $1,793,160. If you deduct the cost of education from both numbers, you’ll find that the 10-year projected ROI is $570,172 and the 20-year ROI is $1,681,172.

Some high school graduates may not go to college, either because they don’t think they can afford it or simply because they don’t want to. Their national average salary is $38,792. Their 10-year projected income is $387,920 and their 20-year projected income is $775,840. You can see that there is a huge difference.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $55,500
College Grads Average Salary $68,216
College Grads Mid Career Salary $111,100
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $682,160
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $1,793,160
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $111,988
10 Year Projected ROI $570,172
20 Year Projected ROI $1,681,172
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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