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Siena College: Narrative Description


515 Loudon Rd.
Loudonville, NY 12211-1462
Tel: (518)783-2300; 888-AT-SIENA
Admissions: (518)783-2423
Fax: (518)783-4293
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1937. Setting: 163-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $104.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7532 per student. Total enrollment: 3,338. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 4,145 applied, 60% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 61% from top quarter, 94% from top half. Full-time: 2,992 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 346 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 7 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 10% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 91% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of the Hudson-Mohawk Association of Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early decision, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 12/15 for early decision, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $26,705 includes full-time tuition ($18,590), mandatory fees ($540), and college room and board ($7575). College room only: $4750. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $370 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 78 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Student Events Board, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Gaelic Society, Outing Club. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Women in Science Fair, Spring Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, call boxes in parking lots and on roadways. 2,329 college housing spaces available; 2,268 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. J. Spencer and Patricia Standish Library with 326,332 books, 27,586 microform titles, 5,275 serials, 5,410 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.6 million. 1,233 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 11,000, Loudonville is a suburban community of Albany easily reached by bus, railroad, all major airlines, and interstate highways. The community provides a local church, hospital, and shopping facilities. Part-time employment is available for students. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Lake George are nearby.

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