Siena Heights University: Narrative Description

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1247 East Siena Heights Dr.
Adrian, MI 49221-1796
Tel: (517)263-0731
Free: 800-521-0009
Admissions: (517)264-7180
Fax: (517)264-7745
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1919. Setting: 140-acre small town campus with easy access to Detroit. Total enrollment: 2,153. Faculty: (65 full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 979 applied, 64% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 77% from top half. 6 valedictorians. Students come from 8 states and territories, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 10% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 51% 25 or older, 33% live on campus. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Adrian College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.3 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $20,980 includes full-time tuition ($15,020), mandatory fees ($500), and college room and board ($5460). Part-time tuition: $375 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $100 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Programming Association, Residence Hall Counsel, Student Senate, Siena Heights African American Knowledge Association. Major annual events: Leadership Luncheon, Alumni Weekend, Sister Carmie Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. 120,407 books and 451 serials. 75 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:

See Adrian College.