Siena has a holistic approach to the admissions process. We do look for a rigorous four-year high school curriculum and an 85+ average (25% of accepted students are in the top 10% of their high school class), but we also take into account your broader academic and extracurricular accomplishments. Your interest in Siena is also an important factor in the admissions decision. The best way to show interest is by coming to campus for a tour or admissions program

Application Requirements

  • Application
  • Official transcript
  • School counselor recommendation

Test Optional Policy

To apply as test-optional, applicants must have 19 total academic units in math, English, science, history and foreign language on their transcript. School of Science applicants must have taken pre-calculus and physics. School of Business applicants must have four years of math, including algebra 2. If a student applies and does not meet our test optional policy, we reach out to them directly to request their test scores.

Students applying to the Albany Medical College Program, Albany Law School 4+3 Program and Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), as well as student-athletes are also required to submit test scores.