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About Siena

About the College


Founded in 1937, Siena College is a private, Catholic Franciscan, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 3,000. Siena College offers 30 degree programs, 52 minors and certificate programs, and professional curricula in teacher preparation/education, pre-medical, pre-law and social work. The college is organized into three colleges Liberal Arts, Business and Science. Admission to the College is competitive.

Located in Loudonville, N.Y., the 174-acre, park-like campus is two miles from Albany, the capital of New York State. Excellent facilities include comfortable residence halls, 24-hour computer labs, Standish Library, state-of-the-art Hickey Financial Technology Center, a newly-renovated dining hall and Morrell Science Center.

A student-to-faculty ratio of 12-to-1, average class size of 21, rigorous academics, Division I athletics, intramural sports and widespread service and advocacy experiences nurture each student’s personal growth while providing the education of a lifetime. A broad perspective and career preparation is emphasized through internships, study abroad programs and student activities.

Message from the President

Welcome to Siena College.

I have known Siena as a student, alumnus, Franciscan friar, trustee, director of the Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy, and now, as president of the College.

For me, this liberal arts College with Franciscan and Catholic roots is home, and has had a profound effect on me for the greater part of my adult life.
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