The Capital Region Is Perfect
For College Students

Situated in the eastern part of New York, the Capital Region spans the Albany, Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga areas and offers so much to undergraduates and graduate students alike. Here’s why.

  • It's So Much Fun:

    Concert halls, museums, theatres, shopping centers, skiing, swimming, rock-climbing, hiking, food festivals, farmers markets and so much more. Our students are simply never bored. (Planning a spring visit? Read this.)

  • Easy To Get To,
    Easy To Leave:

    With buses, trains and Albany International Airport minutes away, and Zipcars parked right here on campus, it’s a cinch for families to visit or, you know, for you to bring the laundry home.

  • We’re Near Everything:

    Our suburban home in Loudonville is surrounded by walkable downtowns, picturesque mountains, lakes and beaches. It's like every backdrop is accounted for in our backyard. And the short drives from here are pretty amazing, too. Roadtrip, anyone?

  • Ideal For Studying:

    The Capital Region is known for being a technology hub with a vibrant economy, which for us, means plenty of internship and job opportunities. (More on that later!) What’s more, there are dozens of parks to bring your books.

#4 News Flash!

Albany Ranked A Top Job Destination For College Graduates

In the American Institute for Economic Research’s 2016 Employment Destinations Index, Albany ranked #4 in the midsize metro category.

To experience the Capital Region, you just have to see it. Plan your visit now to tour our beautiful campus and our surroundings.

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When it comes to jobs, many Saints intern here and many stay to work in the capital region

While so many of our students intern and travel around the world, a lot take advantage of the local job market too. On any given day, you could find a Siena student interning or a Siena grad working at…

According to analysis by Headlight Data, more millennials are choosing to move to Albany.

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These Are A Few Of our Students’ Favorite Things…

The camaraderie

“There is nothing greater than walking into a local restaurant with your Siena shirt on and seeing someone’s face light up as they ask, 'Do you go to Siena!?' It’s almost always followed by 'I went there' or 'A family member went there,' and occasionally 'We go to every basketball game!'”

Beth Rucinski ’18

The Safety

“I really appreciate Siena's location in a very safe and friendly neighborhood, where I can go for a run off campus or walk down to CVS with no concerns. Feeling safe is something that shouldn't be taken for granted!”

Julia Prendergast ’16

The Great Outdoors

“We've been to Thatcher Park, Lisha Kill Preserve, Mount Greylock, Jay Peak, Smugglers' Notch, Loon Mountain, Gore Mountain and Lake George, and will soon be camping in the Lake Placid area.”

Zackary Gregg ’16,
event coordinator of the Outing Club

The T.U. Center

“The Times Union Center in Albany draws everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Ariana Grande for packed concerts. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra was just in town, and the MAAC basketball tournament was hosted there again this year.”

Andy Murphy ’17

The Professional Opportunities

“During the summer of 2015 I worked as a Human Resources intern for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and it was the best experience of my life. This was my first internship and although I was very intimidated at the beginning, I was able to adjust and truly enjoy the learning experience. Siena's location allows for so many internship options.”

Megan Higgins ’17

The Surrounding Area

“I love the area that surrounds Siena. Loudonville is filled with awesome local shops and restaurants, and Albany is really close, where there is always something to do and things to explore!”

Ali Digena ’18

JUST FOR FUN: Did you know these 10 movies were filmed in the Capital Region? READ THE BLOG POST

When You Visit…

Whether you’re planning a campus tour or coming for an admissions event, here are a few things you could do before or after seeing Siena to get a taste of life here.