The Proof Is In The Numbers

We’re filled with facts and figures. But to really see what you get at Siena that you can’t find everywhere else, here are the most important ones to consider and what they mean:

  • 100% Faculty-taught Classes

    You're paying for an education that prepares you for the real world, so you should have experienced professors—not T.A.s or grad students.

  • 11:1 Faculty Ratio

    That means for every 11 students, there’s one professor. That’s small, which is big for individual attention and close relationships.

  • 31 Majors, 80+ Minors, Certificates & Concentrations

    There's no better place to explore your options and customize your experience (and still graduate on time).

  • 90% Freshman Retention Rate

    Why is this important? High retention = happy students.

75% Siena vs 40% Suny


Students who take an extra year to get their degree miss out on more than $125,000 in salary earnings and retirement savings.

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When it comes to value, we can also name names see where saints…

Do Internships

  • Albany Medical Center
  • The Ayco Company, L.P.
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Ernst & Young
  • GE Information Systems
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Google
  • NASA
  • New York State Assembly
  • New York State Education Department
  • Pitney Bowes
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Target
  • W.B. Mason
  • and more

Go To Grad School

  • Albany Law School
  • Boston College
  • Clarkson University
  • The College of William and Mary
  • Dartmouth College
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard Law School
  • Pace University
  • Stanford University
  • Tufts School of Nutrition
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Tampa
  • Yale University
  • and more

Land Jobs

  • ABC 20/20
  • Condé Nast
  • ESPN
  • GE Global Research
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • IBM
  • J.Crew
  • Major League Baseball
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Microsoft
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Sony Pictures Television
  • Walt Disney World
  • Wells Fargo
  • and more

But siena doesn’t just produce good employees, siena graduates are good people

“I went on two service trips my freshman year to Nicaragua and Jamaica. They were both so life-changing. They eventually led me to the plans I have now for the future: The Peace Corps for two years after I graduate, then eventually work somewhere with child protection services either in the U.S. or internationally.”

Samantha Urbino ‘18
(Social Work)

“I used to believe it didn’t matter which college you chose, especially if it cost less. But I will tell you that Siena College is different; this degree matters. Young people come here and they excel. They learn to become better people.”

Harry Salavantis
father of Megan ‘17

“Siena offers the idyllic college environment. Professors really want you to succeed and grow and there are endless opportunities for students. Every minute spent at Siena is spent with family.”

Alex Vandeneynde ‘16

Now for the real question: can you afford it? yes, you can

Siena’s tuition and fees are on average 18% less than our top private competitors, and have remained competitive for years.

  • More than 97% of our students receive financial aid.
  • Siena’s loan default rate of just 1.7% (vs. national average of 11.8%) indicates that Saints are finding jobs and earn enough to afford paying back their student loans.
  • We awarded $56 million to our undergraduates last year!
  • When comparing the actual cost of attendance (after financial aid is considered), Siena is very competitive with many public institutions.

There are a lot of opportunities to receive financial aid: Siena scholarships and grants, federal grant programs, New York State grant programs and federal student loan programs.
See what option works for you with our financial aid roadmap.

*SUNY grad rate comes from National Center for Education Statistics. The salary earnings comes from National Association of Colleges and Employers.