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Siena College

Loudonville, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate71%

Siena College Admissions

The acceptance rate at Siena College is 71%. Last year, 9,466 students applied to Siena College and 6,705 were admitted.

If you are applying to Siena College, the regular decision application deadline is February 15 and the fee for the application costs $50.

Students who submit their applications to Siena College for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.

Siena College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Siena College's admissions stats.

Siena College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 17%
Mean SAT Score 1157
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 31%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 4%
Waitlist Yes

Siena College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Siena College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes December 1 January 1
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes October 15 January 7
Regular Decision Yes 2 15 March 15

Want to Apply Early to Siena College?

Siena College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by December 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by January 1.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is October 15. Siena College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 7.

Some students apply early to help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Siena College Admissions

Transferring to Siena College

For more information on transferring to Siena College, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Siena College

Siena College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Siena College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Siena College

What does Siena College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Siena College for more information on admission factors.

Siena College Application Requirements

To apply to Siena College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Siena College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Siena College?

Students admitted to Siena College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 47% submitted a class rank. At Siena College 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Siena College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 3.4%
3.75 and 3.99 19.4%
3.50 and 3.74 38.9%
3.25 and 3.49 28%
3.00 and 3.24 9.1%
2.50 and 2.9 1.2%
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Siena College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Siena College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 31% of Siena College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Siena College?

To be competitive with other Siena College applicants, you should aim to score between 1050 and 1260 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Siena College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1260 and 25% of scored lower than 1050, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Siena College student is 1157.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Siena College students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 525 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Siena College students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 525 or higher.

To be most competitive at Siena College, you should strive to earn between 22 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Siena College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Siena College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

More Information on Transferring to Siena College

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Siena College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Siena College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Siena College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Siena College.

Does Siena College accept transfer credits?

✅ Siena College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Siena College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Siena College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Siena College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Siena College?

❌ No, Siena College is test optional, so you can decide whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Siena College's acceptance rate?

✅ Siena College has an acceptance rate of 71%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Siena College?

✅ Siena College offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

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Siena College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Siena College is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Siena College is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Siena College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1260


Math SAT Range

520 - 630


Reading SAT Range

525 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1260 and Above


1050 to 1260


1050 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Siena College students is 1157. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Siena College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Siena College.

Siena College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Siena College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.54. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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