If you are thinking about applying to Siena College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 15 and the application fee costs $50.
Students who apply to Siena College for fall should hear back from Siena College by March 15.
Here's an overiew of some of Siena College's admissions stats.
|Siena College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||18%|
|Mean SAT Score||1226|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||18%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||3%|
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||February 1||March 15|
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 college because they hope it will help their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.
➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to Siena College, contact the school directly.
In 2022, Siena College waitlisted 437 students and 430 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 3 eventually were offered a spot.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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 admissions factors where you stand out.
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.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Siena College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Siena College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to 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||√|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Siena College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 54% submitted a class rank. At Siena College 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 82% were in the top 50%.
At Siena College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||20.8%|
|3.50 and 3.74||38.7%|
|3.25 and 3.49||27.7%|
|3.00 and 3.24||9.7%|
|2.50 and 2.9||1%|
|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.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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.
Siena College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
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, 18% of Siena College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Siena College applicants, you should strive to score between 1150 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Siena College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1150, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Siena College student is 1226.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Siena College students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Siena College students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.
To be most competitive at Siena College, you should strive to earn between 26 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Siena College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Siena College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.
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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
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
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 • Life Long Learning Credit
Does Siena College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Siena College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Siena College?
❌ No, Siena College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include 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's acceptance rate is 83%.
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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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
30 and Above
26 to 30
26 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Siena College is 28. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Siena College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1300 and Above
1150 to 1300
1150 and Less
The median SAT score for Siena College students is 1226. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Siena College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1150 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1150 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Siena College.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Siena College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.53. 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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