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    Siena College 2021-2022 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Application Deadlines, Requirements & Process

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    Admissions at Siena College are open for Spring and Fall terms. The college is among the most reputable liberal arts colleges in the US. Siena College has 3,000 full-time students with an 89% freshman retention rate and an outstanding faculty ratio of 12:1.

    Siena college offers 36 majors, more than 80 minors, and various bachelor’s degree programs along with certificate courses in Liberal arts, Science, Accounting, Marketing, History, American studies, Biochemistry, and other popular disciplines. 

    Siena College accepts students from all around the world. Getting admission into Siena College is considered to be quite easy if the applicant meets the required qualifications appropriately. 25% of selected applicants are among the top 10% of their school class. The applications are reviewed holistically with an emphasis on academic performance, scores in different standardized tests, and teacher recommendations.

    The admitted freshmen at Siena College had the following academic profile:

    • Average ACT Composite Score of 25
    • Average SAT Score of 540-650 in Maths and 530-630 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
    • Average high school GPA was very competitive at 3.51
    • Siena College has a less selective admission policy with an acceptance rate of 81%.
    • Undergraduate applications are accepted via the Common Application portal.
    • Undergraduate admissions require no application fee, whereas Graduate admissions charge a non-refundable application fee of 50 USD from all its international applicants. 
    • The college supports 97% of its students through financial aid in the form of scholarships and awards.
    • Due to the impact of COVID-19 on testing centers, the college is also accepting Duolingo Test Scores in lieu of other test scores for demonstrating English Language Proficiency.


    Application Portal Common App, Siena Online Portal
    Application Fee 50 USD
    Academic Calendar Semester based
    Acceptance rate 81%
    Average SAT score 1109 or greater
    Average TOEFL score 65
    Mode of payment Credit Card /Mastercard
    Work experience Required for graduate programs.
    Intake session Fall /Spring
    Financial Aid Loans, Grants and Scholarship Available
    International Admissions (518) 786‑5047
    (518) 783‑4950

    Admission Deadlines

    Siena College accepts applications in multiple intakes for Fall and Spring semesters round the year. International applicants are advised to submit their applications and the supporting documents before the deadlines mentioned below:

    Semester Application Deadline
    Fall (Early Action) 15 November
    Fall (Early Decision) 1 December
    Fall (Regular Decision) 15 February
    Spring 1 November
    Regular Admissions March 15
    Siena College/ Albany Medical College Program November 1
    Dual Degree Nursing November 1
    Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) February 15

    Note: Applications submitted after the deadlines are reviewed on a space-available basis.

    Siena College International Admissions

    Siena College accepts international applicants, provided that they meet all requirements stated by the college and US Laws. The admission process is similar for both international and domestic applicants. However international and transferred students need to meet some additional requirements. International Students need to meet the following requirements:

    • Must have completed secondary education with college preparatory curriculum/Relevant UG degree 
    • Meet the minimum grade point equivalency, 
    • Provide required academic official records, 
    • Meet the appropriate deadlines 
    • Provide financial documents for the required duration of the study program. 

    Admission Requirements 

    International applicants must satisfy the following requirements in order to be eligible for admission to Siena College.

    • A completed application 
    • The original transcript of high school and college signed by official authorities.
    • ACT, SAT, GRE/GMAT, and/or TOEFL, IELTS score reports need to be submitted.
    • A statement of purpose with a clear goal is required.
    • A letter of recommendation signed by an official authority is required.
    • A personal essay of 1-2 pages

    Students must send their documents and details to the Siena College office through email.

    English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    International applicants are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, and/or SAT scores to demonstrate English Proficiency. The minimum required score by the Siena College are :

    Proficiency Test Minimum Score
    TOEFL iBT 79 or greater
    IELTS 6.5 overall or greater

    Visa Process for International Applicant

    International applicants can apply for a Visa to study in the USA right after an application letter is issued. Students whose application has been approved will be issued an I-20 form from the university. This form is important for further Visa process. Any queries related to I-20 can be directed towards the office which will begin communicating with the applicants regarding the necessary documents. 

    Applicants will be required to submit the following documents while applying for Visa

    • Valid passport 
    • Proof of health insurance 
    • Original I-20 form 
    • Fee receipt paid to Siena College.

    After the submission of the required documents, students can schedule an interview with the nearest US embassy and prepare for their visa interview.

    International Financial Aid

    Siena College offers merit-based scholarships and grants to freshmen and international students.

    All international freshmen are eligible for a merit-based scholarship. Various scholarships in USA are available based on GPA, SAT/ACT scores. Applicants must submit the required documents either by email or to the center for international students.

    Siena College Undergraduate Admissions

    Siena College offers undergraduate programs in liberal arts courses, accounting, chemistry, biochemistry, American studies, finance, economics, marketing, biology, and History. Aspirants are required to submit transcripts and other required documents to the concerned department.

    Where to Apply– Online Application portal of Siena College

    Admission Requirements:

    Applicant must submit the following documents at the time of admission:-

    • Academic transcripts
    • Letter of Recommendation 
    • ACT/SAT 
    • School counselor recommendation
    • Proof of residency
    • English proficiency test score for international applicants.

    SAT/ACT scores are optional but recommended. Test scores for undergraduate admissions are only required for Law and Medical programs.

    Siena College International Graduate Admissions

    Siena College offers master's programs in accounting and business administration. Below are the specific details for these master’s programs offered by Siena College.

    • Application Complete Application Form (Online)
    • Transcript Required 
    • Letter Of Recommendation Required 
    • English language proficiency
    • Personal Statement Required
    • Resume Required
    • Financial Aids Scholarships, Loans, Grants 
    • GMAT Score 500+
    • Essay Required
    Here are the specific academic requirements for the graduate programs offered by the college:

    Masters of Science in Accounting Master of Business Administration (MBA) Advanced Professional Certificate in Fraud and Digital Forensics Advanced Certificate in Data and Analytics
    Application Fee 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD
    Application Deadline Fall- February 15,2021
    Spring - November 1
    Fall- February 15, 2021
    Spring - November 1
    Fall- February 15, 2021
    Spring - November 1
    Fall- February 15, 2021
    Spring - November 1
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required
    English Proficiency Test Scores TOEFL iBT - 79
    IELTS - 6.5
    TOEFL iBT - 79
    IELTS - 6.5
    TOEFL iBT - 79
    IELTS - 6.5
    TOEFL iBT - 79
    IELTS - 6.5
    SAT/ACT/GMAT/ GRE Scores GMAT Scores are required GMAT Scores are required Not required Not required
    Work Experience Optional Optional Optional Optional
    Resume/CV Required Required Required Required
    Essay/Statement of Purpose Required Required Required Required
    Recommendations/References 1 LOR 1 LOR 2 LORs 2 LORs

    Many courses at Siena College are offered as full-time regular courses in various disciplines. Applicants are required to make the application three months from the date of commencement of courses. The application process may take up to 3-4 weeks for the successful application and the decision. The admissions are confirmed through mail and further provide guidance for residence and other facilities and provided the I-20 form after the confirmation of admission which will be required to get the visa.

    Ques. What is the acceptance rate of Siena College?

    Ans. The university has an acceptance rate of 87%.

    Ques. How much does it cost to apply?

    Ans. Siena College charges an application fee of 50 USD.

    Ques. Do I have to take the IELTS, TOEFL, or any other English proficiency exam?

    Ans. If you live in a country where the official language is not English and your secondary education was in a language other than English, then we require you to submit a TOEFL or IELTS exam.

    • Minimum TOEFL Score: 65
    • Minimum IELTS Score: 5.5

    Ques. Does Siena College offer scholarships for international students?

    Ans. International students qualify for our merit-based scholarships.

    Ques. Do I have to fill out a FAFSA?

    Ans. No- as an international student, you do not qualify for federal financial aid, so you do not need to fill out a FAFSA.

    Ques. Do I have to get my transcripts evaluated by WES or any other credit evaluator? 

    Ans. It is not necessary to have your transcript evaluated by credential evaluation services organizations as that is done in house at Siena College. 

    Ques. Is there a minimum GPA to apply?

    Ans. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.

    Ques. How can I send the required documents to Siena College?

    Ans. You can have your documents sent via mail or email to Siena College.
    Mailing Address:
    Center for International Programs
    Siena College
    515 Loudon Road
    Loudonville, NY 12211

    Ques. Is there a pre-med major at Siena?

    Ans. Students may enroll in any major provided they fulfill the medical school admission requirements. In the past, most students enrolled in biology.

    Ques. What are the admission requirements for medical school?

    Ans. One year each of biology, chemistry (inorganic and organic), mathematics, physics, and English.

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