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| I attended Siena from 1999 to 2003 and it was a great experience. I did have a few issues with several professors but given the number of classes I took, it was nothing that seemed out of the ordinary. I believe this is a great school for someone who is not looking for frat/sorority life and is not looking to go to a huge university. Siena was a place where I made great friends and learned a lot about myself and others. I believe that anyone can knock any school for something and the only negative thing I can say about Siena is that I believe it is really expensive, but if you have a desire to go then its worth it. I do not regret going to Siena and would encourage others to check it out and see if its the right school for them. Good luck! |
|Feb 25 2011|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2003 |
| Like others, I feel compelled to write because of some of the negative posts on this board.|
Things like "everyone I know hated this place," or "students are all arrogant/a$$holes/rich kids/etc," was just not my Siena Experience. My Siena experience was all about meeting people who went on to join the peace corp, who studied abroad, who volunteered, who did habitat for humanity, who spring break it up, who wanted to do well in school and party hard *yes, that happens here, too.
Make no mistake about it- there is affluence on the campus and there are arrogant a**holes, but where won't you find that? Especially when you're paying $30,000 in tuition. If that's all you focus on, that's all you're going to get.
Furthermore, 99.9% of students that I came across were all about the community aspect of Siena College. If you met someone for the first time, it didn't matter who/what you were, you became friends quick because you were from Siena.
There was sooooooo much to do on campus. Just get involved in a few clubs and you will love this place.
The friars on campus are the nicest people you will ever meet- make no mistake about it. I still talk to Father Dennis, 4 years after graduation.
Siena College has something like a 90% or higher retention rate, so they must be doing something right.
There is something very wrong in the administration- I don't know who's best interest they have in mind, but it doesn't seem to be the students. They make rules that no one wants at the drop of a hat. So that is definitely something that needs to be fixed, but did not ruin the experience for myself or anyone else I know.
If you're looking for a small, private school, with lots of opportunities and a great campus life, Siena College is definitely worth a look.
|Sep 14 2010|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2006 |
|Not so bright|
| Don't believe the person who wrote the previous comment. He/she must have not made a good group of friends or didn't make the effort to. Like all schools there are friendly, motivated and non-friendly, unmotivated people. From my experience almost everybody was very friendly and approachable. All of my best friends today went to Siena with me. I think the fact that Siena is a smaller school is a very positive aspect because you have a greater sense of community and don't get "lost in the sauce." The chances of people knowing other people's business is more likely since it's smaller but Siena is big enough that not everybody knows each other and small enough that you get the attention you need. Academically I thought Siena was great, especially the science departments. Courses were very challenging (in a good way mostly) and I learned a lot. Professors are always willing to help, even after you graduate. Social life is a great. Yes there is partying and drinking, but what college doesn't? In my opinion if you're not into the party scene then why dorm at any college? To me, Siena is work hard, play hard. People go out and have fun but they also know how to balance their academics and do their best. Overall everyone is here just to have a good time and get a good education. Plus the basketball games are so much fun and induce a lot of school spirit! |
|Sep 07 2010|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2010 |