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| Siena provides a great faculty and staff, and a great education as well. However, these are the only good things it provides.I have been at Siena for almost a year and it has absolutely sucked.It is very small and you see the same people quite frequently, and everyone seems to know everyones business.If you are looking to have a fun social experience DO NOT attend Siena. I was someone who regularly partied in high school and I absolutely hate the social aspect of this college.The only things to do are attend a grotesque 18+ bar called Dapps which recently has been shut down because of cleanliness issues,go to on-campus townhouses, or go into the city of Albany and risk getting stabbed. All in all, I was hoping to have the "college experience" but I am finding I enjoyed high school much more. Go here if you have no interest in partying and simply just want an education,but if you even want to have an ounce of fun and save yourself from drinking in a dorm room every weekend, pick otherwise. |
|Mar 28 2011|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2014 |
|Not so bright|
| 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 |