Design Your Own Major At Siena: How It Works

Posted By Paul Acosta | January 19, 2017 design-your-major-preview.jpg

Were you considering applying to Siena, but then didn’t see a major that appealed to you? Wait, don’t cross us off your list! With our Student Designed Interdisciplinary Major (SDIM), you could potentially have the opportunity to create your own plan of study and earn a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (with a specific concentration noted on your transcript). Here's how it works.

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The Best Things About Attending a Small, Private, Liberal Arts College

Posted By Ned Jones | January 10, 2017 private-college-benefits-preview.jpg

Take a look at your list of potential colleges. Is there a mix of small and large schools, publics and privates, liberal arts and pre-professional choices? Unless you've been certain about the kind of school you belong at from the start, it can be hard to narrow down your list when there are so many differences to consider. Let us help. 

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How To Clean Up Your Social Media Profiles In Case Colleges Are Looking

Posted By Allison Turcio | January 6, 2017 clean-social-media-preview-1.jpg

It's no secret that many college admissions counselors will check out applicants' social media profiles during the review process (just like many employers do). So even if you think your privacy settings are locked up, it doesn't hurt to add virtual spring cleaning to your application checklist. Here are some ways to make your online presence more college-friendly. 

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Download Our Free Financial Aid Guide

Posted By Robin Wojcik | January 4, 2017 finaid-whats-next-preview-1.jpg

There's a reason that at our Open Houses this year we offered high school seniors the opportunity to fill out their FAFSA with the help of our financial aid staff. Between the forms, the terms, the rules, the types of aid... we get a lot of questions from high school juniors, seniors and parents. That's why we put together this easy-to-follow complimentary guide. 

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Siena’s Most Popular News Stories from 2016

Posted By Allison Turcio | December 30, 2016 top-news-stories-preview.jpg

With 2017 just around the corner, we thought we'd take a moment to look back at what made 2016 such a great year for Siena. From the launch of our first-ever nursing program to our recognition on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Value Colleges, we certainly have a lot to be thankful for. Here’s the roundup for the top 10 most read news articles on our website

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Merry Christmas From Siena College & A Happy 2017

Posted By Siena Admissions | December 22, 2016

A sincere thanks to everyone in Siena's community who once again helped us live out another fantastic year here in Loudonville, NY. There's no question that 2016 was filled with incredible times and memories we won't soon forget—and we can't wait to see what 2017 brings. In the meantime, from Siena's family to yours, have a very merry Christmas! 

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5 Things to Love About Upstate New York in the Winter

Posted By Donna Murphy | December 12, 2016 winter-upstate-preview-1.jpg

If there's one thing we love about life in the Northeast, it’s the four seasons. Which, obviously, means winter must come. But we’re here to tell you those few months of colder days are actually a lot of fun for college students. Check out these five reasons why we love this time of year in Upstate New York:

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What To Ask A Transfer Admissions Counselor

Posted By Jen Sloan | December 7, 2016 transfer-counselor-preview-2.jpg

College always takes an adjustment period, but sometimes you just know if a place isn’t for you. Thinking about switching schools? We recommend syncing up with a transfer admissions counselor at the college you're considering to make sure you get all the answers you need. Here are some questions to ask.

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How Students Become Better People at Siena

Posted By Ned Jones | December 2, 2016 students-better-people-preview.jpg

As you're deciding between where to apply or enroll, you're no doubt comparing facts like graduation rates and alumni average salaries. But there's another factor we hope you'll also consider: do the colleges you're interested in produce good people as well? At Siena, that's something we pride ourselves on.

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