<p>I just visited Siena and these are my ideas of what Siena is like:</p>
<p>1) The general Siena community is involved with sports, partying, and not too serious about academics. Everything is laid back, and the schools pretends to be religious but it really isn't that involved. There are relatively no drugs on campus (like pot), however ALCOHOL is RAMPANT on the campus.
2) Siena has no greek system but systems do tend to form.
3) Most people aren't interested in academics but really into partying and getting drunk and laid.
4) To become a Presidential Scholar isn't very prestigious seeing as it attracts people with 1150 SATS and at least an 85 GPA.
5) Academically speaking, Siena College isn't very well known and doesn't carry the name recognition like of other same-level schools.
6) School emphasizes sports over academics (look at the number of people coming here due to sports sholarships and the measly 5k for the presidentials)
7) Social life is rather limiting here as fun time involves 1) Getting drunk 2) Visiting strip clubs 3) Playing Ping-Pong.
8) People are rude in general, and do not offer directions to get to places. I had to ask 10 different people who rudely ignored me and my friend, and we eventually asked the security guard (who was ****ed off also)</p>
<p>Overall, this school turned me off because of the general lack of enthusiasm for academics (not much hope for post-undergrad work, or getitng into good grad schools), doesn't offer much aid in grants, scholarships, whatever, and the admissions and people in general are shallow/rude.</p>
<p>In all, I recommend you guys check out other schools such as Saint. lawrence Uni, Syracuse, SUNY BINghamton, SUNY Geneseo, Union, University of Rochester for schools of this calibre. </p>
<p>The only reason i may recommend this school is if you're interested in the combined program for medicine (7 years combiend b.s./m.d. program). Other than that, I DO NOT RECOMMEND GOING HERE.</p>