About Siena Heights University

Founded in 1919, Siena Heights University. is a Private college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 2,407 full time undergraduate students, and 233 full time graduate students.

The Siena Heights University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 89 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Siena Heights University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate71%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at SHU are considered Selective, with ,11% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 16 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

78% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 43% were in the top quarter, and 15% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Siena Heights University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
18%
“We know about current events and vote”
82%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
10%
“Sometimes, but not often”
80%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
36%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
64%
“I feel extremely safe”
9%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
27%
“We bought the gear”
64%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
45%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
36%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
36%
“They keep regular office hours”
64%
“They”re always available”
9%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
27%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
55%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
9%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
18%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
27%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
45%
“We only party on weekends”
9%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
73%
“There might be people who do”
9%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
18%
“We know about current events and vote”
82%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
10%
“Sometimes, but not often”
80%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
36%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
64%
“I feel extremely safe”
9%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
27%
“We bought the gear”
64%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
45%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
36%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
36%
“They keep regular office hours”
64%
“They”re always available”
9%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
27%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
55%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
9%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
18%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
27%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
45%
“We only party on weekends”
9%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
73%
“There might be people who do”
9%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    20 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    13 Students rated off-campus housing 4.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    19 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    22 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    22 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 73 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    22 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    22 Students rated local services 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    22 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

Siena Heights University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Siena Heights University?

11 Students rated Siena Heights University

Kira - 06/28/2023

I love SHU. I was expecting it to be a boring college, but I've learned so much and I've had lots of fun on campus with the clubs, the activities, and even discussion with other students and professors. If I could go back to when I was applying to colleges, I would apply all over again. The college is so inclusive and I think that's really great for everyone!

Taylor - 05/30/2019

Siena has been another home for me. The staff is always ready and available for their students. They never want to see their students fall behind and always make sure everyone is on track. I am a double major in both elementary and special education. The education department has created a lounge for all education majors to work on homework, projects, etc. My advisor always responds back to me fast and helps me throughout the education pathway. Everyone is super friendly on campus and there is never a moment​ where I feel out of place. Siena is not just a university, it is a second home.

Jaynie - 02/01/2019

I enjoy Siena Heights University. I think the academics reach to the majority of students. There are many flexible choices for all types of students. It has been a wonderful experience for myself. I would recommend to any person to choose to complete their education here.

Krystal - 08/09/2018

It maybe a small school but it the community is great. I’m glad I go to this school. Unlike most most professors they would go out of their way to help you improve. Also the people on campus are friendly and helpful. The first time I was there I was lost and the community help me adjust.

Siena Heights University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Siena Heights University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Siena Heights University is 71%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    During my brief time completeing my Bachelor's degree and starting my Master's degree the biggest lesson that I have learned is simply acceptance. Acceptance for not only people from many different backgrounds and religions, but for their points of view. Prior to furthering my education I was very closed minded and thought that my way was the only way. Through these classes I have had a wonderful eye opening experience that will remain with me throughout my life. This is something I have every intention to teach to the next couple of generations of young people that I may influence.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Siena Heights University is a small school that is passionate towards giving its students the best education available.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The drama is the worst thing at our school. We basically live in a small town at Siena. If you can manage to stay out of the drama Siena is amazing.

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  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I don't believe there is any type of person that should not attend Siena Heights. I love this school. It is focused on its students and thier educational success.

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  6. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There is barely anything frustrating about my college. I don't think that I can think of anything but positive situations when it comes to my University. I have had no issues with professors or any classmates what so ever. I completely admire everyone I have came in contact with at my university. The classes are complex but not difficult by any means. I have learned more from these professors here at my University than I did in high school and my two year college put together. I would recommend this college to anyone who asked my opinion.

    Read all  4 answers
  7. What's unique about your campus?

    everyone is great, i can receive help and guidance when i need it and it is a very social environment

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that I had spent more time looking at the school and visiting.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The type of person that should go here is a hard working friendly person. Someone who is willing to help others and also willing to except help from others. A person with school spirit, since most of Siena students are athletes. Also someone who isn't afraid to ask for help or just talk to their teachers.

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  10. Describe the students at your school.

    they are very involved in everyone elses business

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Siena is best known for being a competitive private college, small class sizes, personable faculty, and its student athletes.

    Read all  2 answers

Student Body

Students

59%

female

41%

male

2,407

Total Undergrad Enrollment

233

Total Grad Students

12%

Out-Of-State

87%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

34

Student Organizations

1

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

17%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
11%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
59%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Siena Heights University receive some sort of financial aid. 43% were awarded federal grants. While 75% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$24,856

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$10,040

Room and Board

35,896

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$13,192
$30 - $48K
$13,918
$48 - $75K
$17,650
$75 - $110K
$21,897
$110K & UP
$27,824

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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