General Information About Siena Heights University
A Catholic liberal arts institution founded in 1919 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Siena Heights was originally named St. Joseph College, and enrolled many of the graduates of neighboring St. Joseph Academy, founded some years earlier by the Adrian Dominicans. In 1939, St. Joseph College was renamed Siena Heights College, in honor of Catherine of Siena, a 14th century Italian Dominican who dedicated her life to a quest for truth and social responsibility, and in recognition of the College’s location on the highest land in the surrounding area. In 1997, the Board of Trustees voted to change the institution’s name again, effective July 1, 1998; Siena Heights University was chosen as a more accurate reflection of the kind of institution Siena Heights is today.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Weekend/evening college
- Remedial services
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Roman Catholic
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Other degree
- Town: Distant
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 919 Percent Admitted 66% Men Admitted 64% Women Admitted 67% Full Time Retention Rate 78%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 18 23 English 17 22 Math 17 23
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 3,290 Native American 12 Asian 28 African American 401 Hispanic 99 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 871 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 31