Siena College

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Siena College is a liberal arts college that offers 32 majors, over 80 minors, and certificate programs. The 174-acre suburban campus houses 80% of students in six residence halls, and there are also two college affiliated townhouse complexes on campus too. There are more than 80 student clubs and organizations on campus and notable buildings.

  • The college opened in the New York suburb of Albany in 1937 as a Catholic college for men.
  • While enrollment dropped dramatically during the Second World War, the college quickly expanded in the 1950s and 1960s, increasing the number of majors available and adding several new buildings, becoming fully coeducational in 1969.
  • Some notable former students include Pulitzer Prize-winning author William J Kennedy, FoxNews correspondent Ed Henry, George Deukmejian, the 35th Governor of California as well as Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association.