Siena Heights University

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School Overview

Siena Heights University (locally referred to as SHU) is a higher education institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. The university’s main campus is located in Adrian Michigan, but it has satellite campuess in several cities throughout Michigan, including Monroe, Lansing, Southfield, Jackson, and Benton Harbor. SHU also offers students the opportunity earn their degree and take adult education programs online.

SHU offers undergraduate, graduate and professional studies programs in over 40 career fields and disciplines, although most programs are provided through the university’s undergraduate college. SHU’s undergraduate college is comprised of six academic divisions: Humanities; Social & Behavioral Science; Computing, Mathematics & the Sciences; and Business & Management.

In addition to traditional degree programs, Siena Heights offers duel enrollment programs that allows junior and senior high school students to earn college credits toward their future degree as they complete their high school diploma. This offers high school students who meet certain criteria the ability to get that much closer to earning their college degree in the least amount of time possible.

SHU has a very attractive student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1 and students can look forward to a lot of interaction with faculty and professors.

General Information

Admission Office

1247 East Siena Heights Drive

Adrian, MI 49221-1796

(517) 264-7180

(800) 521-0009

Fax: (517) 264-7745

Contact: Sara Johnson

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1247 East Siena Heights Drive

Adrian, MI 49221-1796

(517) 264-7180

Total undergrads: 1,954

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,850


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 75%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A,B
Ceramics B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Drawing B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Metal/Jewelry Arts B
Music – General B
Painting B
Photography B
Sculpture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A,B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,B
Business – General A,B
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing A,B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B


Business Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Predentistry A,B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy A,B
Preveterinary Medicine A


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General A,B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Gerontology A
Natural Sciences A,B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A,B


Psychology – General A,B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A,B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Siena Heights University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (517) 263-0731
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr., Adrian, MI 49221
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,337
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 43%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,605 (69% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $27,152
Out-of-state Tuition: $27,152
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $19,919

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Siena Heights University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Siena Heights University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 13
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 3115
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 3
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 25
Construction Trades 1
Education 1817
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 513
English Language and Literature/Letters 13
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 13
Health Professions and Related Programs 8182
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 241
Legal Professions and Studies 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22
Mathematics and Statistics 3
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 12
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Personal and Culinary Services 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 1
Precision Production 1
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 4
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Social Sciences 2
Theology and Religious Vocations 11
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Grand total 23311225

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Siena Heights University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $27,152
Out-of-state $27,152
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,446
Out-of-state $12,446

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 287 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 287 99% $19,919
Student loan aid 212 73% $9,439

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,523 69% $13,352
Federal student loans 1,341 61% $9,951

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Siena Heights University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Siena Heights University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,722 866 856
Percent admitted 100% 74% 72%
Percent admitted who enrolled 19% 19% 19%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Siena Heights University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,337
Undergraduate enrollment 2,103
Graduate enrollment 234

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Siena Heights University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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