Start your journey as a Siena Saint today!

At Siena Heights University, we challenge you to find meaning and purpose in your college years and for the rest of your life. Through connections to the community and exploration of ethical and even spiritual issues in the classroom, Siena Heights University nurtures the potential for greatness in every student.




Siena Heights is excited to offer the Brain Gain Promise, a tuition-free guarantee for eligible Michigan high school graduates! To find out more, please visit here!

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Majors & Programs


Your college choice is important. And finding the right school connects you to your successful future. At SHU, there is no shortage of ways to challenge yourself. Whichever major you choose to pursue, you’ll develop the skills necessary for all aspects of life!

Costs & Aid

A college education has never been more valuable, and at Siena, we work with you to make that education affordable and accessible! Our sole purpose is to help you realize your dream of attaining a college degree. It’s the best investment you can make in yourself, and research shows a college degree will significantly expand your lifetime earning potential.

Welcome! Are you ready to take the first step towards gaining your undergraduate degree from the top catholic university in Michigan and the opportunities that follow? These steps outline the general process. All you have to do is complete them to get started. 
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Start the next part of your journey right here! Join an accepting community of learning professionals committed to your aspirations for your life and your career—for today, tomorrow and the years to come. 

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Welcome to the Office of International Studies! The office works to enhance the collegiate experience of international students through multidimensional support, resources, and guidance. Check out all the opportunities SHU can offer. Siena Heights University is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.

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Siena Heights University, which has been nationally recognized as a Military Friendly School for several years, takes great pride in its ability to offer quality educational opportunities to our men and women in uniform.

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The mission of Siena Heights University, a Catholic University founded and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, is to assist people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all.

Admissions Process

We make it easy to start your life as a Siena Saint! We are a test-optional school, and our application is free and 100% online.

1. Submit Your Application

2. Supplemental Information

1. In addition to completing the online application for  admission, please have the following sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

i. High school/college transcript(s) or GED results

ii. ACT/SAT/TOEFL test results (optional for admission, but required for some programs)

3. Financial Aid

1. File Your FAFSA on with Siena’s school code: 002316.
2. Estimate your aid with our net price calculator.
3. Check out our list of available Siena Scholarships and Grants.

After Acceptance

Welcome to the Saints Family! After being accepted for admission to Siena Heights University, you’ll need to take a few steps to secure your place in the incoming class.

4. Submit Enrollment Deposit

Your enrollment deposit reserves your space in the incoming class and locks in your financial aid package. Deposits may be submitted online or mailed to:

Siena Heights University Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1247 E. Siena Heights Dr.
Adrian, MI 49221-1796

6. Determine Your Housing

Whether you’re a residential student or commuting to campus, Siena has a place for you!

7. Get Registered for Classes

After taking the English Placement Test and completing the Class Registration Questionnaire, you’ll need to schedule an advising appointment with your academic advisor to build your schedule for the upcoming semester.

8. Attend a Siena Heights Orientation (SHO) Day

This is your opportunity to learn everything you’ll need to know to prepare for your Siena start! You’ll hear from Advising, Residence Life, Student Accounts, Student Engagement, and more!

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