From the School

About Wagner
Set on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and New York Harbor, Wagner's 105-acre park-like campus is only a free ferry ride away from the cultural, intellectual, and professional heart of America Manhattan.

At Wagner, students "learn by doing" through a challenging, broad-based liberal arts curriculum that is anchored in the real world. Through The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, students, in their very first semester, become involved in field work directly related to their courses. Learning Communities help students connect to their studies, to their professors, and to each other. Internships required for all students provide valuable real-world experience before graduation. Wagner's small class sizes and experienced professors, who teach both introductory and upper-level courses, are other features of our nationally-acclaimed curriculum.

Overview

Applicants
2,942
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average HS GPA
89.10

GPA Breakdown

18%
Over 3.75
29%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
530 - 630
SAT Math
520 - 640
ACT Composite
22 - 27

Deadlines


Regular
February 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Overall

From The School

The Wagner Plan
Students "learn by doing" through a broad-based liberal arts curriculum called The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts. This academic curriculum is comprised of three Leaning Communities (LCs):
In the first year, students complete nine courses, including their First Year LC during the very first semester. Combining two interdisciplinary classes with a Reflective Tutorial (RFT), the LC will directly link classroom learning with real-world field experiences at sites across New York City.
During the second and third years of The Wagner Plan, students select an Intermediate LC while completing General Education and major requirements. This provides a greater understanding of their chosen discipline and how it relates to other areas of study.
The Wagner Plan culminates with a Senior LC, bringing together the breadth of a liberal education and the depth of specialized knowledge into real-world practical applications. The Senior LC combines two capstone courses within a student's major and a second RFT, requiring all students to complete a field-based internship or applied learning component.

Wagner students can also study abroad through the College's four affiliated programs in Spain, Israel, France, and Italy. Dozens more programs are available through our membership in the Institute for the International Education of Students and New American Colleges & Universities. In addition, Wagner's Expanding Your Horizons program offers spring courses with short-term domestic and international travel components.

Students Say

Wagner College, located on Staten Island, is a “tight-knit and fun, yet academically challenging,” liberal arts school that operates under the Wagner Plan, combining a solid foundation in the liberal arts with practical and applied experiences like internships, with a commitment to service learning and community. The school is “in the perfect location with a surplus of unique resources” and is composed of “an excellent and vibrant community that supports its students every step of the way.” The “commitment of the faculty and staff have for the student body is outstanding.” Thanks to the plan, students are encouraged “to explore and reflect upon a myriad of subjects and issues.” “Even though I am a biology major, I have the wonderful opportunity to explore interdisciplinary topics in the humanities and social sciences throughout my undergraduate career,” says one student. The college’s unique first-year program consists of a set of three classes with the same twenty-eight students, which “helps transition us from high school to college by progressively learning how to write college-level pieces as well as by engaging in a mandatory thirty-hour community service requirement.” This “small, beautiful learning community” is guided by an “extremely attentive and competent” faculty. The professors “ask you to do your best and to push your limitations away” and are “extremely accessible outside of class.” “The first time I was nervous about registration, my advisor sat down had lunch, and we registered together,” says a student. “It is comforting that I can go to my professors whenever I need assistance with work.” The school’s science and physician’s assistant programs are notably strong, as are the “fantastic” theater and musical programs. Students all universally agree that Wagner “lets you experience all different types of subjects by following the concept: learning by doing.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
248
with Terminal Degree
104

128
Men
120
Women
23
Minority
3
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
92%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


John H. Myers
President and CEO of GE Asset Management

Kurt M. Landgraf
President and CEO of Educational Testing Services

Michael Tadross
Film Producer

Randy Graff
Broadway Stage and TV actress; 1990 Tony Award winne

Rich Negrin
Deputy Mayor of Philadelphia

Laura Graham
Senior Advisor, Clinton Foundation

Overview

From The School

Costs for the 2014-15 academic year:
Tuition: $40,450
Room and Board: $12,450

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
77
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Bottom Line

Tuition costs $40,450 per year, with an additional $12,450 going towards room and board. Ninety-three percent of students receive some sort of financial aid, with sixty-nine percent of average need being met. The average amount of a freshman scholarship/grant package is $16,203.

Bang For Your Buck

About nine out of ten Wagner students receive financial aid, and the school tries to keep the awards process as painless as possible. A range of academic scholarships are available to Wagner students, including academic (for which all applicants are considered) and performance-based scholarships (which may require supplemental materials to be submitted). A number of namesake academic scholarships are also available. Students are advised to work directly with their Wagner College Admissions Counselor in order to make sure that they are applying for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,203

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,172

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,766

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$16,203

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$38,920
Required Fees
$300
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$797

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$797

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

From The School

Beyond the Classroom
Wagner offers a full spectrum of student activities, including more than 90 student clubs and organizations. These programs not only enrich the undergraduate years but also serve to prepare students for the challenges of life after graduation. As an NCAA Division I institution, Wagner offers eight men's and eleven women's sports. Intramural programs and the College's 93,000-square-foot sports and recreation center provide all students with athletic opportunities.

Students represent 43 different states and 25 countries. Over 60% of students are from outside New York State.

Students Say

The student body here celebrates its “diverse” makeup but Division I athletics and the “great theater program” are very visible in this “small close community.” But a student not in either of these programs can find their group through clubs and the major that they are in.” Many students have “one major and a minor,” and “half of them might study abroad for a semester and or have one or two internships before they graduate.” Everyone basically goes about their own business, but “is very approachable.” No one seems to have any trouble finding their own crowd, but even once that occurs, “different crowds frequently mingle and almost everyone gets along.” “People just talk to everyone,” says a student.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,838
Out of State
48%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
26

Demographics

65% female
35% male
48% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview

From The School

Campus
Wagner College is located on Grymes Hill in New York City's borough of Staten Island, a neighborhood of historic turn-of-the-century estates and mansions. Once the American home of the Cunard shipping lines dynasty, Wagner's residential campus enables students to be part of the city in a beautiful and tranquil setting ideal for study, reflection, and contemplation.

Over 80% of students reside in one of Wagner’s four residence halls.

Students Say

At Wagner, students are “mostly concerned about their careers, whether they want to make it on Broadway or find the cure for cancer.” There’s plenty of school-run activities “through co-curricular programs and various clubs,” so there are “countless things to do.” Beyond all doubt, “the best thing to do…is to take advantage of New York City.” The campus is just “a ferry ride away from Manhattan,” and the majority of people takes the Wagner shuttle to the S.I. ferry (“all for free!”) and goes to the city, whether to shop, eat, or go to a Broadway show. On weekends, there are “parties run by organizations from time to time” or in dorm rooms, since “there is no off-campus housing.” Every year, the school has an event called Wagner Stock, where a famous musician or group comes to play. Food is a huge pain point here: Students want “more access to the dining hall in the late hours of the night,” “more food options,” and just better food in general.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
69%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
89
First-Year Students living on campus
82%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
98

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
66
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
4

9% join a fraternity
15% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

23% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Seahawks)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Seahawks)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Water Polo

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: www.wagner.edu/campus_life/student-clubs

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: St. John's University

Sustainability

Green Rating
66

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
10

Average Number of PC's per Lab
22

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
93%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell site for private purchase.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jacob Browne
Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
1 Campus Road
Staten Island, NY 10301

Phone
7183903180

Email
adm@wagner.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Coffee House
Spiro Sports Center
Wagner Student Union
Main Hall Theatre
Foundation Hall
Hawk's Nest

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Manhattan
Statue of Liberty
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Staten Island Yankees
Fort Wadsworth
see our website at http://wagner.edu/about/visit/nyc/ for a list of attractions.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday-Friday: 10-3pm, some Saturdays 11am
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
selected Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
adm@wagner.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Select dates in Spring for admitted students only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Plane: Three major airports serve New York City. Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey is most accessible, though LaGuardia and JFK Airports are within reasonable travel distance. Car service is available between Wagner College and all three airports for approximately $40 each way. Train: Amtrak, Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit arrive at Penn Station in Manhattan at 34th Street and 7th Avenue. Wagner College can be reached from Manhattan by taking the Staten Island Ferry, leaving at regular intervals throughout the day from the ferry terminal in lower Manhattan. From Penn Station, take either a cab or New York City Subway (IRT Downtown #1 or #9 train to South Ferry; IRT #4 or #5 train to Bowling Green; IRT N or R to Whitehall Station) to Battery Park Ferry Terminal. Take the Staten Island Ferry (no fare) to Staten Island. From the ferry terminal on Staten Island, the College is a short ride via car service, which can be picked up at the terminal.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the NORTH and EAST: From Long Island via the Belt Parkway or New England via the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: Proceed to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. After the tollbooths on the Staten Island side of the bridge, proceed straight along I-278 West for approximately one mile to Exit 13 ("Richmond Road/Clove Road"). This exit ramp leads to a service road running parallel to I-278. Proceed on the service road to the third set of lights at Clove Road. Turn right onto Clove Road, and proceed approximately 100 yards to the first light at Howard Avenue. Turn right onto Howard Avenue. You will pass through three traffic lights, and at the top of Grymes Hill, pass Main Hall and Sutter Oval on the right. Immediately after the third traffic light, turn right into the main entrance of Wagner College, marked "Wagner College Main Parking Entrance." From the NORTH, WEST, and SOUTH: Take the New Jersey Turnpike (From points north and west) or the Garden State Parkway (from the New Jersey shore area) or US 1 or 9 to either the Outerbridge Crossing or the Goethals Bridge. VIA THE OUTERBRIDGE CROSSING from the New Jersey Turnpike, take Exit 10, or from the Garden State Parkway, Exit 127 and follow signs to the Outerbridge Crossing onto Staten Island. Route 1 and 9 travelers exit onto 440 North. After the tollbooths on Staten Island, proceed north on Route 440 ("West Shore Expressway) to the Staten Island Expressway/Route 278 East. Follow 278 East to Exit 13(Clove Road/Richmond Road/Hylan Boulevard"). Note: Do not exit at earlier Richmond Avenue exit. At the light at the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Clove Road. At the second light on Clove Road, turn right onto Howard Avenue (look for the Wagner College sign at this intersection). Pass through three traffic lights on Howard Avenue, and at the top of Grymes Hill, turn right into the main entrance of Wagner College. VIA THE GOETHALS BRIDGE Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 13. Cross the Goethals Bridge, and after the tollbooths on Staten Island, proceed on I-278 East. Continue on I-278 East to Exit 13 ("Clove Road/Richmond Road/Hylan Boulevard"). Note: Do not exit at the earlier Richmond Avenue exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Clove Road. At the second light on Clove Road, turn right onto Howard Avenue (look for Wagner College sign at this intersection). Pass through three traffic lights on Howard Avenue, and at the top of Grymes Hill, turn right into the main entrance of Wagner College.

Local Accommodations
Staten Island Hilton Garden Inn (1100 South Avenue, SI NY 10314 phone:718-477-2400). *Special Rate for guests visiting Wagner. Please inform the reservation clerk that you are visiting Wagner College. Hampton Inn & Suites 1120 South Avenue Staten Island, NY 10314 (718) 477-1600 *Special Rate for guests visiting Wagner. Please inform the reservation clerk that you are visiting Wagner College.
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Key Stats

2,942
Applicants
1,838
Size
70%
Acceptance Rate
1160
SAT Scores

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