Wagner College

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1 Campus Road

Staten Island, NY 10301

Phone: (718) 390-3100
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Feb. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#24 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Wagner College is a private institution that was founded in 1883. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,821, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 110 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wagner College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 24. Its tuition and fees are $39,220 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

"Sustaining the Innovation." At Wagner College we believe education is about connecting. Connected learning comes through linking multidisciplinary classes (learning communities), experiential learning, civic education and a strong focus on writing and communication. The "Wagner Plan" requires that each student take three learning communities. In the first semester the "LC" connects two required courses around a theme, adds a writing intensive Reflective Tutorial and includes three hours per week of community based fieldwork related to the courses. In the senior year a capstone LC in the major, includes 100 hours of fieldwork and a thesis/research project. The 3rd LC is taken in the middle years and combines the major with core requirements. Our curriculum has been lauded by AAC&U, The Washington Center for Learning and Time Magazine among others. At Wagner students truly "learn by doing".

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1883
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $46,434,592


When applying to Wagner College, it's important to note the application deadline is February 15, and the early decision deadline is December 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 15. The application fee at Wagner College is $60. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 71.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 71.9%
Application deadline February 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Wagner College is 13:1, and the school has 65.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Wagner College include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Visual and Performing Arts; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 79.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 60%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 18%
Visual and Performing Arts 18%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 17%
Psychology 9%
Social Sciences 9%

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Student Life

Wagner College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,821, with a gender distribution of 34.8 percent male students and 65.2 percent female students. At this school, 67 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 33 percent of students live off campus. Wagner College is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,208
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Wagner College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Wagner College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Wagner College, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Wagner College.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Wagner College, 65.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,209.

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Tuition and fees $39,220 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,660 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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