Wagner College
631 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10301
Fax 718/390-3105


589 men/899 women
33 men/85 women
124 men/263 women

Number who applied:
Number accepted:
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Average SAT scores:
V 540 M 530
Average ACT score:
Average GPA:
3.0 weighted
Freshmen retention rate:

Room and board:
Fees, books, misc.:
$350 approx.

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Wagner College
631 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10301

Wagner College
Wagner College.

College Description
Founded in 1883, Wagner is a comprehensive four-year college with a historical commitment to the liberal arts. Numerous internships and mentorship opportunities, coupled with career placement, balance the liberal arts curriculum to ensure students are prepared for the professional and personal challenges they await. Wagner offers majors in the liberal arts, humanities, sciences, pre-professional fields and the arts. Most colleges and universities require that you choose one of two important college traits: either a tranquil rural setting far away from professional contacts, or an in-city institution perfect for career connections, but without the traditions of a classic college campus life. Wagner's location offers students the best of both worlds, bringing together the serenity of a wooded campus and the excitement of a major metropolitan area. The residential 105-acre hilltop campus overlooks New York Harbor and Manhattan, only 35 minutes from the cultural, intellectual and professional opportunities of Manhattan. As a small college, Wagner offers a personal approach to education, an experienced faculty and a diverse student body.

Academic Life
Wagner's undergraduate programs focus on the liberal arts, sciences and pre-professional programs. The college requires each student to complete a liberal arts core curriculum, exposing each participant to a broad base of knowledge within the first two years of their undergraduate study. Wagner's 60-credit core curriculum prepares students in making well-informed decisions when choosing further academic routes in business, theater, medicine, law and the arts. Starting in a student's first year, the core's diversity is refreshing in its selection of stimulating course work, while providing a distinct structure for each student to follow. Wagner supplements its traditional course offerings with outstanding programs, focusing on the college's close connection to New York City. The college's arts administration, economics and public administration majors are three examples in which the backdrop of New York City enhances the experience of traditional classroom learning. In addition, our traditional two-semester system allows students to take full advantage of the college's extensive course listings, internships, study abroad and summer programs.

Campus Life
Approximately 70 percent of Wagner undergraduates live on campus in one of the three residence halls overlooking New York Harbor. Wagner College offers more than 70 student clubs and organizations on campus, including honor societies, leadership and religious groups, fraternities and sororities, student government and academic clubs. Wagner College is an NCAA Division I institution that sponsors an array of men's and women's sports, including Division I-AA football. Intramural sports and men's club ice hockey and lacrosse are also available. A bank, art gallery, Hawk's Nest, and bookstore are located in the Union, the center of campus activity. Facilities also include a theater, chapel, health services office, music performance center, language laboratory, planetarium and the Coffee House for late night socializing. A shuttle bus is provided free of charge to scheduled locations. The Student Affairs office sponsors trips to Manhattan and provides discount student tickets to Broadway shows and sporting events.

Facilities and Resources
The campus includes 21 buildings for academic, residential and recreational use. The Spiro Computer Center maintains a student laboratory equipped with IBM Pentium PC's, and offers training in word processing and business programs, including database management and financial spreadsheets, scientific research methods and computer-aided design. Megerle Science Building includes two electron microscopes and a planetarium. Horrmann Library houses approximately 310,000 volumes and 1,000 titles in its periodical collection, and is a member of the New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency, providing access to more than 25 million volumes. The college has three residence halls overlooking the New York harbor. E-mail and Internet access are free to students from all residence hall rooms. Other facilities include a theater, music performance center, art gallery, nursing resource center, language laboratory, and Coffee House. The Academic Advisement Center provides resources for finding internships, job placement, and graduate school.

Wagner College has a proud history in athletics. As an NCAA Division I member of the Northeast Conference, Wagner fields eight men's sports (baseball, basketball, football [I-AA], golf, tennis, track/cross country and wrestling), and nine women's sports (basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track/cross country and volleyball). Men's club lacrosse and ice hockey are also available.

Financial Aid
More than 70 percent of Wagner students receive some kind of financial aid. In addition to the availability of state and federal aid programs, the college itself is a source of more than $6.3 million of student aid each year. Counselors are available to assist in completing the financial aid form.

Admission Requirements
Admission to Wagner is based primarily on academic ability. The admission committee also considers personal qualities that, in the college's view, enable a student to take maximum advantage of what Wagner has to offer and to contribute to the quality of campus life. The applicant is assessed on the basis of high school achievement, class rank and recommendations of the guidance counselor or academic teacher. In addition, the student's citizenship record (participation in extracurricular, community or religious activities) and character record (including information derived from the recommendations) are reviewed. A personal interview is optional. Scores on the SAT I or ACT are required, and SAT II: Subject Tests are recommended. None of these factors is considered in isolation; all are weighed together so that a clear picture of the applicant and his or her chances for success at Wagner emerge. Students considering Wagner should have completed a minimum of 18 units in the following academic areas: English, 4; history, 3; mathematics, 3; foreign language, 2; and science, 2. Four additional units from the following list of electives are recommended: art, 1; computer science, 1; foreign language, 2-4; history, 1-3; mathematics, 1-3; music, 1-2; natural sciences, 1-3; religion, 1; and social studies, 1-2.

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