A competitive, four-year private college founded in 1883, Wagner College has developed a curriculum that unites deep learning and practical application. The Wagner Plan incorporates our longstanding commitment to the liberal arts, experiential learning and interdisciplinary education with our geographical location and enduring bond with New York City.
Wagner College sits atop 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 campus provides a setting that feels far away from the city. With 105 acres of park-like hilltop that overlook the Atlantic Ocean, New York Harbor and Manhattan, we have 23 buildings, including Horrmann Library with over 150,000 volumes.
There are 1,929 undergraduates, 300 graduate students enrolled. Our students represent 39 different states and 13 countries. The average SAT for the last incoming class is 1120, average ACT is 26. Their average incoming high school grade average is 88. The most enrolled undergraduate majors at Wagner are Biological Sciences, Business, Psychology, Sociology and Theatre. About 80% of our students overall receive Financial Aid.
With 100 full-time and select adjunct faculty specialists; 95 percent have the highest degree in their field of study.The student-faculty ratio is 16:1
The Honors Program provides challenging and stimulating courses for qualified students who seek an enriched curriculum. Students with excellent academic records will be invited to join the Honors Program while other students may join through special application.
Wagner offers extensive opportunities for study abroad in the major urban centers of Asia, Europe and other parts of the world during the academic year and in the summer through the Institute for the International Education of Students.