Message from the Dean of Admission & Financial Aid

Greeting from the Wagner College Admissions Office and New York City! As you continue your college search and exploration, I hope that you will find that Wagner might just be the right college for you. As with most small liberal arts colleges, Wagner offers small classes, has distinguished faculty, and an engaging campus community. But, I encourage you to look beyond the basic facts and figures, and I am certain you will see why Wagner provides an exceptional educational experience.
The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts is our unique curriculum that combines our deep commitment to the liberal arts with experiential learning, producing a truly interdisciplinary education that is both classical and practical.  Beginning in their very first semester at Wagner, students are not only studying issues, learning critical-thinking, writing and problem-solving skills, they are also seeing and putting into practice what they are learning.  That commitment to providing a practical balance to the academic rigor at Wagner can be found in our Learning Communities, Reflective Tutorials, internships, study abroad opportunities, and service learning and civic engagement.  Add to that our beautiful park-like campus and proximity to Manhattan, and you can see why students from all over the country and world are calling Wagner their “home”.

It is daunting to realize that, when you decide where to attend college, you are making one of the most important and far-reaching decisions of your lifetime. Very few of our choices in life have so great an impact on our future careers, our friendships, and our beliefs and values.

Is the Wagner Plan right for you? I invite you to visit campus and find out for yourself.  Whether it is a Campus Visit Day or an individual visit, I am sure you will see why Wagner is the college of choice in the city of opportunity.

I look forward to seeing on campus soon, and best of luck in your college search.

Bob Herr
Dean of Admission & Financial Aid

P.S. Read my blog to find out more about what’s happening at Wagner and in the Admissions Office.