Early this Thursday morning, Aug. 21, Wagner College welcomes the 451 members of its new freshman class for move-in to the recently refurbished Harbor View Hall high-rise residence facility and the beginning of their 4-day orientation to college life in New York City.
We also extend a Grymes Hill welcome to 112 new sophomores, juniors and seniors — 45 transfer students, 63 students earning their second bachelor’s degrees and 4 exchange students from Korea and France.
Our new students hail from 37 U.S. states — more than half from outside New York State — as well as 14 other countries (Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Georgia, Italy, Jamaica, Korea, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom).
Outside New York, the U.S. states represented by the most new students (in descending order) are New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, California, Florida and Massachusetts.
Five new American students — from Hawaii — will claim the record for the longest trip to join the Class of 2018 from within the United States. Each of them will fly nearly 5,000 miles.
The longest journey worldwide by a new student to Grymes Hill this week is from Tirau, New Zealand — more than 14,000 miles.
The Class of 2018 is 59% female and 41% male.
The most popular female names in the Class of 2018 are Caitlin/Kaitlyn, Alexandra/Alexandria and Victoria.
The most popular male names are Michael, Andrew, John and James.
There are new students on every Seahawk athletic team. About 25% of the new students are student athletes.
The Class of 2018 includes one set of triplets from Staten Island.