THE COLLEGE — A competitive, four-year private college founded in 1883. The college’s nationally recognized academic program, the Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, is enhanced by a rich array of internship and other professional and cultural opportunities readily available in New York City.
LOCATION — Atop Grymes Hill in New York City’s borough of Staten Island, a neighborhood of historic estates and mansions. The campus combines the former estates of Sir Edward Cunard, Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt and General William Greene Ward. Though Manhattan is just across the harbor, Wagner's campus provides a setting that feels far away from the city.
CAMPUS — 105 acres of park-like hilltop that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, New York Harbor and Manhattan.
FACULTY — 96 full-time and select adjunct faculty specialists; 90 percent have the highest degree in their field of study.
STUDENT–FACULTY RATIO — 14:1
HOUSING — Four residence halls fully equipped with both wired and wireless Internet access. 68% of our undergraduate students live on campus.
ENROLLMENT — 1,856 undergraduates, 376 graduate students. Our students represent 43 states and 19 countries. The most enrolled undergraduate majors at Wagner are biological sciences, business, psychology, sociology, and theatre. 10–15% of our students enter the teaching profession. 94% of our students receive financial aid. For adult learners and children ages 6 to 17, Wagner External Programs provide on-campus and online courses in professional development, personal enrichment, the arts, the sciences, and more.
ATHLETICS — NCAA Division I in all intercollegiate athletics. Men’s: Baseball, Basketball, Football (FCS), Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis, Track/Cross Country; Women’s: Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track/Cross Country, Water Polo; Club: Cheerleading, Dance Team, Men’s Ice Hockey, Rugby.
- Since 2004, Wagner College has been ranked among the Top 25 northeastern regional universities each year by U.S. News & World Report.
- Wagner College is listed among the top “Up-and-Coming” northeastern universities in the 2010, 2011, and 2012 editions of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report.
- Wagner College is one of only six colleges and universities nationwide recognized by U.S. News in 2012 for excelling in four out of the eight high-impact "programs to look for" that it identified: First-Year Experience, Internships, Learning Communities and Service Learning.
- In the Princeton Review’s Best 376 Colleges (2012), Wagner is cited on the lists “Class Discussions Are Encouraged” and “Great Schools for Education Majors.”
- The Princeton Review has named Wagner College Theatre among the Top 5 collegiate stage programs in the nation for 8 years running.