For High School Counselors

Wagner College is uniquely positioned as the only true small, private, traditionally residential Liberal Arts College within the five boroughs of New York City.

We are dedicated to a model of personalized education that integrates the singular field based learning opportunities of New York City into the breadth and depth of the liberal arts, the sciences and professional studies. At Wagner, theory and practice are joined to form the practical liberal arts for all students.

The Wagner College Admissions Office values the relationships established with high school counselors. Our admissions staff is very informative and here for all of your needs. Get in touch with us and find out which Admissions Counselor will review your student’s application!

Don’t forget to request your Counselor Packet! A packet includes fun educational information including our viewbook, fast fact sheet, pennant, pens, and more! Below is additional information we feel is very important for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Wagner College provides a Pre-College Program and a Group Getaway experience, which allows select high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to expand their horizons.


To confirm your enrollment, please complete the online Confirmation of Enrollment form. The enrollment deposit is $600 for resident students and $300 for commuter students.

Fall 2020 students: The deadline to submit your enrollment deposit for undergraduate students entering in the Fall 2020 semester is June 1st. The Physician Assistant program deposit deadline will remain as May 1st.

With the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Wagner College recently made the transition to work remotely. The Office of Admissions offers a variety of different ways to connect with us to ensure all needs can be fulfilled. Our Admissions Team is available to connect virtually more than ever. As always, we are here for you and do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

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Please keep in mind the Application Deadlines for students applying for Fall 2020 cohort. Deadlines vary depending on which decision and program students apply for.

Application Deadlines are in place for students applying for Early Action, Regular Decision, Physician Assistant, Theatre Performance, Theatre Design/Technology/Management, and Music Scholarships.

On average, our applicants have a 90 (or 3.5) GPA from a strong college preparatory curriculum and a 1200 SAT and/or 26 ACT. We are also Test Optional. If a student believes that their SAT or ACT scores does not reflect their academic ability, they do not need to submit them as part of the application.

For accreditation reasons, students applying to the Physician Assistant program are required to submit either SAT or ACT scores.

International students must show English language proficiency by supplying official test scores. The minimum required iBT TOEFL is 81; the required minimum IELTS band score is 6.5.

Tuition and Fees are charged per unit for Undergraduate students and per credit for graduate students. View the current rates on our Tuition and Fees web page.

Financial Aid consists of scholarships, grants, loans, or employment that is offered to students to help meet college expenses. In order to qualify for federal or state funding, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Office of Financial Aid at Wagner College is available Monday – Friday to answer all of your questions.

The best way for high school counselors to learn more about Wagner is to experience our campus! We offer many opportunities for counselors and students to visit campus throughout the year and would love to see you on campus!

Campus Tours, Overview Days, Campus Visit Days, and Group Tours are great ways to learn more about Wagner College. Our Admissions Counselors are readily available to host individual meetings with counselors and students.


Wagner College proudly partners with RaiseMe, a program which allows high school students to earn micro-scholarships based on achievements earned in high school.

Total earnings in RaiseMe are a minimum guarantee of the financial award a student will receive from Wagner College after applying and being admitted.