As the new academic year began, annual college guidebooks again heaped accolades on Wagner College.
In US News & World Report's “Best Colleges 2012,” Wagner was again recognized on four lists of “programs to look for”: First-Year Experience, Internships, Learning Communities, and Service Learning. Only six colleges and universities nationwide were recognized for four or more of their high-impact programs.
“It is no coincidence that these four program areas are precisely those given greatest emphasis by the Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts,” said President Guarasci. “Since 1998, the Wagner Plan has combined a very strong first-year program with practical internships, multiple service-learning experiences, and three learning communities placed at the beginning, middle and end of our students' undergraduate careers.”
Wagner also appeared for the third year in a row on the Northern regional universities “Up-and-Comers” list, and it jumped from #25 to #21 in the overall regional universities rankings.
In addition, Wagner is listed, once again, in the Princeton Review's annual Best 376 Colleges guide. Only about 15 percent of U.S. colleges are profiled in the book. Wagner also appeared on several of the book's Top 20 lists, including “Best College Theater” and “Class Discussions are Encouraged,” as well as the roster of “Great Schools for Education Majors.”