Wagner College Theatre was ranked #1 in the nation, and the Wagnerian student newspaper was ranked among the country’s top 20 collegiate news publications, in this year’s Princeton Review Best 379 Colleges guide.
Wagner College Theatre has been ranked among the top 5 collegiate theater programs in the United States by the Princeton Review for the last decade, but this is the first time since 2005 that WCT has claimed the #1 position.
“The Wagner College Theatre Department — faculty, staff, students, alumni and audiences — is honored by our Number One ranking in the Princeton Review,” said Felicia Ruff, department chair.
The department, created in 1968, has a long list of distinguished alumni, from Tony Award winner Randy Graff ’76 to Jersey Boys film star Renée Marino ’04.
“Wagner College’s tradition of doing theater, particularly musical theater, clearly remains strong,” Ruff said. “We take pride in our work on stage and in the classroom, but we are even prouder of our community, which is united by our belief in the importance of live performance. Our Number One ranking is a well-deserved endorsement of our excellent faculty and the values they teach, but it is also evidence of the power of storytelling to impact our culture, especially our campus culture.”