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International Profile

Be part of the city.

Wagner College, a four-year private college, is known for its innovative curriculum connecting liberal arts education to practical learning experiences throughout New York City. Set on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and New York Harbor, Wagner’s 105-acre park-like campus is only a ferry ride away from the cultural, intellectual, and professional heart of America—Manhattan.

At Wagner students “learn by doing” through a challenging, broad-based liberal arts curriculum that is anchored in the real world. Through the Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, students become involved in field work directly related to their courses in their very first semester. Learning communities help students connect to their studies, to their professors, and to each other. Internships—required for all students—provide valuable real-world experience before graduation. Wagner’s small class sizes and experienced professors, who teach both introductory and upper-level courses, are other features of its nationally acclaimed curriculum.

Beyond the classroom Wagner offers a full spectrum of student activities, including more than 90 student clubs and organizations, that not only enrich the undergraduate years but also serve to prepare students for the challenges of life after graduation. As an NCAA Division I institution, Wagner offers nine men’s and 12 women’s sports. Intramural programs and the College’s 93,000-sq. ft. sports and recreation center provide all students with athletic opportunities.




Wagner College is located in New York City, New York. Just a short ferry ride across the harbor and Wagner students experience all the city can offer, including internship, educational, social, and cultural opportunities.


Type of School: Wagner College is a competitive, four-year private college founded in 1883.

Size of campus: Wagner has a 105-acre beautiful hill-top campus that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, New York Harbor, and Manhattan. Our campus includes four residence hall buildings, the Spiro Sports Center, Hormann Library, two performance theaters, modern science and technology labs, a planetarium, and several athletic fields.

Number of students: Undergraduate enrollment: 1,850; graduate enrollment: 375; average class size is 17 students.

Number of faculty: 100 full-time faculty with 90% holding the highest degree in their field of study; faculty are required to teach all of the undergraduate courses, and 92% of students say their faculty are available and helpful.

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Wagner offers 31 undergraduate programs, 37 undergraduate minors, and 14 graduate programs.

• Anthropology
• Art
• Art History
• Arts Administration
• Behavioral Economics
• Biology
• Biopsychology
• Business Administration
• Chemistry
• City Studies*
• Comparative Literature*
• Computer Science
• Cultural Competency for Allied Health*
• Dance*
• Economics
• Education
• English
• Environmental Studies*
• Film & Media Studies
• Gender Studies*
• Government & Politics
• History
• Information Systems
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• International Affairs
• Journalism*
• Mathematics
• Microbiology
• Modern Languages
• Music
• Nursing
• Philosophy
• Physician Assistant
• Physics
• Pre-health Science*
• Pre-law*
• Psychology
• Public Policy & Administration
• Religious Studies*
• Sociology
• Theatre & Speech

Geographic Diversity: US states represented: 45
Countries represented: 30

International student services: Wagner’s Center for Intercultural Advancement provides support for international students, including visa and logistical information, international student orientation, international student exchanges, study abroad opportunities, campus employment, and social activities; Diversity Action Council (DAC); the Internationalization Action Council (IAC).

International Student Budget: (In US dollars)
Tuition and Fees     $    43,980
Room and Board    $    13,260
Personal Expenses (books, travel, etc.)    $    3,500
Total    $    60,740

Financial Aid: 95% of Wagner students receive financial assistance. Scholarships, grants, and campus employment are available to international students. Wagner offers one Trustee Scholarship (full tuition) through a selective process each year.

Test Score requirements: (for undergraduate applicants)
Average GPA: 3.4
Average SAT (CR+M): 1130
Average ACT Comp: 25
Minimum TOEFL iBT: 81
Minimum IELTS: 6.5

Application Deadlines and fees:
Early Action: December 1
Theater Program: December 1
Physician Assistant: December 1
Music Scholarships: December 1
Regular Decision: February 15
Transfer and Second Degree: Spring, December 15; Fall, June 1
Application Fee: $60