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Undergrad Profile

Wagner College, a four-year private college, is known forits 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 Amer-ica—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 enrolls 1,800 undergraduates and 375 graduate students, representing 43 states and 25 countries.
• Wagner’s curriculum, the Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, integrates real-world experience into course work beginning in a student’s first year.
• Wagner’s student-faculty ratio is 14:1, making professors easily accessible.
• Wagner’s residence halls provide breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and the Atlantic Ocean.
• Wagner students can study abroad through the College’s four affiliated programs in Spain, Israel, France, and Italy. Dozens more programs are available through membership in the Institute for the International Education of Students and New American Colleges & Universities. In addition, Wagner’s Expanding Your Horizons program offers spring courses with short-term domestic and international travel components.