Wagner College, a four-year private college, is known forits innovative curriculum connecting a liberal arts education to practical learning experiences throughout New York City.
Wagner College is located in New York, New York. Just a short ferry ride across the harbor, Wagner students canexperience all the city has to 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 beautiful 105-acre hilltop
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 theatres, modern science and technology labs, a planetarium, and several athletic fields.
Number of students: Undergraduate enrollment: 1,850; graduate enrollment: 375; the 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 undergraduate courses, and 92% of students say their faculty are available and helpful.
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Wagner offers 36
undergraduate programs, 37 undergraduate minors, and 14
graduate programs (see full listing to the left).
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); and the Internationalization Action Council (IAC).
International Student Budget: (In US dollars)
Tuition and Fees $47,090
Room and Board$14,124
Personal Expenses (books, travel, etc.)$3,500
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: 3.5
Average SAT (CR+M): 1200
Average ACT composite: 25
Minimum TOEFL iBT: 81
Minimum IELTS: 6.5
Application Deadlines and fees:
Early Action: December 1
Theatre program: December 1
Physician Assistant program: December 1
Music scholarships: December 1
Regular Decision: February 15
Transfer and second degree: Spring—December 15; fall—June 1
Application fee: $60
• Art History
• Arts Administration
• Behavioral Economics
• Business Administration
• City Studies*
• Comparative Literature*
• Computer Science
• Cultural Competency for Allied Health*
• Environmental Studies
• Film & Media Studies
• Gender Studies*
• Government & Politics
• Health Science
• Information Systems
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• International Affairs
• Modern Languages
• Physician Assistant
• Pre-health Science*
• Public Policy & Administration
• Religious Studies*
• Sports Management
• Theatre & Speech
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 serve to prepare students for the challenges of life after graduation. As an NCAA Division I institution, Wagner offers nine men’s and 13 women’s sports. Intramural programs and the College’s 93,000-sq. ft. sports and recreation center provide all students with athletic opportunities.