Wagner College

Staten Island, NY

Wagner College

Staten Island, NY

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Be part of the city

Wagner College is known for its innovative curriculum connecting a liberal arts education to practical learning experiences throughout New York City. Set on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and New York Harbor, the College’s 105-acre, park-like campus is only a ferry ride away from the cultural, intellectual, and professional heart of America. At Wagner, students learn by doing through a challenging, broad-based liberal arts curriculum anchored in real-world application. Learning communities help students connect to their studies as well as their professors and each other. Our small class sizes and experienced professors, who teach both introductory and upper-level courses, are other features of our nationally acclaimed curriculum. Through the Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, students become involved in fieldwork directly related to their courses in their very first semester. Internships—required for all students—provide valuable real-world experience long before graduation.

Beyond the classroom, Wagner offers a full spectrum of student activities, including more than 90 student clubs and organizations that not only enrich your undergraduate years but also serve to prepare you for the challenges of life after graduation. As an NCAA Division I institution, students can also join 11 men’s and 15 women’s athletic teams. And if competitive sports aren't for you, our Intramural programs and the College’s 93,000- sq. ft. sports and recreation center provide all students with additional athletic opportunities. 



Ranked among the top 23% of the "Best Regional Universities in the North" | U.S. News & World Report, 2023 


Ranked among the “Best Value Schools” in the North for five consecutive years | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing ranked in the top half of the best undergraduate nursing programs in the country | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Ranked as a "Top Performer on Social Mobility" | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Be Part of the City

New York City has an amazing wealth of cultures and work opportunities. Manhattan is a short ride away via the free Staten Island Ferry.

Wagner By the Numbers

1,750 undergraduates, 450 graduates
96 full-time faculty
14:1 student-faculty ratio
• 44 states and 30 foreign countries represented
92% of courses with less than 30 students
15% participating in Greek Life
67% of students living on campus (71% of first-year students)
• 100% of students completing an internship or practicum
86% one-year retention rate
64% six-year graduation rate

Most Popular Majors

• Business Administration
• Nursing
• Theatre/Speech
• Physician Assistant
• Arts Administration
• Psychology

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