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Wagner College
Staten Island, NY
Wagner College, founded in 1883, is a non-sectarian liberal arts college. Its educational program combines off-campus experiences (experiential learning) with on-campus "Learning Communities," which are clusters of courses linked by a single theme and a common group of students. Beginning with the first semester, students are involved in real-world problems and field work directly related to their coursework. This program continues through the senior capstone experience in the major.  Wagner's 110-acre hilltop campus is located on Staten Island, overlooking lower Manhattan.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,807
   Women 1,151 (63.7%)
   Men 656 (36.3%)
Graduate Students 494
Entrance Difficulty  
Overall Admission Rate Not reported
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered  
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.60
SAT Math 564 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 560 average
520-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $60,303
  Tuition and Fees $43,980
  Room and Board $13,260
Average Percent of Need Met 76%
Average Freshman Award $30,427
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 96
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Staten Island Population 470,728 
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 71% of freshmen, 67% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Seahawks
Sororities 7% of women participate
Fraternities 10% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.4% Asian
8.5% Black/African-American
11.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.6% White
5.5% Unknown
International Students 3.9% from 43 countries
First-Year Students Returning 85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 63.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 42.0%