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Study at Wagner College

Wagner College, established in 1883, is a private co-educational college of liberal arts, and is located in New York City. The campus of the college is spread across an area of 110 acres. Wagner College offers various undergraduate degrees in science and arts. Educational programs are also offered in liberal arts, interculturalism, and interdisciplinary studies. In addition, it offers a number of pre-professional courses of study in law, engineering, and health science.

Wagner College s athletics department fields a number of sports teams that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I-AA. The teams are nicknamed the Seahawks, and they participate in sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, and tennis. The college boasts of a virtually endless list of notable alumni, which includes Amy Polumbo, former Miss New Jersey; Fred Espenak, NASA astronomer; Michelle Cliff, author; and Samantha Hammel, singer, actress and record producer.

Profile of Wagner College

Wagner College can be found in Staten Island, NY (a large city). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Lutheran Church in America school. Wagner College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Master s degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

The most common majors at Wagner College are in art studies and drama and performing arts.

Wagner College Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 530 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at Wagner College centered around 540 to 650, but ranged both higher and lower.


A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at Wagner College are well-paid.

Student enrolment

In 2007, 2,294 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Wagner College. The school has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at Wagner College. The school offers students meal plans. Wagner College student athletes compete in Northeast Conference competitions. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Wagner College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management162business management, finance, accounting, marketing, international business
Liberal Arts101sociology, English, history, political science, Spanish language, international relations, anthropology, economics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine71 registered nursing, various nursing, nurse practitioner
Art Studies45 arts management, art studies
Education and Teaching 42elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, reading teaching, special ed, music teaching, ESL instruction
Science40 chemistry, biology, biopsychology, microbiology, physics, natural sciences
Therapy and Counseling 38psychology
Drama and Performing Arts 34drama, acting
Medical Support and Technology 24physician assistant
Mathematics 4mathematics
Computer Science and Engineering 3computer science
Medical Adminstration2health and medical administrative
Religion and Philosophy 1philosophy

Contact: Wagner College

Wagner College

One Campus Rd

Staten Island, NY 10301-4495

General Phone: (718) 390-3100


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