Wagner College

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.

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Contacting Wagner College

Wagner College
One Campus Rd
Staten Island , NY 10301-4495
General Phone: (718) 390-3100

Wagner College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management138business management, accounting, finance, international business, marketing
Liberal Arts86French language, Spanish language, English, anthropology, economics, international relations, political science, sociology, history ...
Education and Teaching55special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, reading teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine53registered nursing, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Science51biology, microbiology, biopsychology, natural sciences, chemistry, physics
Art Studies48art studies, arts management
Medical Support and Technology46physician assistant
Therapy and Counseling29psychology
Drama and Performing Arts28drama, acting
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Medical Administration0health and medical administrative

Number of programs and degrees for Wagner College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree38430
Master's degree16516

Wagner College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wagner College had a total enrollment of 2,294 students (2,235 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 5%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 34%
20-21 37%
22-24 17%
25-29 5%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York42%
New Jersey21%
New Hampshire2%
Rhode Island1%
(International Students)1%

Wagner College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %

Wagner College Room and Board (2007)

Wagner College offers campus housing for 1,441 of its 2,235 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Wagner College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530640
SAT Math530650
SAT Writing520650
ACT Verbal2329
ACT Math2428
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT87%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT13%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Wagner College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 31,050
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 31,050
Room and board $ 9,250
Books and supplies $ 725
Other expenses $ 1,985

Financial Aid:
Wagner College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 289900)

Wagner College Faculty

Wagner College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1421
Non-tenured and not on tenure track45

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year22$84,6676$81,778
Associate professoracademic year20$60,80919$65,197
Assistant professoracademic year13$55,20723$53,672
Instructoracademic year1*4$63,840
All faculty totalacademic year56$68,60752$61,909

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Wagner College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northeast Conference
Basketball Northeast Conference
Baseball Northeast Conference
Track Northeast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports38107145

Wagner College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Physician Assistant

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Microbiology, General
Natural Sciences
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Wagner College Apart:

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