Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

Are you looking for a small, private, residential New York City liberal arts college with small classes, a beautiful campus, Division 1 sports, Greek life and a great theatre program? If so, Wagner College may be for you. Located in Staten Island, the school has 1850 undergrads and eighty per cent of them live on the 105 acre campus all four years. The school provides an hourly shuttle to the Staten Island ferry which takes you to lower Manhattan, providing great internship, social and educational opportunities. There are plenty of opportunities for travel abroad (from 10 days to a semester), service learning, and internships.

If you walk onto the Wagner College campus and it looks familiar, it may be because you’ve seen the Main Hall portrayed in the movie School of Rock.

Wagner Plan: Wagner has a unique educational program, the Wagner Plan. As part of the Wagner Plan, every freshman is part of a Learning Community of a maximum of 28 students who take three linked courses which explore a theme or problem from different perspectives and includes learning through experiences outside of the campus. Students also take part in a Learning Community during the intermediate years, and in the senior year, in their major.

Majors: Popular Wagner College majors include biology, business, psychology, nursing, physician assistant, and theatre. An unusual major is arts administration.

Admission and Financial Aid: Accepted freshmen have an average GPA of 3.5 and an average SAT of 1720 (Wagner is test-optional) and 72% of students applying are accepted. The school offers need-based aid and merit aid (up to 24K per year).

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