Wagner College: Narrative Description

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1 Campus Rd.
Staten Island, NY 10301-4495
Tel: (718)390-3100; 800-221-1010; Admissions: (718)390-3411; Fax: (718)390-3105; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.wagner.edu/

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1883. Setting: 105-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $9 million. Total enrollment: 2,218. Faculty: 188 (95 full-time, 93 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 2,425 applied, 50% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter, 91% from top half. 24 class presidents, 7 valedictorians, 63 student government officers. Full-time: 1,780 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 46 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 14 other countries, 48% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 5% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 85% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at California Lutheran University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.7 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT II: Subject Tests, SAT II: Writing Test. Required for some: interview, SAT II: Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: 3/1, 1/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $31,400 includes full-time tuition ($23,900) and college room and board ($7500). Part-time tuition: $2650 per course.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 66 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 18% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Activities Board, Wagner College Theatre, Wagner College Choir, student newspaper. Major annual events: homecoming, Songfest, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,300 college housing spaces available; 1,280 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. August Horrmann Library with 310,000 books, 1,000 serials, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $753,000. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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