Wagner College

Staten Island, NY, USA

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Wagner College

3.34 Average Rating

Kari from Brooklyn, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
wagner is an excellent place to learn. the environment is calming and suitable for studying. there is also always someone wanting to help you become a better student.
Tips for prospective students
if you plan on going to wagner, then make sure to attend orientation. you will meet people with your interest and make great friends. the other freshman are at the same place as you so remember everyone is a little nervous. just enjoy the experience.
Academic Rigor
the classes can be difficult depending on what interests you the most. most classes require a lot of reading and consistent attendance to your classes. be prepared to work hard. not all professors are difficult but a few expect a lot from their students. the professors are mostly willing to help though.
Dorm Life
from what i have heard, the freshman dorms are a little stuffy since they are in the oldest dorm building on campus but as you being an upperclassmen, the dorms get much better and more convenient. the senior dorm building even has a starbucks in it.
Food and Dining
take the college up on the free gym membership because the food is so good you are going to have a hard time maintaining a good weight. the hawk's nest has an array of options from salad to pizza to burgers. in the cafeteria like section downstairs, there is a buffet style layout where you can order sandwiches or get food from the buffet.
What to do for fun
there are a lot of clubs and greek organizations. the meetings are usually late afternoon or at night which makes it difficult for commuters. the gym is open if you sign up for the membership.
Bang for the buck
it is mostly worth the tuition you pay. the professors act mostly professional but have no problem helping you with anything. the dorms are generally clean. most of all the library is so vast. the only thing negative is if you are a commuter you are not going to benefit as much and some professors are very intelligent but can not teach the best.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
in one of the buildings on campus there is the coffeehouse where students can socialize and relax.
Great for these types of students
wagner college is for the kind of student that likes a relaxing environment with obtainable excitement. if you want to be near new york city but have a quiet place to go back to then wagner is perfect.
Campus Safety
the campus could be considered small so there is always someone around to help. around campus, there are emergency call posts that alert campus security of where you are and they will come and help.
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Amy from Morrisville, PA

a current student here
11 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors are great at Wagner. They are really dedicated to learning more in their specific field of study and to teaching their students what they have learned as a result of their research. Of course, there will be professors that you will and will not like.
Am enjoying being here
The best part of living on campus is participating in my clubs and hanging out with my friends. I also enjoy our annual Homecoming, Fall Fest, Autumn Ball, and Wagnerstock. The college and the clubs/organizations on campus offers many fun activities such as movies, guest speakers, karaoke nights every week.
Bang for the buck
In order to make sure you get the most bang for the bunk I recommend taking advantage of everything that Wagner offers their students. There are so many academic, extracurricular, leadership, and volunteer opportunities on campus.
Tips for prospective students
Definitely come with an open mind and pay attention to everything that is happening on campus. Be ready to meet a lot of different and interesting people. Most importantly, have fun and relax.
Great for these types of students
Wagner College is great for students who want to close to New York City without living in the city. It is also great for students who want a small school and classes.
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Alexandra

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Wagner is a very diverse campus filled with numerous resources. Professors are extremely helpful and are always available for extra help if needed. As a commuting student, I still feel completely part of the college life since all the students are very welcoming!
Tips for prospective students
Enjoy your time, stay relaxed, but work to the best of your ability. Wagner gives student a balance of an enjoyable college life, but also a rigorous education!
Academic Rigor
I am currently a freshmen in Wagner College's 5 year physician assistant program.
Dorm Life
I commute, but the dorms are beautiful with a view over New York City! If you were to live anywhere with that view, it would be so expensive! Wagner gives you the best view, as well spacious dorms!
Food and Dining
I always eat at Wagner and I have no complaints for the food. The cafeteria is filled with a variety of food that is suitable for everyone. As well, there is a Starbucks, a coffee house, and two fast food deli centers on campus to accommodate to everyone's needs.
What to do for fun
There are always numerous events to do! Whether it is doing laser tag, running, movie night, coffeehouse night, etc. to simply taking our free shuttle to the ferry to be in the Big Apple in less than 30 minutes, there is always something to do!
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GAM

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
I fell in love with Wagner College since my first visit and think it is a great school. The campus is beautiful and the Wagner Plan is a great approach especially with the emphasis on promoting learning communities and civic engagement. Wagner also has one of the best Theater Departments and has been selected among the top up and coming colleges in the North East. The faculty-student ratio is very good and the overall environment is fantastic. The dorms are also very nice with an awesome view of New York City. Students are friendly and the food is great too.
Tips for prospective students
If you are interested in theater you must apply in December to ensure an audition.
What to do for fun
Take the free ferry ride to Manhattan and enjoy New York City!
Great for these types of students
Students interested in a holistic education that facilitates practical learning though the Wagner Plan and learning communities.
Clubs and Activities
Plenty to chose from.
Greek Life
Also a plus for those interested.
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Christian from Floral Park, NY

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Wagner has a beautiful campus. It is in Staten Island so New York City is very accessible. It has a great Theatre program and great opportunities.
Tips for prospective students
It is has a very relaxed and homey feel to the campus yet its assured that you'll be worked and pushed to your limits.
Academic Rigor
I haven't yet attended, but it seems that Wagner can be very rigorous with some of its programs and demanding at times.
Dorm Life
From what I've heard from current students, Wagner dorm life is very fun and enjoyable.
Food and Dining
I've heard that the food at Wagner is great, so I am definitely looking forward to that!
What to do for fun
Wagner is a small campus, but despite that, there are always events and activities happening everywhere. The city is also just a free shuttle bus and a free ferry ride away.
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Wagnergirl111

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Wagner College is a wonderful school for career focused students. It is a great choice for anyone who is interested in the arts, business or the health field.
Tips for prospective students
These are some tips: Know your counselors, don't fall behind school work and don't be ashamed to ask for help or tutoring.
Academic Rigor
It's up there! 5 stars.
Dorm Life
I only give it one star because I live off campus.
Food and Dining
It's pretty decent. The school has an all you can eat buffet and you can buy meal plans.
What to do for fun
There's theatre, sports, outdoors and lots of fun events throughout the year.
Bang for the buck
It's a bit on the expensive side.
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Brittany from Staten Island, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
it is a small liberal arts school. it is a beautiful campus. you get a great education, because the professors know you from the small class size.
Tips for prospective students
as a freshman make sure you attend the orientation. get involved on campus and it will make your fours years a blast.
Academic Rigor
the classes are a good balance. there is many opportunities for you to go into the city and learn. students are challenged to use all of their potential in their classes. if they are struggling the professors are there for you anytime you need help.
Dorm Life
i am a commuter student. i have been in the dorms they are clean. they are a typical dorm size.
Food and Dining
i love the food. there is always something for everyone.
What to do for fun
there are always many activities on campus, locally, and especially in the city. there are always a sporting event going on or some type of activity.
Bang for the buck
the tuition is high, but just like any other private university. there are many scholarships that you can receive.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
the three day orientation for freshman is tradition that most schools do not do, but it is very fun and memorable. we also every year have a band come and perform this year we are having gym class heroes.
Great for these types of students
wagner college is good for students that like small schools. if you want your professor to know you and help you this is the school for you.
Clubs and Activities
there over 41 clubs on campus. if you get involved in something you will enjoy your time at wagner. there is something for everyone.
Greek Life
there is greek life on campus. the new york state law does not allow sorority and fraternity houses on campus, so wagner gives them a floor in one of our upperclassman dorms.
Campus Safety
the campus is very safe. we have emergency blue light services throught out the campus. our security are all retired new york city police offficers. they walk around and drive golfcarts. the monitor all the parking lots. the campus is fully lit up with lights at night.
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