The history of Wagner begins over one hundred years ago, in 1883, with the founding of the Lutheran Proseminary of Rochester, N.Y. With just six students, housed in the second story of a private home, the school began its mission of preparing future Lutheran ministers for admission to seminary. Wagner received the name it bears today shortly after its founding.
Wagner College’s curriculum unites deep learning and practical application. The Wagner Plan incorporates our longstanding commitment to the liberal arts, experiential learning and interdisciplinary education with our geographical location and enduring bond with New York City.
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Living on campus is not only convenient, but also a great opportunity to enrich your educational experience and learn from your peers. You’ll develop skills in leadership, communication, assertiveness, and time management, as well as enhance your understanding of the diverse backgrounds of Wagner students.
We provide advocacy, education, communication, and services, as well as promote research based educational programs and culturally competent practices to advance the health and promote the wellness of all students and members of the campus community.
Our beautiful 105-acre campus on Staten Island is home to a close-knit community of 2,200 bright students. Manhattan, with access to high-profile internships and urban adventures, is just a ferry ride away.
There are many ways students can get involved at Wagner College. The Office of Co-Curricular Programs is a great resource for students who would like to find out about events happening on campus, as well as how to join the various established organizations. In addition, if students have a special interest or would like to form their own organizations, there is an opportunity every semester to obtain registration materials, located here.
Every eleven years, Wagner College is subject to a re-accreditation to assess where the institution stands as to fulfilling its mission. The organization of this self-study mirrors the approach of the Wagner Plan. Rather than presenting 14 discrete standards and chapters, the chapters and standards are blended where appropriate, so that the presentation is more reflective of how we perceive the standards within the context of the Wagner Plan.
I enjoyed my time at Wagner greatly. It is a small school, which means smaller classes and more one on one time with professors. The only down side is that there are also less classes offered. The technical theater program is excellent and gave me a good base of knowledge for moving into the professional theater sphere.