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.
We are a national leader in community engagement, serving as a model for education that connects teaching and learning with public work in our broader community. Programs like the Bonner Leaders Program fosters community building, international perspectives, civic engagement, and social justice among participants. We work closely with Port Richmond, a nearby community with a rapidly growing immigrant population, on education, economic development, immigration, health, and arts and culture projects.
Within our small classes, students build lasting relationships with faculty and often conduct research projects together. The senior learning community is a culminating experiential project, leading to a substantial written project and presentation. Read about students’ research in microbiology, anthropology, and more.
The Center for Academic and Career Engagement (CACE) serves students as the primary locus of support and advisement services, whether that advisement comes in the form of academic, career, or disability services. CACE advisors facilitate a student’s transition to Wagner, selection of the major, organization of their individual Wagner Plan, and the development of their skills and resources in pursuit of personal and professional goals.
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
Student Government Associations main purpose is to help you, the student, in any way possible. We are here to listen to your praises and complaints about the college. We constantly work to support the creation of more clubs and fund them to the best of our ability. It is our goal to help add to the vibrant, diverse community of students that are proud to say they attend Wagner College.
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.
The mission of the Horrmann Library is to identify, acquire, maintain, preserve, and provide access to information and research in support of academic programs offered by the college. Library staff seek to enhance the information literacy skills of patrons through instruction, work cooperatively with faculty to build appropriate collections in a variety of formats.
Please visit our IT Help page to search for help articles and request support for any technical questions you may have. Whether you are just getting started at Wagner as a new student or as a new employee or have been utilizing our computing resources for years, we are here to assist and serve you.
All registered Wagner College students are eligible for care at the Center for Health and Counseling/Wellness Center. The office functions as a screening, diagnostic and treatment center but does not maintain an infirmary.
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.
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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 .
The Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation has awarded full 7-year accreditation to the educator preparation programs at Wagner College.
Being part of a community like a college: living on campus, interact with other people in your daily routine, and being part of a team; is one of the most interesting and grateful adventures I have ever experienced. I still have a long way until I finish studying my degree so I think that I have time enough to discover what this has to bring me through. It has helped me to...
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