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Wagner College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Wagner College, the regular decision application deadline is February 15 and the fee for the application costs $60. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Wagner College by February 15.

Considering Applying Early to Wagner College?

Wagner College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! Wagner College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 5.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission. In 2021, Wagner College waitlisted 58 students. Of those, 35 eventually received an admissions offer.

What's Most Important to Get In to Wagner College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Wagner College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Wagner College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Wagner College must submit the following items. Double check with Wagner College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5 3
Interview
Other Requirements Test optional policy
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Wagner College?

Students admitted to Wagner College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 52% submitted a class rank. At Wagner College 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 76% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Wagner College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 52%
3.75 and 3.99 19.95%
3.50 and 3.74 34.31%
3.25 and 3.49 24.73%
3.00 and 3.24 15.16%
2.50 and 2.9 2.66%
2.00 and 2.49 0%
Wagner College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Wagner College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 60% of Wagner College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 20% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Wagner College?

To be competitive with other Wagner College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1070 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wagner College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1070, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wagner College students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wagner College students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Wagner College?

To be most competitive at Wagner College, you should strive to earn between 21 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wagner College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wagner College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Wagner College

Transfer students can enroll in Wagner College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

Wagner College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Wagner College?

Students who are admitted to Wagner College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Wagner College accept transfer credits?

Wagner College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Wagner College accepts:

Does Wagner College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Wagner College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Wagner College?

No, Wagner College is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to submit your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

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Wagner College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

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Wagner College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wagner College is Feb 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Wagner College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

21 to 29

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Wagner College is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Wagner College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Wagner College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1250

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Math SAT Range

530 - 630

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 640

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Wagner College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.5

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Wagner College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,070

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

70%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$50,330

Out-of-State

$50,330

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 15
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