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Wagner College

Staten Island, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate82%

Wagner College Admissions

Around 82% of applicants get into Wagner College each year. Last year, 2,786 students applied to Wagner College and 2,277 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to Wagner College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 2/15 and the application fee costs $60.

Wagner College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Wagner College's admissions stats.

Wagner College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 25%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 6%
Waitlist Yes

Wagner College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Wagner College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes December 15 January 5
Regular Decision Yes 2 15

Applying Early to Wagner College?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 15. Wagner College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 5.

Some students apply early to college because they hope it will increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Wagner College

For more information on transferring to Wagner College, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Wagner College

In 2020, Wagner College waitlisted 43 students and 2 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 2 eventually were offered a spot.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Wagner College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Wagner College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Wagner College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Academic GPA Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Wagner College for more information on admission factors.

Wagner College Application Requirements

To apply to Wagner College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in 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)
Other Requirements Test optional policy
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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, 40% submitted a class rank. At Wagner College 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 37% were in the top 25% and 76% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Wagner College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 4.6%
3.75 and 3.99 17%
3.50 and 3.74 35.8%
3.25 and 3.49 23.5%
3.00 and 3.24 14.7%
2.50 and 2.9 4.4%
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Wagner College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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

In 2020, 25% of Wagner College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Wagner College?

To be competitive with other Wagner College applicants, you should aim to score between 1130 and 1290 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wagner College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1290 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wagner College students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wagner College students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

To be most competitive at Wagner College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wagner College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wagner College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

More Information on 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?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Wagner College.

Does Wagner College accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests

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

✅ Wagner College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Wagner College?

❌ No, Wagner College is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to submit your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, 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.

What is Wagner College's acceptance rate?

✅ Wagner College's acceptance rate is 82%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Wagner College?

❌ Wagner College does not offer early decision.

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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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1290


Math SAT Range

550 - 660


Reading SAT Range

570 - 650

Wagner College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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