Wagner College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Wagner College is a private liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 70%. Located on Staten Island, New York, Wagner College's 105-acre campus is just a 25-minute ferry ride from Manhattan. The college has a 12-to-1 student / faculty ratio, and health and business are the most popular undergraduate majors. The curriculum is grounded in the "Wagner Plan," an approach that blends a liberal arts education with experiential learning. On the athletic front, the Wagner Seahawks compete in the NCAA Division I Northeast Conference.

Considering applying to Wagner College? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Wagner College had an acceptance rate of 70%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 70 students were admitted, making Wagner College's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Chances (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 2,898
Percent Admitted 70%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 21%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Wagner College has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Wagner College may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 68% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 540 640
Math 530 630
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Wagner College's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Wagner College scored between 540 and 640, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 640. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 530 and 630, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 630. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1270 or higher is competitive for Wagner College.

Requirements

Note that Wagner College does not require SAT scores for admission for most students. For those who choose to submit scores, Wagner College does not superscore SAT results; your highest composite SAT score will be considered. Wagner does not require the optional SAT essay section.

Note that applicants to the Physician Assistant program are required to submit standardized test scores.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Wagner College has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Wagner College may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 8% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 28

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Wagner College's admitted students fall within the top 36% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Wagner College received a composite ACT score between 22 and 28, while 25% scored above 28 and 25% scored below 22.

Requirements

Note that Wagner College does not require ACT scores for admission for most students. For those who choose to submit scores, Wagner College does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Wagner does not require the optional ACT writing section.

Note that applicants to the Physician Assistant program are required to submit standardized test scores.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Wagner College's incoming freshmen class was 3.5, and over 53% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Wagner College have primarily high B grades.

Admissions Chances

Wagner College, which accepts fewer than three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat competitive admissions process. However, Wagner College also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. While not required, Wagner strongly recommends interviews for interested applicants. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Wagner College's average range.

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