Student & Graduate Reviews
Megan Clark - 8/27/2019
Graduation Year: 2019
"Wagner was an amazing school with great professors who truly took interest in all of the students. All of my professors knew me by name and went above and beyond. They helped me find internships, graduate programs, and complete my applications. Most importantly, they challenged me, which is something I never experienced before beginning college."
ES - 6/14/2019
Graduation Year: 2014
"Wagner College offers high-quality educators, extremely interesting classes and courses of study, and mandatory internships for your senior year. Their ILC programs are unrelated to your course of study, but open your eyes to civic engagement issues and get you involved in the community. Their scholarships and grants are moderate compared with national averages, but are not dependent on your grade point average. In other words; having a bad semester grade-wise will not affect the aid rendered to you. Wagner's president implemented this policy because he wanted student to feel free to explore classes that challenge them without worrying about how a bad grade could affect their future. Wagner offers you good connections when you graduate, but the actual departments (registrar, financial aid, etc) are mostly staffed by graduated students and can be difficult to navigate. Tackling an issue can take several weeks and daily calls to accomplish."
Alexandra De Fresco - 12/26/2018
Graduation Year: 2001
"Wagner College is a small school with excellent student teacher ratio. The teachers are always readily available and willing to provide guidance to students. The campus is beautiful and resources are in abundance. Also, since the school is small, the community is close. i received a scholarship to attend this school and felt it was a better experience than some Ivy League rated schools. All in all, however the name of the school does not attain much recognition. If you are planning on attending graduate school, this is an excellent choice. Wagner is known for pre-med program, Arts/music programs and business. I did not receive a great deal of support through the career office, however I did choose to attend graduate school."
Amber Mottola - 11/24/2018
Graduation Year: 2010
"Overall, the nursing program at Wagner College was exceptional. I graduated with the ability to understand my field to the best of my ability. The teachers were incredibly professional and knowledgeable. I felt that Wagner College gave me all the necessary tools needed to achieve my goals in nursing. However, as a private school it was a financial burden I am still paying off to this day."
Carey Urban - 5/1/2018
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 1997
"At the time I attended this program, the emphasis within the theatre department was on musical theatre. The quality of the shows was very high. This was largely due to the quality of guest directors who were hired for specific shows. The faculty at that time was going through significant turnover, and the training within the classes themselves did not always translate to the stage. There was a general feeling that the same handful of students got cast in the main-stage shows over and over again, and that this was unfair to many of the students who were paying comparable amounts for their education and earning the same degree, but getting only a fraction of the performance experience. I found the academic courses uneven. The 'multi-disciplinary' courses that were required for all were entertaining and interesting. But they were not challenging for me, partly because I think they were required. Elective courses tended to be far more rewarding. I wished the school overall had valued academic achievement at that time more highly than I felt they did."
Chelsea - 8/7/2014
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2015
"Wagner College's theatre program was just ranked by the Princeton Review as the number one college theatre program in the nation, and all I can say is it's about time. Wagner's liberal arts education requires young actors to take classes like history, chemistry, and geometry, as well as musical theatre dance and voice and diction. This program allows for well rounded, developed and well adjusted human beings to graduate from Wagner proudly, and not just cookie cutter perfect triple threats that only know what a director or a choreographer explains to them. Wagner's proximity to the city also allows for an experiential education; students are able to audition and take part in shows, so long as classes aren't missed and all work is being done 100%. The eight shows produced by Wagner annually are all up to a professional standard, with Broadway directors and choreographers sharing their insights and taking on challenges such as recreating original choreography form national tours (Legally Blonde) , or bringing a fresh outlook to an old classic (Carousel). The teachers are all experts in their profession and dedicate their many hours spent at school to helping students on an individual basis. But be sure to show up to class; you'll never know which one of your teachers you'll see on the other side of the table at an audition! While incredibly costly, to the extent that many talented students are unable to return after their freshman year, Wagner's program is not only one of the best training programs for young actors that want a college experience as well as extensive training, but we are now nationally recognized as THE best."