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1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Hated, hated, hated housing at Wagner. Sure you could say you're gonna live off campus eventually, but the apartments off campus are way more expensive and the commute is not worth it for what you get at Wagner.

The only good thing was the RAs. They were okay and helpful in most situations. I got lucky and my roommate moved out a few weeks in, so I had the whole dorm room to myself for a semester. And my RA was nice enough, he wasn't very bright but he kept everyone in check. I was lucky my floor was quiet, but you could hear everything through the walls. Whole conversations. Singing. Lots of singing.

They never check IDs in the lobby. Ever. I would put this in the safety section, but sometimes we had middle-aged people slip advertisements under our doors. It was really scary, I have no idea how they got into the building. Some of them approached my friends. Not okay.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It sucks.

Your only decent bets are Guild and Foundation.

But in Guild, there's no AC (which is REALLY BAD), a lot of stuff is broken or really shabby/old, and the shower heads are ridiculous (in the MIDDLE of the shower and way too low)

Foundation is advertised as "apartment-style living" but doesn't even have a proper kitchen or anything, only like a sink. And the windows don't open!! It's also really not homey or comfortable and has a weird sterile vibe

Don't even get me started on Harborview and Towers oh my god

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus. I am a commuter. I would like to live on campus that is why I am filling out all of these applications. I need the money because dorming at Wagner is quit expensive.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It isn't the best, but it isn't the worst. Our dorms are a decent size and we get what we need. I wouldn't look for an apartment that's like this, but I'm grateful for what I have. The housing process can be stressful but it's manageable. If you want a suite (with 4 people) it can be hard to get especially when you don't have all 4 people. It is expensive to live here. Socially, we are okay. Many people leave campus a lot, and people are cliquey so making friends is hard.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Besides Foundation Hall, the dorms are outdated, cramped, not aesthetically pleasing, and heavily over-priced. Harborview Hall does not have lighting, while Towers is dimly lit and does not have A/C. Wagner College likely has some of the worst housing and lack of options in the country.

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All freshmen are required to live in Harborview Hall—it's a great place to make friends your first year, and most floormates become very close with one another. Harborview has a view of Manhattan, and all the rooms are doubles. There are no lights in HVH, so make sure you bring a lamp with you, or your first night will be pretty dark. The bathrooms are communal, which can sometimes be a little gross, but housekeeping cleans them every morning. Across the street from Harborview is Guild Hall, the honors dorm. The rooms here are the largest on campus, and the bathrooms are shared between neighboring rooms. The only real downside to Guild is that you can't control the heat in your room, so it's up to the College to turn it on when they think it's cold enough outside. There's no air-conditioning, but if you have a fan in your room, you'll be fine. Beisler Lounge on the first floor has a piano and a kitchen.

Towers Hall consists of five linked towers, A,B,C,D,and E. The rooms are pretty small, and the dorm is difficult to navigate—you have to go to the third floor of the building to get out, and the only door is in C tower. Most of the sports teams live here, as well as members of each sorority and fraternity. Foundation Hall opened in 2010, and the rooms are more like apartments. Each double has a kitchen area, and there's a Starbucks on the first floor. Mostly seniors live here, as well as some juniors. It's the closest dorm to the academic buildings but the farthest from the dining hall. However, because the campus is small, all the dorms are pretty close to everything, and you never need to walk more than 10 minutes to any place. The dorms are cleaned by housekeeping every day, so they are always tidy. Everyone is very friendly, and the RAs maintain a good rapport with the students. It feels like home, and it's not difficult to adjust to a new environment because everything is so comfortable here.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,496
Average Housing Costs
$7,260
Types of Housing Offered
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Senior-year housing
  • Theme housing
Undergrads Living On Campus
68%
Freshmen Living On Campus
80%
Number of Dormitories
4
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
0
Best Freshman Dorms
There is only one freshman dorm-Harborview, which overlooks Manhattan. The view is beautiful, and it's a great environment to make new friends.
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Guild Hall-it has the largest rooms and also has the quietest atmosphere.
Worst Freshman Dorms
None-Harborview is the only freshman dorm
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Towers-the rooms are the smallest, and it's the hardest dorm to navigate.
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk
  • Dresser
Also Available
There is an honors floor in Guild, as well as a Green floor. Many of the sports teams live on the same floor, and each sorority and fraternity has its own floor.
Available for Rent
A fridge/microwave combination is available for rent from the College.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Foundation Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Seniors
Room Types: Apartment-style suites with two to four bedrooms and a kitchen area.
Special Features: A Starbucks café is on the first floor, and there is also a boardroom in which to hold meetings on the first floor. Home to the Senior Year Residential Experience program.
Guild Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites made of two doubles connected by a bathroom
Special Features: Guild Hall is the honors dorm, and features two specific communities: the Honors floor and the Green floor. Students in Guild must maintain a 3.5 GPA. The Honors floor is a quiet floor where studying can be accomplished, and the Green floor holds programs that promote the well-being of the environment. Beisler Lounge has kitchen, study space, and vending machines.
Harborview Hall
Floors: 14
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen, some upperclassmen
Room Types: A few singles, mostly doubles
Special Features: Common areas on each floor, individually controlled air-conditioning and heat, large lounge that can be reserved for club events or floor programs, view of lower Manhattan. This hall offers substance-free living and wellness and quiet communities.
Parker Towers Hall
Floors: 4 floors in A and E towers, 6 in B, C, and D towers
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Mostly doubles, some singles, and a few suites that consist of two doubles and a lounge.
Special Features: The Res Ed office is on the third floor of B tower, and most sorority and fraternity members live together in this building.

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