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Campus Quality

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1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: The worst thing I have ever experienced was the lies on tours and the hard reality of being here

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1 College Junior

Campus Quality: They only care if administration is happy not the students

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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The campus is beautiful inside and out and has a feel of community within it.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: The connivence of how close it is to the city. It's literally a fairy ride away from New York City.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: It's private school, so things are typically on the nicer side.

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Wagner's facilities are pretty good on the whole, but there are some areas where renovations could be made. The College just built Foundation Hall, a new, apartment-style dorm, for seniors and select juniors, and Harborview could use a few renovations but nothing major. The other dorms are well maintained, and all the dorms are cleaned every day during the week. The outside of Main Hall is getting a facelift, and the other academic buildings, including the library, are well maintained. The school does renovations and updates whenever necessary and the funds are present, and a recent project was the redecorating of the dining hall. The upstairs of the Student Union is kept up, and the library is usually adequate for whatever you might need; however, it occasionally doesn’t have the article or the book you need. But, even if that's the case, it's not something to worry about—the New York Public Library in Manhattan will have whatever you can't find in the Wagner library, or you can order material from St. John's, which is just up the street.

The Co-Curricular Programs office shows a movie about once a week, and it's usually one that hasn't been released to DVD yet. In addition, each RA on campus hosts floor programs about once a month, and anyone can attend. Sometimes these include movies, but other programs include cooking, decorating for holidays, or going into the city. There's a kitchen in Guild Hall, so some students like to cook for their friends for a change of pace. There are a lot of resources available for students on campus, and the facilities are what you make of them. Explore campus a little—look for something to do and see what there is to make your college experience even better.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
66
Campus Size
105 acres
Student Centers
Wagner Student Union
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
Horrmann Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Dorm lounges
  • The Hawk's Nest
  • The Oval
Bar on Campus
None
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
There are coffee shops in Foundation Hall and the Hawk's Nest. Both places brew Starbucks coffee and offer a variety of drinks.
Movie Theater on Campus
None, but Co-Curricular Programs shows movies at different locations.
"Green" Initiatives
The Earth Floor recently spearheaded the initiative for a trayless dining hall. By not using trays, students generally take less food, which leads to less waste, and the dining hall uses less water to wash the dishes and fewer cleaning products.
School Slang
: Wagner isn't big on slang, but students are big on shortening the names of things. For instance, Sutter Oval becomes "The Oval," and the buildings are referred to by the name that comes before the word "Hall."
Traditions
Homecoming:
Urban Legends
The story that's always told around Halloween is that Harborview, the freshman dorm, was used as a mental institution in the 1970s. Some say they can hear strange noises at night, and the paint choices in the halls certainly suggest the attempt to create a soothing atmosphere for the mentally ill.
Favorite Things To Do
There aren't a lot of things to do on campus, but Manhattan isn't far away and there are a million things to do there. There are also some good places to eat on Staten Island if you don't want to go far from school.
Student Newspaper
Wagnerian
wagner.edu/english/the-wagnerian/
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Most students at Wagner are involved in one organization or other, and there's something for everyone. If you're interested in community service, there are several organizations you can join. There are also organizations for arts administration students, LGBT students, art majors, and people interested in politics, among many others. It's also fairly easy to start a new club. All you have to do is submit a proposal to the Co-Curricular Office and bring the idea before the SGA for a vote. Once the SGA votes in favor of your club, you can start doing what you want to do.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Model UN
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 44 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 13 responses

  • 25% Attend school plays
  • 19% Sporting events
  • 19% Study
  • 12% Hangout with friends on the oval
  • 9% Drink
  • 6% Be gay
  • 6% Eat
  • 3% Work

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 14 responses

  • 30% Homecoming
  • 30% Songfest
  • 17% Wagner stock and Big Name act. Also Fallfest
  • 13% They all suck
  • 9% Senior week

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 17 responses

  • 35% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 41% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 12% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 12% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 38 responses

  • 16% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 50% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 24% I hate my school and have no school spirit.

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