Wagner College

Location
Staten Island, NY
Student Size
2,070
College Type
Private University|Religious
Accceptance Rate
70%
Average Cost Per Year
$31,944
Student To Faculty Ratio
15:1

About Our College

Wagner College was founded in 1883 in Rochester, New York, as the Lutheran Proseminary of Rochester. Its purpose was to prepare young men for admission to Lutheran seminaries and to ensure that they were sufficiently fluent in both English and German to minister to the large German immigrant community of that day. The school's six-year curriculum (covering the high-school and junior-college years) was modeled on the German gymnasium curriculum. In 1886, the school was renamed Wagner Memorial Lutheran College, after a building in Rochester was purchased for its use by John G. Wagner in memory of his son.[5][6]

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