Wagner College Housing and Nearby Apartments


With all that's going on, combined with the physical beauty of the place, it's little wonder than some 80% of all undergraduates choose to live in Wagner on-campus housing. There are four residence halls here. Harborview is the largest house on campus, with room for some 625 freshman and First Year Experience students in traditional dormitory accommodations. Guild Hall, designed as a series of suites, is reserved for upper-class students, as is Towers Hall, which also houses Wagner's fraternities and sororities on special floors. Finally, Foundation Hall is where Wagner's seniors live, in suites of varying sizes, where they can also participate in the Bridges program, readying students for life after college. All Wagner on-campus housing options feature expected amenities such as laundry facilities, study lounges, game rooms, cable TV and high-speed wireless internet. Graduate students are welcome to apply for a spot in any of the upper-class residence halls, though undergraduates are always given priority. For those students at all levels of study who choose to live in off-campus housing, there are several routes you can take to finding a home. The Wagner housing office can help with finding roommates or local families willing to rent a room to students. Given that Wagner is located within New York City, there are also tons of real estate websites of all description and utility which you peruse. There are off-campus housing options in Staten Island, Manhattan (just a ferry ride away), Brooklyn, New Jersey (an easy drive, depending), and the rest of the tristate area.

About Wagner College

Although Wagner College began its life as the Rochester Lutheran Proseminary, a training institution for Lutheran ministers located located in that city far to the west of New York State, the school moved to its current location on Grymes Hill, Staten Island back in 1918, and has been here ever since. Not that Wagner College (as it's now known) hasn't grown in size and expanded its academic offerings since then. It has, purchasing neighboring estate after neighboring estate (including the magnificent Vanderbilt and W.G. Ward properties, in 1922 and 1949, respectively) and increasing the overall acreage of the campus from 38 acres (the original Cunard family estate) to the current 105 acres over the decades. And in addition to the aesthetically pleasing nature of the land itself, with its wide lawns, wooded preserves, and historic mansions, its the stunning views--of New York harbor, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, and the skylines of Downtown Brooklyn and lower Manhattan--that really gives the Wagner College campus its uniquely appealing character. Today Wagner College welcomes some 2,150 undergraduate and graduate students to its Grymes Hill campus every year, pursuing Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degrees in nearly 60 majors, concentrations, and courses of post-graduate study. Among the 1,850 undergraduates at Wagner, the top five most popular majors are the Biological Sciences, Business, Psychology, Sociology and Theater. Wagner graduate students are most likely to be found in the Business School programs, the Education School, or working towards their Nursing Master's in Science degree. In addition to its commitment to students' academic growth and achievement (and despite being relatively small in size), Wagner athletics fields an impressive eighteen Division I teams for both men and women, including football, lacrosse, tennis, water polo, and cross country. There are also a number of intramural leagues, student activities and publications, and an active Greek life, with both national and local, social and service-oriented, fraternities and sororities. Scroll down for apartments near Wagner College.