Pace University

1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY

Pace University rankings and awards

Best College Locations in America (out of 1634)Source:
Top 6%
Most Diverse Colleges in the USSource:


Pace University is at the forefront of creating opportunity. Through the convergence of strong academics, experiential learning, and dedicated advising, we empower our students and positively impact our communities. We develop and launch programs that are relevant, focused, and forward-looking to meet the needs of the workforce of the future. We harness the world-class energy and talent of New York City and Westchester County and leverage the unparalleled access to internship and job opportunities. We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion and celebrate the innate potential of learners of all ages to achieve success. OUR PEOPLE At Pace, we are go-getters, strivers, doers, and achievers. Currently, the University enrolls more than 13,000 diverse individuals, including first-generation, international, and non-traditional students. Pace combines the benefits and resources of a large university with the personalized attention and focus associated with a small college. Dedicated full-time and adjunct faculty members balance academic preparation with professional experience, bringing a unique dynamic to the classroom. They are practitioners, consultants, advisors, and mentors to our students. OUR PATH Our signature program, the Pace Path, empowers students to succeed in their fields by combining powerful academics, dedicated mentoring, and immersive experiences including, research, clinicals, civic engagement, study abroad, and internships. Pace University has one of the largest internship programs of any college in the New York metropolitan area. Last year, Pace students engaged in more than 8,000 internships, co-ops, field experiences, and clinicals with more than 1,000 different employers. That’s why within one year of graduation, Pace students are employed at a rate almost 20% ahead of the national average. OUR HISTORY AND OUR FUTURE Founded as a one-room accounting school in 1906, Pace now offers a diverse selection of learning and living experiences. There are bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, and Pace’s six schools and colleges—the College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems—offer a variety of courses in business, health care, computer science, humanities, education, science, law, the arts, and more. More than 50 cutting-edge centers, institutes, labs, and clinics serve as the training grounds for future leaders. These include the NYC Design Factory, Entrepreneurship Lab, Environmental Policy Clinic, Cybersecurity Education and Research Lab, Immigration Justice Clinic, Health Care Simulation Labs, and the Center for Community Action and Research. Each program and experience is enhanced by our metropolitan New York location. The New York City Campus in Lower Manhattan (recently renovated with ultramodern facilities, collaborative learning spaces, and residence halls) is within walking distance to Wall Street, South Street Seaport, and the Brooklyn Bridge, and a subway ride from all that the city has to offer. The bucolic 200-acre Pleasantville Campus in Westchester County, only an hour by train from New York City, is home to 14 NCAA Division II teams, and the Elisabeth Haub School of Law is situated in the heart of White Plains’ buzzing suburban sprawl. *Source: PayScale

Questions and Answers about Pace University

Lily F.
5 months ago
Can you tell me if the Freshman Orientation are full-day meetings, how early they start and an estimate on when they might end?
Pace University
Hi Lily, Here at Pace, the orientation for incoming first-year students is a 2-day overnight program. As for details on the schedule, I would suggest emailing for the NYC campus and for the PLV campus. Also you can find more general information here via this link: If you have any further questions, please email me at
tessa b.
5 months ago
Does Pace University have a checklist for transfer students to complete before applying?
Pace University
Hi Tessa, A checklist is provided for all students once they begin applying and throughout the admission process. Here is a link with more information on applying as a transfer student: If you have any further questions, please email me at
Krishay T.
5 months ago
Can students have a minor and how does that affect your merit-based scholarships/ financial aid package?
Pace University
Hi Krishay! Here at Pace, our merit scholarships are only offered to full-time students. Full-time status is dependent on students taking 12 - 18 credits a semester. Also, with us being a liberal arts university, our students take between 44 - 55 credits from our Dyson School of Arts and Sciences. This allows our students the flexibility to minor and even double major in programs they are interested in. If you have any further questions, please email me at
Abby B.
5 months ago
Are scholarships received guaranteed for the full four years?
Pace University
Hi Abby! Yes, merit scholarships here at Pace are renewed automatically for four years providing the student maintains the minimum cumulative GPA requirement and continuous full-time enrollment for each Fall/Spring term. Also, if entered into a combined degree program, it will be awarded for the 5th year. Here is a link with more information about our merit scholarships: If you have any further questions, please email me at
Kaitlyn M.
5 months ago
How many college athletic programs does Pace University offer?
Pace University
Hi Kaitlyn! We have several NCAA D2 athletic sports teams based on our Pleasantville campus in Westchester. We also have intramural sports as well on both of our campuses. Here is a link with more information regarding athletics here at Pace: If you have any further questions, please email me at
Taylor I.
6 months ago
Does Pace University allow students to stack third party scholarships to help pay for tuition?
Pace University
Hi Taylor, Yes, Pace does allow students to stack third-party scholarships to help pay for tuition! Here is more information about third-party scholarships: If you have any further questions, please email me at
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Majors offered at Pace University

Biggest majors
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Accounting and Related Services
Finance and Financial Management Services

Academics at Pace University

SAT Score Range
Considered with application
ACT Score Range
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Less Selective (76% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Pace University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Pace University Students11%29%39%29%2%2%1%
All College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Pace University Students
< 5% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Pace University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Financial Controller105k
Physician Assistant (PA)100k
Human Resources (HR) Manager81k
Operations Manager79k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)73k
Marketing Manager67k
Office Manager49k
Based on 10,913 student responses
59.9kAvg. Early Career Pay
111.8kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
41%in High-Meaning careers
14%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Pace University

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Student reviews of Pace University

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Recommended by

75% of students

Known for

LGBTQ+ friendly
Close to activities in a city
Welcoming student body
Safe campus
Fun orientation programs
Kevin Padilla-Guallpa



The art programs available

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

How expensive it is for what you get in return

Tori Miller
Art + 2 others



Currently, I am still attending Pace, but my favorite thing is the resources I have access to at any given time.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I didn’t like the lack of professionalism, and or communication among peers and students when it came to very important situations that affected us all.

Ayana Velasquez
Photography and Photo Editing
Painting and Studio Art
Business And Entrepreneurship



As an AEM student, I really like the location of Pace. Pace faculty is also really good at providing connections or giving advice to students on how to advance connections of their own. Social life is pretty good, especially considering the school is large enough to not remind you of high school, but also small enough to allow you to create genuine connections with other students.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The one I don't like about Pace is how expensive it is! They definitely need to work on how to be consistent with helping students with finances, or at least having departments responsible for student accounts to properly communicate those things to students.

Tarika Arjune
Drawing And Illustration
Painting and Studio Art
Cooking + 9 others



Pace University is a very interesting place filled with an abundance of opportunities. I love my professors who are extremely supportive and encouraging. I also love working there as a student in the lab, it gives me such a great chance to network and build experience. I work on my research with such a great and helpful professor and I can honestly say that I have met people from so many different backgrounds.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Sometimes Pace can be a very intimidating place especially if you are a commuter. The pace is filled with great students sometimes it's hard to keep up with everyone else's achievements. You also sometimes feel that there is so much going on on the campus that you are unsure what to do.

Cleo Sykes
Exercise And Fitness
Exercise Science
Tap Dancing
Dance + 7 others



Attending Pace Commercial Dance helped me integrate into the NYC community through the opportunity to work with established choreographers and educators in my field. I established mentoring relationships that continue to this day and collected a group of peers who continue to support me on my artistic and educational journey.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I think this may be the same with any university program, but there were some courses that were required for graduation that seemed completely irrelevant. Particularly as a transfer student, there are several credits I was told that I needed that I am still convinced were not necessary and my time could have been spent elsewhere.

Gelsey Jocelyn Juca
Foreign Languages
French + 2 others



Everyone has a uniqueness about them that will definitely get them far in their potential careers.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE


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