Pace University

New York, NY

Questions and Answers

Abigail G.
10 days ago
Does Pace University allow students to double-major, and does it cost more?
Pace University
Hi Abigail, Pace does allow students to double major (except for Nursing and our Performing Arts programs). There is not an extra cost unless you choose to take classes during the winter intersession and during the summer. Students have been able to fit double majors into their normal credit amount required to graduate from Pace.
Kayla M.
14 days ago
If we applied for Pace University early action, when should we expect to hear back from admissions?
Pace University
Hi Kayla, for Early Action I applicants you can expect to hear back by winter break at the latest as long as all of your materials are in and ready for review. For Early Action II we guarantee that by the second week of January at the latest you would get your decision as long as all of your materials are in and ready for review.
Jamariyae y.
18 days ago
What is the average cost of attendance for Pace University?
Pace University
Hi, you can use our Merit Scholarship Estimator and Net Price Calculator to estimate how much a Pace education would cost:
Jamariyae y.
18 days ago
Is there active Greek life at Pace University?
Pace University
Hi, you can find a breakdown of our Greek Life here:
Jamariyae y.
18 days ago
How many students typically live in a dorm room, and can a freshman have a room for themselves?
Pace University
Hi, Pace does not have singles in our Residence Halls unless a student has a need for a medical accommodation. Most of our rooms are doubles and triples, meaning you would have 1 or 2 roommates.
Yaya C.
19 days ago
What is the average test scores and GPA of admitted students for Pace University?
Pace University
Hi Yaya, our average GPA is a 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (around an 86 out of 100), our average SAT is an 1156, and our average ACT is a 25. We are test optional and don't require test scores for any part of the admissions process.


Ranked in the top 9% of private US colleges that provide the best return on tuition investment*, Pace University transforms the lives of its diverse students—academically, professionally, and socioeconomically. That mission is expressed in our motto: Opportunitas. OUR PROMISE 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

Academic details

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

Diversity statistics

46% White
11% Hispanic
11% Black
8% Asian
3% Multiracial
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Common Careers

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

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$46,446 / year
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