Pace University

1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY

Pace University rankings and awards

Best College Locations in America (out of 1634)Source:
Top 6%
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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.
10 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.
10 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.
11 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.
11 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.
11 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.
11 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