Pace University-New York

1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038-1598

School Details

Founded in 1906 and given college status in 1948, Pace University educates achievers who are engaged with critical issues locally and globally. Known for its outcome-oriented environment that prepares students to succeed in a wide range of professions, Pace is a private metropolitan university which enrolls nearly 13,500 students in bachelors, masters and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Law School, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business and School of Education.

Pace University-New York is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. They also have many program specific accreditations from American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar; American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; and New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education).

Pace University is a metropolitan New York university with a growing national reputation for offering students opportunity, rich teaching and learning, civic engagement, and measurable results. Pace University has an urban and a suburban campus, each with its own distinctive atmosphere but both shares common faculties and traditions.

The campus in lower Manhattan (New York City Campus), in the heart of the civic and financial center of New York City, serves as an intellectual and cultural focal point for one of the city’s most dynamic and vital areas. Students’ educational experiences are enriched by an environment filled with diverse culture and art, populated by citizens of the world and alive with activity. Pace’s modern Midtown Center at 551 Fifth Avenue and 45th Street in Manhattan, only blocks away from Grand Central Station, offers graduate and undergraduate courses to goal-oriented people looking to advance their careers.

The Pleasantville campus in mid-Westchester County is set on 200 acres of rolling countryside where Pace flourishes as the only private university in the county, and offers a broad range of undergraduate degree programs in a stimulating collegiate environment. The Briarcliff annex, a short distance from Pleasantville, is the location of residence halls, recreational facilities, and administrative offices. A shuttle bus provides continuous service between the campuses. Pace’s School of Law, and a center for other graduate courses in business, public administration and computing are located in White Plains, the hub of Westchester County.

Both campuses are linked by the powerful, goal-oriented features of a Pace University education—personal attention, flexibility and responsiveness to the needs and expectations of a diverse and demanding student population. Both campuses also offer on-campus housing.

There are four residence halls that offer the New York City undergraduate students a variety of housing options. New York City accommodations are in Maria's Tower at One Pace Plaza, Fulton Hall at 106 Fulton Street and in leased prodiverties that include The St. George-Weller Building, Clark and 55 John Street. There are seven on-campus undergraduate residence halls on the Pleasantville-Briarcliff campus which include three residence halls on the Pleasantville campus (Martin Hall, North Hall and the Townhouses) that offer both traditional style residence halls as well as apartment style housing, and four residence halls on the Briarcliff annex (Dow Hall, Hillside House, New Dorm and Valley House), two traditional style buildings and two suite style options with semi-private bathrooms.  Only students who are enrolled as full-time matriculated students are eligible for on campus housing.

Pace University also offers housing for graduate students at each of its main campuses. In New York City, graduate students are housed in Fulton Hall, The St. George-Weller Building and 55 John Street (graduate students in NYC may be placed with undergraduate, non-first-year students). Graduate students enrolled at the Westchester campuses are housed at Extended Stay America, which is located in Elmsford. Eligible graduate students must be matriculated and enrolled full-time, with a course load of at least nine credits per semester.

Along with campuses located in thriving areas, Pace University has over 70 student clubs and organizations to participate in, as well as many on campus events and workshops. The school also has 13 division II sports including, football, baseball, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball.

In order to apply to Pace University, you must submit a $50 application fee (with a waiver option available if you are deemed eligible), along with two Letters of Recommendation, your transcripts, and your SAT or ACT scores, with some programs asking for further information. The application is due by December 1 for “Early Application” and by February 15 for normal applications. Of the students who apply to Pace University 79% are admitted, while 21% of those admitted enroll. Pace University has a retention rate of 78% for first year students and an overall graduation rate of 53%.

The student body at Pace University is made up of 12,704 total students, with 7,807 being undergraduate students. Of all the undergraduate students, 4,763 go to the New York City campus, with 3,043 going to the Westchester campus. The university boasts a 15 to 1 student to faculty ratio. There are 86% full-time students and 14% of the students are 25 years of age and older. The school is made up of 60% female students and 40% male students, with 51% of the students being Caucasian and the remaining 49% being of other ethnicities. Commuters make up 64% of the student body.

Pace University offers a wide variety of programs for students to choose from including 100 undergraduate majors, 47 Master’s programs and four doctoral programs; they also have a Law School. The Undergraduate majors include, Accounting, Sociology, American Studies, Forensic Science and Biology. The Master’s programs include Counseling, Literacy, Taxation, Special Education, Forensic Science and Marketing.

Pace university also offers many degrees online. The iPace degree completion program is designed for busy people who can't attend a university full-time, but are committed to finishing their bachelor's degree and increasing their earning power. Through iPace, they offer the following degrees:

  • B.B.A. in Business Studies w/concentrations in Internal Auditing and Business Communications
  • B.S. in Professional Communication Studies
  • B.S. in Professional Technology Studies w/concentration in Computer Forensics
  • B.S. in Nursing Completion Program for RNs
  • B.S. in Professional Technology Studies w/concentration in Telecommunications- NACTEL Program

The B.S. in Professional Technology Studies is a unique program offered in conjunction with the National Coalition for Telecommunications Education and Learning (NACTEL). This part-time program allows working professionals who have earned at least 60-64 credits to complete a bachelor's degree through a flexible, online program.

Pace University also offers online and blended learning (online and in-class) master’s degree programs in the following:

  • Executive Doctoral Program in Business
  • Executive MBA (eMBA)
  • MS in Finance for Professionals
  • MS in Internet Technology
  • MA in Management for Public Safety & Homeland Security Professionals
  • MA in Nursing
  • MS in Publishing
  • MS in Physician Assistant Studies Completion Program

On top of the many different programs and the great online degrees offered by Pace University, the school also boasts many awards and credentials. The school has 12% higher, on average, employment rates for recent graduates; the Actors Studio Drama School has been named one of the “Top 25 Drama Schools” by The Hollywood Reporter; one of the top online education programs according to U.S. News & World Report, 2012; one of the top 10 schools in the nation for internship placement according to U.S. News & World Report Short List, 2011; a Military Friendly School, an honor awarded to only 15% of all colleges, universities, and trade schools nationwide by G.I. Jobs Magazine, 2011; one of the top 20 colleges in the nation “that will make you rich” according to, 2010; one of the Best Northeastern Colleges for 2011 according to The Princeton Review, 2010; one of the leading schools in America for helping students transform their prospects in life according to The Washington Post, 2010; one of the 50 safest campuses in the country and one of only five in New York City in that category according to The Daily Beast, 2010.

Pace University does offer many different, flexible, payment plans. Many of the students attending Pace University receive aid to help cover the costs of going to the university. There are 81% of students receiving grant/scholarship aid and 57% of the students receive loan aid.


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    4-year, Private not-for-profit
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    Doctor's degree
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