Students Say

For career-oriented students seeking an undergraduate experience at “a well-known institution in the heart of the financial capital of the world,” Pace University’s New York City campus fits the bill. For students seeking a practical education in a setting that provides “more of a campus feel” and the experience of “small town living,” Pace University’s Pleasantville campus in Westchester County might be more suitable. Either way, many students are drawn to Pace’s “strong business school” and “phenomenal nursing program” while others find that “The theater major is very prestigious and well run.”

Overview

Applicants
15,722
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average HS GPA
3.22

GPA Breakdown

14%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 570
SAT Math
480 - 580
ACT Composite
20 - 26

Deadlines


Regular
February 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Overall

Students Say

For career-oriented students seeking an undergraduate experience at “a well-known institution in the heart of the financial capital of the world,” Pace University’s New York City campus fits the bill. For students seeking a practical education in a setting that provides “more of a campus feel” and the experience of “small town living,” Pace University’s Pleasantville campus in Westchester County might be more suitable. Either way, many students are drawn to Pace’s “strong business school” and “phenomenal nursing program” while others find that “The theater major is very prestigious and well run.” Students also appreciate the school’s emphasis on gaining practical workforce skills especially since “Pace University has connections at many Fortune 500 companies in New York City.” One student explains, “At Pace, they prepare you for interviewing, networking, etc. You build your own e-portfolio as you go.” Enhancing the academic experience at Pace are the professors who are “kind, respectful, and helpful.” One student raves, “The professors are experienced in their fields and bring ‘street smarts’ to the classroom.” However, another student offers the more tempered view that “The university has a mixed bag of very good professors, adjuncts who seem disinterested, and tenured professors who write their own textbooks.” One complaint shared by numerous students is about the school’s administration which is “very slow and lack[s] communication with each other and students.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
1,339
with Terminal Degree
718

697
Women
642
Men
236
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
66%
Graduate in 5 years
95%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Ms. Karen Fondu
President, L'Oreal Paris

Mr. Joseph Ianniello
COO, CBS Corporation

Mr. Mark M. Besca
New York City Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young

Mr. Michael Dezer
Founder, Owner & Developer, Dezer Properties, Inc.

Ms. Carmen Farina
Chancellor, New York City Schools

Mr. Kelvin Joseph
COO and EVP of Sales, Steiner Sports

Ms. Audrey C. Murphy, Esq.
EVP & Chief Legal Officer, Hackensack University Medical Center

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
71
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$26,448

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,743

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,582

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,442

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
73%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$25,577

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$38,200
Required Fees
$1,497
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,350

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

When asked to describe “the massive spectrum of students” at Pace University, one student proclaims, “It's a wonderland of misfits where EVERYONE fits in and I love it.” Put another way, there are “People from every corner of the world, dozens of religious and political beliefs, multiple sexual orientations, and boundless tastes in music, literature, and film can be found here.” Students also observe that “There's a strong community among the LGBT and they are respected by most students.” While one student points out that “Students at Pace are extremely friendly and open for the most part,” a fellow student notes that “Students at Pace are very independent and that independence creates a lack of a community but many groups are trying to outreach more now!” In general, students agree that students “can fit in if they are up for anything. They need to be willing to try new things.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
8,694
Out of State
41%

International
13%
Foreign Countries Represented
101

Demographics

9.71%
Asian
11.60%
African-American
16.21%
Hispanic
54.77%
Caucasian
3.53%
Unknown
12.94%
International

59% female
41% male
41% are out of state
84% are full time
16% are part time

Overview

Students Say

When it comes to student life at Pace, it translates into a tale of two campuses. Students living on the Manhattan campus boast, “We have world class museums, theatre, art, music, food, etc at our fingertips. To sound cliche, it's not an average college experience and that's one of the allures of the NYC campus.” While students at the Pleasantville campus enjoy a more leisurely pace, they still have plenty of options to keep themselves entertained. One student describes the charms of the suburban campus: “Pleasantville farmer's market is huge and popular on Saturday am both for students and local residents. Jacob Burns independent film center is in town, as is Starbucks, organic and well priced restaurants, dinner, banks, Rockerfeller State Park.” Despite their differences in lifestyle, students generally agree that their school “focuses a lot on academics. Not a big party school, not a big athletic school.” What it lacks for in the athletics and party departments, the school makes up for with “various events that are super fun” including “lots of opportunities to attend lectures, events, debates, social outreach parties, free food…”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
40%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
71
First-Year Students living on campus
73%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
90

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
105
Number of Honor Societies
25

Number of Social Sororities
13
Number of Religious Organizations
4

4% join a fraternity
5% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

6% participate in intramural sports
4% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Setters)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Lacrosse
Swimming
Women's Sports (Setters)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: www.pace.edu (look under Life on Campus)

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: St. John's University Fordham University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Manhattan College

Sustainability

Green Rating
68

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
13

Average Number of PC's per Lab
29

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Donna Grand Pre
Dean of Admissions

Address
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Phone
914-773-3746

Email
infoctr@pace.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Union
Fitness Center
Theater
Library
Residence Halls

Most Popular Places Off Campus
All of New York City
Most of Westchester County

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
2 or 3 times during the year on Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
kgutierrez@pace.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Look under "Visit Pace" on www.pace.edu, "Directions to All Locations". The closest airports are JFK and LaGuardia for NYC and White Plains and LaGuardia for Westchester. Newark and Stewart are also available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Look under "Visit Pace" on www.pace.edu, "Directions to All Locations". There are directions to all campuses for driving as well as public transportation.

Local Accommodations
There are hotels in downtown New York City as well as midtown and in White Plains and Tarrytown for visiting the Westchester Campuses.
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Key Stats

15,722
Applicants
8,694
Size
85%
Acceptance Rate
1050
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists