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Academics

Pace University is a private university that's bursting with opportunity. With campuses in New York City and Westchester County, Pace easily capitalizes on its location, connecting students with jobs and internships throughout the New York metro area. Academically, students are quick to highlight the "good" business program as well as the stellar performing arts school. No matter what you choose to study, classes at Pace tend to be "small," a fact that many students here love. After all, small classes allows for a lot of "one-on-one interactions with professors." And speaking of professors, while they can definitely run the gamut, most are truly "passionate about their work and subject field." In turn, that passion helps them conduct "engaging and interesting" classes. Instructors here are also great about incorporating "real world perspective[s]" into their courses. Students report that their professors are "very warm" and certainly "willing to meet up with you outside of the classroom." As one satisfied undergrad explains, "They want you to understand the material and are never out to get you." It's also quite evident that they really "try to get to know their students on a more personal level, rather than strictly academic." All in all, Pace provides "a sense of community [that] truly helps with the transition [to] college life."

Student Body

Pace University has an exceptionally diverse group of students. Indeed, the student body "is very reflective of the city around us." One undergrad explains, "In one of my classes, I sit near someone from Albania, someone from Korea, someone from Kazakhstan, and someone from Georgia (the country). It's very interesting and I never walk through a crowded hallway without hearing a language other than English." Another student brags, "My peers span race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, experience, interests, and culture. Every single person [at] Pace contributes to the wide and unique flavor of the student body." Regardless of their backgrounds, students here tend to be "hyper involved and busy to the umpteenth degree." And they all seem to have a "strong desire to succeed." An undergrad clarifies, "Pace students are hungry for internships and real-world experience in their field of study. They want to be out in the workforce as soon as they graduate." But most importantly, these students are "very friendly and amiable." Perhaps this individual sums up the campus culture best: "No matter who I meet, I always get the same friendly welcoming aura where I can be myself and not have to worry about anyone judging me."

Campus Life

You have to really work hard to be bored at Pace. Certainly, students spend the majority of their time studying. And a large number also "have internships" to boot. But beyond academics, we're told that the university "offers many clubs to get involved with and there are always opportunities for [events happening] around campus." More specifically, "there are...sports games, Greek life activities, premieres, scavenger hunts, games, etc. going on." On the weekends, undergrads at the Westchester campus tend to gravitate towards the school's town houses. Students frequently "just hang out [there] in big groups of people and meet new friends." And of course, these undergrads love that New York City is right at their fingertips. For example, Pace students "get access to discount[ed] Broadway tickets as well as movie and museum tickets." Additionally, many undergrads be found "explor[ing] the city," be it wandering around Central Park, South Street Seaport or the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As this ecstatic student states, "You are in NYC, the greatest city in the world (in my opinion); what isn't there to do?"

Overview

Applicants
18,462
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average HS GPA
3.24

GPA Breakdown

15%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 580

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — December 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
1,360
with Terminal Degree
665

715
Women
645
Men
245
Minority
26
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
39%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years
58%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Basic Skills

  • Second Language Learning

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology Project Management

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Telecommunications Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Optometry Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Leisure and Recreational Activities

  • Theatre/Theater

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Applied Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology and Anthropology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Dance, General
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management


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

Internship

Notable Faculty


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. Peter Wilby
Chief Investment Officer, Stone Harbor Investment Partners

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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
39%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years
58%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$29,138

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$26,947

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,887

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
73%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$37,473

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$28,501

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$42,354
Required Fees
$1,632
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$18,540
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
8,914
Foreign Countries Represented
101

Demographics

8.02%
Asian
10.72%
African-American
14.05%
Hispanic
50.60%
Caucasian
2.55%
Unknown
10.07%
International

61% female
39% male
41% are out of state
86% are full time
14% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
41%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
73%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

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
122
Number of Honor Societies
32

Number of Social Sororities
10
Number of Religious Organizations
3

2% join a fraternity
4% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

4% 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)
8 Sports

Basketball
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

69/99

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
Todd Heilman
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
manthony@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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