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Pace University


The Manhattan Campus Allows Students to Share in Wealth of Culture Found in New York City

Pace University prepares students to be leaders through an education that unites exceptional academics with the advantages of two New York area campuses, one in Manhattan and one in Westchester County. Pace students thrive on the opportunities of the New York metropolitan area. The university maintains partnerships with 500 local employers in New York, and these partners often assist Pace with placing students in co-operative education and internship positions.

The Manhattan campus also provides students with access to a wealth of cultural riches in a world-renowned city. Students can explore neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Little Italy, Chelsea, and SoHo. They visit museums, Wall Street, and Broadway in the unparalleled New York City setting.

Only 30 miles from Manhattan, Pace's Westchester campus is a smaller college environment; it is a traditional campus on 200 acres in the tree-covered hills of Westchester County. This campus also provides students with access to internship opportunities in Westchester, southern Connecticut, and New York City.

Westchester shares its own cultural highlights with students. The county hosts one of the most popular outdoor music festivals in the country, is the location of the Neuberger Museum of Art, and attracts audiences to its Performing Arts Center. Outdoor recreation for students can revolve around a weekend on area lakes or the Hudson River.

Students Gain Valuable On-The-Job Career Experience through the Co-Op Employment Program

More than a thousand Pace students from the New York City and Westchester campuses take advantage of leading-edge internships and job positions each year through the co-op employment program. Many work in the co-op program for Westchester County and New York metropolitan area firms, corporations, institutions, and businesses. Positions within the co-op employment program may be in the fields of finance, media, communications, health care, technology, and education.

Pace has developed the co-op employment program so students will have practical career preparation to "hit the ground running" when they graduate. The university estimates that nearly 50 percent of its co-op participants receive job offers from their co-op employers. Future graduates can begin adding to their resumes during their university years by participating in co-op employment or internships. Participation provides students with on-the-job, pre-professional training that is often paid. The program helps students work in positions related directly to their fields of study or interests, and provides the flexibility of part-time, full-time, or summer work.

Valuable career preparation also takes place in the classroom. With a student-teacher ratio of 15:1, students can gain support and mentorship from faculty. Many Pace professors work as consultants, researchers, and even directors of companies, so classroom discussions include the latest information. The university's dedication to classroom learning and career training illustrates that the Pace education emphasizes both rigorous academics and vital career preparation.

Dynamic Student Life Makes a Pace Education Even More Rewarding

The university recognizes that an education is not only a stepping stone to a career, but also a rewarding, life-changing experience. The Office of Student Development and Campus Activities works to ensure that student life at Pace is dynamic. The campus is alive with social, civic, cultural, and athletic student activities, near the backdrop of New York City. For example, the annual University Fest is an activity-filled weekend for families to see the advantages of learning at Pace. Academic, professional, and student organizations often benefit from the area's educational and cultural resources.

The Westchester campus has 19 NCCA Division II teams, while sports-minded students may join intramural and club teams on both campuses. Student organizations fall into the categories of: professional, student media and entertainment, Greek life, academic interests, student government, politics and social issues, honor societies, and culture.

Professional student organizations help members build connections with peers and industry professionals from their academic major. Pace's student-run media networks include yearbook, radio, newspapers, a literary magazine, and campus programming. Some academic majors have established clubs for socialization and career interests. Student government organizations plan student activities and enhance campus life, while clubs for politics and social issues often sponsor service projects. Students are recognized through honor societies that encourage achievement, and various clubs have started to celebrate cultural differences of students.

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Certificates, Associate, Bachelor&Apos;S, Master&Apos;S, Doctoral, Post-Master&Apos;S, Postbachelor&Apos;S, And First Professional Certificates
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studiesamerican Studies; Latin American Studies; Women&Apos;S Studiesbiological And Biomedical Sciencesbiochemistry; Biology/Biological Sciencesbusiness, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesaccounting; Business Administration And Management; Business/Commerce; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Hotel/Motel Administration; Human Resources Management; International Business/Trade/Commerce; International Marketing; Management Sciences And Quantitative Methods Related; Marketing Related; Marketing/Marketing Managementcommunication, Journalism, And Related Programsadvertising; Communication And Journalism Related; Mass Communication/Media; Organizational Communication; Speech Communication And Rhetoriccomputer And Information Sciences And Support Servicescomputer And Information Sciences; Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Related; Computer Science; Computer Systems Networking And Telecommunications; Information Science/Studies; Information Technology Project Managementeducationbiology Teacher Education; Chemistry Teacher Education; Earth Science Education; Elementary Education; English/Language Arts Teacher Education; Mathematics Teacher Education; Social Studies Teacher Education; Spanish Language Teacher Education; Special Education; Special Education&Ndash;Individuals With Speech/Language Impairmentsengineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fieldstelecommunications Technologyenglish Language And Literature/Lettersenglish; English Literature (British And Commonwealth)Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguisticsforeign Languages And Literatures; Spanishhealth Professions And Related Programscommunication Sciences And Disorders; Registered Nursing/Registered Nursehistoryhistoryhomeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Servicescriminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Forensic Science And Technologyliberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanitiesgeneral Studiesmathematics And Statisticsmathematicsmulti/Interdisciplinary Studiesmulti/Interdisciplinary Studies Relatednatural Resources And Conservationenvironmental Science; Environmental Studiesphilosophy And Religious Studiesphilosophy And Religious Studiesphysical Scienceschemistry; Geology/Earth Sciencepsychologyapplied Psychology; Personality Psychology; Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology; Psychologysocial Scienceseconomics; Political Science And Government; Social Sciences; Sociology And Anthropologyvisual And Performing Artsacting; Art; Art History, Criticism And Conservation; Dance; Directing And Theatrical Production; Film/Cinema/Video Studies; Fine/Studio Arts; Musical Theater; Theater/Theater Arts Management


Admission: 12,885 applied; 9,900 admitted; 1,848 enrolled Average high school GPA: 3.2

Test Scores:

Options: electronic application, early action, deferred entrance
Application fee: $50
Required: essay or personal statement, high school transcript, 2 letters of recommendation
Recommended: minimum 3 GPA, interview
Application deadline: rolling (transfers)
Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (transfers)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population
8,336 Undergraduate Students, 59% Women, 41% Men, 8% Transferred In
Minority Breakdown
11% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 9% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 16% Hispanic/Latino, 0.3% American Indian Or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic/Latino , 0.2% Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 3% Two Or More Races, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 7% Race/Ethnicity Unknown
International Population
7% Representing 103 Other Countries
Housing Info
45% Live On Campus

Campus Life

Coed, Campus Housing Is University Owned And Leased By The School
Drama/Theater Group, Student-Run Newspaper, Radio And Television Station, Choral Group, Black Student Union, Beta Alpha Psi, OLAS (Organization Of Latin American Students), Pace Board, Lubin Business Association, National Fraternities, National Sororities
Most popular organizations
Black Student Union, Beta Alpha Psi, OLAS (Organization Of Latin American Students), Pace Board, Lubin Business Association
Campus security
24-Hour Emergency Response Devices And Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service, Controlled Dormitory Access
Student services
Health Clinic, Personal/Psychological Counseling
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Accelerated Degree Program, Adult/Continuing Education Programs, Advanced Placement Credit, Cooperative Education, Distance Learning, Double Majors, English As A Second Language, Freshman Honors College, Honors Programs, Independent Study, Internships, Part-Time Degree Program, Study Abroad, Summer Session For Creditrotc: Army (C), Air Force (C)Unusual Degree Programs: 3-2 Engineering With Manhattan College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Occupational Therapy With Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons, Physical Therapy With New York Medical College, Podiatry With The New York College Of Podiatric Medicineschool Calendar: Semesters


Member:Ncaadivision:All Division II


Total: 1,324Full-Time: 35% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 14 :1

Financial Aid

Costs (2013&-14)
Comprehensive fee:$51,189 includes full-time tuition ($36,732), mandatory fees ($1337), and room and board ($13,120). Part-time tuition: $1054 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load
Room and board:Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, location, and student level
Payment plan:installment
Waivers:senior citizens and employees or children of employees

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2013,5,729 applied for aid, 5,354 were judged to have need, 571 had their need fully met. 1,006 Federal Work-Study jobs (averaging $3663)
In 2013,1370 non-need-based awards were made
Average percent of need met:70%
Average financial aid package:$28,893
Average need-based loan:$4359
Average need-based gift aid:$24,260
Average non-need-based aid:$14,180
Average indebtedness upon graduation:$36,558




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