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Pace University

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

    Private, Not-For-Profit

  • Acceptance Rate:


  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

  • Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


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  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


For more than 100 years, Pace University (PU), New York City, has been preparing students to become leaders in their fields by providing an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience and the New York advantage. The university began transforming its contributions to workplace potential after the second World War by acknowledging itself as a university with prominence in liberal arts and sciences.

  • The student crowd at the university consists of 13,326 students. This includes 10,037 full-time students along with 3,208 part-time enrollments.

  • The total graduation rate at the university is 59%.

  • The retention rate for full-time students is 77% and for their part-time counterparts is 75%.

  • The university has a student-faculty ratio of 15:1.

  • University's acceptance rate is 76%.

Pace University is a private not-for-profit institution that has 3 campuses in Westchester and New York. Their main campus (New York City Campus) is located in One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038. Its 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.

The institute has been accredited by the - Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The institute offers more than 170 programs in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The university believes in the employment of collaborative teamwork and inculcating quality improvement while acknowledging individuality to prepare students to be global leaders.

Online Education at Pace University

  • The university has provisions for 32 online programs pertaining to 11 majors.

  • The online program provides the flexibility of a self-paced individualistic study for its students. The university understands the need for a flexible program to accommodate adult learners and working professionals.

  • The targeted demographic of students can easily enroll in the online program and complete the syllabus at their own convenience. The syllabus is designed in an equally competitive nature and with the same level of involvement necessary from the traditional students. Adult learners find it easy to incorporate pursuing higher education onto their busy schedules due to the flexibility and proximity advantages of the online programs.

  • Pace University OSA (Office of Student Assistance) functions to answer all admission and technical queries and is prompt in resolving them.


Some of the Pace University reviews by students are given below.

  • The university is filled with academic resources and opportunities. Most of the New York City attractions are just a walk or subway ride away thus making it a great location for students.

  • The faculty members are interested in giving their best in conducting the classes and seeing the students succeed.

  • Business major academics are exceptional due to the location proximity to Wall Street.

  • The university is magnanimous to the students who wisely invest their time in exploiting the academic resources and infrastructural advantages that it provides. The community is focused but not self-centered.

  • Pace University undergraduate tuition and the fee is a worthwhile investment provided the students take focused, directed steps to their goals.

  • University dorms are also fabulous with magnificent living conditions and high standards of conduct and cleanliness. 


The institute embraces a culture of quality improvement and shared values to ensure an informed, responsive, caring, and effective community empowered to build and sustain a great University. The institute embodies an ethos of respect for, and celebration of, our diversity, creating an inclusive and welcoming environment where every person is encouraged to freely and respectfully contribute to the life of the University. Their ultimate mission is to provide opportunities to their students through a powerful combination of knowledge, real world experiences, and a rigorous liberal arts curriculum imparting them with deep knowledge, skills and habits to realize their full potential.


The institute was established in 1906, when founders Homer Pace, an accountant from the Midwest, and his attorney brother, Charles Pace, began offering preparation for the C.P.A. examination. The institute taught both men and women and was located in the New York Tribune newspaper building which occupies the site of the Pace Civic Center building today, in lower Manhattan. The Institute, which had relocated from its rented quarters in the Tribune building to the Hudson Terminal Building on Church Street on the eve of the war, moved again in 1927 to the newly completed Transportation Building at 225 Broadway because of soaring enrollment.

In 1935, the Institute was incorporated as a non-profit institution of higher education in New York State and received a provisional charter from the Board of Regents. In 1947, under Robert Pace's leadership, Pace Institute became Pace College, a non-profit, non-stock corporation. Between 1964 and 1976 the institute established various schools and colleges which offered new degree programs, which enabled Pace to attain University status in 1973.

Pace has now grown to three campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, and enrolls more than 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs.

Location & Contact




1 Pace Plaza


Pace University’s rankings by acknowledged firms are as follows:

By US News recently in 2020 Pace University was ranked

  • #202 in National Universities (tie),

  • #34 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie),

  • #167 in Business Programs (tie)

On the Forbes list, it was ranked

  • #400 in Top Colleges 2019,

  • #267 In Private Colleges,

  • #172 In Research Universities,

  • #157 In the Northeast.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    1st Nov

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1060 - 1220



  • ACT Range

    22 - 27

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


Gettings a seat into Pace University is quite relaxed, with an acceptance rate of 76%.

The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees and certificate courses using the on-campus arrangement as well as through online approach. The institute requires SAT scores which usually range from 1060-1220, the average SAT score of students is around 1140. The average ACT score of students enrolled in AU is 25, the students of this institute have ACT scores which falls in the range of 22 – 27. The early decision deadline is on November 1.

Admission process:

  • Apply through the online application, the common application or printable application

  • To complete the application an account must be created if applying through the online or common application.

  • Applicants must submit all official transcripts, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, and other similar materials along with the application fee.

  • Some programs may have a separate admission process and require additional materials

  • Applicants will be notified with the institute's decision of admittance or refusal after some time from the application deadline.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


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  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for ooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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Pace University is more affordable than people think—it may even be as affordable as some state schools. To find out how affordable a Pace University Education can be, applicants can use their online Net Price Calculator tool, which is designed to provide full-time, undergraduate students and their families with annual education costs and an estimation of their financial aid package. Whereas, costs for attending graduate school at Pace University vary per college; graduate applicants are thereby requested to visit their tuitions official website to know more.

The Net price for Pace University amounts up to $31,923. The Average annual cost totals around $43,624, whereas for books and supplies, room and board, and other fees the costs are $800, $18,529, and $1,656 respectively. The budget for other expenses is around $1,890. Whereas, the total one-year cost to attend comes around $66,499.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


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Most Popular Majors:

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    158 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    148 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    140 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    134 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    106 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    100 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    90 Graduates

  • Clinical, Counseling and Applied Ps...

    68 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    106 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    100 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    90 Graduates

  • Clinical, Counseling and Applied Ps...

    68 Graduates

  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

    60 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    52 Graduates

  • Electrical Engineering Technologies...

    52 Graduates

  • Marketing

    49 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    44 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    41 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    40 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    37 Graduates

  • Economics

    37 Graduates

  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts

    34 Graduates

  • Business/Commerce, General

    32 Graduates

  • Computer/Information Technology Adm...

    31 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    29 Graduates

  • Literature

    28 Graduates

  • Dance

    28 Graduates

  • Business/Managerial Economics

    26 Graduates

  • International Business

    22 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    21 Graduates

  • Human Resources Management and Serv...

    21 Graduates

  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

    20 Graduates

  • Communication Disorders Sciences an...

    18 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    18 Graduates

  • Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

    16 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    14 Graduates

  • Information Science/Studies

    14 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    13 Graduates

  • Computer Systems Networking and Tel...

    13 Graduates

  • Research and Experimental Psycholog...

    11 Graduates

  • Special Education and Teaching

    11 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    9 Graduates

  • History

    9 Graduates

  • Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

    8 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    8 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    8 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    8 Graduates

  • Sociology and Anthropology

    7 Graduates

  • Computer Software and Media Applica...

    6 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    5 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    5 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    5 Graduates

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

    4 Graduates

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, G...

    4 Graduates

  • Journalism

    4 Graduates

  • Health and Medical Administrative S...

    3 Graduates

  • Natural Resources and Conservation,...

    2 Graduates

  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resoluti...

    2 Graduates

  • Communication, Journalism, and Rela...

    2 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    1 Graduates

  • Area Studies

    1 Graduates

  • International/Global Studies

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

92% / 8%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


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Geographic Density



Unknown Location


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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$74,849 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 78% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


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Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

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Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

navy and gold

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Northeast 10 Conference

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Cross Country



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Cross Country

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Campus Security

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by PU. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $19,148 per year for living on campus. Pace University offers a number of dining and meal plan options for its students. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 38% male and 62% female students.

24-Hour Security Patrol

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24-Hour Escort Safety rides

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After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$20,748 - $32,469

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$215 - $337

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Pace University offers students as much financial assistance as possible to ensure stress-free education. Financial Aid can come in a variety of options to help students finance their education. Including scholarships and grants, work-study and student loans. Pace University also contributes to assistantships and alternative financing. Monthly payment plans are also available as a way for students or their families to pay monthly installments on their account toward tuition, fees, and housing.

These aids are subject to eligibility factors like citizenship, monetary constraints of the applicant, a background of service in the army, scholastic distinction, and individual enterprise lodging. Financial Aid award packages offered typically consist of a combination of awards from these types of aid programs

Pace University’s FAFSA codes for their three campuses are - New York City campus: 002791, Pleasantville campus: 002792, White Plains: 002727

Pace University federal school code is 002727. Some of the financial aids given at the university are as follows.

  • The percentage of students receiving gift aid is 97% and the average amount a student receives is $29,580.

  • The percentage of students receiving federal grants is 32% and the average amount a student receives these grants equals $5,425.

  • The percentage of students receiving State aid is 19% and the average amount this state aid amounts to is $4,131.

  • The percentage of students receiving institutional grant aid is 96% and the average amount a student receives these Institutional grant aid equals $27,044.

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