• Address: 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038, USA

  • Phone Number: +1 866-722-3338

  • Website: https://www.pace.edu/

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About Pace University

Pace University is a private for-profit university founded in 1906. The university believes in the employment of collaborative teamwork and inculcating quality improvement while acknowledging individuality to prepare students to be global leaders. 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 13,245 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.

  • Pace University acceptance rate is 84%.

  • Pace University address is 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038, USA.

Pace University Online

  • 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 of higher education onto their busy schedules due to the flexibility and proximity advantages of the online programs.

  • The university uses the online platform of Pace University Blackboard Learn classes management system to execute its online program. The user interface of this service is simple to understand and the interactive features of the online platform give students an opportunity to participate in various classroom activities and be involved in group activities such as quizzes and discussion boards thus enhancing their overall learning experience.

  • The online students are required input their Pace University login credentials to gain access to the various services of the online platform such as attending classes, receiving course materials, checking for future academic engagements, and partaking in peer interaction and faculty exchange.

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

Pace University Schools

The university provides online education through 6 schools.

College of Health Professions

School of Education

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Lubin School of Business

Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Seidenberg School of CSIS

Pace University Tuition and Majors

The online majors available at the university are Public Administration, Nursing, Information Systems, Education, Business Management, Science, Information Technology, Computer Science, Health Science, Engineering, and Media Studies.

The online tuition fee for the various programs in the mentioned majors is detailed below.

Degree Type

Total Average Tuition





Undergraduate Certificate


Pace University Programs

Some of the online programs in various degrees offered at the university include the following.

Bachelor of Science in Professional Communication Studies

Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Studies in Marketing and Management

Graduate Certificate in Magazine Publishing

Master of Science in Enterprise Analytics

Undergraduate Certificate in Wireless Networking Essentials

Associate of Science in Applied Information Technology

Master of Public Administration

Master of Arts in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals

Pace University Financial Aid

Students who need assistance in paying their tuition fees are given various financial assistance schemes to ensure stress-free education. 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.

Students who fulfill these criteria can have access to various financial support schemes like scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study options. Applicants are required to fill in the FAFSA form.

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

  • Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant and Federal Work-Study option are given as Federal Aids along with Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan.

  • State Aids such as Tuition Assistance Program and New York State Aid for Part-Time Study are given.

  • Pace University scholarships such as Honors College Scholarship, President’s Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, and Pace-Wcc Transfer Student Scholarship are given along with Pace Grant and Trustee Tuition Grant under Institutional Aids.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, Army ROTC, and the Montgomery GI Bill are given as Military Aids at the university.

Pace University Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

  • Pace University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Accredited Programs

  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Completion is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.

  • Pace University nursing program in Bachelor of Science in Nursing is accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Pace University Library

  • The university is home to the Birnbaum Library, Mortola Library, Graduate Center Library, and the Law School Library. These libraries provide a vast collection of material and digital resources for classroom teaching, interactive learning, collaborative intake, research purpose, and independent study.

  • The library at Pace University School of Law has access to databases such as TWEN, Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline Law reviews, and Discovery Science.

  • The online databases and digital resources of the libraries are available to the students via the Pace University student portal.

Pace University Rankings and Reviews

The rankings given to the university by US News and Forbes are mentioned below.

  • Number 177 in National Universities, number 195 in High School Counselor Ranking and number 172 in Business Programs.

  • Number 395 in Top Colleges, 260 in Private Colleges, 150 in the Northeast and number 172 in Research Universities.

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.

  • The 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.

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

Pace University Campus Life

  • The university has left no depths unplumbed in making the student life as enjoyable and engaging as possible. As such, there are lots of extracurricular involvements for the students to choose and be engaged in. These involvement pertain to various fields of interest such as business, professional, academics, cultural, social, religious, media, entertainment, performing arts, politics, and student governance.

  • Some of the student clubs and student-managed organizations at the university include Abyss of Sound, Pace Drama Alliance, Painting Club, Hip Hop Dance Club, Photography Club, A Capella Club, Stand Up Productions, Her campus, Film Appreciation Club, Pace Presentia, {programming Board, Spoon University, VOX, POP Tv, WPUB Radio, Criminal Justice Society, Future Leaders in Healthcare, Philosophy Club, Chemistry Club, Law Society, Pace Computing Society, Accounting Society, Fantasy Investment Club, and the Interactive and Direct Marketing Lab.

Pace University Athletics

  • The university also promotes various athletic activities and provides world-class infrastructural amenities for the same. PaceSetters is the university’s official athletics division.

  • Some of the sports coached, trained and played at the university are baseball, basketball, cross country, football, lacrosse, swimming, field hockey, soccer, softball, and volleyball.

  • The infrastructural provisions to encourage student-athletes at the university are the Pace Stadium which is the Pace University football facility, Ianniello Field House, Peter.X.Finnerty Field, Goldstein Fitness Center, Softball Field, and the NYC Campus Gym.

Pace University Bookstore

  • The university bookstore is named the Auxiliary Services.

  • The university has collaborated with Barnes and Noble College Bookstores to provide a diverse collection of books and supplies to the students.

  • Bookstores are available in the New York City Campus Store, Pleasantville Campus Stor, and White Plains Campus Store.

  • The online provision of the bookstore is accessible through the Pace University portal.

Pace University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit
Also see:
For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

New York City, New York

FAFSA/Federal School Code

Also see:
What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

Also see:
What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation


Historically Black College or University



eLibrary , Financial Aid, Veterans Friendly , Yellow Ribbon Program


New York (New York)

Data Source: https://www.pace.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Pace University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 84 %
Student Faculty Ratio 15: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 77 % Part Time: 75 %
Total Population 13,245
Student Population Full Time: 10,037 Part Time: 3,208
Gender Division Male: 39 % Female: 61 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 18,470 5,836 12,634
Total Applicants Admitted - 15,455 4,822 10,633
Applicants Enrolled - 2,031 748 1,283
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 1,973 713 1,260
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 58 35 23

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 55 %

The College Monk

Female: 61 %

Total Graduation Rate: 59 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Pace University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Pace University

College of Health Professions

Majors available

Health Science Nursing

School of Education

Majors available


Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Majors available

Literature Biomedical Science

Lubin School of Business

Majors available

Business Management

Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Majors available


Seidenberg School of CSIS

Majors available

Interdisciplinary Studies Human Services

Pace University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $50
Graduate Application Fee $70

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 1,605
Number of students submitting ACT scores 541
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 79%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 27%
SAT Math 525 average 470 - 580 range
SAT Critical Reading 525 average 470 - 580 range
ACT Composite 23 average 21 - 26 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Pace University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,834 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $918 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $6,210 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $6,210 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $6,210 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Tuition Assistance Program $3,484 Satisfactory academic progress, Resident of New York. June 30th, 2019
New York State Aid For Part Time Study $3,484 GPA of 2.0, New York State residents. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: https://www.pace.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Honors College Scholarship $25,909 SAT score of 1200 or ACT score of 27. Varies
President's Scholarship $25,909 Enroll full-time, GPA of 3.0 February 1st, 2019
Dean's scholarship $25,909 Enroll full-time, GPA of 3.0. February 1st, 2019
Pace-Wcc Transfer Student Scholarship $25,909 GPA of 3.20 or higher. Students must enroll full-time. February 1st, 2019
Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pace Grant $25,909 Minimum GPA of 2.0, Must enrol at least 12 Credit hours. Varies
Trustee Tuition Grant (TTG) $500 Undergraduate students who have completed at least 24 credit hours, Minimum GPA of 3.50. Varies

Data Source: https://www.pace.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $26,693 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Must not be on active duty or a spouse transferee of an active duty member. Varies
ARMY ROTC Varies The student must achieve an SAT composite of 1240. Must be a United States citizen Varies
Montgomery GI bill Varies For active duty or selected reserve members of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: https://www.pace.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $24,075
$30,001 - $48,000 $25,173
$48,001 - $75,000 $28,594
$75,001 - $110,000 $30,981
Over $110,000 $33,479

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 29% $4,663
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 94% $27,228
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 33% $5,219
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 94% $24,527
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 64% $8,390
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 62% $5,928
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 31,040
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 4
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $12,500
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $3,125
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.pace.edu/admissions-aid/veterans/veterans-information
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 387 $23,449
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 278 $26,558
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 109 $15,520

Data Source: https://www.pace.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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