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Pace University

New York, NY

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Pace University, founded in 1906, is a private, comprehensive university. It has a proven history of offering students the opportunity to succeed. Indeed, the power of Pace is best reflected in its motto: Opportunitas. Pace offers a quality education that is both affordable and accessible. Last year, approximately 90% of the freshman class received some type of financial aid, and over 60% received direct scholarships or grants from Pace. Combining theory and practice, Pace provides each student with the power of experience. Faculty with practical experience teach courses based on today's realities. Qualified students gain their own practical experience through its Cooperative Program, where they work in paid, part-time positions related to their major. The Pace Co-op Program is the most extensive program among four-year colleges and universities in the New York metropolitan area. Pace students also enjoy the freedom of choosing between two campuses: in New York City and in Pleasantville/Briarcliff, in suburban Westchester County, with the Graduate Center in White Plains, offering a total of over 100 majors and over 3,000 courses of study. Opportunity, experience and freedom of choice make up the essence of a Pace education.

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Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students8,694
   Women5,153 (59.3%)
   Men3,541 (40.7%)
Graduate Students4,163


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate85% of 15,722 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.22
SAT Math533 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading524 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$62,163
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met72%
Average Freshman Award$31,015
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes


New York Population8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan AreaNew York City
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing71% of freshmen, 39% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
Sororities5% of women participate
Fraternities4% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.5% Asian
11.6% Black/African-American
16.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
54.8% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students8.0% from 104 countries
First-Year Students Returning76.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.35 3.55 530 543 534 25
Low 2.00 2.00 300 330 300 16
High 4.00 5.00 680 700 750 35
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• The Pace brothers founded Pace when they borrowed $600 to rent an office in the Manhattan Tribune building, in which they taught ten men and three women the basics of accounting and business law.

• Since 1974, Pace's Model United Nations team has placed among the top-ranking U.S. teams almost every year.

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