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Pace University

New York, NY

Pace University, founded in 1906, is a private, comprehensive university. Combining theory and practice, Pace provides each student with the power of experience through its Cooperative Program, where students work in paid, part-time positions related to their major. Pace's New York campus is located in lower Manhattan in the heart of the financial district.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students6,100
   Women3,701 (60.7%)
   Men2,399 (39.3%)
Graduate Students2,624


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate85% of 13,552 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 GPA3.26
SAT Math538 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading532 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$63,972
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met72%
Average Freshman Award$31,015
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes


New York Population8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan AreaNew York City
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 68% of freshmen, 39% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
Sororities3% of women participate
Fraternities 3% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.6% Asian
10.2% Black/African-American
15.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.6% White
3.1% Unknown
International Students12.2% from 95 countries
First-Year Students Returning77.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Interested in This College
Average 3.27 3.52 550 589 26
Low 1.00 2.14 400 400 18
High 4.00 4.50 800 800 33
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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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