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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Pace is an above-average private university located in Manhattan, New York in the New York City Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,943 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Pace acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Communications. Graduating 56% of students, Pace alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,400.
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast-10 Conference

Pace University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Pace Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1060-1220
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$31,923/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,580/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.129 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.152 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.153 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
16
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
4
Online Associates Programs
6
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    67%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,943Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
734
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 115 responses
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  • The school is too diverse to put a label.
    34%
  • Self-motivated
    23%
  • Enthusiastic
    17%
  • Open-minded
    8%
  • Mediocre
    6%
  • Snooty and mediocre
    5%
  • Snooty
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.186 responses
Poll
47%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.211 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 125 responses
Report
  • Expensive
    34%
  • Prepares you for real working world/environment
    17%
  • Excellent
    16%
  • Refreshing
    7%
  • YAAAAAAAASSS!
    6%
  • Reinventing
    6%
  • A joke
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.109 responses
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I am a freshman at Pace, and so far I really love it! The only thing I think that I would change is the math placement test policy. All incoming college freshman have to take a math placement exam and an english placement exam, which will put students into math and English courses. The school does not tell you that the math placement exam also determines if you can start taking classes in your major if you are a science major. I took the exam and got put into an algebra course, and was told I couldn't start any of my Biology courses until I took Algebra and Calculus. This would also mean that I would either have to take summer classes or graduate late. When school started, I wanted to leave because I felt as though I was the only person not excited to start their major, because I technically hadn't started yet. This is the only thing I think that I would change about Pace. Otherwise the school is wonderful.
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I LOVE Pace so much! I've transferred a lot so I've been to quite a few colleges, and this one is my favorite by far. The classes and teachers are incredible and really interesting; super current and engaging. The campus is in the middle of FIDI so there's so many places to eat at/ shop/ hang out and the train station thats the closest takes you to literally everywhere. The food is also some of the best college food I've ever had and they have a lot of options for vegans/vegetarians/etc. Everyone is so nice and theres so many different types of people it doesnt matter what youre into or who you are you will forsure find a crew you'll fit in with!
Pace University in New York City is a phenomenal college. Who doesn’t love the city life? Instead of a boring, normal campus we have the city as our campus! The professors are very flexible and understanding. It’s also very helpful how many resources there are such as: the library, the writing center, CAP, and of course the extra hours the professors give us to answer questions. This is a great place to meet new friends from all over the place, and not just states other countries as well. This is my second year and I love it, you will too!