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Pace University is a private institution that was founded in 1906. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,025, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 257 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Pace University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 174. Its tuition and fees are $36,504 (2012-13).
A school comprised of two main campuses, Pace University offers its students a variety of collegiate experiences. At the school’s New York City campus, students live and learn amidst the bustling Financial District of lower Manhattan. Conversely, students seeking a suburban lifestyle can opt to attend the school’s Westchester campus in Pleasantville, N.Y., about 30 miles outside of New York City. Undergraduates have on-campus housing options at both locations, though many students choose to commute. Each campus also has its own selection of student organizations, including fraternities and sororities.
The Pace University sports teams, known as the Setters, compete in the NCAA Division II Northeast-10 Conference. Since Inside the Actors Studio, a television show, is filmed at Pace’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at the New York City campus, students can attend tapings for free. Pace also has a law school, which is particularly well regarded for environmental law, and the Lubin Business School. Notable alumni of Pace University include James Quinn, president of Tiffany & Co., and Ivan Seidenberg, CEO of Verizon Communications Inc. Culinary whiz Rachel Ray attended Pace University, though she dropped out after two years.
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Pace University is a leading, private university with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York. Offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in comprehensive business and liberal arts programs, Pace prepares its nearly 13,000 students (8,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate) for successful careers in their chosen professions. Pace is composed of two colleges - Dyson College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Health Professions - and four schools: Lubin School of Business, School of Education, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and Pace Law School. The Law School, in White Plains, New York, is renowned for its environmental law program, ranked number 3 in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
Pace was recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 20 universities in the country that will make you rich. U.S. News and World Report ranks Pace among the top 10 universities in the country and only one in New York --for placing undergraduates in internships. Pace has the largest career services program of any university in the New York metropolitan area, and in 2011 placed more than 1,200 students in internships at 500 companies including industry leaders in finance, media, technology, entertainment, consumer products, and in the not-for-profit sector.
Historically known for its business programs, Pace has evolved into a comprehensive university, with diverse program offerings encompassing the arts, health care, computer science and education. Its performing arts department is highly competitive and one of the fastest growing programs in the University. The highly acclaimed Actors Studio Drama School and Inside The Actors Studio television program have their home at Pace, giving students the opportunity to interact with major artists and celebrities. Innovative programs in cyber-security, healthcare, psychology, media and communications, and forensics insure that students are prepared for careers in fields that offer strong potential for employment and career growth.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Pace University, it's important to note the application deadline is March 1, and the early action deadline is November 30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 28. The application fee at Pace University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 73.8 percent and an early acceptance rate of 83.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||73.8%|
|Application deadline||March 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 28|
The student-faculty ratio at Pace University is 11:1, and the school has 46.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Pace University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Health Professions and Related Programs; Psychology; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.0 percent.
Pace University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,025, with a gender distribution of 41.3 percent male students and 58.7 percent female students. At this school, 40.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 60.0 percent of students live off campus. Pace University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Pace University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Pace University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Pace University, 30 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Pace University.
|Students who have cars on campus||30%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Pace University, 76.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $23,043.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$36,504 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$11,590 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data