A Visit to Pace University

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By Sue Luse

Campuses

Pace is a private metropolitan New York multi-campus university.  Students can get all the classes they want at either campus and don’t need to go back and forth. The New York City campus is located in lower Manhattan near Wall Street. This campus is in the heart of one of the city’s most vital and dynamic areas – alive with activity. Great location – only blocks away from Grand Central Station.

Pace NYC Campus

NYC Campus

The Pleasantville campus in mid-Westchester County is set on 200 acres of rolling countryside where Pace flourishes as the only private university in the county, and offers a broad range of undergraduate degree programs in a stimulating collegiate environment. The Briarcliff annex, a short distance from Pleasantville, is the location of residence halls, recreational facilities, and administrative offices. A shuttle bus provides continuous service between the campuses. Pace’s School of Law, and a center for other graduate courses in business, public administration, and computing are located in White Plains, the hub of Westchester County.

All campuses are linked by the powerful, goal-oriented features of a Pace University education—personal attention, flexibility, and responsiveness to the needs and expectations of a diverse and demanding student population.

Pace Pleasantville Campus

Pleasantville Campus

Academics

Pace is home to the renowned Lublin School of Business which offers a 5-year MBA and CPA program.  Location, location, location – Pace’s location affords business students with great internship opportunities on Wall Street. In fact, Pace is ranked in the top 5 universities in the country for business internships. They offer an exceptional Finance major for prospective investments bankers.  Go to Lublin School of Business for more information.

1 Pace Plaza Aerial

Pace also has much to offer in the area of performing arts – especially musical theater and acting.  They also offer Commercial Dance, not ballet. Again Pace’s location presents students in the performing arts with ample opportunities.

Aside from the Lublin School of Business and the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace is also home to the College of Health Professions, School of Education, and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Admissions

Pace accepts either the SAT or ACT. The average GPA is 3.3 and the average ACT score is 23. Unlike New York University or Columbia, Pace offers generous merit scholarships.

Student Body

Pleasantville Campus

All different kinds of kids go to Pace – the student body is very open and accepting of everyone. Most Pace students are driven, self-motivated, appreciate diversity and are the independent type. The gender demographics are 60% female/40% male.

The Bottom Line About Pace

Pace University is a great option for kids who want to go to college in New York City and are interested in either business or performing arts. It’s an especially great option for students who can’t get into New York University or Columbia and are in need of merit scholarships.

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