Pace University-New York: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

Learn what degree programs Pace University offers. Read about its academics, admission requirements and financial aid info to make an informed education decision.

About Pace University

Established in 1906, Pace University enrolls nearly 12,800 students throughout its six schools and colleges. According to its website, the university offers a 'firm base in liberal learning' and provides bachelor's through doctoral-level programs. The New York City-based school also has a campus in Westchester County, New York.


The university administers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees through its School of Education, Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, College of Health Professions and School of Law. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) found that the most popular bachelor's degree programs in 2011-2012 were in the business and communication fields. Finance, accounting and elementary education were that most popular master's degree programs that year.

U.S. News & World Report also reported that 46.3% of classes had 20 or fewer students in 2011. Distance learning is available at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and there are also teacher certification programs, weekend/evening classes and opportunities to study abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranked this school #1 on its list of best online bachelor's programs in 2013.


The NCES reported that nearly 12,000 individuals applied for admission to Pace for Fall 2011, but of the 84% who were admitted, only 16% enrolled. Along with a $50 nonrefundable application fee and application, prospective students need to submit a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, SAT or ACT test scores and transcripts. Some programs have additional application requirements. For instance, an audition is required for performing arts majors and nursing transfer students should take the Evolve Reach Admissions Assessment examination. The application deadline for first-year applicants is February 15 for fall enrollment.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Undergraduate students were charged $36,614 in tuition and fees for the 2012-2013 school year, per the NCES. Books and supplies were estimated at $800, and on-campus students paid $14,800 in room and board. Considering tuition and fees, books and supplies and on-campus housing, the total cost of attendance for 2012 was $54,318 for new undergraduates.

Students can take advantage of tuition payment plans, as well as a range of grants and scholarships and work study. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid can be filed beginning January 1 for financial aid considerations. In 2011-2012, 99% of first-time undergrads received financial aid, as reported by the NCES.

School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit*
Degrees Offered Associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctorates and certificate programs*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semester***
School Setting Large city*
Student Body 8,336 undergraduates and 4,436 graduate students in 2012*
Student Housing 2 residence halls are designated for first-year students**
Schools and Programs 6 colleges; more than 100 degree programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 15 to 1 in 2012*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Associate's: Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunication (25)
Bachelor's: Accounting (150)
Master's: Finance (149)
Doctorate: Law (234)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 39% in four years
56% in six years*
Admission Rate 84% in 2011*
Entering Class Size 1,845 in 2012*
First-Year Retention Rates (2011-2012) 74% for full-time and 61% for part-time students *
Average SAT Scores of Admitted Students (2011) Middle 50% of SAT scores: 470-570 (critical reading), 480-580 (math)*
Application Due Date February 15**
Decision Notification Date Rolling notifications**
Tuition (2012-2013) $36,614*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of First Year Students Receiving it) In 2011-2012:
Federal grants (47%), state and local grants/scholarships (36%), institutional grants/scholarships (98%), federal student loans (71%)*
Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 99% in 2011-2012*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Pace University, ***U.S. News & World Report.

School Contact Information

  • Address: One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038
  • Phone: (212) 346-1323 / (800) 874-PACE
  • Website:

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