Pace University

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College Profile

Founded in 1906, Pace University is a leading private metropolitan university offering exceptional academics with a focus on professional development, including a robust university-sponsored internship program. For more than 100 years Pace University has provided opportunities through education to a diverse student body, preparing students for a lifetime of self-discovery and professional satisfaction. In selected areas in each school or center, Pace will offer professional programs that are among the best in the New York tri-state area. Pace will always seek to relate its programs of professional education to the most important currents in those professions, capitalizing on its location in and around New York City to offer students real-world experience through internships and co-operative work experiences, using community service as a learning tool and employing problem-solving and other teaching techniques that re-enforce the relationship between a student’s university experience and professional challenges and satisfactions. Today, serving more than 12,700 students including over 1,000 international students representing more than 100 countries across six schools and colleges, Pace is well positioned to provide the best possible private education to students of every background.

Institution Demographics

3 Locations: New York City, Westchester, and White Plains

  • Total enrollment: 12,500
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 7,800 (includes Pace Law School)
  • Graduate enrollment: 4,190
  • International Student Enrollment: 1,300
  • Male 40% Female 60%
  • Faculty-student ratio: 18:1
  • Faculty: Full-Time 447 Part-Time 671
  • Number of countries represented on campus: 100
  • Top five countries represented on campus: China, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Russia

English as a Second Language Program and Services

Does your institution have an Intensive English Program?


Can your institution issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status to a student who has been admitted only to the Intensive English Program?

Yes, The English Language Institute (ELI) at Pace University offers students, visitors, and immigrants the opportunity to improve their English skills for academic study, career advancement, or personal enrichment through a variety of programs. ELI instructors are experienced, dedicated to their students, and have master’s degrees. As an ELI student at Pace, you will have access to all University facilities, including libraries, computer labs, cafeterias, sports centers, medical and counseling services, and the International Students Office.

Does your institution provide courses of English as a Second Language to admitted students?


Does your institution conditionally admit students to degree programs if they have not met the English proficiency requirement?
Yes, Pace offers a conditional admission to students whose TOEFL/IELTS score is below the required score for regular admission. Students will attend our ELI program for no more than 1 year and after successful completion, students will move into regular academic courses.

International Student Housing Options

There are four residence halls that offer the New York City undergraduate students a variety of housing options. New York City accommodations are in Maria’s Tower at One Pace Plaza, Fulton Hall at 106 Fulton Street, and in leased properties that include The St. George-Weller Building, Clark and 55 John Street. There are seven on-campus undergraduate residence halls on the Pleasantville-Briarcliff campus which include three residence halls on the Pleasantville campus (Martin Hall, North Hall, and the Townhouses) that offer both traditional style residence halls as well as apartment style housing, and four residence halls on the Briarcliff campus (Dow Hall, Hillside House, New Dorm, and Valley House), two traditional style buildings and two suite style options with semi-private bathrooms. Only students who are enrolled as full-time matriculated students are eligible for on campus housing.
Housing website

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

International students seeking to enroll as first-time undergraduates:

International students seeking to transfer into one of your institution’s undergraduate programs:

Visa Information

Does your institution issue I-20 for F-1 visa status and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status?


Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students

Tuition (Undergraduate) Full-Time: $32,962 per year (2011-2012) 

Per credit charge:

Fees: $1070.00

Is financial aid available for international students?

Yes, Merit Scholarships are available if SAT scores are submitted with their application.



Student Activities and Campus Life

Our students do more than study. Pace is home to more than 70 clubs and organizations and hosts numerous university-wide events. With the New York metropolitan area as your campus, Pace gives you room to grow outside the classroom.

The friendships and connections students establish while studying at Pace are just as important as their coursework and internships. We push students to work toward greatness, and part of that includes having fun and getting involved with their peers. Whether it’s attending a taping of Inside the Actors Studio at the Schimmel Center for the Arts on our New York Campus, or cheering on one of our 19 NCAA Division II sports teams in Westchester, Pace provides activities and events to meet every student’s interests.

Cultural and Religious

  • African Students Association at Pace (ASAP)
  • Arab & Co.
  • Caribbean Students Association (CSA)
  • Collegiate Italian American Organization (CIAO)
  • Hillel
  • International Student Club
  • Muslim Students Association
  • Pace Stonewall Coalition
  • Project Nur
  • Sabor Latino
  • SAMOSA (South Asian Multicultural Organized Students Association)
  • Turkish Student Association
  • United Chinese Students Association (UCSA)
  • United Student Society of Russians (USSR) *new*
  • Pace Christian Fellowship