PACE University


Since 1906, Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high-quality education for the professions with a firm base in liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York Metropolitan Area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, enrolling almost 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

The Pace Story

Pace is a University whose resources have played an essential role in the realization of individual dreams of achievement, and whose mission is voiced in the motto:

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At the heart of Pace’s academic values is a historic commitment to excellence in teaching, as manifested by small classes, an emphasis on skill development and critical thinking, special tutoring and support services, and academic advising. Academic experiences at Pace emphasize teaching from both a practical and theoretical perspective, drawing on the expertise of full-time and adjunct faculty members who balance academic preparation with professional experience to bring a unique dynamic to the classroom.

The University supports and encourages scholarly activity among its intellectually vital faculty. Much of the work has professional application, and Pace particularly invites scholarship that directly relates to the classroom experience and involves students in the research process. Additionally, Pace has recognized the importance of educating students with a global perspective; Pace is building an increasing array of study abroad options, a successful mentoring program that has produced 37 Fulbright scholars since 2002, and a focus on international recruitment.

Pace University in the 21st century is shaped by its enduring traditions of opportunity and innovation. More than 100 years after its founding, the University continues its commitment to providing access to a diverse population while innovating to meet the needs of the global economy.

English Language Requirements
Students who will or have graduated from a high school in a country where English is not the official language and for whom English is not their first language must present proof of English proficiency by submitting scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL),  the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson PTE academic that are no more than two years old.
In general, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based version), 213 (computer-based version), or 80 (Internet-based version), a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, or a Pearson PTE academic score of 54 is sufficient to demonstrate the required proficiency in English for admission directly into Pace University programs.
The TOEFL codes for Pace University are as follows:
New York City Campus: 2635
Westchester Campus: 2685
You may also provide proof of English proficiency by submitting one of the following:

1. Proof of Citizenship and secondary school graduation from a country where English is the Official language, i.e. Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, United Kingdom, Ireland, Antigua, Scotland, St. Lucia, Bahamas, Barbados, Trinidad/Tobago, Dominica, Grenada, Grand Cayman, Guyana, Belize, Anguilla, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda

2. ACT/SAT scores. Although not mandatory, international students may submit an SAT/ACT score in lieu of a TOEFL/IELTS score. (Although not a rule, generally a 500 or better on the Critical Reading section would warrant a waiver and suffice English proficiency). Submission of SAT/ACT scores may also make international applicants eligible for merit scholarships

3.  IB students may submit ENGLISH A1/A2 or B1/B2 results with a score of 4 or better. Students with Higher Level (HL) courses will be awarded college credit as well

4. AP English exam with a score of 4 or better

5. A college level English composition course from an accredited institution in the US with a C or better

6. Successfully complete the Pre-Undergraduate program through Pace’s English Language Institute

Global Pathways Bridge Program

If your TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson PTE scores are below the minimums stated above or Admission determines that you need additional English language preparation to be a fully matriculated student, you could be a candidate for the Pace University Global Pathways Bridge Program. Once you submit an application, the Admission Committee will advise you about being admitted into this program.

Additional Information

All accepted students are required to take University Placement Exams prior to registration. Students may be restricted to intensive English course work for at least one semester, which may extend the length of time and cost of completing a degree.
The Admission Committee may require additional testing if there are concerns about your ability to read, write, and speak English sufficiently to meet the demands of your intended curriculum, based on the materials you submitted as part of your application or on written or verbal communications with you after you submitted your application.
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University Course Work Completed in High School

Applicants who completed AP, IB , or other university-level coursework while attending high school may be eligible for transfer credit. For evaluation of credits, forward official college transcripts and/or test score reports to the Undergraduate Admission Office. In general, AP scores of 4 or better are awarded credit at Pace. The computer science, environmental science, and physics departments grant credit for a score of 3 or better.

English Language Institute

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.

Two convenient locations provide you with a choice of settings. Our New York City campus, located in the heart of lower Manhattan near Chinatown, Little Italy, and Wall Street, gives students the opportunity to explore the city with ease. Our Westchester campus, located just 40 minutes from New York City, offers both a quiet suburban campus with a modern fitness center and swimming pool and easy access to New York City. On both campuses, you will have the chance to participate in many cultural and social activities organized by the ELI for additional real-life opportunities to use English skills actively. You can also explore the possibility of continuing your studies as an undergraduate or graduate student at Pace University.


Enrollment Total:  12,857
Undergraduates: 8,694
Graduate Students: 3,613
Law Students: 550
Average combined SAT score (Math & Critical Reading): 1057
Composite ACT score: 23
Average high school GPA: 87%

Undergraduates applied: 21,244
Undergraduates accepted: 14,646
Undergraduates enrolled: 2,470

Undergraduate Enrollment by Gender

Female: 59%
Male: 41%

Undergraduate Enrollment By School

College of Health Professions: 583
Dyson College of Arts & Sciences: 3,792
Lubin School of Business: 3,053
School of Education: 142
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems: 612
Other*: 512

Undergraduate Student Diversity

White, non-Hispanic: 48%
Hispanic: 14%
African American: 10%
Asian / Pacific Islander: 9%
Other: 12%
Unknown: 4%
Multi: 3%

Full Time Undergraduate Enrollment By Campus

Full-time undergraduate student: 7,262
New York City Campus  5,062
Freshman – 1,504
71% of freshmen living on campus
Westchester Campus 2,200
Freshman – 529
 77% of freshmen living on campus

Note: The above are statistics taken from the Fall 2014 semester.
*Students not affiliated with a particular college or school. Includes ELI.

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