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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I have met so many new friends and so many different people. I've learned a lot about diversity and I think that's extremely important.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school does its best to make their students feel at home, and to help them integrate the school atmosphere more easily. It also helps students in their job or internship search.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far my school is the most accepting and judgement free atmosphere I have ever been in. At orientiarion, everyone was able to be completely themselves and it was so beautiful to witness. I would choose my school again because I love New York City and all the opportunity that follows going to college in the city that never sleeps.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love everything about Pace. The Manhattan campus is where it's at, considering how many opportunities you have with living in the city. The professors are wonderful if you know how to communicate with them properly and respectively, and the offices can be very helpful. I just wish tuition and room and board weren't so expensive... But the ties I have made and the knowledge I have learned within just one year at Pace will all be worth it. I love my school!

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The computer science schools feels like home! The students and faculty are friendly.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love going to Pace so much. It's nearby so many attractions, there are always things to do, there are a handful of helpful/fun professors and Pace does help students with job fairs and internships. Pace also throws a variety of events that are fun and different. The only downside to Pace is how unhelpful they can be when it comes to financial aid. Tuition is rising way too fast and it's definitely unnecessary (many students feel this way). Occasionally, there are professors that are rude, sometimes the RD's can be disrespectful and there will always be issues with OSA. Pace would be the perfect school if they would lower tuition and help their students with financial issues.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are always issue with scholarships and financial aid with Pace. Be careful.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Being at PACE in NYC helped me get an internship at Goldman Sachs. The school has a lot to offer just take advantage of the opportunities it has to offer.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The atmosphere is great, since the students and staff are friendly and helpful.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The amount of financial aid given is incomparable

1 person found this useful Report
1 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I have never heard of a school with such little concern for research and top level academics. All the President cares about is money, clearly, and spends more of it "beautifying" an already acceptable campus rather than on attracting top professors and students. The only reason students used to complain about the campus is because they charge over 50,000/yr per student, so given that we should have better dorms. That being said, I don't think dorms would be a concern if the education we paid for was worth it. If you just want to graduate barely having learned anything and receiving inflated grades, this school is for you. I, however, will be leaving this school at least 15 IQ points lower, and that's a whole standard deviation.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It was good. Some schools I really loved and others I felt so out of place during the tour that I had to leave.

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1 College Senior

Overall Experience: It is not a campus. There is no community.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Although this school can be complicated it's ok.

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus security needs to improve greatly. I understand that Pace security cannot be everywhere at all times, but we rarely go a few months without a security warning about something. Security needs to be improved and taken more seriously when something happens.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Pace needs to be better at helping students with scholarships. I haven't had any offers from anyone at Pace, and it would be incredibly helpful if Pace offered seminars on how/when/where to get scholarships, especially since this is such a pricey school.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I have never pledged, but I know a lot of women and men that have. In my opinion, the rush week and hazing stuff is unnecessary and sometimes, very unfair. I personally wouldn't pledge or join greek life here.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing actually could be worse. The most disappointing thing about it really is the price we pay - it's way too expensive for what we are given, especially since Pace has a lot of money. I think that campus housing is average, but it would be nicer if they either lowered the price, or gave us more luxury items for the price we actually are paying. Honestly, owning an apartment is cheaper, it's just about paying out of pocket.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's New York City. Housing is expensive, space is limited, and there are some people so desperate to have a space to call their own that they will try to trick you or sabotage you so that they can get the apartment that you were both after.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The food is good and diverse. It's just that the prices are ridiculously high and the discounts you get off of the prices practically makes no difference. Case in point: 10% discount at Red Mango can mean cents off a drink which is pointless to me.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: People have smoked weed, tripped out on acid, and done coke in their rooms. The RA's will say they can't do anything about it because if they don't see it (even if they smell or suspect it) they can't do anything. Especially when people are smart enough to hide their drugs, etc. in safes, which RA's are not allowed to go into. Some RA's definitely have their favorites when it comes to enforcing/not enforcing quiet hour rules, which is extremely unfair. I personally, have complained to my RA at least two times about ridiculous levels of noise during finals (where the quiet hours are 24/7) and she did nothing about it, and I mean the radio, laughter, and wall-banging was freaking loud through our thin walls.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: This school lures in students with the idea that somehow the amount of money that they are offering freshman is sufficient enough to pay off their large tuition fees. It is a lie! You can tell by the sheer amount of people who are constantly waiting at the Office of Student Assistance or at Financial Aid, which is like the university's equivalent to the DMV. The lines are long, you don't often get serviced well and there are always problems and hurdles that you have to jump through just to make sure that you stay your balance is in good standing. My experience with both OSA and Financial Aid are complicated and I do not want to traumatize myself by talking about and reliving my experiences with them. Sorry.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The Grill has the better options of food. You can order breakfast, lunch, and dinner from there. The only problem is that sometimes you can't have Philly cheesesteak burgers or french fries every day because that isn't healthy. The omelets are good. The service is pretty good, the staff is pretty friendly. The sushi bar is way overpriced for a small meal. The pastries in the general area are usually dry and either-overly flavored (if that makes sense) or tasteless. The Mexican food grill is super cheap in comparison to the other options in the caf. The food there is okay. The self-serve area never has the right combination of foods to make a wholesome meal. I mean, come on? Spaghetti and mash potatoes? Plus, you are charged per half-ounce for these foods. That's expensive as hell. People end up spending more than half of their meal plan half-way through the semester and either start stealing food or getting their friends (who wisely didn't eat as much at the caf) to pay for them until the semester is over. There is also such a limited amount of money you can use outside of the school to eat, that you can only do so about five (if even) times before your money runs out because GRK, Au Bon Pain, and Chipotle, are expensive. The only redeeming factor about the cafeteria at school is that they frequently do surveys to better understand how the students feel about the atmosphere in the cafeteria as well as the food and the pricing, but 1) no one is going to go through all of their concerns on a little iPod, and 2) the surveys don't seem to change much of anything. The food is still expensive and crappy.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Pro:

You theoretically never have to leave the building because your classes, the library, gym, mail room, cafeteria, and more was there in that very sam building. Theoretically, one could wake up less than ten minutes before their class would begin and still make it there on time.

Con:

The janitors never cleaned up after the people who created the messes. It is of my personal belief that all they would ever do is spray the air in the bathroom to make it smell like it was cleaned. I feel this way because some messes would still be in the bathroom after the janitor finished his/her shift in there. You, the average dorm dweller, had to clean up someone else's mess for them AND IT WAS GROSS. I understand that a lot of the people who live in the dorms are unsanitary and inconsiderate, but, still, it's their job to clean up after people, isn't it, aside from replenishing the continuously depleting stocks of soap, toilet paper, paper towels, and seat protectors? Some of the bathrooms had the occasional cockroach. One of the bathrooms had absolutely no ventilation in it, and using would make you feel as though you were suffocating.

The RA's never caught the right people who were being loud during quiet hours or the people who would stink up the entire hall with grade D weed. The elevators took eons to arrive to bring you up to your dorm or down to your classes. Seriously, you could make enemies due to the scarce availabilities of the elevators and the need to get from the, say seventeenth floor down to the fourth floor. I've had parts of the ceiling fall on me while I was sleeping.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greeks on campus appear nice and host a few events for non-Greek students. From what I've seen sororities like to involve themselves in volunteer work and I have no clue about fraternities. There seems to be a lack of information of what they actually do but I've noticed students don't care to join either way.

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For most students, they either love or hate Pace University. The people who love Pace probably like it for its generous financial aid package, location, and co-op opportunities. The students who would love to torch the establishment to the ground probably dislike it for its lack of financial support and crummy services. A lot of students have a strong dislike for the food and the Office of Student Aid (OSA). This office has misplaced many student files, causing many time delays for students to register for classes. The academic staff is very encouraging, which makes classes bearable.

Some students feel that the money they are paying to enroll should result in better and more efficient services that make the process of earning an education easier. While there are a good amount of wonderful people, there are just as many that are petty, acting like they still belong in high school. They can't seem to tolerate opinions other than their own. A few years ago, people obsessed over the now-defunct Web site called Juicy Campus, which was a virtual place where people established hurtful rumors about other students. Some people started rumors about a particular student, stating that that student was a vulgar person. When it comes to people on campus, and in life, you have to take the good with the bad.

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