Pace University

1,831 reviews
  1. New York, NY
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Pace University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast 10 Conference
Address
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
Website

Pace University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
SAT Range
950-1150
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$29,641/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,722/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,592/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,914/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,142/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,691/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.129 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.126 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.127 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,262Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • The school is too diverse to put a label.
    34%
  • Self-motivated
    29%
  • Enthusiastic
    17%
  • Mediocre
    7%
  • Open-minded
    6%
  • Snooty and mediocre
    3%
  • Poor
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
37%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.160 responses
Poll
48%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.185 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 99 responses
Report
  • Expensive
    30%
  • Prepares you for real working world/environment
    17%
  • Excellent
    15%
  • Refreshing
    8%
  • YAAAAAAAASSS!
    7%
  • Reinventing
    7%
  • A joke
    4%

After Pace University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.109 responses

Reviews

1,831 reviews
  • Excellent
    332
  • Very Good
    575
  • Average
    701
  • Poor
    125
  • Terrible
    98
I've had a great experience (mostly) with campus housing so far, but I know some people haven't had it so easy. The couple disappointing things are: small rooms, especially in Maria's Tower dorms; not always clean residence halls; VERY expensive. The newer residence halls are very nice, particularly the new Beekman building, John Street, and 182 Broadway. Maria's Tower needs some help, but it's also the best place to socialize and it's conveniently right on campus...no walk necessary!
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago
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.
  • College Sophomore
  • May 21 2015
I admit it was a challenging and overwhelming process when I applied for the accelerated bachelor of nursing program at Pace University. Even when I was granted an interview, I could still remember the butterflies trying to push their way through my stomach. The questions were fairly easy for those who were serious about the program and it was a group interview. I suppose the best way to get through it is to take two deep breaths and just be truthful during your responses and try not to get your nerves get the best of you because everyone else in the interview are just as worried as you are so you are not alone. I answered all their questions to the best of my abilities but was extremely nervous simultaneously. I knew this program was competitive so I figured at best I'd probably be wait-listed so you can imagine my disbelief and shock when they mailed me an acceptance letter! Now that I look back at my experiences, I feel relieved and anxious to start my program immediately. I always knew that I would end up working at a healthcare facility and I was not about to let anything keep me from achieving it.
  • College Junior
  • May 9 2014