1. How can my student apply to Pace University?
Your son or daughter can apply to Pace in one of three ways: online, through the paper application, or the Common Application plus mandatory Pace supplement. To ensure that the admission process goes smoothly, your student should have all the required admission material together and ready for submission prior to the application deadline.
Required application materials are: a completed student and parent data application; 500-word essay; high school transcripts or notarized GED (sent directly from a high school guidance counselor or GED testing authority); two letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes; SAT/ACT/TOEFL scores (sent directly from the testing authority); and a $50, non-refundable application fee. If you or your student needs assistance in paying the application fee, you should speak with your student's high school guidance counselor or the appropriate Pace University Office of Admission.
The deadlines for undergraduate applications are:
Early Action Applicants: December 1
Theater Applicants: January 15
Application must be on file for consideration for President's and Dean's Scholarship: February 15
Nursing Applicants: February 15
First-Year Applicants: March 15
Note: Pace operates on a rolling admission program, meaning students may still apply and be accepted for enrollment following the March 15 deadline. The number of applicants accepted after this date depends upon class size and space allotment for the upcoming academic year.
2. How does my student submit their SAT/ACT/TOEFL scores to Pace, directly from the testing authority?
To ensure your son's or daughter's scores are sent to Pace, they must fill out a form from the testing authority indicating to which colleges they wish their scores to be sent. Below are Pace's testing codes:
SAT: New York City Campus - 2635, Westchester - 2685
ACT: New York City Campus - 2852, Westchester - 2855
TOEFL: New York City Campus - 2635, Westchester - 2685
3. Does Pace University have rolling admissions?
Yes. Pace University operates on a rolling admission program following the March 15 deadline for first-year applicants. The number of applications accepted after this date depends upon class size and space allotment for the upcoming academic year.
4. What percentage of students are accepted to Pace?
During the 2008-2009 academic year, 76% of applicants were accepted.
5. How many students attend each school or college at Pace?
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences: 3,740
Lienhard School of Nursing: 769
Lubin School of Business: 3,916
School of Education: 1,675
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems: 855
* Figures reflect combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment.
6. How many students attend each campus?
Total Undergraduate: 7,807
New York City Campus: 4,763
Westchester Campus: 3,044
7. Do acceptance rates differ between the New York City and Westchester campuses?
No. Once a student is accepted at Pace, they are accepted to both campuses. Aside from requirements for individual schools or colleges within the University (such as the theater program), it is not "easier" or "harder" to get into one of the campuses.
8. What are the average high school grade point average and SAT scores for incoming freshmen?
The average GPA is 87%, and the median SAT is 1080.