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The Pace Story

Ranked in the top 9% of private US colleges that provide the best return on tuition investment*, Pace University transforms the lives of its diverse students—academically, professionally, and socioeconomically. We are at the forefront of creating opportunity and that mission is expressed in our motto: Opportunitas.

Pace is a nationally-ranked university with seven schools and colleges—College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Lubin School of Business, Sands College of Performing Arts, School of Education, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems—and offers a variety of courses in business, health care, computer science, sustainability and justice, education, science, law, fine and performing arts, and more.

More than 50 cutting-edge centers, institutes, labs, and clinics, including the NYC Design Factory, Entrepreneurship Lab, Environmental Policy Clinic, Cybersecurity Education and Research Lab, Immigration Justice Clinic, and Health Care Simulation Labs serve as a training ground for future leaders.

One of the most competitive programs at the University is performing arts, with the Pace School of Performing Arts for undergraduates ranked among the top programs in the country. The University’s environmental law program is rated #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Since our founding in 1906 as a one-room accounting school, we’ve grown and expanded to cross disciplines and industries, but we've always been the go-to choice for achievers with big goals and outsized ambition. With campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, Pace offers bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs to 13,600 students (approximately 8,200 undergraduates and close to 5,400 graduates). Pace combines the benefits and resources of a large university with the personalized attention and focus associated with a small college, with an average class size of only 20 students and a 14:1 student to faculty ratio.

Through the convergence of immersive academics, experiential learning, and dedicated advising, Pace empowers our students and positively impacts our communities. With an emphasis on experiential learning including research, clinicals, civic engagement, study abroad, and internships, students succeed in their fields. Pace is home to one of the largest internship programs of any college in the New York metropolitan area. Last year, Pace students engaged in more than 8,900 internships, co-ops, field experiences, and clinicals with more than 1,000 different employers. That’s why within one year of graduation, Pace students are employed at a rate almost 20% ahead of the national average.

With three campuses located in and around New York City, Pace offers students a diverse selection of living and learning experiences. The New York City Campus in Lower Manhattan, recently renovated with ultramodern facilities, collaborative learning spaces, and residence halls, is within walking distance to Wall Street, South Street Seaport, and the Brooklyn Bridge, and a subway ride from all that the city has to offer. The Westchester Campus in Westchester County, only an hour by train from New York City, offers students the traditional suburban collegiate setting with state-of-the-art renovations on a 200-acre bucolic campus and 14 NCAA Division II teams. The White Plains Campus, home to the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, is situated in the heart of White Plains’ buzzing suburban sprawl. These three strategic locations are regularly cited as a top reason why students choose to attend Pace University.