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Pace University, Westchester Campus
Located in the beautiful “Golden Apple,” Pace University’s Westchester Campus provides a cutting-edge, innovative...

Pace University, Westchester Campus

Pleasantville, New York

Located in the beautiful “Golden Apple,” Pace University’s Westchester Campus provides a cutting-edge, innovative education in a quaint yet flourishing environment. Students learn to excel with Pace’s fantastic liberal arts education.

Student Profile

Fall 2016 Enrollment
2,468 undergraduate students
89% of undergrad students are full time
39% male — 61% female
31% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2016-2017 Academic Year
163 full-time faculty
277 part-time faculty
11 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Fall 2016
80% of first year students live on campus
52% of all students live on campus

High-Impact Practices

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First-Year Seminars and Experiences X
Common Intellectual Experiences X
Learning Communities X
Writing-Intensive Courses X
Collaborative Assignments and Projects X
Undergraduate Research X
Diversity/Global Learning X
Service Learning, Community-Based Learning X
Internships/Coops/Practicums X
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience X


81% of students began in Fall 2015 and returned in Fall 2016 (full time, first time freshmen)


62.5% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 1%
Hispanic/Latino 17%
Black or African American 13%
White 56%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 3%

Academic Programs

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences: Associates: General Arts and Science Pre Baccalaureate: Computer Art, Digital Design, Latin American Studies, Political Science Bachelor of Arts: Acting, American Studies, Art History, Biology, Communication, Directing, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Language, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Studies, Sociology Bachelor of Science: Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Economics, Chemistry, Criminal Justice and Security, Digital Cinema and Filmmaking, Digital Journalism, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, Public Relations Professional Studies Pre Professional Bachelor of Science: Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Podiatry, Chemical Engineering Post Baccalaureate: Bilingual School Psychology, Publishing, Health Care Management Master of Arts: Environmental Policy, Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security, Communication Arts Master of Public Administration: Concentrations in Health, Not for Profit Management, Government Master of Science: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Forensic Science, Publishing Master of Science in Education: Psychology Doctoral: School Clinical Child Psychology Combined 5 Year Degrees: BA History/MPA Public Administration, BA Economics/ BA MPA Public Administration, BA Environmental Studies/MPA Public Administration, BA English Language and Literature/MS Publishing, BS Biology MA Environmental Science, BS Communication/MS Media and Communication, BA Political Science/MPA Public Administration, BS Psychology/MS Counseling, BA Psychology/MS Mental Health Counseling Dual Degrees: Criminal Justice and Juris Doctor, MPA Public Administration/School Business Education, MPA Public Administration/MSE School District Business Leader, Doctoral: PhD Mental Health Counseling Lubin School of Business Associates: Business Studies Pre Baccalaureate: Basic Accounting, General Accounting, International Marketing Bachelor of Business Administration: Business Studies, Finance, General Accounting, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Public Accounting, Quantitative Business Analysis Post Masters: Accounting, Business Economics, Corporate Economic Planning, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Public Accounting, Systems Auditing, Taxation Master of Business Administration: Economics, Management, Financial Management, Information Science, International Business, Management, Marketing Management, Marketing, Operations Planning and Analysis, Public Accounting, Taxation Executive MBA Master of Science: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources , Taxation Combined 5 Year Degrees: BBA Public Accounting/ MS Financial Management, BBA Public Accounting/MBA Accounting, BBA Public Accounting/MS Taxation Dual Degrees: MBA Accounting/JD, MBA Business Economics/JD, MBA Financial Management/JD, MBA Marketing/JD, MBA Marketing Management/JD, MBA Operations Planning and Analysis/JD Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems: Associates: Applied Information Technology Pre Baccalaureate: Applications Programming, Emerging Telecommunication Technology, Internet Technologies, Information Assurance, Information Systems, Mobile Technology Essentials, Programming, Web Media Bachelor of Science: Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Professional Computer Studies, Technology Systems Post Baccalaureate: Large Computing Systems Bachelor of Art: Computer Science, Information Systems Master of Science: Computer Science, Enterprise Analytics, Information Systems, Software Development and Engineering, Telecommunication Systems and Networks. Post Masters: Information and Communications Technology Strategy and Innovation Combined 5 Year Degrees: BA Computer Science/MS Computer Science, BA Computer Science/MS Information Systems, BA Computer Science/MS Telecommunications, BS Computer Science/MS Software Development and Engineering Doctoral: Computing Studies, Computer Science School of Education: Bachelor of Science: Biology and Adolescent Education, Chemistry and Adolescent Education, Childhood Education, Earth Science and Adolescent Education, English and Adolescent Education, History and Adolescent Education, Italian and Adolescent Education Math and Adolescent Education, Spanish and Adolescent Education. Post Baccalaureate: Adolescent Education, Business and Marketing Education, Visual Arts Education, Bilingual Education, Integrated Instruction for Technology, Integrated Instruction for Literacy and Technology Master of Science: Educational Studies, Educational Technology Studies Master of Science Education: Educational Leadership-Leading to Learning, Educational Leadership, Educational Technology Specialist, Literacy Specialist, Teaching Students with Disabilities Master of Science in Teaching: Adolescent and Special Education, Adolescent General Education, Business and Marketing Education, Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Adolescent Education, Visual Arts Education, Early Childhood Development Learning and Intervention Post Masters: Adolescent Education, Business and Marketing Education, Childhood Education, Visual Education, Education Technology Specialist, Integrated Instruction for Literacy and Technology, Literacy Specialist, Special Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Combined 5 Year Degrees: BA/MSE Biology and Adolescent Education, BA/MSE Chemistry and Adolescent Education, BA Childhood Education/MSE Special Education, BA/MSE Earth Science and Adolescent Education, BA/MSE English and Adolescent Education, BA/MSE History and Adolescent Education, BA/MSE Math and Adolescent Education, BA/MSE Spanish and Adolescent Education BA/MST Biology and Adolescent Education, BA/MST English and Adolescent Education, BA/MST Social Studies and Adolescent Education, BA/MST Mathematics and Adolescent Education, BA/MST Spanish and Adolescent Education. BA/MSE Italian and Adolescent Education College of Health Professions: Bachelor of Science: Health Science, Nurse Education, Nursing Master of Science: Family Nurse Practitioner Post Masters: Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Leadership, Professional Nursing Leadership Doctor of Professional Nursing: Doctor of Nursing Practice Combined 5 Year Degrees: BSN/Professional Nursing Elisabeth Haub School of Law Joint Degree Programs: MBA Business Economics/JD, BS Criminal Justice/JD, BA Environmental Studies/JD, MBA Financial Management/JD, AS History/JD, MBA Management/JD, MBA Marketing/JD, BA Philosophy and Religious Studies/JD, BA Political Science/JD, MBA Public Accounting/JD, BA Biology/JD, BA Communications/JD, BA English/JD, MBA Operations Planning and Analysis/JD Distance Learning: Dyson College of Arts and Science: , AA General Arts and Studies, Professional Communication Studies Lubin School of Business: Business Studies Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems: Applied information Technology, Mobile Technologies Essentials, Professional Technology Studies; Pre Baccalaureate: Broadband Essentials, Introduction to Broadband, Introduction to Telecommunications, Telecommunication Essentials, Video Technologies Essentials, Wireless Network Essentials, Master of Science Internet Technology School of Education: Bachelor of Science Disabilities and Community Living College of Health Professions: Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Campus Ministries  
Choral groups X
Concert band  
Dance X
Drama/theater X
International Student Organization X
Jazz band  
Literary magazine X
Marching band  
Model UN X
Music ensembles  
Musical theater X
Pep band  
Radio station X
Student government X
Student newspaper X
Student-run film society X
Symphony orchestra  
Television station X
Yearbook X


Arts/fine arts X
Computer literacy X
English (including composition) X
Foreign languages X
History X
Humanities X
Mathematics X
Philosophy X
Sciences (biological or physical) X
Social science X


Size 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 57 176 188 50 5 6 1 483


Coed dorms X
Men’s dorms  
Women’s dorms  
Apartments for married students  
Apartments for single students X
Special housing for disabled students  
Special housing for international students  
Fraternity/sorority housing  
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing X
Wellness housing X
Other housing options X


Other: apartment-style residences



3,917 Total Applicants
3,028 Total Admissions
571 Total Freshmen Enrollment

77.30% of applicants admitted

Admissions Deadlines for 2017-18 Admission

Rolling admission? Yes

Priority date: Feb 15

Admissions Factors

Very Important
Rigor of secondary school record
Standardized test scores
Application Essay

Class rank
Academic GPA

Extracurricular activities
Character/personal qualities
Alumni/ae relation
Volunteer work
Work experience

Freshmen Profile Fall 2016

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 470 560
SAT Math 480 570
SAT Writing    
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 21 25
ACT Math    
ACT English    
ACT Writing    




Tuition $41,120
Fees $1,652
Total $42,772
Room and Board (on campus) $15,616
Estimated Total On Campus $58,388


Average Financial Aid Packages 2016-2017 Estimated

$38,066 First year students
$29,614 All undergrads

Financial Aid Breakdown 2016-2017 Estimated

77% on average, the percentage of need that was met
18% of financial need students that had need fully met

$29,614 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$4,839 Average need-based loan