Pace University: Narrative Description

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One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
Tel: (212)346-1200
Free: 800-874-7223
Admissions: (212)346-1781
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Independent, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1906. Endowment: $84.6 million. Research spending 2003-04: $3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $9602 per student. Total enrollment: 13,670. Faculty: 1,219 (462 full-time, 757 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 8,853 applied, 70% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 86% from top half. Full-time: 6,685 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 1,983 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 28 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 10% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 20% 25 or older, 34% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; communications/communication technologies; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $31,112 includes full-time tuition ($22,100), mandatory fees ($612), and college room and board ($8400). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $634 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $160 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 105 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Pace Press Newspaper, United Chinese Students Association, Alianza Latina, National Association of Black Accountants. Major annual events: Spirit Night, Chill Out Day, Spring Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,672 college housing spaces available; 2,298 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Henry Birnbaum Library plus 3 others with 813,997 books, 56,536 microform titles, 1,729 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $4.3 million. 246 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The New York City campus is just a short walk from Wall Street and the South Street Seaport. Lincoln Center, the theater district, the Metropolitan Museum, and other world-famous centers of the arts are just a few minutes away by subway or cab. The Pleasantville/Briarcliff campus is in a suburban setting in Westchester County, with access to twenty-three international corporate headquarters and excellent shopping nearby. The campus offers an environmental center, riding stables, and a variety of recreational facilities. The White Plains campus is adjacent to the train station.

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