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Pace University - New York City Campus Reviews

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  • 08/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 out of 64 people found this review useful. 1 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If your thinking of attending Pace I can promise it'll be a great decision. Whether enjoying the scenery in the Westchester campus or being a busy bee in the city that never sleeps it's a college you'll love. Make sure you visit the school before you make a final decision because you want to make sure you can adapt. Get to know some Pace students on facebook and don't be afraid to ask questions.

    Bang for the buck

    Pace is pretty expensive but very worth it. The financial aid packages are very good and they work with you to try and find scholarships and student loans that are most appropriate to your situation.

    Am enjoying being here

    Choosing Pace U was one the best decisions I made. Not only are my classes fun, but there is always an activity on campus. Your never bored. There is something going on at all times. They do a good job at keeping not only residents but commuters involved on campus as well. One minute you could be in class and the next throwing a pie in someones face to raise money for one organization or the other.

    Am learning a lot

    Pace University has an amazing staff. Professors are dedicated to helping students during class and outside of the classroom setting. The class size is just right to be able to learn and focus.

  • 12/24/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 out of 26 people found this review useful. 2 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business, Theater, Psychology, Nursing

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and take a tour. Imagine yourself as a student, walking through the hallways, eating in the cafeteria, sitting the classrooms, and reading in the library. This will help decide whether Pace is right for you!

    Bang for the buck

    Pace is a private institution that is quite costly. What helped me to make my college decision was the amount of scholarship money I received. Pace provides 95% of its students with merit based scholarships and financial aid, so there is help in paying for school. Is it a bang for the buck? I would say so considering I believe it is a great school with numerous challenging courses that will help me to become a successful business woman.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at this school because there is always something to do. Whether it be a club event inside school or the thrill of city life outside of Pace's doors, you will never be bored. The university provides a friendly, welcoming environment that is definitely carried on in the classroom as well.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a freshman at Pace and I feel that I have definitely learned a lot. Though I have been at Pace University for one semester so far, I am doing excellently, holding a GPA of 3.8. The teachers are extremely friendly and helpful and are very knowledgeable of their material.

  • 01/25/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 out of 15 people found this review useful. 3 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Pace is great for any type of student. Even shy people end up having a good time here and adjust quite well.

    Tips for prospective students

    One thing to keep in mind is that everyone is or was in your shoes so don't feel like your alone in this process. There are lots of resources to help you on campus and off campus. Make sure to take advantage of any and all learning opportunities that will further your education.

    Bang for the buck

    As far as tuition goes, Pace is pretty pricey but they do try and give you as much financial aid as they can. If you are accepted into the honors college you get a $15,000 scholarship and a free laptop. There are also other scholarship opportunities that students are eligible for.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people at Pace are so friendly and nice so its hard not to enjoy yourself here. Everyone is really outgoing and always willing to help.

    Am learning a lot

    I go to Pace University in Pleasantville, New York. The classes are great. The biggest your classes will ever be is maybe 50 people in your lecture class. Otherwise, Pace has small classes that way you get the attention you need. The professors let you know their schedules in case you want to meet with them if you need any type of help. There is also a great tutoring center as well as a writing center to help your writing progress.

  • 10/22/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 4 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Pace is a great school for anyone--there is no single nationality, personality type, or group you need to belong to in order to feel welcome here. However, the school would most likely appeal to students who are very social and enjoy getting out there and networking because there are so many opportunities to do just that and if you are able to take advantage of them, you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    During Orientation, try to interact with your group members and peer leaders and make as many contacts as you can. Networking is very beneficial and the best time to do that is before school even begins. Also, as a college student you must also be responsible for yourself and take the initiative in making your education worthwhile. So, if you need help in your classes, you should seek help and there are so many people to ask. Keep an open mind and just do your best.

    Bang for the buck

    Pace is expensive and the better your academic standing is, the more scholarships and grants you will receive. They do try to cover all of your financial need but it has happened on a few occasions that some students get their financial aid package altered abruptly and this could cause them to pay more than they anticipated. This probably occurs in most colleges, not just Pace, so be sure to fill out your FAFSA as accurately as possible. There are many great professors here and if you make the right choices in terms of taking the right classes for you and doing your work, you will get the most of your education and feel that the money was worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Pace really goes the extra mile to make new students feel welcome. Orientation, for example, is a 2-day program with an overnight stay. They have workshops/presentations where they address all your questions and give you information on everything from financial aid to dorming. They divide everyone into groups where you can make friends even before school starts. They also plan fun activities such as a boat trip around Manhattan from Southstreet Seaport--and this was all on Orientation! Throughout the year, there are several activities and organizations to get involved with--information is sent to you weekly so you are aware. There is a mandatory University 101 class which is to help students with the transition from high school to college. There is always something to do here and there seems to be a place for everyone. Pace puts an emphasis on life outside the classroom as much as your classroom experience.

    Am learning a lot

    Personally, if I get anything out of Pace it will be the ability to think critically. I have not even attended the school for that long and I feel like my mind has never been so stimulated. If you take the right classes, you will definitely learn a lot. It is important to take several classes outside your major and the Core Curriculum is designed to help everyone do that. It is not only to make you a well-rounded person, but to open your mind to different perspectives of seeing the world and inculcate in you the ability to think critically.

  • 12/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 5 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Pace is great for all types of students. It is great in diversity. Pace is also very good for business, theater and nursing majors. Overall, Pace is great for anybody.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips are to tour the college to get a feel of what it looks like, speak to a few professors and current Pace students so that they can let you know what they really think about Pace and make sure to ask any question that you have in mind.

    Bang for the buck

    Although, I have received scholarships to help me financially at Pace, I still find it pretty expensive.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am a commuter but while I'm take classes at Pace and while I'm on my break, I do enjoy being at Pace. The faculty is really friendly. There are also many activities going on to keep you busy. You can always find something to do, whether it is to chat and eat with friends at the cafe or study at the library. Being that Pace is in the city there are many things to do around the area, such as, museums, parks, etc.

    Am learning a lot

    I have only attended Pace for a semester and I already think that Pace has been a great college. The professors are very helpful and are always there to answers the students' questions. The variety of courses given at Pace give the students the ability to learn more outside of their majors and have more knowledge about other areas.

  • 10/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 6 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Driven and focused individuals, who may not have a clear vision of their future but are willing to work to get ahead.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Come focused, the more you put into Pace the more you'll get back -Avoid Prof.Keating for Eng -Get Prof.Demos for Chemistry

    Bang for the buck

    The education is top notch but the biggest draw is CO-Op. Pace places high focus on internships and earning real world skills while in college- to that end they help students every year gets internships across a wide spectrum of majors and companies - from lab work in pharmaceutical companies, to accounting at Madison Square Garden or even a research intern for communications at MTV, Co-Op is sure to have something for you.

    Am enjoying being here

    The NY campus is really convenient and compact - getting to classes is a breeze once you learn the layout. The RAs do a good job of trying to instill a sense of community in the dorms and there always a lot of fun events going on.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are all professionals with terminal degrees. Most are very passionate about their subjects But as with all schools, a few are a bit stuck up and will need their egos stroked (mostly English department restricted)

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 7 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Like diversity. Like being leaders. Business students. Environmental law students. Nursing students. Communication students. Film majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Add students from the school on facebook and ask them what they think of Pace. Make a good impression on the faculty. Have a good flow of communication with your adviser because they can help you drop classes that you don't like and they help you get what you need done. Use all of the resources that are available to you. Apply for outside scholarships too.

    Bang for the buck

    I got some great scholarship money from Pace. But it is still a little expensive.

    Am enjoying being here

    I lucked out with getting a good roomie. We have become good friends and we share a group of friends. My room is not claustrophobic. I am a member of the Honors College, which means that my hard work in high school got recognized. There are a lot of clubs, speakers and events.

    Academic Rigor

    My professors are very knowledgeable and bring their real world experiences to the table. I am a student clinician at our clinic and I student teach. I have gotten hands on experience in my field.

  • 12/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 8 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Pace is great for anyone interested. It's not for one group in particular, it's for anyone as long as you strive for what you want and are open to great opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest you visit the school to assure you like the environment in and outside the school. Also, speak to current students and ask them about their experience. Lastly, get to know the professors and get help as soon as possible if needed.

    Bang for the buck

    I received a scholarship for Pace but I still find it really expensive. Pace does try to do their best in giving you scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    Pace is a fun place to be at. There's not one day where you won't find anything to do. They always have different activities or events for their students whether its in school or outside school. Some of these activities include discussion groups, apple picking, and cupcake crawl.

    Am learning a lot

    I have been at Pace University for only one semester and I definitely learned a lot throughout the years. The professors are open to their students and have no problem setting up a time to help them. I believe one can learn a lot at Pace because the classes are small. All my classes have not been any bigger than 30 students. Also, Pace has a tutoring center and a writing center at the library. There's help anywhere and everyone is welcome to assist you.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 9 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is everywhere, and they don't play around. My father questioned my safety in that crazy city as we were flying 3000 miles and 6 hours from home. After our visit, he doesn't have a single doubt in his mind concerning my protection.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life doesn't interest me, so I didn't look into it much. I know that it definitely exists on campus. The only sorority I noticed was the AKA.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for independent, career-oriented, and fun-loving students. As long as you know how to balance work and play, you'll be 100% fine.

    Bang for the buck

    Although Pace is very expensive, I can't be mad about the financial aid packages. Mine was definitely a great help. I also realized at orientation that not a dollar is going to waste. With all they have to offer from really cool events to career-oriented classes, I know that it's worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do when you're in New York City. Pace is just a couple blocks down from Chinatown and Little Italy. It's also just a few blocks up from the Statue of Liberty. With a subway entrance right around the corner at the New York City Hall, the entire city is as the will of your metro card. Plenty of places to shop, eat, and be entertained.

    Food and Dining

    I very much enjoyed the food. There were many options, including food that was considerate toward vegetarians, and none of it was incredibly unhealthy.

    Dorm Life

    Each prospective student has the opportunity to stay in the dorms (Maria's Tower) for a night at orientation. I've been told countless times about the sense of community in those dorms. I, personally, did not choose Maria's Tower as my first choice. Speaking of choice: there are many options given. Maria's Tower is on campus, there are a handful of others that are very close to campus, and the farthest one is in the Brooklyn Heights right over the bridge (which is the one I chose as my first choice). I recommend researching each on the Pace U website and asking around for details.

    Academic Rigor

    I've been told that the school is generally serious about academics. A full course-load is between 14 and 18 credits. I was informed by my academic adviser that the average amount of units taken is 16 (5 to 6 classes). However, there's no need to worry with tutoring services and study groups available. You also have the opportunity to be well-informed by students about managing time, stress, etc if you ask. They are very friendly and open to all questions, so don't be shy!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and go to as many welcome events as possible. Unfortunately, I'm from California and could not afford the plane ticket and hotel costs. I didn't realize until orientation that I missed out on a lot of fun and a lot of information. If you cannot make it, don't worry, everything you need to know will be explained.

    In three sentences

    Pace U is an institution with it's priority set at student interests. Many students may feel intimidated by the rigor and responsibilities that come with college life, myself included; however, one never has to feel this way at Pace. By going to orientation alone, confidence is insured by the well-organized and well-explained process of being a student here.

  • 02/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 10 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Pace is great for students who are fun, out-going, respectful, eager to learn, and people who just want to makes friends. Pace is very diverse and happy to welcome any kind of student. The more different you are, the more likely you will fit in. Don't be afraid to be unique!

    Tips for prospective students

    I believe to get the full on Pace University experience, the student should stay on campus because you have more freedom and more chance to really know the type of environment you are in.

    Bang for the buck

    Pace is fairly expensive but then again what private school isn't. They give enough financial aid to assist you and other options like private student loans and alternative loans.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a fun environment. No two people are alike. There is no discrimination. Everyone are friends. You have so much fun. There are events every other day on campus that makes you feel welcome and eager to stay at the school.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers ate really fun and interactive. You get to learn without too much burden because the teachers are eager to help. There are tutoring centers also available to help you in any subject you are having difficulties with.

  • 05/12/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 11 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The school is good for aspiring actors. I heard the theater program is top-notch. The acceptance rate is also really high--in the ballpark of 75%. Therefore it is a good backup school in case you don't get into other more prestigious schools (like Ivy Leagues), or if your grades really aren't that great (there are people here who don't even know basic math that should have been learned in elementary school).

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you try to get into the Honors College. The non-Honors courses are excruciatingly boring, unchallenging, unrewarding, and unworthwhile. The Honors College also gives you a free laptop and a robust scholarship.

    Bang for the buck

    I was admitted into the Honors College and thus got a good amount of aid in scholarships. But since I've already mentioned that you don't really learn a lot here, it's not really bang for the buck. Many of my classmates have complained that it doesn't matter whether you come to class or not because either way you're not learning anything. The good side to this problem is that the professors work really hard to make their classes better so that the school can be more renowned.

    Did enjoy being here

    There's a tight-knit community here--for those who dorm. It was nice how convenient everything was because everything was in the same building (which also brings up the bad side that tells you how small the school really is). The food is horrible though, but there are many nearby restaurants to provide good alternatives. There are many internship opportunities as well, with advisors to help you with resume and cover letter writing.

    Did learn a lot

    I did not learn a lot here. I was in the Business School for my first two years of study. The introductory classes such as Micro- and Macro-economics were very basic; I can safely assume that the courses were easier than the AP ones. The school also makes you take a Finite Math course, which is supposed to introduce you to Statistics. I took both AP Statistics and AP Calculus BC and received fives on both, and was still required to take it. The class turned out to be something similar to what I had in the sixth grade. In other words, a lot of the introductory classes are really basic. That said, however, there are classes that are interesting with good professors. Financial Management was interesting. Accounting was not interesting at all for me but I had good professors so I actually learned something in those classes.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 12 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Pace University is great for students who like to be independent. Students who aren't too concerned with typical college life and like to go out on their own and have adventures. Like I said, not much time is actually spent in the school. Everyone is running around and doing their own thing. It's the hustle and bustle that makes it fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice for prospective students would be to stay on top of Pace. Although they are known as a business school, their offices are not run by the most qualified people. Paper work gets lost and they often send you the wrong information. If you plan on going to Pace, be aware that you'll need to be in charge and aware of your own affairs because Pace will not keep track for you.

    Bang for the buck

    Unfortunately, Pace is extraordinarily expensive and the tuition price goes up every year. FORTUNATELY, Pace also offers their students incredible scholarships and grants. As long as you work hard, the money is definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE being at Pace. I am a student at the NYC campus and it is the best experience I've ever had. To be honest, not much of my time is spent at the school. I go to my classes and then I head home and go out and explore the city. If you're okay with not having a real campus, and creating your own in the best city in the world, then I would definitely suggest Pace.

    Am learning a lot

    I do learn a lot at Pace. I just finished my sophomore year there and I've really enjoyed my time. I feel like prospective students should know, though, that the first two years at Pace will most likely be spent getting the core curriculum out of the way. I have taken a few classes that pertain to my major, but I've spent most of my time getting their pre-recs finished. It's still a great learning experience, but it's not something that they tell you before you get there.

  • 07/12/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 13 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Although the initial cost seems really pricy, Pace helps students with financial aid and merit based scholarships! The education and extra curriculars are completely worth it.

    Will enjoy being here

    From the moment you step onto the campus, you're welcomed by warm friendly faces eager to help you.

    Will learn a lot

    The professors seem excited to meet all their students and excited to teach them.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 14 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    There is always something to do on the Pace campus. You can hit the brand new gym that was recently opened up with all new equipment. You can just chill in Kessel student center, grab some food and hang with your friends. Hit Mortola library and finish up that English essay. Or you can wait for the Mugs n Movies Thursday night movie showing or hop on the shuttle to attend the Wicked broadway production in the city. Or attend a club meeting with one of Pace's many clubs ranging from 808s (step team) or ASAP (African Students Association) or Glee Club. There is something for everyone at Pace University.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have done so much in my first year at Pace University. I was on the Executive Board of a club since the beginning of my fall semester as a freshman. By the end of the spring semester, I started Pace's first ever step team and am now the current president. I have held two jobs at Pace and have still managed to maintain a GPA well above a 3.0.

    Am learning a lot

    I attend the Westchester campus that Pace University has. I really like attending Pace University. I loved all of the classes that I've taken and I love all of the classes that they offer. The range from a basic Anatomy class to a Philosophy class titled Men and Masculinity, Pace University knows how to keep students interested and wanting more. The topics are engaging and the teachers are interested in the well being of the students.

  • 07/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 15 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Pace is a great place for any student. People of the artistic nature and those of the more intellectual nature. There's room for everyone. There are clubs, organizations, sororities, and fraternities that may be of your interests. There's something for everyone and if not, you have the option of getting a group of friends together and making your own club. Pace is very diverse and works hard to ensure that everyone feels welcome and accepted.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit and tour the school if you don't believe me ! There are many events that they have for prospective students. You'll be able to attend classes with us, sleep over in the dorms, and just see for yourself what Pace has to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    Pace is very expensive and with the economy the way it it the costs are just continuously rising. With that being said, you can earn a B-E-A-U-tiful financial aid package from the school. They give out tons of money in grants and scholarships to both residents and non-residents, and have even more that you can apply for after you've been in the school for at least a semester. With all of the FREE events and gifts given out, and all of the low cost trips (I want to a Broadway play for only $10 and some trips go as low as $5 !) I say you get your money's worth. I also LOVE the fact that Pace offers free shuttle buses between campuses and to town/the metro-north. This means free trips from Westchester to the city ! Woo-hoo ! They also give you the option to take classes between campuses and it's all included in your total cost of attendance.

    Am enjoying being here

    One thing about Pace is there's always something to do on campus. No matter what night it is if you feel you're bored in your dorm you can step out and find some type of event or club meeting taking place. You could never get bored ! Pace is a student run school so the students come together to plan these events and are funded by the school. Even your own idea for an event can be taken into consideration, everyone is willing to hear what you have in mind.

    Am learning a lot

    I currently attend the Pleasantville/Briarcliff campus and I can say that with such small classes at Pace it is much easier to grasp the material. Every class has about 20 students and the number decreases as you go into more major specific courses. I hear that some science lab classes reach to about around 50 students (still not very much) but my physics class was even about 15 students. The teaches get to know you personally so they're are more helpful and take the time out to fulfill your needs and answer questions. With the tutoring center available and the library available about 18 hours a day there's no way you can go wrong ! Even when the library is closed we have a 24 hour computer lab on campus so you can finish those last minute papers and do some late night cramming. Everywhere you turn there are people willing to help you, even other students so this makes it all the easier to succeed in your classes.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 16 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Acting majors Business majors

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to go over all of your financial aid options! Also check online often. Most of Pace's service are offered through the school email and classwork is posted on the school site.

    Bang for the buck

    While there are many financial aid options, I think the college itself doesn't provide a lot outside of the business and acting department. I'm trying to be a journalist and for the price that is being paid, I wished that there was more journalism courses to take...

    Am enjoying being here

    It's not necessarily the school that contributes to this score, but the fact that you are in the heart of Lower Manhattan. The NY campus is ideal for those who don't just want to stay on campus and would rather explore the restaurant, clubs, and neighboring section like Chinatown.

    Am learning a lot

    The atmosphere is very good for learning and there are plenty of places for one to study (Library, Computer Lab, Study Rooms, etc.). The teachers also help out the students after class and are easy to contact.

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 17 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are security guards everywhere. it makes me feel very safe. they are super nice and will help you if you ask.

    Greek Life

    there isn't much of a greek life. it's not really a big thing here. but there are a couple if you really want to join one.

    What to do for fun

    it's new york! you can do anything. i go to shows on broadway, clubs, bars, out to dinner, and shopping. it's fun to just go walking around and explore the city.

    Food and Dining

    the food is better than most colleges, but it's not superb either. it can get a little old and it can get a little pricey. i mean it's college you can't really expect 5 star dining.

    Dorm Life

    i live in the freshman dorms and i absolutely love it! i have made so many friends, and the people who live on my floor are like my family. the rooms are small but it's not that bad, it's enough room for me and i'm a girl with many clothes and shoes.

    Academic Rigor

    it's not that super challenging of a school as far as academics go, at least not for me. i don't think you need to have super high scores and gpa to get in, but it helps for getting scholarships.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply for scholarships because living in the city isn't cheap. be social and go out and do things. new york is the most amazing place in the world and there are so many opportunities, so go explore!

    In three sentences

    it is a great school for students who do not want your typical college experience like football and tail-gaiting. being in new york city is amazing, consider nyc your campus. i am a commercial dance major and love the program here at pace!

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 18 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have 24/7 security wherever students are. You are required to show Pace ID in any building you walk into and we are a closed campus which means you either need to be a student, signed in, or you don't come in. Being in the city it is very nice to know that people who do not belong in our building will not be there.

    What to do for fun

    Go to school activities! Pace has so many different events from the students every single day; you just need to be willing to go out and experience new things. Get out of your comfort zone and try something you've never done before.

    Food and Dining

    We use Chartwells Dining Services and the food is good. You will get tired of it after a while, but that even happens at home. The plus side to that is you get flex dollars to use at various food places in the immediate area of Pace, so you don't need to spend cash from your pocket.

    Dorm Life

    You live in the city; enough said. 24 hour everything, comedy clubs, 18+ night clubs, and amazing residence hall activities. Sign up for a theme floor if you can and live in Maria's Tower. Between all the free food and awesome trips you'll go on, once you come and experience it you will know you made the right choice.

    Academic Rigor

    You are not going to drown but be prepared, you are not in high school anymore. The rigor depends on how you and your advisor make your schedule. 18 credits might sound scary but not if you are taking a mix difficult and easy classes. Take courses that you find interesting while at the same time fulfill those core requirements

    Tips for prospective students

    Grades aren't everything. Try the hardest you can in High School without burdening yourself. Have fun and treasure those years while you still have them. College is the real world and you'll have plenty of help once you get there, so enjoy yourself while working hard in school.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is the place to go if you love living in a fast paced environment. We have campuses both in the heart of the city and also in Westchester for you to enjoy the stars and the quietness of nature.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 19 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    pace university has to be one of the safest universities. we are located right by the nypd station. school security is very strict. you are not allowed in the building if you do not have a school id or have been signed in. students are not even allowed in the freshman dorm (which is located in the building) without living in that dorm or being signed in. same goes for the other dorms as well. so, pace is a very safe campus.

    Greek Life

    greek life at pace is ok. there are a lot of spanish sororities and fraternities but there are a lot of others on campus. if the organization you want to be a part of is not on campus there is probably a city chapter of that organization, so it is available.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many clubs and activities. you have to get involved with at least one club at school. you'll feel important because everyone will know you.

    Great for these types of students

    pace is great for all types of students. pace is diverse and full of studious fun students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are not any unusual traditions or locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    pace is very expensive but i do think it will pay off. pace has a great career services and great internships. rated number 9 in schools who produce top interns in 2011.

    What to do for fun

    there are so many things to do for fun, it is new york city. on campus there are parties (not many though), concerts (great mainstream artist and sometimes are free unless it's homecoming) and random ice cream socials. but truthfully, there is more action off campus in nyc than on campus.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria will be the hangout spot for every freshman, especially if you live on campus. if you live on campus you have a great meal plan. everyone hangs out in the cafeteria because there are couches and stools to chill on and there is music to listen to. the food is not bad but not fantastic, it depends. there are a variety of foods in each cafeteria (there are two and a kiosk). unlike other schools, pace does not have a wendy's or some other fast food restaurant in the cafeteria. but, now, you can use your meal plan outside in the area at places like chipotle and rosella's (pizza spot).

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life at pace is a little different from many other universities. there are freshman dorm that are located in the building. the freshman dorm is definitely like a family. you get to know these other students because everyone will invite you to hang out even if they do not know you. the other dorms are not as family based, they are more independent. other than the freshman dorm, all the dorms have personal bathrooms, which is great. a lot of the dorms have great views of nyc and brooklyn. they are not far from the campus, which is great and they're in great locations. the manhattan dorms are about two blocks from the campus so you live in the financial district. the brooklyn dorms are in this great beautiful area of brooklyn, brooklyn heights. there is a pace shuttle that takes you from the dorm to campus or if you want to take the train it's two stops away. i enjoyed dorming in the brooklyn dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    pace has a great program. it has a university core and a specific core for your major. cores are the prerequisites and required classes you need. i would suggest you follow the university and specific core outline that will be provided for you so you can stay on the right track. from what i hear most universities do not give homework, but pace is not one of those universities. professors give homework and it's essential to do it, though they may not grade it, it's necessary to do it. i say this because some professors only give a midterm and a final. so, two months of work you will be taught but it is up to you to actually put forth the effort to learn the material. then, you have another two months to learn the material for the final.

    Tips for prospective students

    the tips i would give prospective students are: 1. make sure you get involved on campus. pace is a very small community and it tends to get repetitive and boring unless you're active on campus. pace has a lot of clubs and organizations, especially for business majors. 2. get to know the people in your class, everyone is usually helpful and do not mind putting together a study group. 3. find a balance, sometimes the school workload can be overbearing. find a way where you have the time to relax because it will start to feel like too much academics and not enough relaxation. 4. network, pace is full of students who are a part of great companies (and are famous) and have family who are a part of great companies. make sure you take advantage of that.

    In three sentences

    pace university-nyc feels like a small conglomerate community. it's great because you get to know people. great diversity.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 20 of 114

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    Campus Safety

    There are many security guards. It's impossible to get past a certain point of the main building without presenting your campus ID. This goes with residential buildings as well.

    Greek Life

    Many societies that I know rent an apartment together in the downtown area. There are a few parties but nothing too big.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many activities that are in Pace are club based. If you want to be in activities then I suggest joining a club or society.

    Great for these types of students

    There are many clubs for students of a particular major. There's an office where you can find volunteer opportunities as well as a study abroad office.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no unusual traditions or locations that I'm aware of.

    Bang for the buck

    A small sandwich is about $5. Pace's food is way too expensive. I suggest going to China Town and eating there.

    What to do for fun

    I love sports so I would always play basket ball in in the basement of the main building of Pace Uni. There are clubs that you can register for, societies and occasionally there are fun Pace events for all students to take part of.

    Food and Dining

    In 2011 the cafeteria was renovated. There's a Japanese section, grill section and two other sections. The food is expensive and if you eat there everyday, you will eventually get tired of it. There are only two very small cafeterias that Pace Uni. owns.

    Dorm Life

    There are a few dorms belonging to Pace University. I stayed at Maria's Tower my first year which is the dorm that Freshmen stay at. Most of the floors have a theme to which you and your floor members will participate in activities regarding the theme.

    Academic Rigor

    Like all universities, if you study and actively practice your studies then you will do well. Of course Pace University has it's professors that are difficult to work with but in this case, become an expert in the subject and you will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the resources that is given to by the school. Take advantage by joining a few clubs or societies. Pace has a lot to offer, you just have to take the initiative to go after them!

    In three sentences

    Pace University has a supporting student and faculty community. This University gives it's students great resources like a tutoring center, writing center and counseling center that are all free of charge. As a Pace Student, I really enjoy my time here.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 114

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    Great for these types of students

    theater students, business majors

    Tips for prospective students

    Housing is extremely difficult to get after freshmen year, so beware of that. Also, the food sucks...

    Bang for the buck

    I personally do not get a lot of financial aid from Pace, so its really expensive and I could have gotten a better education at another school for a lot cheaper.

    Am enjoying being here

    As far as Pace itself, its not the greatest for community, unless you are in a sorority, but living in the city is amazing and I am constantly meeting people and making friends. If theres nothing goin on at Pace, there is a wide city with plenty of options!

    Am learning a lot

    My major is not that difficult, I study communications. But my elective classes are interesting and I like the options we have to choose from.

  • 10/29/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 5 people found this review useful. 22 of 114

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    Bang for the buck

    It's a private school, so it's expensive. I hear that the school give out merit and need-based aid to almost all the students.

    Will enjoy being here

    I've hears a lot of great things about Pace from a friend who I met at a Musical Theatre summer program. It's close to home for me, but I've decided to apply.

    Will learn a lot

    Pace hosts the Actor's Studio -- it must be great!

  • 01/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 23 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    LGBT students, business students, and theater students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dorm your first year here, but then look for an apartment because it could be much cheaper if you find a good deal.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 114

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    What to do for fun

    i like to stay active and explore what the world has to offer. i enjoy anything from hiking, kayaking, and basketball; to just simply watching a movie with popcorn. i also love always learning something new and challenging my mind as much as i can.

    Food and Dining

    the dining isn't bad at all, but when you live in nyc and learn to use websites like livingsocial and groupon all you'll probably want to do is go out and eat with your friends.

    Dorm Life

    living in the financial district in downtown manhattan can't get any better. you are literally walking distance from the brooklyn bridge and tons of beautiful scenery. there will never be a day or night when you find yourself with nothing to do. new york city really is the city that never sleeps and has a lot to offer. it is where dreams come true!

    Academic Rigor

    pace university has an outstanding school of business and accounting called the lubin school of business, which was actually ranked among the best business programs nationwide by u.s.news and world report in its 2011 best colleges survey. the dyson school of arts and sciences at pace university also offers a great majority of majors and has a great team.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be afraid! seriously! everyone here doesn't care how you were in highschool. at pace university everyone gets along with everybody very well and there are no clicks. its also very cool learning about other peoples culture, religion, and values. attending pace university will definitely change you as a person for the better.

    In three sentences

    living in the city is the greatest thing ever! you are literally in the middle of everything; from diversity, music, art, business, etc. pace university definitely opens up the universe to you while helping you pick what most you most like.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 114

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    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do? Shopping is right there aka Soho. You have foods on every single block and the little park is just adorable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pace is the school for you if you want to be in the middle of the city and in the area of the Financial District, it is so beautiful down here. It is the place to be if you are willing to be successful one day. Pace is willing to get you where you want to be!

    In three sentences

    It is the best school ever. I love the environment and the ability to feel that one can accomplish anything here. The professors are amazing and are willing to help, may I mention that the internships are wonderful here?!

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 114

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus. The security guards are sometimes considered annoying in regards to the amount of attention and dedication they give to student safety. ID's are required everywhere on campus!

    Greek Life

    Not interested in Greek Life but from the looks of it they have a lot of fun and are really united.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs to join and activities to participate in. You can even start you own Clubs and activities, all you need in participants and approval.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say it is worth the money but do suggest they lower the price because there are many issues that student face and they shouldn't for the amount we pay.

    What to do for fun

    A few parties around the city, shopping, ice skating in the winter and other endless fun opportunities are available.

    Food and Dining

    Overall the food is good although I wish they would change up the menu every month.

    Dorm Life

    The St.George residence hall is amazing. The rooms vary in size, the lounge and study area is very helpful for students. The view of the city and the Brooklyn bridge walk is really beneficial.

    Academic Rigor

    Great Academic Rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you research all you need to know about Pace University before accepting admissions because Pace is not for everyone. I would rather you come into the experience happy and graduate with the same attitude.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is an amazing school that has so much to offer to their students. The staff are as helpful as possible, understanding and knowledge about their subjects and the University. Pace is a safe school that will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become successful.

  • 08/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 27 of 114

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    Campus Safety

    Pace University's security is impressive. I never felt unsafe or afraid of any intruder in the dorms. There are security guards at every post and many levels of security before you get to your room. In a city setting, I was grateful to be in such a safe environment.

    Greek Life

    There are Sororities and Fraternities that thrive well at Pace but there are no houses specifically for them.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many options around the city, you can go somewhere new every night!

    Great for these types of students

    People who don't mind an alternative campus setting. People who are friendly and open-minded. People who don't mind walking everywhere!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Because of the city setting, some of the welcome week activities include Broadway shows, Yankees Games, and attending city events.

    Bang for the buck

    You are paying for your location at this school, I believe it is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Anything and Everything! You are in the heart of New York City with literally thousands of things to do. The city is your campus and your playground. There are free events all over the city, millions of foods to discover, tons of shopping options, and awesome sights to see.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but it gets repetitive. But there are many options around the University to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are average, but still comfortable. You have the city problems of mice and roaches (which are everywhere in the city) but if you maintain your room, you wont get them. I never got either all year.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your professor and what classes you take but for the most part you are challenged well, especially in the Honors Program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for city life, understand that most things are more expensive in the city, and be cautious when outside of the campus.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is a lively and diverse campus. It is located in the fast-paced, non-stop city. Be prepared for a pricey, but fun-filled semester.

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 114

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    What to do for fun

    they have many events going on through out the school and performances by the local theater groups. you are also in the city so there are never ending amounts of things to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved with school and you will have the time of your life.

    In three sentences

    all professors are eager to teach. you have the ability to meet your professors and have them know your name unlike the big state schools. everyone is eager to help you get your degree

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security is very tight here. In order to initially get into the building, you must flash your student ID to security guards. Then, to get up to the dorms, you must scan & flash your ID again, and finally, once you get up to your floor, you must scan your ID once again to unlock the door to get where the actually dorms are.

    Greek Life

    There are many Sororities and Fraternities that you can join, starting your freshman year! They do not have separate housing for them, but they contribute very heavily in the community and host alot of events!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are various campus activities and clubs you can join starting your freshman year!

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing and definitely Independent!

    What to do for fun

    New York City is what we do for fun!! There are so many amazing and fun things to do in the city 24/7 that it is literally impossible to become bored.

    Food and Dining

    Such fantastic food here!! There's two different cafeteria's in the building, ranging from make your own pizza & pasta, to sandwiches, salad bar, Chinese, Mexican, Asian - ANYTHING you can think of!! On top of that, the food is fantastic! We are also given flex dollars on our meal plan that we can spend on restaurants around the area, such as Subway, Chipotle, and Papa John's!

    Dorm Life

    If you're a freshman, I HIGHLY suggest living in Maria's Tower your freshman year. It is an all-freshman dorm and since everyone is in the same boat as you, its incredibly easy to make new friends!!

    Academic Rigor

    Challenge yourself when it comes to classes; get what your paying for!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open-minded to new things! College is the best time of your life, and the city is full of opportunities and adventures, but you have to make the initiative to do them!

    In three sentences

    Pace has it's flaws, but then again, what school doesn't? I'm in a great program being taught what I love to do by some of the countries leading professionals in the business. If that's not enough, I'm living in the greatest city in the world!

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 114

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    it's nyc??? figure it out!

    Tips for prospective students

    be on top of financial aid!

    In three sentences

    i enjoy it, it's in the middle of downtown manhattan and really easily accessible. don't talk to financial aid though because they will be awful every time.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    this is one thing that i liked a lot, there is always security 24/7. they are also even as so kind to walk you to places if it is late. but only like the train station or the bus stop. they are also really friendly.

    Greek Life

    there is not really much of a greek life because we are in the city and there is no campus to house them, but they try to make their rounds as much as they can.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are clubs but it's mainly business rather than socially stimulating.

    Great for these types of students

    it is really good for students who are used to the city and for kids that are ohk with being away from their parents. though the types of kids that attend this school are a little posh, it is still a good school to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    i do not know about that. they just keep taking our money! but even as expensive it is, they do have a lot to offer.

    What to do for fun

    you can go out to museums, go to the parks. seaport is about a 10 minute walk away, the brooklyn bridge is about a 4 minute walk away. and as for nightlife, there is a party held like every weekend, so if you are in to those kinds of things go for it ;)

    Food and Dining

    when we first got here, the food choices were unbelievable. we were all excited about all the varieties, but after being served the same food and the prices in creasing with a better selection of food, you get bored real easy.

    Dorm Life

    it is nice considering maria's tower is in the same building as the classrooms, but do not plan on sleeping well with a residence dorm filled with freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    teachers are great. some are very confusing because they them self do not know what they want but there are some really great professors.

    In three sentences

    out of 10 it is 6 maybe 7. pace is not as cracked up as it may seem. it is nicer to visit than to actually come.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Guards check I.D's every time you enter building; although I've heard of kids sneaking in other kids.

    Clubs and Activities

    Nothing special.

    Great for these types of students

    -If you are rich or don't care about having to take out loans. -Party type people -THEATRE KIDS -Business majors

    Bang for the buck

    For what your paying, the rigor of the school work absolutely sucks. But if your like me, you'll hate having to pay but you'll hate the thought of leaving the city even more.

    What to do for fun

    Museums. Restaurants. Concerts. Parks. Bars. Clubs.

    Food and Dining

    They serve the same thing every day. And it's not really good food. Definitely try things off campus and stock your own fridge.

    Dorm Life

    The beds are really uncomfortable. Definitely bring your mattress pad. The bathrooms are gross too, but you get used to them. Maria's tower isn't that bad, it's pretty typical of a college dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are easy if you go to class and do your work. And even if you don't. Easier than high school in my opinion. Piece of cake if you did AP/Honors.

    Tips for prospective students

    College isn't just partying. Living in New York City means that you can do other things for fun besides just drinking or getting high. Concerts, food, museums; it's all out there. Don't change who you are because your living in Manhattan or because you want to fit in. You go back to being your weird self eventually anyway.

    In three sentences

    Manhattan is a great location, although the location seems to draw students who may not be so serious. Pace feels a lot like high school most of the time and people like to stare at you and it often feels as though some students don't get along with others. The classes are okay, but the professors are substandard and often give you the impression that they are trying to pass you instead of actually teaching you anything useful. The food sucks but you get used to it. Pace offers a lot of internships though. As well as study abroad and double major and such. And those things are probably why I haven't transferred out. You won't find anything better in New York City without going to NYU or Fordham or Columbia. It's your best bet if you had your heart set on the city but didn't get into the other three colleges.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is extremely good.

    Greek Life

    Very good, just expensive

    Clubs and Activities

    Sororities and fraternities are great here.

    Great for these types of students

    People who love the city

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The courtyard is where all the smokers go.

    Bang for the buck

    The school should be cheaper for the quality of the education.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and explore the city.

    Food and Dining

    The food is Pace is good in the beginning, but you can get sick of it fairly quickly.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman Dorming in Maria's Tower is the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend every class, and don't slack off.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is a very expensive school. The professors there range in quality. The workload is fairly well.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I work at the gym on campus. It requires me to leave at 6am and it is dark, I call security and there they are to pick me up and drive me to the front door of the gym. The campus is gated at all entrances with a guard to allow people in.. Safety never a issue at Pace.

    Greek Life

    They have a great greek life program however I am not involved with it so I would not be able to give much information on it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Pace offers a wide variety of clubs and activities to meet the likes of all students that enter the college

    Great for these types of students

    Pace is a great college for outgoing students that like to be near the city yet enjoy the peace of the country. They have a friendly and enthusiastic environment. As long as you put yourself out there you are guarantied friends that are honest and fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Pace has a small farm with goats, chickens and horses! The school also offers equestrian classes. I myself haven't tried this but it is a different activity then the usual.

    Bang for the buck

    My feeling that education no matter where you go is too much, however for the major I am going for Pace is the school for me and the cost is fair. They do offer scholarships to students that is a help.

    What to do for fun

    I cheer lead. I am also part of the work study program that allows me to be able to meet other students on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, visit the campus, and explore all the options Pace has to offer

    In three sentences

    Pace has a wonderful communications program. It offers many activities students can be involved in. The academic programs are great and all offer tutoring if needed.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 114

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    Food and Dining

    I am not too worried about food for college, I've heard of the freshman fifteen but its no worry for me. From what I've heard they have excellent food

    Dorm Life

    I can't wait to live the dorm life and embrace all that college has to offer me.

    Academic Rigor

    I am completely excited to be joining the classes of pace in the fall an have no doubt that their studies will challenge my academic abilities and make me a better student.

    Tips for prospective students

    They offer so many opportunities, make sure you take ever opporunity offered.

    In three sentences

    Pace has a beautiful campus and engages in every step of the application and enrollment process. I felt like a member of the community before I had even been accepted. I think there is a high chance that Pace University will be the milestone in my life.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security checks literally everywhere.

    Great for these types of students

    Partiers. Artists.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can be standing in the middle of the brooklyn bridge in about 2 minutes flat. Oh and in 41 Park Row, the basement is actually set up like an old fashioned living room. Antiques and all. Super creepy.

    Bang for the buck

    Eh. If you make it worth it. It's really up to you.

    What to do for fun

    Well, you're in New York City, so get involved with things you care about. I loved the protests, (i was here from the beginning of Occupy Wall Street). Also, join clubs! Super important to fill your day, otherwise you'll slide into a depression. Seriously.

    Food and Dining

    Hah! Get a job,and try not to have to eat here. Food doesn't 100% suck, it just never changes, and there aren't many normal choices. Its either salad and fruit, sandwich, knockoff chipotle or chinese.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Marias Tower- the freshman dorms. I wan't to be surrounded by my class- but I regret it. If you are going to live here, go for a theme floor- the people tend to me more mature, and grow closer vs the regular floors. If not, 9th floor(my floor) has amazing walk in closets! The only floor in the building that has them!

    Academic Rigor

    It may be pretty easy to get in, but it's not so easy to stay in. The classes can be quite challenging, but in a beneficial way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends. Don't expect people to come to you, because this is a huge commuter school- so many already have met. If you make a point to at least have 2 good friends, you're set for the year.

    In three sentences

    Great place to meet many outgoing people. It's in a great location, with trains to take you anywhere in the city- and a view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Just be prepared for noise.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 114

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Have not had a chance to check this yet

    Clubs and Activities

    haven't been yet but it look great

    Bang for the buck

    Make sure to acquaint yourself with your program ahead of time and save, save, save

    What to do for fun

    lots of stuff on campus sports events, theater and dance events

    Food and Dining

    Haven't had it yet

    Dorm Life

    I'm not planning on staying on campus

    Academic Rigor

    intense, be ready

    Tips for prospective students

    when you audition don't hold back give it everything and more

    In three sentences

    intense, renowned, quality

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of security check points in order to get into the building. You must sign guests in at the front desk.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is slim, but when paired with our Pleasantville campus, it is excellent! They have picnics in the park, nights at Dave and Busters, wonderful sisters and wonderful friends. The girls are very proud of their letters.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs! Anyone can audition for the student run productions : Studio 501 and Stand Up productions. There is an Improv troop! Student Government. Residential Student club. Sororities. Many many great options.

    Great for these types of students

    Pace is GREAT if you are : A performing arts major! A business major Someone who knows their intended major Someone who would like to be in the hustle and bustle of the greatest city in the world

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The courtyard is a great hang out place for lots of kids, built like an atrium in the middle of our main building. Tradition wise, we have great student activities that have really awesome prizes. I won a 32 inch LG television last week!

    Bang for the buck

    Pace University is very expensive, but if you come with an intended major and are driven to succeed, then you will no doubt make the most of your experience. It is all about the choices each students makes.

    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do? With a campus as neon lit as New York City, you have the entire world at your finger tips. Any thing you can think to do, New York has to offer. Concerts, Broadway plays and musicals, performances of all kinds, museums, wonderful parks... EVERYTHING!

    Food and Dining

    The caf, as we call Cafe 101, offers many options! A new flex dollars program allows us to venture into the city and spend meal plan dollars in an adorable NY pizza parlor, Chipotle and my all time favorite - Subway.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman, you will be living in Maria's Tower - a wonderful community of freshman who are looking to seamlessly adapt to both college and New York City life. As a group, you will transition into brighter, more independent versions of yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Pace will challenge you! Finals week will be rough, but the classes are well taught and planned.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must understand that you will be not receiving a normal college experience, but one full of promise and opportunity. The campus is two buildings, but Central Park is your playground. We don't have sports or cheerleaders, but we have culture.

    In three sentences

    Pace University utilizes its concrete jungle campus through interactive and challenging academics. As a dance major, performing arts opportunities abound. New York is the perfect place to pursue a degree in Theater Arts.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Whenever you hear that an event has Free Food-it doesn't matter if you are part of the organization or are interested in the event- there will always be people there!

    What to do for fun

    You are in the city! Therefore, the city is your campus! You will always find something fun to do, whether it is going to Seaport to eat, hang out, shop or heading uptown to Central Park to relax, there is always something fun for everyone to do!

    Tips for prospective students

    The people at OSA (Office of Student Accounts) may seem unapproachable, but if you really go there with an open mind- they really do know what they're talking about.

    In three sentences

    Pace University feels like home away from home. Everybody is really friendly and the diversity at this school is truly amazing. I have enjoyed every single day here, and plan on making many more great memories!

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I am part of an organization called Phi Sigma Sigma. I am very involved, so it keeps be busy and active within the Pace community.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are ok. I wish they would update the dorms.

    In three sentences

    I love Pace University! The Pace community is very welcoming, and the classes are great!

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Anything ! It's in the heart of New York City, if you're bored you're doing something wrong.

    In three sentences

    Very diverse and a beautiful location. Very professional and business oriented. Lovely campus and excited to attend in the fall!

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is safe. There are securities everywhere.

    Greek Life

    We have sorority and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    SAMOSA, Carribean Club, LGBTQ, Acting, Tribeta, Accounting and Business organizations, Sorority, Fraternity

    Great for these types of students

    The school is really respectful to all types of students. The school support the LGBTQ and has a lot of students in this category. Everyone is really frirendly and easy to talk to. In the school, 80% are from Northeastern U.S..This school also has a lot of commuters.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A lot of people go to South Seaport, Battery Park, World Trade Center, Soho, and Union Square for fun. It is the city. You can practically do any activity.

    Bang for the buck

    It's not that exclusive. It does have its negatives like every school. There tends to be a lot of errors in the school. To get your task completed, you really have to be on top of them.

    What to do for fun

    I got to South Seaport, hang out in the library, go to the cafe,and the student union. I also walk to places near the campus to try new reastaurants.

    Food and Dining

    The food is super expensive. A water bottle is like $2.50. The food is not that great. It is better to go eat at places outside the campus, where there is better and cheaper food.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm. I heard that in Maria's Tower, there are like 2 bathrooms for like 30 people on the floor. I heard that it is always loud. The rooms are really small and there are rats.

    Academic Rigor

    At Pace, the academics is not really that hard unless you get a really rough profressor. If you did well in high school, you might not find it that hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have good grades, so you can receives more scholarships. In college, students do a lot more work and don;t procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    It is located in downtown Manhattan. The students are diverse in race and personality. There is something for everyone.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus has very good security

    What to do for fun

    Basically, you can do pretty much anything. Go to clubs, walk around to parks, shopping.

    Food and Dining

    The food is all right, but even if you dont like it, you live in nyc. So, you can pretty much eat anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is really good for business majors and students majoring in the arts.

    In three sentences

    Pace University has many helpful resources such as the library, internships, tutoring center, etc. It also is a great are because there is so much to do. Most importantly, the school has many great courses as well as teachers.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is definitely a plus. Pace's campus is a building for the most part, and then there are 3 other Pace owned buildings. There is security in every location needing to show your Pace ID when one walks in.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is definitely up and coming at Pace. There are seven multicultural fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    A decent amount of Greek organizations and multicultural clubs, along with certain clubs for the many majors Pace has to offer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None really.

    What to do for fun

    There are multiple clubs and organizations welcome for every student belonging to any particular interest. From business organizations, to Greek life, there are plenty of outlets for students to explore.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, considering it isn't your moms home cooked meals. However, it does the job of satisfying and there is a variety of meals and snacks available. It is overpriced but you do get a meal plan and that could somewhat help if one knows how to use it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great simply because the locations are right in the heart of Wall Street and the city life. The dorm rooms are spacious for the most part and the student a respectable amount of privacy from other floor mates.

    Academic Rigor

    Every professor is different and has a unique teaching etiquette, so make sure you go on RateMyProfessor. Overall, I learned a lot from my classes because the professor took their time with each student making sure they understand the lesson fully.

    Tips for prospective students

    The cafe food is a bit overpriced, so either pack your own lunch or have food stashed at your place. Always go to RateMyProfesor.com before applying for classes, because you always want a professor that's right for your learning style. Also, understand your financial aid because if you don't, no one will.

    In three sentences

    Pace is a relatively small school so the class size is at most 40 students. Pace has a great foundation for internship opportunities and connections. The dorms are lovely, especially for out of state students because one is in the city, and close to the school's campus.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pace University in New York City has extensive security. Upon entering the building at any entrance, students must show school identification. Dorms also have security and require both a scan card to get onto the floor and a room key to get into the room. I have never felt unsafe there.

    Greek Life

    As stated above, Pace does not have Greek Life in the traditional sense with big houses for the students to live. It does have Greek Life, though. Personally, I do not choose to participate in the Greek Life but I have several friends who have chosen to do so and enjoy it a lot.

    Clubs and Activities

    Although Pace does not have traditional Greek life, it does offer a variety of sororities and fraternities. It also offers a variety of clubs and jobs. There really seems to be something for everyone at Pace.

    Great for these types of students

    Pace is really ideal for independent, driven, social, mature students. This is a school that is fast paced and could probably be overwhelming to some students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have not really heard of any unusual traditions or locations on campus so far; however many students walk the Brooklyn Bridge pretty frequently. One of the best places I found my first year was Battery City Park where I would run along the water.

    Bang for the buck

    Pace is one of the more expensive colleges in the country but they do give a lot of financial aid, scholarships, and grants to many students. Some of the things that are included in the cost are healthcare (including free birth control and free counseling), internship opportunities, networking opportunities, and even exciting fall and spring festivals.

    What to do for fun

    Pace is a university that is geared toward fun. All the students are always having a good time whether they are going out to nightclubs, restaurants, and friends' apartments or visiting museums, parks, and galleries. There is really an infinite number of things to do - it's New York City!

    Food and Dining

    Compared to other universities that I have visited, I would say that Pace offers more of a variety of food and has higher quality of food. Over the past few years the cafeteria at Pace has undergone major changes from a revamped menu to an aesthetic makeover. Among the daily options are sandwiches, sushi, Mexican food, salad, and more.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Maria's Tower, the freshman dorms at Pace which are connected to the main building where most of the classrooms are located. There was an amazing social aspect to living there and I met some of my best friends on my floor. The resident assistant was very approachable and useful at most times and helped to make our floor comfortable, warm, and friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Different majors and different classes really vary on academic rigor. Some professors are more lenient whereas others are really strict. Generally speaking, the business professors and classes tend to be slightly more strict than many others because Pace is known for its business school.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important for students to realize that it is easy to get sidetracked from schoolwork with so much going on in Manhattan. With this in mind, students should really attend Pace with the intentions to work hard and do well.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is a unique college experience due to its location in downtown New York City. It is especially beneficial to students because it offers a variety of internships and opportunities. Pace really tries to help students succeed.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Located ideally in downtown New York City, you can literally do anything. You can indulge in the arts and go see a Broadway show or visit some of the famous museums. There's also the beauty of central park and similar landmarks such as Times Square, the Empire State Building, and the Statue of Liberty.

    Food and Dining

    The food is excellent. Prepared quickly in front of you. Several varieties are offered including sandwiches, sushi, fruit, salads, burgers, etc. The only downside is getting caught in the lunch rush and having to wait 10+ minutes for your food.

    Dorm Life

    Most incoming freshman dorm in Maria's Tower which is exactly on campus so it gives the privileged of literally being able to roll out of bed and go to class. The standards are doubled but you can volunteer for a triple. The dorms are spacious and sufficient for 2 people to reside within. They also occasionally have a lovely view of the city.

    Academic Rigor

    Although I have not sat in on a class, I have spoken to several current Pace students who tell me the challenges Pace provides are challenging yet bearable. One key component in selecting a university is whether or not the workload would be manageable. With such high costs nowadays there wouldn't be a point in attending an overtop school, while one struggles and tortures oneself merely to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on the Pace Preview Weekend if you can. Its a wonderful experience and you make several new friends. You may even find your prospective roommate! Take as many campus visits as needed and request whatever information on any inquiries. Apply early action so you can know far ahead of time and start making preparations.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful beacon in downtown Manhattan that inspires utilizing the city's promise and hope. Asides from geographical location the staff and students present express an honest joy from working and studying there. To top it all of, the obvious features are promising such as its academic strength, well roundedness, and capability to prepare its pupils for success.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Honestly. The security at the main campus is lenient because so many people are in and out but they do remember people by face. We have many occasions where students get frustrated when they have to show there I.D but I'm not complaining. They are a phone call away and always available especially when I lock myself out the room and my RA is not in the building.

    Greek Life

    Word of advice: Do your research and keep your interest to yourself ! Get acquainted and you'll know more information. Greek Life at Pace is a great opportunity for a life long brotherhood/sisterhood of service and networking.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't even to need to brag, Pace is amazing when it comes to clubs and activities. I participated on the Dance Team and several open mic nights. Let's just say you will never be bored unless you are lazy to leave your room or your friends don't want to tag along.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student is welcomed at Pace University :)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Biggest things to look forward to are TownHouse Day, concerts, and the montreal trip.

    Bang for the buck

    You get more results for whatever investment you might make than any alternative investment. It is expensive, trust me, but the end result is beneficial. They are also generous with finical aid and there is opportunities to work on campus, get more scholarships, and activities that pays a part of tuition or books.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Campus has a great nightlife since they are near the city. At the Westchester campus I relied on a car but there's always a way to have fun. There's always great school activities taking place all the time including games, sports events, greek events, parties, etc...

    Food and Dining

    Most people take Pace University for granted once attending because we have everything and we are use to it. When I hear dining stories from other colleges, I immediately stop complaining because our dining program is like home away from home. It has everything from seafood, fast-food, sushi, breakfast, chinese, carribean, to spanish food. A lot of variety! Plus with our meal cards we an go out of school and purchase from deli's, pizzerias, and chinese spots. Downtown campus is eligible for chipotle and several more good and well known places.

    Dorm Life

    Speak to upperclassmen and do your research on the website on what is best fit for you. On the Westchester campus there are eight different housing options. I am in the Howard Johnson Hall which was previously for graduate students but now for female nursing students. This dorm suits me well and I love it since its quite and my classmates are down the hall if I need help.

    Academic Rigor

    The nursing program in particular is very rigorous and demanding. They have great professors and advisors to help you through anything. If you have any doubts, think about after graduation how Pace networking and internships landed you the best job or career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure the financial aid matches what you need and stay on top of them. Participate in many activities since this is where you will meet a lot of people and form connection. Take advantage of every opportunity!

    In three sentences

    Pace in general in fun filled school with great opportunities. Great diversity and generous financial aid. Also there's various campus in the suburbs and in the city.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive, but they do offer a lot of scholarships

    What to do for fun

    Free shuttles to the city, movies, palisades mall, diners... you can find mostly anything within 15 minutes of school.

    Food and Dining

    Not always a great variety, but generally good.

    Dorm Life

    Love the dorm options! Dormed in Dow Hall first year with honors college students and loved every second.

    Academic Rigor

    Really depends on the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit open houses, stay for an overnight, and talk to current students.

    In three sentences

    I really love it there. It feels like home while being so close to nyc. Lots of opportunities.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is every where inside and out of the school because the World Trade Center is down the street. Once you move away from that little circle of security you are on your own.

    Greek Life

    Pace does have many fraternities and sororities to join. If you are looking for something that is like television Greek life then Pace is not for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    Pace has many clubs and free activities to attend. Sometimes they even have food. Almost everyday you can find some type of meeting going on at Pace.

    Great for these types of students

    Homosexuals ( a large lgbt community is in the school. Gays are highly welcomed and embraced here without being judged and tormented.) , social people, business majors, and acting majors will adore this school. It is challenging. Biology majors beware! << very difficult.

    What to do for fun

    What ever you like to do is on you. The college is New York so anything is possible.

    Food and Dining

    The food has improved greatly! The prices haven't. The food is way over priced.

    Dorm Life

    Maria's Tower is a great social environment but the living is horrible and dirty. John street looks better but for some reason Pace made triples out of rooms that should only have two people in them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and ALWAYS keep the syllabus.

    In three sentences

    I beleive that Pace encourages students to be what ever they desire to be. However, Pace does not ensure that their students will be successful. Once you are in

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of events that the clubs at pace plan, in addition to many nights out in the beautiful city.

    Academic Rigor

    Getting great grades at Pace University is extremely easy, as long as the study stays focused.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest prospective students stay focused on school work. In addition, enjoy the resources and take advantage of the opportunities. There are plenty of resources that will help students reach their full potential.

    In three sentences

    Pace University has great professors and a great amount of opportunities. The resources on the New York City campus are endless. The diversity in the school makes everyone feel at home.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is here is probably the best you will ever find.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is there when you make a presence on campus. Since this school is mostly for commuters not many people see the greek life. My sorority definitely has a presence and we host many events and parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    Once again like I said before its pretty much what you make of it. Clubs and activities are there if you look for them and become involved.

    Great for these types of students

    This school's programs are best known for Theatre students and Business students.

    Bang for the buck

    once again this depends on your program and degree. As for the business school I definitely don't think its worth the amount your paying unless you are from out of state and become super involved on campus like I did. There are better schools out there that will give you a much greater value for the same price you pay to go here.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of student orgs to get involved with but there is a lack in student involvement and getting people to go to events. People seem to have their own agenda and don't' participate much on campus. It is a small campus surrounded by the city so this is probably why. There is a great Marketing Association which is what I was involved in and was Vice President for one year. There is greek life as well and I encourage everyone to get involved in a sorority or fraternity. I joined a sorority on campus and it was the best thing I ever did.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really not good for the price they make everything. The people in the cafe are always in a bad mood and it gets so crowded during the day its impossible to get something hot before your next class. The school has made some improvements and attempt to listen to students but they have a long way to go.

    Dorm Life

    My freshman year, I had a great college dorm experience. For your freshman year you live in Marias Tower which is the traditional college dorm and essentially is where you meet everyone. I loved my floor and everyone on it. I had a theme floor and this is the best way to meet people. My floor was the film floor and we were like a family, I still keep in contact years later with the friends I made here.

    Academic Rigor

    The quality of your education ultimately depends on what professor you have, which is why I only gave it 3 stars. There are some horrible professors here and there are some wonderful inspiring professors here as well. The overall quality of education depends on your department and field because they are not all the same. My roommate was in the acting program and she loved it. She applied to Julliard and actually made it to auditions! But did not make the final cut. My rating is for the Business school. It seems to be more of a theoretical approach instead of a well rounded approach to your degree. Once again I feel like the departments within the business school don't communicate and collaborate with each other which could help them out a ton by working together. Your education is pretty much based on your ability to get internships and how you perform in them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make sure that the academic programs here are the best for you. If you have applied to some of the top schools in your category and didn't get into any then Pace is a great plan B. In my case, I am a business student and the location of Pace gave me great opportunities for internships and gave me an awesome experience but the overall quality of education here is not the best. There are better schools out there for business like McCombs school of business at University of Texas, Harvard, Princeton, Ross school of business at University of Michigan. I didn't have much of a choice coming out of high school because my grades where not the best so Pace was the best option for me and I made the most of what I got. Now that I have accumulated a great GPA and have had a fresh start, I have been accepted at UT-Austin and am moving on to the better more comprehensive degree programs they offer.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is very expensive but if you're an out of state student looking for a new experience this school is definitely for you. They offer a lot of fanatical aid but administrative bureaucracy really is a pain here. There seems to be a disconnect between departments and thats essentially what is holding this school back a great deal. I have made some amazing new friends and some amazing professors but every students experience seems to be different, some people like it and some people hate it.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    better at the pleasantville campus

    In three sentences

    Pace University is a great school for business and acting majors only. All other majors BEWARE, internship and job opportunities are scarce. Science majors should especially be weary, the labs have not been updated in decades, for the cost of tuition I'd say skip this place. Also, financial aid and the office of student assistance are the worst departments ever. Be ready for long lines and workers with attitudes.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty Safe.

    Greek Life

    I hear they offer some

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and oppurtunities

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NOPE

    Bang for the buck

    most definitely

    Food and Dining

    Haven't quite tried it

    Academic Rigor

    maintaining a good Gpa! A 'B' average and above is great,

    Tips for prospective students

    You won't regret your decision!!!

    In three sentences

    Amazing; I can't wait to go there, its location is phenomenal. auspicious; The University is filled with opportunities. Financial Aid= Amazing; My financial aid award was great.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security at Pace University is excellent. All major key entrance have security personnel for checking. Additionally, the campus is monitor frequently by security on vehicle patrol.

    Food and Dining

    Food cafeteria at all campus building.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at Pace University gives the student the foundation needed to utilize their degree in the community after graduation. The University embraces the student through their academic years to flourish and empower themselves with the learning established by the University.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students is to stay focus on the academic goals established and to be flexible in understanding the assigned advisor guidance for graduating and obtaining your degree.

    In three sentences

    My attendance at Pace University has been an exciting journey which will be opening doors in my nursing management career with the Masters of Public Administration degree I am pursuing. I am excited as my date of my graduation comes closer to accomplishing my degree goals. I will definitely be utilizing the skills and knowledge which I have been obtaining from Pace University.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety in the school is great! If you have light night classes or stay around with your friends and don't want to walk alone to the train or your dorm, the security guards will kindly walk you to where ever you have to go with out a problem.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a grand variety of clubs in the school that you with out a doubt wont have a problem choosing one. There's something for everything and its a great way to meet new people and have something to do on your spare time.

    What to do for fun

    Pace is located in New York city where there's tons to do, you can walk a couple blocks to the seaport where there's always something good going on and restaurants every where you look. you can take a ride on the Staten island ferry or take the 1,2,3 train to time square where you'll never get bored.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend to check in with your counselors on a regular and on your free time make sure to look back at your notes from time to time.

    In three sentences

    I would say pace is a highly recommended school where not only the education is great but the people there are wonderfully helpful. Its not as large as other schools but still have a good student to teacher ratio. Pace is a wonderful educational community that anyone would enjoy being in.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs and activities going on during and after school, and a lot have free food

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help. The hallways might get confusing. Ask about the tutoring schedule

    In three sentences

    PACE University is full of students and teachers that can help with anything and they have an amazing tutoring center.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and student organizations made available. There is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who enjoy city living and want internships and to make the most out of their college experience.

    What to do for fun

    It's New York City so you can do pretty much anything you can think of for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The cafes are nice and pretty spacious. The food has gotten better over the last year. It's not the best but it's not the worst and some items like the sandwiches and wraps are significantly better than others.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not the same as a typical campus school. You have to want to live in a city to enjoy dorming at Pace. It's close quarters but the dorms are clean and you become close with the people you live with and near, especially freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    Like anything else, difficulty depends on the level of the class you take, but most professors take their classes very seriously and do give significant amounts of work, but most are also very helpful and made available for extra help and extra explanation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always prioritize and don't let the distractions in the city keep you from schoolwork.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is a great school that has afforded me so many fantastic opportunities I would not have received had I gone elsewhere. Pace has the most fantastic location in the heart of downtown Manhattan, making it ideal for anyone who wants to make New York City their place of work. Pace has made college an invaluable experience.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    There food is pretty good and there are other restaurants around that students can eat from.

    Dorm Life

    There dorms are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers at the school love to help and assist student that are in need, and if anything their are tutors on campus that can help you also.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is a very diverse school that accepts and embrace different types of students. It is a nice school that helps their students anyway that hey can. It is also located in New York City, so there are a lot of activities and entertainment around to keep students busy when there are no classes.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security Guards at every entrance, and even security cameras pointed in the right directions.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone! Literally, anyone can go to Pace, there is a wide variety of students attending. You won't find a more diverse campus

    Bang for the buck

    My experience at Pace has been good. It met and exceeded my expectations in every area, especially on the teach-student relationship. There's no need to slack off, and asking for help isn't as threatening as it was in high school.

    What to do for fun

    You're in downtown New York City, what more is there to say? If that's not enough there are several campus activities waiting for you attend; just have to look them up.

    Food and Dining

    Food is excellent, the only problem I can see for students is in wasting the balance in their meal plans! All food is fresh, and they even have sushi chefs. What more could you want?

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great, you're in the middle of downtown, and the school is only a few blocks away, or even at the school itself! Traffic won't stop you from getting the rest you need.

    Academic Rigor

    It's tough, so no slacking!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on time, talk to the professors; make a relationship with them. And above all else do not be intimidated by how others may look or act, chances are they are the same as you.

    In three sentences

    Pace is a place for diversity, you won't find another campus with so many different types of people in the area. Teachers and other faculty actually care about your performance and will help you reach your goal. Bottom line, Pace is a school for anyone hoping to achieve their dreams, whatever they might be.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You should always feel safe here cause the campus safety is very tight!

    Great for these types of students

    People that like to party

    Bang for the buck

    Those desperate for the city life will enjoy themselves

    What to do for fun

    There are many nightclubs to spend time in, the city holds many oppurtunites to meet interesting people, and just hanging out in the dorms

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure not to hang out with those that drink to much because the cop presence is very high

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere is really great and diverse leaving me at ease while settling in to college life. The teachers are very calm and cool, making sure we soak up every lecture and point they make. The nightlife is very great but leads to many with drinking problems

  • 09/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pace University is actually across from a Police department in Manhattan. People often confuse Pace's mailing address with theirs. We are in the financial district so security off campus is heightened. On-campus we have our on cameras and security as well. I never personally feel threatened on or off campus at Pace.

    Greek Life

    I personally am not part of any fraternities or sororities, but Pace is home to many of them. The connections and opportunities to meet people, intern, travel, etc. are endless.

    Clubs and Activities

    Pace is home to many clubs and activities from Student Government, to Marketing clubs, and even our own LGBT club. We offer way more than the three and are very open to students wishing to start new clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are fast-paced, go-getters, love to social, love going out, interning, trying new things and love diversity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't many unusual traditions or locations on campus at Pace. One unusual thing about Pace itself is it doesn't have a traditional college campus. We have various buildings which students enter for classes and dorming. Going to Pace University will make you feel like a New Yorker!

    Bang for the buck

    Pace University is a well-known school and has a great reputation. It is much cheaper than NYU and the educational experience in comparison to NYU would be a lot more personal. We also host and give free tickets to students to the television show, Inside the Actor's Studio!

    What to do for fun

    You are in the city that never sleeps (well at least parts of it). There are always on-campus events. These events always have something free whether it be pens, pencils, notepads, food, dorm decorations, or apparel. There are many things to do off campus as well. There are numerous zoos, museums, art galleries, clubs, bars, lounges, restaurants, and parks to visit. Also, New York City is known for having many free concerts often taking place in Central Park.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining on campus is a lot better and cleaner. It is still very pricey and not very competitive with outside food vendors. It is convenient and tastes ok.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great. It is expensive, but try to dorm at least your freshman year. The friendships you make and the experiences will last a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    Pace is known for producing quality as we are ranked 9th in the nation for producing interns.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, get involved, network and take advantage of everything Pace has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is a very diverse school with lots of opportunity for personal and professional growth. Being in the heart of the financial district, you have access to top companies where you can intern and/or work. Pace University's staff members are very knowledgeable in the areas they teach and are often times still currently employed in their field; which is great because they can keep students up to date with personal experiences.

  • 09/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    It's New York. You can find so many fun things to do and the school also arranges a lot of activities.

    Food and Dining

    There are three cafe's on campus and places such as Subways accept the meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    There is Maria's Tower which is attached to the building in which the majority of classes are held. There are also dorms in Brooklyn for the full NY experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors expect a lot from you despite the fact that you just came from high school and are not used to college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to put yourself out there and try new things.

    In three sentences

    A great school in which there are small classes. Professors try to learn your name and there is a great diversity.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs and activities that can help you to get involved, so don't be afraid to try them.

    Great for these types of students

    Theater majors and Business majors. For the Arts & Sciences, there are great programs depending on your major, so if you're touring the school make sure you ask about that.

    Bang for the buck

    Pace is a pricy school, but they've helped me with my financial aid. However, make sure this is the school for you. If you're not feeling it, look for another school that fits your standard.

    What to do for fun

    Since it's New York city, there's plenty to do. You can see a theater production or a festival or just hang out.

    Food and Dining

    Food's pretty good. You get a meal plan, the amount depending on your year. You also get something called flex dollars on your card where you can spend that money on outside sources like Chipotle, Subway, Potbelly, and more.

    Dorm Life

    Be careful with Maria's Tower, it's not the best dorm and people tend to get crazy. Try John St. or Fulton.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be difficult at times, but the professors are willing to help you. As an English major, I'm learning a lot. My professors have been extremely helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get involved with extra curricular activities, you get to know the community better. Also, stay focused on your studies and have fun. Don't stress yourself out, enjoy your time in college.

    In three sentences

    Although it's expensive, Pace University is very good school. The professors are helpful an there are a lot of resources to help students to do well like the Tutoring Center or the Writing Center. Also, there's a Career center where career advisers offer career opportunities for your major, internships, interview workshops, and improvements to your resumes.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe area. If you put yourself in a foolish situation, then it's your fault and I hope you learned your lesson. This is New York, for Christ's sake

    Greek Life

    Lots of them, but not strong communities as it is in the Northeast, where Greek life is hardly important.

    Clubs and Activities

    Mostly frats and sororities as far as I can tell. There aren't many clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Theater students

    Bang for the buck

    Not worth the cost of attendance.

    What to do for fun

    Go clubbing, if you're a party person-- that's the only partying you'll be doing until you meet people with their own apartments. The frat parties are in clubs and they suck. It's NYC, however. You can go anywhere on the islands and make fun for yourself. There is never a limit on how much fun you can have, if you try hard enough. It's really up to you.

    Food and Dining

    One word: yuck. At first (the first week) it seems good, but you soon realize that it doesn't agree with your digestive system and is vastly overpriced. There is never any consistency in what they have and don't have. The fruit is frozen, never fresh. If you like to eat healthy, the salad bar is the only good option for you.

    Dorm Life

    I don't like Maria's Tower. It's filthy and overcrowded. It also looks like some sort of late '90s rehab center. I suggest living here only if you care about getting to know the freshman class better. The other dorms apparently are wonderful, but since I only live here, and not in those, this is all I know. Broken AC, chipped windows, offensive lighting, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes that you are required to take are a waste of money. Press your advisor hard to get the classes that are appropriate for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you want to live in the city, specifically in the financial district. Know what you're getting into before you decide to spend the money to attend. Make sure that you try to acclimate yourself to city living (especially the subways) before you come for school, because it is too much to handle when you also are worrying about your first year of school. Be very specific and honest when you are filling out your application on The Roommate Project because it DOES matter. And try to get your deposit in early.

    In three sentences

    The student community here is dispersed and not well kept; I believe most of the student groups are frats/sororities, which is not my cup of tea. The freshman dorm is horrible and overcrowded, but other dorms are quite nice. The academics should be judged on a case-by-case basis; I don't care for my courses (such as the required classes), and their use of transferrable credits is strange to me.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Like I said, its expensive, but taking advantage of your time here and resources can make it worth it.

    Dorm Life

    Very expensive and no sense of community

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do choose to come to Pace, make SURE you have the funds. It may be your dream to be in NYC, but you have your whole life. Understand that this school is very expensive and once you are lured here, there really is no easy escape

    In three sentences

    Pace is a great school with very knowledgable professors. Some offices are great for providing assistance, and some really are not. Take advantage of your time and location while you are here!

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pace security is decent. They do their job by protecting their students, but it is New York City so if you make bad choices, it is on you ultimately.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a joke at this school. Nobody takes it very seriously and the frats/sororities are not well known, have little affect on the community, and mainly throw horrible parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs at Pace. The times where most of the clubs meet tend to be inconvenient because most meet during common hour (tends to fall around meal times). Overall, it is worth it to go to meetings and to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Pace is great for privileged students. Also a great school for performing arts and business majors. It has one of the top acting programs in America. You need money to go here.

    Bang for the buck

    Pace seems like a great college with all their fun activities and the fact that New York City is their campus. This is great at first, but for the price, academically does not match up. If fun and parties are your priorities for a college, Pace is the school for you. If you want to go to college to learn and not be in debt with student loans for the rest of your life, go elsewhere.

    What to do for fun

    New York City is your campus! There is so much to do for fun in the area such as go to the seaport and enjoy the mall, dining, museums. China Town and Little Italy are right next to campus so it is always fun to explore and get a small taste of culture. Night life in the city is crazy. There are parties every week, clubs, restaurants, bars, Broadway, Times Square...practically anything imaginable. Pace has tons of clubs and activities through housing and events so there are usually trips, Broadway shows, activities, free stuff, etc. Pace is overall a very fun school and there are lots of things to do in the city.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of options, but after a semester the food gets old. On the weekends, don't expect to get good quality food or very many options. The stations where there is a variety for meals are closed on weekends.

    Dorm Life

    There are many options available for dorms and cheap apartments are nearby. The facilities aren't the best in the traditional style dorms with community bathrooms, but overall are decent. There are lots of students who dorm so you meet a lot of people and it is a very family/close community feel.

    Academic Rigor

    The required classes to graduate are not intellectually stimulating. Of course this should be expected, yet it is not worth the tuition if one's academics are not helping personal advancement.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important to know what you want from your school before you choose this university. Ask current students how they like the school while touring! One should not choose this school if they are very interested academically, classes won't be challenging.

    In three sentences

    This university is not very challenging. There are very small classes, a very stereotypical community, and overall privileged student body. It is too expensive for the education it gives out, unless one is in the performing arts or business school.

  • 11/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Joining clubs can help you meet lots of people. There's museums around, tons of shopping, and a bunch of things for a night life. Don't be afraid to experience the boroughs, besides Manhattan.

    Food and Dining

    The campus food can be very diverse but eating only there can become monotonous and a bit pricy. You shouldn't eat there everyday, instead branch out and try the food around the area. Don't forget to try out the food on b-level because they can be useful snacks.

    Dorm Life

    Keep your room clean because vermin are more prevalent in New York CIty than other places. Be friendly with everyone because everyone can be helpful to you. Don't forget to experience the city.

    Academic Rigor

    You will find that the teachers can be the most competent and the least. If you do all that is asked of you, you will find that the academics are manageable. Online classes are not to be feared, with a little responsibility they can make life easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy the dorm life and remember to be friendly with everyone. Keep in mind that the main reason you are there is for your studies. Even though you're in NYC, don't forget that there are free things to do in the city.

    In three sentences

    It's a much different experience from a traditional campus. There will be opportunities for your career that you won't have anywhere else. Life at Pace University can be the most exciting thing if you let it be.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do a lot of research and know that Pace is the University for you.

    In three sentences

    From my first step onto the Pace University Campus it already felt like I belonged there. Pace is located in the heart of New York City and is an amazing school. I really hope I am accepted to Pace University.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You are very safe. It's a safe campus

    Greek Life

    Greek life is really good. There are not as many on this campus as others, but it's still very lively.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and different activities to do. There are at least 2 events every day to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Attend to find out!

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for, it's a really good school that offers a lot of scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There is SOOOO much to do. You just have to decide what you want to do.

    Food and Dining

    It's college food. Some of the food is really good, and there's something different to eat. You just have to check the expiration date.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is amazing. There's always a new face to meet here. It may not have the wildest parties, but there are a thousand ways to have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't difficult as long as you do the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out both campuses! There's a completely different vibe at both.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is a really good place to meet people, get a degree, and secure an internship if you are dedicated to it. Your experience depends on what you make of it. There are two campuses that can fit a wide range of students.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    average

    Great for these types of students

    nursing, career-oriented, teaching, environmental, arts and drama.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none really.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs and community involvement

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay level-headed.

    In three sentences

    Great internships opportunities and career services department.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's security in every Pace building, everything is about a 4-1 minute walk away from each other. The security guards are required to see everyone's i.d.'s.

    Greek Life

    There is Greek life, and people are involved, but it's not something that is necessary to fit in at Pace

    What to do for fun

    Going out in the city of course! There's so much to see and experience. Don't be scared of taking the train, there's pretty much a bunch of apps to help you find your way around the city.

    Food and Dining

    I personally do not like the food in the cafeteria, but I know people who do. It's all based on your interpretation of what good food tastes like.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are hit or miss there are positive and negative things to weigh.

    Academic Rigor

    Like probably every student at any college or university, their professors can be hit or miss. Some professors will be hard some easy, some terrible and some will be amazing. I personally think I'm getting a good education, and the administration is working on making Pace a better school. Ratemyprofessor.com is a huge help, but I advise switching to an other professor, if you do not like the one you currently have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit, visit, visit. You need to know if the school is a right fit for you. Things can all look pretty on paper, but you get a real sense of wether or not it's a good fit for you when you visit.

    In three sentences

    I love it at Pace, there's so much exploring to do because it's a school in the city. I would advise going for a visit to see if it is a good for you.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food can be really good, but at times the staff have trouble with quality control. They will overcook things sometimes or forget about your food. However, they are kind enough to do it over.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! You get to meet a lot of people and spend time together with your classmates/peers.

    Academic Rigor

    There are so many classes to chose from after your first semester. The classes are pretty good and most teachers are willing to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find all the scholarship money you can, there is a lot of money given to you by the school, but you never know what will come up. Also with scholarship money, you can relax while everyone else is fretting about how to pay their college bills. Do not buy books from the school store, you're paying way too much for books you may not need in the class.

    In three sentences

    I attend Pace at the other campus, but both are really great colleges. The Westchester campus offers a really comfortable, small feeling. Pace is the perfect place for people who want to enjoy college and better their future.

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is campus has one of the tightest security in all of New York. No one can get in or out of the building without a Pace ID, and you need another ID to get into the dorms. There are security guards all over the building to keep everyone safe.

    Greek Life

    There are several sororities and fraternities at Pace University, and even consists of a rush week.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone at Pace!

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students!

    Bang for the buck

    It is totally worth every penny!

    What to do for fun

    For fun I explore the city, have movie nights with my friends, go out to bars, clubs, and restaurants. The city life is amazing!

    Food and Dining

    The food is incredible here. They have a la carte items, where they make it right in front of your face. There is also a large variety of foods that you can eat in the Cafe. Lets not forget about the Starbucks!

    Dorm Life

    There are several dorms around Pace University that is open to all grade levels, with a Freshman only dorm connected to the school. I live in the freshman only dorm called Maria's Tower. I really enjoy it because everything is right below me if I needed it.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at Pace University are pretty rigorous, it's business and science programs are some of the most difficult at the university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for getting into Pace: Good Essay, Good SAT Scores, and a Good GPA will get you in for sure.

    In three sentences

    This is an exceptional school that provides great opportunities, being located in the heart of New York City. It is known for its internships and is ranked number 1 in the state for it. You have a great opportunity for networking, which is an essential perk of attending college.

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security at Pace is HUGE. In fact it is ranked highly compared to other colleges in the nation. I feel extremely safe when I walk into any Pace building and see 5 security guards checking my ID at the same time.

    Greek Life

    It actually is alive and well here!

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a lot of clubs offered at Pace but it takes individual initiative of students to actually join them and get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Prospective business/finance students and theatre students would do very well here however Pace is not limited to just that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our campus is located just blocks away from Ground Zero and therefore we are especially tied to the memorial date of 9/11. Every year, Pace has a candle light vigil to honor all those involved.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other Manhattan schools (NYU, Columbia/Barnard, etc), Pace is slightly more affordable and much more generous when it comes to financial aid. Many awesome perks are offered to me as a student here such as discounted theatre and movie tickets, free museum admittance, and access to Pace events. In my first semester, I ended up seeing Kanye West and 2Chains perform for just 10 dollars. More educationally, there are many interesting and challenging courses offered . Professors are mostly very high qualified and many boast cool research programs that students can join. Opportunities are endless here.

    What to do for fun

    Pace has greek life in the city which, although I'm not apart of, I hear is very fun. Being in Manhattan though, there are many other activities to do such as restaurant hopping, park exploring and site seeing. Shopping is always fun of course as well. For the broke college student, thrifting is a wise/time consuming/fun choice too!

    Food and Dining

    I reluctantly entered Pace's cafe on my first day of college. I expected the worst possible food but thankfully I was completely mistaken. There is a plethora of options daily and I never find myself disappointed when I leave. The meal plan, especially for freshmen, is perfect and allows one to pretty much eat as often as they want without running out of funds (within reason of course).

    Dorm Life

    Living in Manhattan is not a cheap thing to do but Pace allows me to live here for four years with a reasonable fee for room and board. On top of that, there are multiple dorming options that are all wonderful in their own unique ways. John Street dorms are beautiful!

    Academic Rigor

    I came into Pace expecting it to be an easy school. During my application process, Pace was always considered a safety school and I therefore expected it to be a breeze. It is not. One must truly work and study in order to earn a high GPA. Studying is a must.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should work hard to earn acceptance to Pace's Pforzheimer Honors College. Acceptance grants students a 15,000$ scholarship and it also provides students with superb opportunities both educationally and socially. Other than that, students should definitely come visit Pace for a two day stay and witness the magnificence Manhattan and learning here.

    In three sentences

    Nowhere in the world is as exciting and promising for a well rounded education than New York City. Pace provides students with vigorous courses, top internship opportunities and a lot of room for personal growth. I would not trade going to this college for anything.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They do a great job of making you feel safe here at Pace.

    Greek Life

    There are frats and sororities that you can join!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs! If there is one that you would like to have you can make it yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    Fun energetic and artsy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are houses (non Greek life related) that take you on fantastic trips.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is ridiculously expensive but I feel it is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    It's New York City, the possibilities are endless!

    Food and Dining

    The food is not bad but you do get sick of eating it after a while.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms in Manhattan is amazing and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

    Academic Rigor

    Most course work is really easy however, it can be difficult at times.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be organized Do well on your SAT's Study hard!

    In three sentences

    I love my school The performing arts programs here are great the food sucks though.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are checkpoints at every single entrance to the school and additional guards for the residence halls. Plus, there are general patrol units around the school.

    Bang for the buck

    They have great financial aid but the classes completely depend on the teacher, so you have to know the 411 so to speak to get your moneys' worth.

    What to do for fun

    Anything my friends and I can think of, we live in the city!

    Food and Dining

    Don't dine on campus if you can avoid it.

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life! I love how it's set up at Pace and how they make social activity so accessible.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes cater to the mediocre mind. To get the most out of Pace you have to know what you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a few AP classes before applying.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is dysfunctional. Pace has fantastic financial aid. Pace has an equal opportunity mentality.

  • 02/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs on campus and there are always various, fun activities every week.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say to just save your money and budget it right.

    In three sentences

    I would say that Pace has an excellent academic program. The campus here is so diverse. It is really an great experience.

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I took a tour and the campus is SO nice. I felt safe and am not worried at all about the area. It seems well protected. The NYPD headquarters is across the street from the campus. It's all very secure.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    cool

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Its right next to the brooklyn bridge

    What to do for fun

    This is New York City

    Food and Dining

    This is new york

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Raise money

    In three sentences

    Cool, Fun, educational

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    It's Manhattan!

    Tips for prospective students

    dorm, explorer

    In three sentences

    Pace in manhattan is a great place. It is in New York City for pete's sake! You are in the greatest city on Earth!

  • 04/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is everywhere!

    Great for these types of students

    Independent and self-motivated

    Bang for the buck

    Take as many credits as you can! Learn all you can!

    What to do for fun

    For fun students explore all the city has to offer!

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is mediocre but we receive flex dollars to great restaurants not too far from Pace.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life varies from dorm to dorm. Pace is for the independent student. It is a very atypical college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on what program you are in. CAP, Honors, Performing arts, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in what you want to do before you arrive on campus.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is a great school for the proactive student. Pace offers many opportunities for work and internships. Pace is a gateway to New York City.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe, multiple ID checks to get into the building. Although there has been a homeless woman known to sleep in on of the study rooms..

    Greek Life

    Surprisingly there is Greek life here. Although there are no houses on the NYC campus is does seem to foster some sense of community within those who participate.

    Great for these types of students

    Partiers, people who want to live in NYC without the academic rigor of NYU or Columbia, rich kids who want to get a BFA Acting degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone generally hangs out in the caf or outside on the stoop chain smoking.

    Bang for the buck

    Honestly if you want to get a good education in NYC: don't go here. At Pace you'll end up spending NYU prices and get a lot less. Facilities are lacking, only a handful of good professors. Extremely overpriced.

    What to do for fun

    To be honest, people drink and smoke their weekends away. Partying, going to clubs and bars or just drinking in the dorm is all most people do for fun. Exploring NYC and taking advantage of things other than clubs and bars are not on most of the kid's minds.

    Food and Dining

    Food is actually pretty decent. Not a ton of selections and it's all pretty overpriced, but compared to most college food its good. Fresh sushi, salad bar, fried food, taco/burrito station, deli for sandwiches, pizza and pasta. But it gets old really fast.

    Dorm Life

    Living in Maria's Tower (the main freshman dorm) was a huge mistake. Living in the same building you take classes in seems great at first but it gets claustrophobic and truly horrible. Wish I would have dormed somewhere else my freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    Student't here are not focused on academics. Actually had a professor sit our whole class down and told us that Pace is not known for it's rigorous academics BUT if you do try you can set yourself apart from the crowd (who don't care about school at all).

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure it's worth the cost. Much better schools in Manhattan are the same price if not less. Don't fall in love just because it's in NYC. Realize that academics are not it's strong suit and the schools tends to favor theater, businesses and comm majors. Also, dorming as a freshman in MT is horrible. Live somewhere else.

    In three sentences

    Nice location, but becomes dead on the weekends. Not a great culture, very clique-y. Some good professors but a ton of adjuncts.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with groups and events happening through out the school. Pace is filled with different things to do through out your breaks.

    In three sentences

    Pace university is a great school for here in the city, but needs more work involving commuter students.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In my experience, the men and women are kind and friendly and do their jobs very well. That being said, there was a letter from security posted throughout the school regarding a sexual assault that took place in an elevator one weekend. There was also an incident I heard about in which security responded to a possible threat involving a student with a gun that turned out to be fake. From what I understand, security acted swiftly.

    Greek Life

    Greek life exists on campus with a full-range of social and professional fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Again, the bulletin boards are the best sources of information for what happens on and around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a huge amount of diversity in the student body, so anyone looking for all the colors of the rainbow will be happy here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a quiet prayer room near the student union that always seems to be unoccupied.

    Bang for the buck

    There are free copies of the NY Times available everyday, and the campus hosts several events throughout the year that students can either attend for free or at a huge discount that sometimes include free food. It would be nice, though, if the ASDS students had access to the new performing arts space that Pace opened this year. As previously mentioned, the prices for food and drink are questionable.

    What to do for fun

    There are campus activities posted on the bulletin boards all around school, ranging from language exchange groups to movies in the student unions and seminars/workshops/speaking engagements with prominent academics, entertainment professionals and politicians.

    Food and Dining

    The quality of the food varies, but, for the most part there is a healthy selection available in the cafeteria and the downstairs cafe that caters to all different kinds of diets. There is also a Starbucks in the cafeteria. The cost of food and drinks, however, seem to be somewhat inflated.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot speak directly to dorm life since I live off-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a very rigorous program academically, creatively, emotionally and physically. Successfully completing all the required reading and writing requires a huge time commitment and shrewd planning. Being proactive about staying healthy and getting enough rest is also crucial.

    Tips for prospective students

    Financial planning is very important since there are limited scholarships available from ASDS and Pace. Also, given the nature of the work, effective time management is obligatory. Having a life outside the program is also essential to maintain a sense of balance. It might also be good to bring in food from home since the prices at the various dining halls seem quite high.

    In three sentences

    The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University is a strong training program that is housed at Pace University. Pace has its own dramatic arts curriculum, and it is rare that the two cross paths. For the most part the facilities are adequate, though it would be nice if the ASDS students had access to the same performance spaces.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    those without Pace IDS aren't allowed into the school. there are security at most doors checking for the Id

    Great for these types of students

    great for students who want a great education in an amazing location.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is pricey and not worth most of what you pay.

    What to do for fun

    There is so many things to do for fun around campus, on the NYC campus, theres parks, site-seeing, etc.

    Food and Dining

    the two Café have amazing food. it might be a little pricey but the quality of the food is great.

    Dorm Life

    Although I have never dorm-ed, most of my friends have and say it is one of the best feelings ever.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, everyone is trying to achieve their highest possible. it is a very competitive school which encourages students to try harder each and every day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become very social with everyone and learn to enjoy your time. First year is always the best but goes by really fast.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy this school, the faculty and students are amazing. Everyone is so nice to each other and accepting. The university is just a little too high priced.

  • 06/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Check out the amazing library, or just walk down the street to visit Chinatown!

    Food and Dining

    I had no problem stretching out the meal plan for the whole year.

    Dorm Life

    There were many opportunities to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    My teachers expected a lot from me, and it helped me to work harder and ace my finals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to go for help. The teachers won't come to you!

    In three sentences

    Pace University has the best teachers I have ever seen. They go above and beyond in teaching their students. I have never learned so much.

  • 07/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security at Pace is amazing, I feel completely safe in the school and the dorms. Pace is ranked 14 out of the most secure schools in the country, it should definitely receive higher recognition for this. Pace security does an incredible job and I very much appreciate going to a school with this high level of security.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very prominent in Pace and I would love to be apart of it if it was affordable to me. The Greek life on Pace campus hosts parties, events, and recruitment quite often. I enjoyed any event I attend hosted by Greek life and take pride in their affiliation with the different fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and activities happening around campus all semester long. Any and every event that I have attended was fun and I enjoyed it. As for clubs I am happy to say that I am an official member of one and look forward to becoming involved in more.

    Great for these types of students

    Pace is great for anyone who is serious about their education and willing to put forth the effort in attaining their goal. Anyone who enjoys getting involved in extra curricular activities such as clubs, honors societies or academics including internships, externships, volunteering, will absolutely love Pace. Pace has a lot of business students, arts students and psychology students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't recall any unusual traditions although knowing a university there might be. As for locations on campus, there are lounge areas and other comfortable areas to study or hangout or have lunch.

    Bang for the buck

    Pace is very expensive. I really wish I had a heads up on how much it costs. The costs of tuition and every other expenses included, are way too expensive and should be cut down in half, as well as the deadlines for payments should longer and extended. Also, there should be way more options for scholarships, grants, and loans.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities, events, socials, and parties going on all semester long so enjoy. You meet pretty nice and interesting people if you are open to meeting new people. Hang around and Pace and the dorms and there is always something to do!

    Food and Dining

    There was a lot of options for food, sometimes certain food was greasy but just try other food because there is a lot! I loved my meal plan the food was very diverse there were a lot of options and I even tried things I hadn't before. There are two cafe's plus Starbucks! I think they are extending the second café which is my favorite!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is cool and fun, make sure you get to know your residence hall and the people in it. Attend the activities and events in your residence hall and mingle with people. Make your own experience remember your paying for it so enjoy!

    Academic Rigor

    There is rate my professor which a lot of students use, I don't use it. Communicate with your professors, exhaust your resources and use the labs and tutoring. Study and do your work ahead of time so you have time to revise it. You need at least a 3.0-3.5 to join any club.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework, become apart of the pace Facebook and twitter, and any other social network they have available. Become aware of all the clubs and know that they all cost money, but they are still worth it and a great experience. Plan to be apart of as many extra curricular activities as you can, including internships and volunteering. Think of double majoring, with a minor or several minors, and learn about the BA/MA program and if your major has that option.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is a very diverse school with many opportunities. I have received not only a great education from there but also knowledge about different paths I can take and ways on how I can strengthen my experience and make me more appealing to employers. Pace definitely helps students to grow and develop into successful individuals.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    IT's really active on campus but it's not a big deal if you dont join a frat/sor

    Great for these types of students

    Social, Not Social, Outdoorsy, Commuters, nursing majors, business majors

    Bang for the buck

    They just raised tuition to 45K+ because they're renovating the campus. Pace offers a lot but college is just getting so expensive nowadays

    What to do for fun

    Commuter Lounge, Pool tables, outdoors stuff, gym, pool, go to town, many events on campus all the time,

    Food and Dining

    Food was good for me because I could always just go home. If you dorm , it's good but you get tired of it the good thing is , there's a lot of choices in town which is a ten minute walk or a 5 minute Pace Shuttle ride away.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't dorm but some of my friends did and they liked the experience for the most part, they're opting to commute next semester

    Academic Rigor

    I took classes like Economics and and Public Speaking, Web Design and English Composition, all required some work but the classes were interesting and my professors were all great.

    In three sentences

    I go to the Pace-Pleasantville Campus. It's peaceful and beautiful, medium sized not too crowded unless its common hour. Pace is a great school, you'll fit in somewhere and you'll do fine as long as you remember to take advantage of all the offered opportunities.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The brooklyn bridge is near by, starbucks, financial district

    Food and Dining

    there's restaurants all around

    Dorm Life

    it's NYC. there's dorms everywhere

    Academic Rigor

    Pace is reputable for their academics

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you have all your pre-requisites done before applying to their programs

    In three sentences

    school is reputable, good programs and affordable

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Because our campus is in New York City the possibilities are endless.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check ratemyprofessor.com to choose your professors.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is positively academically challenging. There are many great professors. There are also many great tools and assets at your fingertips.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt unsafe in the area! And the security guards will walk you to and from any Pace building or dorm if you ever feel unsafe, no matter what time of day.

    Greek Life

    Not very strong here (at least on the New York City campus) since we don't have any Greek houses and I never saw the appeal of being in a sorority. A lot of my friends are involved in it though and have loved their experience!

    Clubs and Activities

    Could be a wider variety of things going on, but its hard to get anyone's attention since we have so many options to take advantage of outside of school.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students! Seriously. Pace is extremely diverse and its one of the things I truly love about the school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Midnight Breakfast! It always happen at 10PM actually (don't ask me why it's called 'Midnight Breakfast' then) and its great. Right before Finals start each semester, the cafeteria has tons of free breakfast food for all the students to enjoy. Yum!

    Bang for the buck

    Like I said, you get out what you put in. I think Pace University has been a great asset. They gave me the tools to carve my own future. Thanks!

    What to do for fun

    It's New York City--what ISN'T there to do for fun?!

    Food and Dining

    Could be better--but definitely has improved since I started at Pace! I wish the prices were a little more reasonable. I also miss some of the food options (like the Asian noodle bar). But having a Starbucks in your cafeteria where you can you use your meal plan is pretty awesome. Almost as awesome as also being able to use your meal plan at Chipotle!

    Dorm Life

    Few places care about their dorm life as much as Pace University. There is a huge amount of resources, love, and time put into caring for the residents. Also, due to the nature of New York City and the Pace campus, everyone tries very hard to create the feeling of a community. Your Resident Advisor isn't there to get you in trouble. They're there to keep you safe, happy, healthy, and hopefully introduce you to some new experiences through their programming.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not too awful. I feel like sometimes classroom discussion can get a bit redundant and pointless but I have been challenged, especially through the Honors College. The Art History department has especially taught me a lot. You get out whatever you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Especially in New York City, you can feel swallowed up or insignificant sometimes. If you get involved with a club, organization, internship, or job, it will help give you focus, organize priorities, and feel like part of a community. As someone who moved up here from Kentucky, being involved with the Housing Office and Honors College really gave me a sense of place. From there, I was able to do multiple internships and work multiple jobs. Anything is possible if you're passionate and driven!

    In three sentences

    Your education is what you make of it. Pace University will give you the resources, financial aid, and opportunities to achieve whatever you want. It is completely on the student to take advantage of all these opportunities and connections.

  • 08/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    100% right on.

    Greek Life

    Great for lifelong relationships.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every nationally recognized club is at the school, for every major, any interest: Accounting, Business, theater, sports...

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, rich, poor, shy, outspoken...The place for everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Depends.

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive, financial aid is very good though.

    What to do for fun

    For fun: Go to athletic events, free concerts, celebrity guests, theatrical performances at the schimmel, free food every day! Go explore the city, It's New York, there is fun everywhere.

    Food and Dining

    Food has a lot of variety in my opinion, but it can get annoying after a while. I still love it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is the bomb, especially if you live in the city because everything is at your fingertips.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are very nice, but you have to know your professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just with any college, it is what you make it. Take advantage of career services, leadership opportunities, participate in events. Build relationships outside your comfort zone and have a great time!

    In three sentences

    The school offers a ton of ways to be successful. Great networking place. Very expensive.

  • 08/17/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    They have security checks at every entrance and you can call and have security walk you from nearby subway stations back to your dorm if you aren't comfortable walking around at night. Security will also walk you from John''s street dorms to class if you have night classes.

    Clubs and Activities

    Based off the tour and orientation Pace has hundreds of clubs and if none of the ones they have appeal to you, you are free to start a new one.

    Bang for the buck

    Pace is very expensive, but you're paying for the location. If you put effort into you're schooling it'll be easy to accomplish a lot. The faculty at Pace seem eager to help.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria seems to have a wide variety of food. I haven't tried the food there yet but all of the students I met seemed to like it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are much bigger than I expected and I am looking forward to meeting new people. I'm in Maria's Tower at the New York campus which is connected to the cafeteria, classrooms, and libraries.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started classes. however I did attend one when I toured the school. They seem to have enthusiastic teachers who give a moderate work load.

    In three sentences

    Pace has a great location and opens up a lot of opportunities. They are one of the top schools in the country for internships. The campus itself is like a small community in the middle of a large city.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security is always on their toes checking IDs of people entering the building. I always feel safe coming back to my dorm no matter what time of day it is.

    What to do for fun

    Go out and explore the city!

    Food and Dining

    The food selection is limited. Not the best, and it is very expensive! The meal plan you are given won't be enough for the semster. The deli, and breakfast items are the best and we also have a Starbucks which is convenient.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a lot of fun! Very safe and the rooms are pretty big, especially for NYC. You really learn how to live on your own because you aren't restricted to your college campus. Your college campus is New York City!

    Academic Rigor

    There are many academic programs offfered!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to live in New York City, this is the school for you! Its in a great location, its safe, its freindly. Our school has phenominal programs especially Business, and Performing Arts.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is in an ideal location in New York City. They offer a wide variety of studies and opportunities. Pace is made up of students from all over the U.S as well as other countries, so you meet lots of people.

  • 08/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Campus is safe during day. There are officers at all the entrances and they check your University ID every time you get in. If you forgot it, you have to get a temporary one at the entrance or they won't let you in, like really not. However, some students reported that sometimes people from outside Pace get in Maria's Tower (the dorm directly in the university) without any ID at night. But it's only when they are with other students so I guess they are not dangerous.Also, they always have fake emergency test for fires. The dorms are very safe too, officers check your pace ID and you have to create an account everytime you go in. You have two types of account depending on if you stay all the night or not. Your account is linked to a resident of the dorm and if he/she is not there, you have to find someone else to tutor you. Alcohol is not authorized on campus, if you get caught you have to pay something like 80 dollars, and the next time you have to move out.

    Greek Life

    On NYC Campus, greek life is not a big thing. Greek associations sometimes try to raise money for non profit organizations but they are not very popular. However, I heard that the ambiance is pretty cool inside their groups.

    Clubs and Activities

    I already talked about the activities on campus in what to do for fun. For the clubs, there are lot of clubs available on campus. There is a fair at each semester's beginning where you can see the diverse clubs. Also, you can check the list online at pace.edu The most attended clubs are the businesses one because they offer lot of practical workshops to build your resume. You should attend one even if you are not into business. If you don't find the club you like you can create one. If your project is good enough, Pace gives you enough money to turn your idea into reality.

    Great for these types of students

    Pace is really great for: -the Artist/Liberal: Even if you are not majoring in something related to art, if you enjoy cultural things such as music, museums, writing, painting etc...you will totally fit here. Not counting the large number of hipsters, there is a very liberal ambiance at Pace due to the numerous art related major who 1)sing in the corridor, 2)expose their creations 3)invite you to their shows etc... Also, people are truly encouraged to raise their voice and it's not rare to see people talking politics at the cafeteria or giving away flyers on pollution awareness or others. -the Businessman: Business is one of the key majors at Pace and you can feel it. You will see lot of guys always wearing their suit, going to all the conferences offered by Pace or trying to win the bevy of business contests Pace offers. If you want to make your way into business, def come here: Wall Street a few minutes away, comprehensive and experimented professors, huge network, incredible business internships. -The Busy one: if you are the kind of person who has always a project in mind, is doing one thousand things at a time etc...come here! People always push you to work toward your best and Pace has definitely an entrepreneurship spirit. Professors are very kind and helpful with students trying to create new projects. -Gay people: Being gay at Pace is everything but a problem. There is a LGBTA office at Pace and lot of support showed toward the gay community. People are very respectful and gay people can do their coming out without fear of being harassed. Good ambiance.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, I don't know if it could be considered as a tradition but all students take their daily coffee at the Starbuck Coffee of the cafeteria right after lunch, and it's not rare to see one of them still in pajama running to class: yes, people here prefer to go in class in their pajamma than not to have their coffee. Also, it seems like street dance is a must know when you go to Pace parties. They always play rap/hip hop songs and invite people to battles.

    Bang for the buck

    Pace University is definitely a good deal. The regular fees are pretty hard and almost the same as close universities such as NYU, BUT, they give away A LOT of scholarships. You have around 20 different scholarships available not all based on your income. If you are a very good student, you can enter the Honors College which pays around 2/3 of your tuitions. They give scholarships to study abroad. Pace might not offer the best academics in the city but it has the best network and internships database (check US news!). Professors are ver y helpful and dedicated, they come from other huge universities such as NUY or Rutgers. Facilities are pretty good and they got very good computers. The library is not very huge but they have a network with all the libraries in New York and you can get any book you want. The only thing is that you sometimes have to fight to be heard with the administration. If you don't ask yourself, they don't give you anything, and you sometimes have to ask several times. To resume: Pace is a good deal if you can get one of their scholarship (which is almost sure)

    What to do for fun

    Pace offers lot of cool activities, and is situated in the heart of Downtown Manhattan! Pace tries to bring a lot of activities for their students. They are very diverse. There is a Welcome Week during which they plans parties and bbq to meet other people: that's where I met my friends! During the school year, they plan trips to Washington, events to interact with international students, parties, concerts (2chainz came and they made us a surprise also inviting...Kanye West!). Pace also has a theater where the students in Art majors performs and they are very good, people from outside come to see them! They also invite professional artists and it's cheaper for students. But the main attraction of our university is the emission Inside the Actors Studio which is recorded in our theater. They invite huge stars such as Brad Pitt, Robert de Niro, Bradley Cooper etc...and students can get in! You need to check the online calendar at pace.edu to know where and when it happens or you will lose lot of chances to have fun. When you got to know more about activities at Pace you can go outside. 5mins away from the campus there is the Seaport where you can grab an ice cream. You can also cross the Brooklyn bridge or visit the Twin Towers museum a few blocks away. For shopping, there is a Century 21 5 mins away, and about 20mins away you can do lot of cheap shopping on Broadway.

    Food and Dining

    Pace University has two cafeterias including a Starbuck Coffee. Food is very diverse: we have a Chinese stand, a sushi stand, a Mexican one, a salad bar, a sandwich bar, a fastfood bar, a soup bar and finally a hot meal stand. Food is good and not too expensive (if you eat an healthy meal, it's cheaper than going out). People however complains it is a little bit repetitive if you are dorming.

    Dorm Life

    I a not personally dorming but I am sometimes visiting my friends and they tell me about their dorms. I know principally about the St George one (said as best one) and the Maria's Tower one. St George is such a nice dorm! It is situated in Brooklyn and the quarter is very nice to hang out at night. The staff is very very friendly. The dorm includes two lounges, with both a pool and a TV. People hang out their until the sun goes up. Everytime I went there there was a good ambiance, however some people told me sometimes there are some unfriendly people who can create quarrels and that they can bring some bad ambiance at some floors. The kitchen is big with lot of equipment. However it can get dirty very easily and people don't always clean up their mess. The bedrooms are pretty cool, with individual showers. Pace University have a special software to match you with the person that best fit to your way of living and it generally works. I would recommend dorming there. For Maria's Tower, well it is very useful since it is literrarly in the university. However they don't have any kitchen and bathroom are shared. People told me it can be dirty. Also, they created a new dorm in Broadway and it looks very nice. Basically St George is the best dorm. It is nice to stay on NYC campus the first year to get to know new people, but the price is as expensive as getting a flat in the city so lot of people move out their second year.

    Academic Rigor

    If you chose your professors well, there is a good level of academic at Pace. Yes, you can find a professor that is not very good, as everywhere. However, and that is something important to tell about Pace, all the professors are dedicated to their field of study. You CAN'T find a professor who does not like what he teaches. And that can make lot of difference. I got some excellent professors who knew a lot about their field of study and did research and had doctorates. Professors can be very challenging and always try to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Social Life: I recommend going to the Welcome Week events in order to meet new people. Try to go to a lot of activities at the beginning, because you might not make friends in class (people don't really talk to you in some classes), and after, you will want to explore the city so you might want to do so with another person ;) Also, make friends with Junior and Senior, they have the best tips for everything you want and know ALL the places. Academic Life: Professors at Pace are dedicated and above all very friendly. If you need anything just ask! Also, a lot of opportunities I got came from them. If you work hard, and are respectful, they will become your mentor and help you get your way through university. Also, try not to hang out too much (which can be difficult in NY!). I got some friends who failed because they got into the let's hang out every day syndrome that new yorkers students can develop. Finally, try to attend the business meetings. They can look boring but they are very helpful and will teach you a lot! Daily Life: Daily life can become very expensive. Put money on your Pace Card, it offers promotion that you can't have if you pay in cash/credit card. Also, at the end of the semesters they give back the cash on your card during one week, take it first because they do it for only a few students. Also, there are lot of meetings at Pace where they offer you free food. You cant take a class on how to behave during business meeting and at the same time eat for free! Win-Win.

    In three sentences

    Pace is a university where there is understanding, diversity and where people can speak their mind. Pace is a university where people will help you make your projects come true. Pace is a university where you feel loved and cheered up.

  • 08/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There's always security at Pace.

    Greek Life

    Greek life on the NYC campus, isn't as large as the other Pace campuses.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs offered and if you can't find one you like, start your own!

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for people who love an urban setting, don't mind a smaller campus, looking to have more of a life built in New York City than a typical college experience (football games, big greek life, etc).

    Bang for the buck

    It's quite expensive for most, but it's the most reasonable compared to other private universities in New York City.

    What to do for fun

    It's New York City! Explore outside of the campus; the city is your playground.

    Food and Dining

    Pace offers a meal plan that allows you access to food on campus and some places outside of campus. Because the campus isn't large, there aren't really dining halls but a cafe/restaurant style setting.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't anything special and neither are the bathrooms, but it's enough.

    Academic Rigor

    It's competitive but you shouldn't be discouraged. There are groups willing to help you with subjects you tend to struggle in.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need Financial Aid, apply as soon as possible and get all immediately get requirements done once your hear back from Pace.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is probably the most affordable private institution in Manhattan. The atmosphere at Pace is easy going and comfortable. Anyone looking to get ahead with internships should seriously consider Pace.

  • 09/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I am a freshman at this school so I am still trying get around to clubs and events myself, but from what I am told there is a lot to offer so keep an open mind.

    Food and Dining

    The food offered here is really good. There's a cafeteria on both Pleasantville and NYC campus plus another cafe and lounge on Briarcliff (which is where most dorms are located). Pace Shuttles will also drop you off near a train station where there are multiple dining places. You could even take the train to eat somewhere else.

    Dorm Life

    I love my quad dorm! MY roommates are respectful of my belongings and they have become good friends of mine. Even though there are four of us to a room, there is plenty of space for everyone. Even the people who dorm around me are awesome. We have each other's back no matter what. My dorm is in Valley House.

    Academic Rigor

    I just started school here so I couldn't really give you an honest perspective on the classes. I am a part of the CAP program so the teachers start out with the very basics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of scholarships!!!! This school is very expensive, but it's worth it. Once your finances are taken care of, you'll be set.

    In three sentences

    The school has a very comfortable environment so roommates, teachers, and peers feel like family members. The food is delicious on and off campus. Pace will provide for you academically and socially.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security checks your ID before entering the building.

    Greek Life

    They have a couple of sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have alot of clubs however I haven't applied to any.

    What to do for fun

    The school is located in the city so you can basically go anywhere. There are so many places to hang out and the brooklyn bridge is beautiful.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good quality but it rarely ever changes.

    Dorm Life

    Dorming is amazing and the RA really try to get you involved in activities. It is just so great and the rooms is spacious. I wouldn't recomment the freshmen dorms (Maria's Tower) they are really terrible.

    Academic Rigor

    Teh classes are difficult but as long as you apply yourself, go to office hours and attend the tutoring center you will do great. Just make sure not to be absent often and if you have any questions, just ask them.

  • 10/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school has various ways to get involved and their are many clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    It's really good, many choices and even more choices nearby the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Haven't heard any complaints yet.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not that bad. It is similar to undergrad work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your teachers and ask questions. They want to help you. Get an internship as fast you can to have the most experience leaving school.

    In three sentences

    I love this school and my program. I am confident I can really succeed with this school. I love my teachers and the curriculum of my program.

  • 11/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Walk around, see new places. There is ALWAYS something to do! Never have a boring day!

    Food and Dining

    There are day when the food is great and of course they are busy days when the cooks rush, so you know what that means.

    Dorm Life

    From what I heard, the dorming life is a blast. You meet new people and create long lasting relationships.

    Academic Rigor

    There are those GREAT teachers and there are the not so great teachers...

    Tips for prospective students

    Pace is a school for students to get there feet wet in internships that are given out!

    In three sentences

    Pace University is a diverse community. There is always something to do, well of course it is because you in a middle of the city. The students, teachers, and security staff are well welcoming! A place for opportunities!

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Barely any

    What to do for fun

    It's NYC!!!

    Food and Dining

    Meal plan rolls over, but disappears very quickly. The stars are for the food which isn't bad for caf food, which isn't saying much.

    Dorm Life

    Elevators are very slow.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are very well educated and love their subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry about the caf, it's really not that bad. The lunch ladies might say your meal plan doesn't roll over to next semester, but it really does. And ALWAYS get a receipt with your lunch (if you have the time), they seem to overcharge for things...The financial aid people hate your life and hate you too, don't get too frustrated though, everyone's having the same problems. Elevators are ALWAYS packed, take the stairs. Teachers are kind of not present extra help wise, so be prepared for that.

    In three sentences

    Go here for business. Teachers are educated. The school is a mess.

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security is always alert and on point. There are guards always on duty and they are always up to date.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs to join and activities going on all the time. The atmosphere at Pace is friendly and vivacious.

    Great for these types of students

    International & those looking to find out if NYC is for them.

    Bang for the buck

    At Pace you are really paying most for the name of the school and the education level of the professors. The education is elite and the networking provided is worth it.

    Food and Dining

    The updated cafeteria offers a wide selection of different foods from different cultures. Everything served is always fresh and tasty!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are friendly, safe, and clean. They are a small community within themselves that provide a family away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the course, Pace University can be considered almost Ivy League. However, if dedicated to communicating with the professors, students are given ample opportunity to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your classes seriously and make sure your adviser and you are on the same page.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is a diverse community where collaborative learning and leadership are combined to create the best learning atmosphere. The professors are all knowledgeable and dedicated to providing excellent academia. The student life is safe, secure, and thriving.

  • 12/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are many different options to choose from and if you get tired of the caf�© food there are many different restaurants in the area, after all the campus is in New York City.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms have a more social atmosphere than others, but it is very easy to make friends here. The main freshmen dorm has communal bathrooms, but if that is not your cup of tea there are other residence halls to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on what path you take, however you must be aware that you are now in college and you will have more work to do than when you were in high school. The work may give you stress at times but it is not unbearable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore the University as much as you possibly can online and onsite. Don't be afraid to introduce yourself and get to know people. Take advantage of as many opportunities that are presented to you as you possibly can because they will help you to have an amazing time at Pace. Also research your major and make a plan if you have already chosen one, if not research different majors to find which ones appeal to you. However do not be afraid to enter college undecided.

    In three sentences

    There is no place quite like Pace University because there are countless opportunities. The diversity is incomparable and it is very easy to make friends as well as network. Pace is ranked number one in New York for job and internship placement and number five in the nation.

  • 12/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    A lot of event are taken place on and out of the college campus especially for those who dorm so they have things to do. There are also events that take place for a good cause. For example, we recently had our very first Pace 4 Kids Dance Marathon to help children in the Westchester Medical Center.

    Food and Dining

    Majority of the snacks in Miller Hall and the Kessel Student Center can be overpriced, but some of the food is worth the money.

    Dorm Life

    Majority of the dorms are in the Briarcliff Campus and majority of students prefer to stay there instead of North Hall which is one of the older residence halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are pretty rigorous and some classes require a lot of homework. Although there's a lot of work, teachers make sure to help us when they can. They inform us of their emails and their office hours.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Pace offers students discounted movie tickets, as well as first dibs to inside the actors studio. There are also opportunities to see Broadway shows at a discounted rate. Outside of the school anything is possible if you're willing to venture out and find it.

    Food and Dining

    Getting better every year. It's relatively consistent, and they have flex dollars now that let you eat out at the restaurants around the school as a part of your meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    They make it easy. It's expensive but it is the best way to safely adjust to life in the city. Your meal plan is large enough so that your spending money is your own, and they do a really good job of trying to help you find you niche.

    Academic Rigor

    It definitely depends on the class, but in the majority of Majors you're definitely getting your money's worth. The best reason to go here is really the co-op program though, it's the largest in Manhattan.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Do the research yourself, the Office of Student Assistance and Financial Aid are not on your side. They don't want you, they want your money. - I know they tell you about this in high school, but don't procrastinate. The professors are less and less lenient with each passing year, even with a doctors note. It's a lot of money to waste just to sleep in.

    In three sentences

    Pace has great professors, but it feels like the system doesn't care all that much about the welfare of the students. It has a very diverse student body,with opportunities for people of almost every interest. One of the best things about Pace is that the zero tolerance policy means exactly what it says; it seems to make everyone a little bit friendlier.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is located in each and every building.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Pace University is a very upscale university and for the location and services that are provided, the cost is understandable, but not realistic.

    What to do for fun

    Living in Manhattan, I have so many options. I go to museums and parks. I love to walk around new areas and see what they have to offer. There are always festivals or some type of events taking place.

    Food and Dining

    This is college, not a five star luxury restaurant. The food is not the best, but Starbucks is the best about Pace meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus rather than being a commuter is amazing, although it is frightening at first. Mom and Dad cannot tell you when you have to come home, or when to have the car back. You gain a sense of independence which is very important. Living in a dorm was the best choice I made. I made so many new friends from all over the globe and learned a lot more about myself.

    Academic Rigor

    The subjects being taught are not as difficult as they seem it is the workload that is tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management will be a skill you must obtain in any college, or all nighters will become your best friend. The moment you are handed an assignment, no matter how many weeks you have to write it, start as soon as possible. Do not feel uncomfortable in your university, college is completely different from high school whether it be education or social circumstances. Take advantage of your 'freedom' as an independent college student but do not take too much advantage of it. Pretty much meaning: know your limits. Placing your social life in front of your classes leads to many issues.

    In three sentences

    Pace University-New York City is the best university in the state of New York when majoring in Business. Opportunities are thrown at you which is not something many colleges offer. I am grateful for having the opportunity to expand my knowledge in such a great place.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots of places to party in new york.

    Tips for prospective students

    The orientation is a waste of time I would just figure it out yourself.

    In three sentences

    Campus is very centrally Located in the heart of lower manhattan. It has a lot of security and has been rated as very safe. The layout is somewhat confusing the first time you attend.

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Surveillance and security guards are everywhere. There's no getting by them, really. You have to flash your ID to get in anywhere. I've even been asked to verify my status as a student because I didn't have the sticker on my wallet that basically screams I'M HERE THIS SEMESTER.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at Pace is a joke unless you're an AKA. I'm not an AKA, but it's the only one that I know should be taken seriously just because of its history.

    What to do for fun

    There aren't many school-hosted activities in which I've found interest. The most fun I've had was exploring the city.

    Food and Dining

    The food is terrible.

    Dorm Life

    I've lived off-campus in the Brooklyn dorms for two years. I'd have to say that it's my absolute favorite part of being in college. I don't know what I'd do if I lived in the Manhattan dorms. There's no sense of community. Moreover, I wouldn't be able to live in a space with all-Pace students.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly, these professors are crazy. I went to a college prep high school and had no problem with academic rigor. I don't think the material or the workload is too difficult; however, I do think that nothing is organized or explained properly. The work most certainly isn't a problem. The expectations are just pretty whack.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not go here only because it's the school that gave you the most money. Every student who goes here because of that reason is absolutely miserable, including myself. Find out what you want out of this school and focus on that. Otherwise, you'll feel like you're floating and wasting your time here when you could have spent it and gotten value elsewhere.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is best for it's business school and performing arts program. It's not a school of many options, but if you're someone who's found what they're looking for in this school, staying here can still be beneficial. Being a commuter school, there isn't really a sense of community or school spirit.

  • 01/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security guards at every door of every Pace building that check every crevice and every corner of pace every hour. There is a ton of security in the dorms, and you can even ask a security guard to escort you from one Pace building to another and they will walk you where you need to go. I feel very safe at Pace. New York can seem a scary place, and you do have to be careful in the city, but pace is just a few blocks from the two most secured areas in the city with surveillance cameras practically on every block. NYPD officers aren't far either. Like any area, you need to be smart and careful, but Pace and New York City make sure you feel as safe as you can.

    Greek Life

    Being a city school, Pace's Greek Life is not as strong as some bigger universities in more suburban areas. It does exist, though. There are several sororities and fraternities and they are very welcoming to new members. They also hold many events that any Pace student is invited to, not just Greek members. If you're extremely interested in Greek Life, Pace may not be the place for you. If Greek Life isn't your top priority, but you could be interested in it, then Pace will set you up.

    Clubs and Activities

    Pace has a lot of clubs and activities. The Honors College is a great community. Most performing arts majors are involved or work with a club in the performing arts department or run by performing arts students. Non-performing arts students also have many opportunities for clubs, all for different types of students. It's also relatively common that students start their own clubs at Pace. I know several people in my class alone who have done it.

    Great for these types of students

    Pace is definitely for the more liberal minded student. There is a ton of LGBTQ support. There's not much negativity in that area. It's also for the progressive type of student. Living in New York is no easy feat. It can be a very harsh city, but if you're the type of person that can see past that and find the culture, wonder, and beauty of the city, then you'll be fine.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Most people do their own thing in New York, so there aren't any specific traditions that everyone at Pace does. But being in downtown New York City, there's lots to be seen and done. Even just blocks away from Pace is the Seaport. In the summertime you can catch a ferry around the statue of liberty (which you do at orientation) and in the wintertime you can shop and go ice skating. There are restaurants everywhere, so you can't ever have nothing to do between classes.

    Bang for the buck

    I can only speak for Pace Performing Arts, I can't speak for other majors. Pace is expensive, but they're very generous with scholarship, grant, and financial aid money. I pay only a couple thousand out of pocket per year. The rest is covered by scholarships, grants, or loans. The Pace Performing Arts Department certainly gives you bang for your buck. The education I'm getting is helping me develop my talent immensely and at the same time is giving me connections to the professional theatre world. My professors are working in the industry and what I'm learning is of the utmost importance to my career. Most people I know in non-performing arts majors feel the same, but I can't speak for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    New York City obviously has a ton to do. There are tons of free events and places to go. And Pace is right next to any of the important subway lines that get you through Manhattan and into Brooklyn. You can never be bored living in New York. Pace is in downtown Manhattan, a few blocks from Wall St., the 9/11 memorial, and Battery Park (where you can see the statue of liberty). It's three stops on a subway away from Times Square and Bryant Park, and a few more from Central Park. There are museums galore, most of which have student discounts or free days. I mean, it's New York City, there's a million and one things to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    There's one cafe, and you get tired of the same food over and over again, but it's not awful. I've had some great chicken dinners at the cafe. And their mac and cheese is to die for. They're working on getting more vegetarian and vegan options. There are several gluten-free options as well. We also have our own Starbucks in the cafe that you can use your meal plan money at. There is a make your own pizza and pasta station, mexican, sushi, a grill (it makes everything from breakfast sandwhiches to mott sticks to burgers and grilled cheese), a salad bar, and soup bar, and a bread and bagel station. There are also waffle makers. It's not the best school cafeteria, by any means, but it has cafeteria. And you're in New York City, you're gonna wanna go out to eat anyway.

    Dorm Life

    Pace is a city school, so the dorms are small. But they're pretty okay. The main freshman dorm is in Pace's main building, so there are days where you can wake up, walk out of your room in your PJ's and take the elevator to the cafe or to class. Maria's Tower (the main freshman building) is a ton of fun, you can become really involved with your floor mates. The upperclassmen dorms are fine. They're quieter and farther from the main building (no more than three blocks). But they stay relatively clean. There is a brand new dorm on Broadway that was just built. But the dorm life is like that of any other college. The RA's and Pace University Housing are great and progressve. They organize awesome events that are actually fun and cool. They're very good at helping establish relationships between floor-mates.

    Academic Rigor

    The thing about Pace is you really have to know who's who. You have to use ratemyprofessor.com and ask around about certain classes and professors. I've had some of the most amazing and inspiring professors because I listened to what my peers had to say about certain classes. But there are definitely some character professors at Pace. In a good way. There are several with large personalities. You also will get out of a class what you out into it. If you do the bare minimum that shows some effort, you'll probably get by. But if you want to challenge yourself that's easy to do at Pace. Professors are always available to talk to you and challenge you with outside of class opportunities, but you have to go out of your way to foster that relationship. The Honors College is also tremendous, with lots of outside opportunities offered, be they academic or simply fun things in New York.

    Tips for prospective students

    For any prospective student applying to schools, it is most important that you do your research. Prepare early, get your applications in as early as you can so you can enjoy the rest of your year without having application after application hanging over your head. Know what interests you and what makes you excited about a place or program. Remember that you are interviewing and auditioning these schools as much as they're interviewing and auditioning you. Most importantly, trust your gut. You'll know when you're meant to be some place. I knew Pace was where I wanted to go because of the students, and that was a priority for me. There were other professors at other schools that I liked, but I didn't like the students at the other schools, and if they were going to be who I spent the next four years with, I didn't wanna go there. Know what's important to you, and through research assess it to the best of your ability.

    In three sentences

    Your campus at Pace University is not just the pace buildings, it's the entirety of New York City. Pace is flowing with opportunities and clubs for all majors and different types of students. It's a welcoming environment that anyone can adjust to.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Explore New York City!

    Food and Dining

    They have good options in the school and other options off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    I am not very far into the semester so I don't have much of an opinion yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early so you can get everything taken care of.

    In three sentences

    So far it has been good. A bit expensive. Better than lots, Worse than some.

  • 02/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is so good it can sometimes be annoying. Every single dorm, including the main campus, has a security check point where you have to show Pace ID to get inside. Guest rules are pretty solid but easy to use to your advantage. It's comforting too because the area can get a little spooky really late at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is kind of non existent but it's a great way to socialize with people who actually want to have fun and experience the fun side of life. Theres only about 4 really big soroities and frats, and a couple more that have a really small following. No houses of any Greek life, but it is one of the best ways on campus to have an active social life and everybody is really cool.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are really hard to find, but once you do it's like hitting the jack pot. There's not a lot of advertisiment for clubs so ask other students what they know and go to the clubs days cause you'll hear about a club that you never knew exisited. Because a lot of people commute or don't live on campus, it can be hard for clubs to have a strong following.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who know how to make any situation fun and are self motivation. There are constantly things going one but its not like a large campus school where huge things are constantly happening. But if you are a student looking to work in college, Pace is a great school for it.

    Bang for the buck

    It's New York City, everything is expensive. Go into Brooklyn or Jersey if you want to save money, it's pretty easy to do.

    What to do for fun

    Because Pace is so small there is not a lot of campus activity, and when there is its usually a little half hearted. They have student fairs and activities through out the year, and there are lots of clubs but you have to find them on your own. You're gonna be doing a lot of figuring things out yourself when it comes to clubs, but most things in life are like that. The clubs dont want just random people sitting around they want people who are commited to working. If you have to ask what there is to do outside of Pace for fun then you really aren't looking every hard. New York City has so many things happening and so many cool things to see that all you really need is a posititve attitude and some comfy shoes and you're set.

    Food and Dining

    Pace tries REALLY hard to make their food the best they can, but I think theres some buget issues there. There is only one cafe but the student body is so small that it only really gets crowded during mid week lunch times. It has a sushi station, a grill station (hambugers, fries, fried chicken, omlettes etc.), a sandwhich staion, a pasta and pizza station, a mexican station, a salad bar, a dessert bar at nigh, tons of prepared foods, lots of drinks, and a hot food station that changes every day. Go for breakfest its the best!

    Dorm Life

    Like many schools, it's kind of hit for miss with dorms. Maria's Tower, which is most freshman, is pretty terrible living wise, but is the best way too meet many new people like yourself and start to bond with your fellow students. John Street is pretty basic. Fulton is suites and more apartments style (can you say personal kitchen!) but you still share a bedroom with one other person. Broadway Dorms are brand new but they still need some work. All the dorms are really close to each and to the main campus and within a minute walk of almost every train line thanks to the Fulton Street train stop. There are no singles in any of the dorms. The dorms are expensive but what do you expect living in New York City.

    Academic Rigor

    They are what you make of it. If you want to breeze through relearning what you learned in High School you can pass most classes no problem. However, if you decide to step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself you might find your true interests. Some of the most brilliant things I stumbled upon were all in classes I needed occasional tutoring to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a typical college experience (football games, frats, mixers etc) you're not gonna find it at here. Pace is more a school for people looking for future careers and wanting to work now not in four years. Really think about what you want from your college experience before coming here. Most students who come to Pace just because they want to go to school in New York, often drop out.

    In three sentences

    Pace University is not your typical college, due its very unusal location. Here you won't find yourself surrounded by football games, Greek life, or spacious open campuses, but its easy to forget that when you are imeresed in culture, great nightlife, and some of the most unique people you'll ever meet. If you're looking to be more then just the typical college student, you find it here.

  • 03/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is definitely valued here. My dorm is under constant security and definitely makes you feel safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities are easy to get involved in. A few times a year there are fairs and such where every club in the school comes out and tries to get you to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Pace is a great place for either business majors and performing arts majors. Other majors are offered too, but these two are mainly what we're known for.

    What to do for fun

    Living in the heart of downtown New York City, what isn't there to do for fun? The city is at your fingertips.

    Food and Dining

    A few years ago, Pace redid their entire caf�������©, and I have no real complaints about it. If you get sick of constant caf food, there are many restaurants in the area included on our meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has been an amazing experience. Yes, your dorm will probably be a lot smaller than the room you are used to at home, but it's New York City, what do you expect? I have met people I know that I will be friends with for the rest of my life due to Pace's welcoming and open feeling to it.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor here can depend on your major. From my experience, Pace demands your absolute best work, which is the what you should look for in a school.

  • 04/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On the New York City campus, there are literally hundreds of things to do. From going to see a Broadway show to going to Central Park for a picnic to going shopping in Soho for the day with friends. There is always something to do in the city.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the time food here is average, you learn quickly what is make well and what is lacking. Some things made are absolutely delicious and it's obvious that they put effort into making them while others are less than satisfactory.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life in the NYC campus is everything I'd hoped it would be from dorming. With great views of the East river from my room and all the amenities that can be expected from a dorm room provided. In the Maria's Tower building you get the community feel of dorming while still being mere minutes away from all your classes as well as the cafeteria.

    Academic Rigor

    Pace makes sure to prepare you for what lies beyond college with the courses available yet at the same time, makes sure you can succeed in them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't rule out Pace because of the price right away, Pace gives incredible financial aid packages that makes it affordable to attend. Pace offers both a college town type campus at the Westchester campus and a bustling city campus at the New York City campus, which allows nearly anyone to attend Pace depending on your preference.

    In three sentences

    Pace offers fantastic programs with top rated professors over a wide range of fields and majors. If you are undecided about what you want to major in, come to Pace, you can explore a large number of majors will still learning valuable information and working towards a degree. Pace will keep you engaged in your community, whether that be school spirit and attending sporting events at the Westchester campus or going to the MET for a school event.

  • 05/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The area Pace is in is very safe. I have no fear when walking alone during the night. There are check points to get into school and it makes the school feel very safe. But remember not all of New york is as safe as the Financial District so be aware.

    Greek Life

    There is a greek life here but it isn't as important as it is in other schools. The frats and societies don't run the school and it isn't a must to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is actually a club for everyone. If you don't find yours, you can just make one it's that simple... honestly.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for the students that excel at being social. There are students here who want to succeed and students that are just coasting. Be open to new ideas and new people because you will see many.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a bar you will find out about in the first week of school... do not go there after the first week of school haha.

    Bang for the buck

    If you make the school work for you and take advantage of all the opportunities it is worth the price. If you plan on going to class and not being involved you will be wasting a lot of money.

    What to do for fun

    Come on... This is NYC. You can do anything at anytime, Most students jump into the party scene together and branch off after they've all found their spots. literally you'll never have a short supply of fun things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Overall the food isn't bad but it isn't great. There are many options if you do not have many dietary needs. If you're vegan for example the meal plan will be almost useless for you.

    Dorm Life

    There is almost no sense of community at the NYC campus. Most people are in their dorms or in class. Socializing happens during the first few weeks so make many friends! All the dorms are amazing,besides Maria's Tower, and you get to live in New York City.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly, if you study and do you homework it isn't very hard to succeed. Just be mindful of dates. Many of the teachers are here to help and they always set time aside if a student asks for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware it is a very liberal school so if you are more conservative and want to stay conservative I advise not to go here. Be open minded and set goals and you will take the most out of your college career here.

    In three sentences

    Pace University NYC offers a lot of opportunities to its students. If you go there you will enjoy it and get the most out of the school if you work hard. This school also isn't for everyone but overall it is a good school to go to.