Pace University—Westchester

Pleasantville, NY

Pace University—Westchester

Pleasantville, NY

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The quintessential campus experience

You can get a quintessential campus experience just 45 minutes from NYC, and a stone's throw from Westchester's Fortune 500 companies and budding start-up scene. It's the best of both worlds: great internship opportunities, wide open spaces, a tight-knit community, and big city excitement nearby.

Pace University offers international students a unique combination of strong academics, real-world experiences, and mentorships that will guide you toward becoming successful, professionally and personally. Pace is home to over 2,500 international students who choose Pace to gain exceptional professional preparation in New York, receive a top-notch American education, and immerse themselves in US culture.

With more than 100 majors and accelerated bachelor’s/graduate degree programs, Pace offers everything from Biochemistry and Business to Computer Science, Psychology, and Teaching. Our small class sizes—20 students on average—allow personal attention from faculty who support student success.

We are committed to providing you with multiple opportunities to practice what you learn with internships, faculty-sponsored research, academic and professional competitions, school-sponsored projects with outside firms, and community-based projects. At Pace, you can build an impressive résumé before you graduate.

Pace’s New York advantage
We offer two campus locations—in the heart of New York City and in nearby Westchester County. Our New York City campus is your home base for living, studying, and working in the most dynamic city in the United States. The city is your campus, with cultural and professional activities, learning opportunities, and internships at places like the Federal Reserve, Microsoft, Lincoln Center, the New York Stock Exchange, and many more.

At our newly renovated Westchester campus in Pleasantville (just 34 miles from Manhattan), you can enjoy two sides of New York: the quintessential college campus lifestyle and easy access to all the professional activities and entertainment the New York metropolitan area offers. You can intern at world-class companies in the city and those located closer to campus.

Career Services = career preparation
Our Career Services team offers you one of the largest internship placement programs of any university in the New York metropolitan area. Each year, Pace students complete more than 8,000 internships, co-ops, practicums, and fieldwork experiences. 

International student services
Pace’s International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) helps students navigate studying in the United States and answers questions about immigration regulations, employment authorizations, health insurance, financial aid, and other issues.

Get involved!
A Pace education extends beyond the walls of the classroom with a variety of cultural events available on and around both campuses and more than 100 clubs and organizations for you to get involved in—all of which give you the opportunity to grow as an individual.

Robust financial aid and scholarships
Merit-based scholarships are available to international students who apply as first-year and transfer applicants.



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Pace University is a metropolitan NEW YORK university with two campuses. The NEW YORK CITY campus is located in lower Manhattan in the heart of the civic and financial center of New York. The Westchester campus is located in PLEASANTVILLE, New York, 40 minutes from New York City.

Pace At A Glance

Type of School: Pace University is a private metropolitan university. Since 1906, Pace has produced thinking professionals by providing high-quality education for the professions with a firm base in liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area.

Size of campus: Pace University has campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Our New York City campus is in the heart of the civic and financial center of New York. Our Westchester campus in mid-Westchester County is set on 200 acres of rolling countryside.

Number of Students: Westchester - 2,460 Students

Number of Faculty: 1,273 faculty members; student-faculty ratio of 14:1; 90% of faculty members hold a PhD or terminal degree.

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: There are six colleges at Pace University offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, including associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, and other specialized degrees:
College of Health Professions
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
• Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Lubin School of Business
School of Education
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

Geographic Diversity: 11% international students. Students from 49 states, and 120 countries.

International Student Services: Pace’s International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) works with students to answer questions about immigration regulations, employment authorizations, health insurance, and other issues.

Financial Aid: Merit-based scholarships are available to international students who apply as first-year and transfer undergraduate applicants. In fall 2018, 70% of international undergraduate students received some form of merit-based scholarship money. Use our Merit Scholarship Estimator to see how much merit aid you will receive from Pace at

Test Score Requirements: Students who will or have  graduated from high school in a country where English is not the official language and for whom English is not their first language must present proof of English proficiency by submitting scores from the TOEFL (minimum score of 550 paper-based version, 213 computer-based version, or 80 internet-based version), the IELTS (a minimum score of 6.5), or a Pearson PTE (minimum score of 54). SAT or ACT scores are not required for admission but are required for scholarship consideration.

Application Deadlines and Fees:
• Undergraduate application fee: $50
• Early Action I: December 1
• Regular decision: February 15

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "My favorite thing about being on the Westchester Campus is how everyone joins together for lawn games and fun when the weather is nice outside!"

    • Carmela Piccolo
  • “My favorite thing about being on the Westchester Campus is being able to enjoy the Farmer's Market in Pleasantville every Saturday. I love being able to capture pictures of deer on campus and enjoy the beauty of Choate Pond. I think Choate Pond is a nice place to take a step back and relax.”

    • Irache'e Teague
  • “I love seeing the sun rise and set over our beautiful campus. Even in COVID times, our student leaders never fail to create events to bring the student body together. The Westchester Campus is a beautiful place that allows students to come as they are to make Pace a better and more diverse community.”

    • Ja'Rette Mungin