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We are here to assist you and your students in the admission process.

Why Choose Pace University?
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Pace University prepares “thinking professionals” who are ready to achieve from the moment they enter the workforce. Our unique combination of liberal learning and professional education, based on experience, prepares our graduates for success throughout their entire lifetime. We invite you to visit and explore Pace University's New York City and Westchester campuses to see for yourself why your students select Pace University.
Please feel free to contact me, or the Undergraduate Admission staff with any questions. Follow us @PaceAdmissions on Twitter and Instagram. #PaceBound
Todd Heilman
Dean of Admission

Fall 2017 Admission Deadlines and New SAT

Fall 2017 Application Deadlines and Admission Decision Notification Dates:
Early Decision
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2016
  • Admission Decision Notification: December 1, 2016

Under this plan you must indicate "EARLY DECISION" on your application and submit a signed Early Decision Agreement Form (coming soon).

With the exception of the BFA in Commercial Dance, School of Performing Arts Students cannot apply using Early Decision due to timing of auditions

Early Action 1
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2016
  • Admission Decision Notification: December 1, 2016
Early Action 2
  • Application Deadline: December 1, 2016
  • Admission Decision Notification: January 1, 2017

Under Early Action 1 or 2, you must indicate "EARLY ACTION" on your application.

Applicants who are not accepted under Early Decision or Early Action will be reviewed, without bias, under the Regular Decision process.  Early Decision applicants in this pool will be released from the binding Early Decision Agreement.

School of Performing Arts
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2017
  • Final Date to Schedule an Audition: February 15, 2017.  Information about auditioning here.
  • Admission Decision Notification: Successful School of Performing Arts applicants are first admitted to Pace University prior to audition, and then admitted directly into the program based on audition results.  Both dates are on a rolling basis.
Regular Decision and Nursing (RN4) Program:
  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
  • Admission Decision Notification: Rolling based on submission date.

Note about the new SAT Scores: for the Spring 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018 terms, we will accept both the old SAT scores (from tests taken prior to March 2016) and the new SAT scores.  Students taking the new SAT are not required to submit the Optional Essay.  Starting with the Fall of 2018, we will accept only the new SAT scores.


Application Process / Status

For the application process, Pace University has two campuses and Naviance allows for one campus to be selected to receive documents. When submitting documents, select the NYC campus regardless of the campus to which the student applied.
Your student can check on the status of their application online or by emailing If you wish to contact a representative in the Admission Processing office, please e-mail Sallyann DiRosa.

Introducing the Pace Path

The Pace Path is an innovative four-year program for each student to develop a personal, academic, and professional development plan to be market-ready and to successfully launch a career after graduation. This includes:

  • A written academic and professional development plan crafted freshman year - a plan that is flexible as a student and a person
  • Dedicated Pace resources through graduation, including one-to-one mentoring and coaching opportunities
  • Real-world professional experiences
  • A robust career services focused on placing in that first professional position.

Visit the Pace Path website for more information.

Full-Time Freshmen at a Glance


(*Stats above are from Fall 2015 full-time, first-year, degree-seeking students)

New majors at Pace

Six new majors & one combined degree in the Dyson College of Arts & Sciences:

Two new majors in the Lubin School of Business:

One new major in the College of Health Professions:

Pace On The Road

Our admission counselors travel across the United States and abroad to talk with prospective students and high school counselors about all that Pace University has to offer.

Follow us @PaceAdmissions on Twitter and Instagram to see photos from our counselors while they go on their visits. #PaceBound

Watch the Campus Tour Videos

New York City Campus Tour Video

Westchester Campus Tour Video