Pace University


Pace University is a private university with two main campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York that enrolls more than 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs. The school's New York City campus is located in Lower Manhattan just a few blocks from City Hall and the bustle of Manhattan's Financial District. Pace University offers its students a high-quality education based on a firm foundation of liberal learning and all the advantages of the New York metropolitan area.


Stay: Aloft |  Breakfast: GFG Bakery

Lunch: Schnipper's  | Dinner:  Felice

Transportation: Students and visiting families fly in and out of La Guardia, Kennedy, or Newark Airports. All Greyhound and New Jersey Transit buses go into the Port Authority Terminal. Amtrak trains operate out of Pennsylvania Station. Click here for a map of the NYC campus.

Visitor Information: Tour Pace

Stay: Lower Manhattan has many options close to campus including The Beekman, Aloft Manhattan, AKA Wall Street, Four Points by Sheraton Downtown, and the Andaz Wall Street. 

Coffee: There’s a Starbucks right on campus at One Pace Plaza, and many of NY’ers favorite coffee shops are nearby including Birch, Aroma, and Irving Farm. Just a quick walk from campus students steered us to R and R coffee on Fulton Street and Gold Street where you can also get a Dough donut to go along with your morning brew. 

Breakfast:  GFG Bakery is a tiny shop just a few minutes walk from campus specializing in sweet & savory Greek pastries, sandwiches, salads & coffee drinks. In addition to great coffee, Black Fox has an extensive menu of breakfast sandwiches and toasts. For something quick and healthy grab a fresh juice at Pressed Juicery, just a five-minute walk from Pace. Leo's Bagels is a local haunt for hand-rolled bagels and traditional spreads.

Lunch: In addition to hot dogs, buttermilk battered crispy chicken fingers, sandwiches, and burgers with all the fixings; Schnippers also offers healthy salad options for those who like to eat on the lighter side. There are always tons of enticing sides, recent visit standouts included the Schnipper's Slaw made with kale and cabbage and sweet potato fries with an addictive maple dipping sauce. A big plus for students is that they accept Pace Flex Dollars. Other nearby favorites includes Adrienne's Pizza Bar, Rosella’s Pizza, GRK, Casa Toscana, and Westville Wall Street.  Also in the area fun places to visit are the Italian food emporium Eataly and a gourmet food court at Brookfield Place called Hudson Eats with vendors such as Mighty Quinn, Umani Burger, and Fuku.


Casual: Some of the top tables in the Financial District include Felice15 Gold Street, Keste Wall Street, Fish Market, and Schilling.

A Step Up: Danny Meyer’s Manhatta is sixty floors up offering dramatic views of downtown Manhattan, the East River, the Manhattan Bridge, and Brooklyn. Be warned this is a fine dining establishment and is pricey, with a strictly three-course prix fixe dinner menu for $88. Augustine in the Beekman Hotel is a brasserie by Keith McNally serving high-end French dishes, steaks & cocktails. 

More Eats: If you are venturing away from the Pace campus some of our favorite NY restaurants downtown, include Via Carota, L’Artusi, Uncle Boons, Don Angie, Café Altro Paradiso, Pasquale Jones, The Beatrice Inn, Rubirosa, Momofuku Noddle Bar, and Madame Vo.  

Local Attractions: The campus is walking distance to well-known New York City sites including Wall Street, the World Trade Center, World Financial Center, South Street Seaport, Chinatown and Little Italy. Our sister site Daytripper 365 has many NYC itineraries including a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, exploring the 911 Museum, and visiting uptown museums such as the Cooper Hewitt and Guggenheim.

— Quotes From Campus —

New York has so much diversity and offers access to so many opportunities for a political science major, and I have been very lucky in this regard while a student here.
I love the drive that Pace students have, and I knew there would be countless opportunities and doors opened once I came here.
I am a creator, and Pace has provided me with the skills required to perform, produce, develop, direct, write, and facilitate new theatrical works on a professional level.




School Colors

Blue & Gold

Acceptance Rate


Common Application


Supplement Essays


Early Action/Decision

Early Action, Early Decision & Rolling


Average - 1130


Average - 24




Medium - 7,900 Undergraduates




Admissions Office

861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570

(p) 800-874-PACE

Sports Divisions

NCAA Division II

Greek Life


Noteworthy Alumni

Ivan G. Seidenberg
Richard Grasso
Glenn Taranto

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