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Pace University

New York City, United States

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Pace University was established in 1906 as a one-room Accountancy school in the New York Tribune Building by Charles Ashford Pace and Homer St. Clair Pace. The school began its operation with 13 students only. However, it went on to become Pace Institute and started offering courses in Business Law and Accountancy all across the country. It was granted university status in 1973 by the New York State Board of Regent. Today, Pace University is among the top 9% of the private universities in the United States known for providing the best returns on investment. The University is at the forefront of creating opportunity for 13,600+ diverse individuals in the metropolitan of New York and its motto is aptly justified as "Opportunitas." The university currently holds the accreditation of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Times Higher Education US Colleges Rankings place Pace University at #337 for the year 2022. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Pace University has 3 campus locations across Westchester County and New York City. While the main NYC campus, the bustling Wall Street and the downtown arts and culture scene will be at your backyard, the Westchester campus places you a stone's throw away from Fortune 500 companies and the city's emerging startup hub. The campuses have excellent infrastructure with spacious classrooms, several administrative offices, a community theatre, hi-tech laboratories, a bookstore, and residence halls and even greater opportunities available right at the doorstep. Pace University offers various Doctoral, Bachelor's, and Master's programs in the fields of Accounting, Acting, Business, Psychology, Computer Science, Communication, Economics, Finance, Nursing, Management, and Philosophy through its 6 Colleges and Schools. There are 100+ future-forward majors, minors, double majors and combined degrees at the Undergraduate level, while 100+ Graduate options, including Professional certificates. International students can also attend Pace University's 600+ Summer Courses, which include short-term courses from Computer Science to Environmental Science to everything in between, available for high-school students as well as for professionals. Pace University also delivers courses online, which includes personalized 1:1 dedicated advising to keep the students on track. 

Accomplishments and Alumni

Since its establishment, Pace University has had a history of excellence and creating opportunity for students from around the world. The US News and World Report ranks the University among the top 9% of the US Colleges for providing the maximum returns on investment. Students and faculty at Pace University are engaged in innovative research projects, which includes a research grant by National Science Foundation supporting Cybersecurity, a $300,000 laser-scanning microscope, and groundbreaking international environmental projects across a dozen of the University's research centers and labs. Further, a report released by The Equality of Opportunity Project demonstrated that 8.4% of the students who come from poor families became a rich adult after attending Pace University, while 54% fall in the top 20% of the national income percentile. Pace University also features on the Best Colleges lists of top publications, including the likes of The Princeton Review and Forbes. The University has a list of distinguished alumni members, which constitute a global network of 1,55,000+ graduates. Some of the notable alumni names include -  Mike Adenuga, founder of Globacom and Africa's second-richest person, Stephanie Andujar, a popular actress, Ariana de Rothschild (French Banker), Lalit Modi (Indian Businessman), Sharon Carpenter (British Broadcaster) and many others.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Pace University caters to the academic demands of around 13,600 students from 48 US States and 120 countries across the world. Nearly 11% of the overall student body constitutes international students, while 64% of the total student body constitutes women students across the University's campuses. The Undergraduate student body has top enrollments from China, France, India, Brazil, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Jamaica and Columbia, creating rich cultural diversity on the campus. Further, there are nearly 150 student clubs to get involved in and 14 Varsity teams, out of which 8 are women's teams. The university aims to provide its students with outstanding career services and employment opportunities. By virtue of the campus locations, students get plenty of opportunities for internships, work placements, entrepreneurship, including those with Fortune 500 companies. Citi, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, IBM, BNY Mellon, EY, Deloitte, Amazon, Salesforce and other top multinationals hire graduates from Pace University. 

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