Pace University

For more than 100 years, Pace University has been committed to preparing students from all over the globe to become leaders in their fields. The University provides education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience, plus an open door to all the advantages of studying, working, and living in New York City.

View the information below to find out more about the Global Pathways Program and degree admission, or visit the Pace University international website.

Pace University

Well-known and highly respected, Pace University is a private, metropolitan university that enrolls more than 12,700 students in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral courses in the Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, College of Health Professions, School of Education, and School of Law.

  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Established: 1906
  • Type: Tier 1 Private University
  • Student Population: Undergraduate 7,807,  Graduate 4,897
  • Areas of Strength: Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, International Management, Marketing, Psychology
  • University Ranking: Ranked #173 (U.S. News and World Report, 2013)

Degree Pathways

Pace University Global Pathways Courses

Global Pathways students can progress to a degree at Pace University when they successfully complete one of these pathways courses:

The Pace University Pathways courses offer a first step towards earning a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree from Pace University, a highly ranked US institution located in the heart of New York City. Pathways students take part in college-level English preparation courses while completing academic coursework.

Undergraduate Global Pathways Courses

Students can progress to a bachelor’s degree at the University when they successfully complete a 1-3 term undergraduate course.

  • Progression options offered to over 45 different bachelor’s degree majors, including Accounting, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Finance, Hospitality & Tourism Management, International Management, Marketing, Psychology, and more
  • The Pathways course counts for 7-17 undergraduate degree credits
  • Progression to Advanced Freshman status of a bachelor’s degree, with 1/2 semester to 1 semester completed.

Graduate Global Pathways Courses

Students can progress to a master’s degree at the University when they successfully complete a 1-3 term graduate course.

  • Progression options include top-ranked MBA, MS, MA, and MPA degree courses in Accounting, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Finance, Information Systems, Investment Management, Human Resource Management, Media & Communication Arts, Public Administration, Software Engineering & Development, and more
  • The Pathways course includes 3-9 academic graduate degree credits
  • Progression to a master’s degree course at Pace University for students who successfully complete the Pathways course.

Direct entry to Pace University degrees

International students who meet all the English and academic requirements for a degree at Pace University can apply for direct entry to:


Why study at Pace University?

A top-ranked American university!

  • Ranked #1 in the New York City metropolitan area and #5 in the US for internship placement in the 2013 U.S. News Short List
  • One of the Top 20 “Colleges That Will Make You Rich” by Forbes Magazine
  • One of the Top 50 “Colleges in the U.S. whose graduates have the Highest Salary Potential” by BusinessWeek Magazine
  • Pace’s Lubin School of Business is ranked among the Best Business courses in the 2011 “Best College” by U.S. News and World Report
  • One of Top 100 Entrepreneurial Colleges and Universities in the United States for three consecutive years by Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Top Model United Nations course with 61 years of Model UN success including the most awards in a Model UN Conference in Toronto in 2011.
  • Pace University has been named among the Princeton Review’s “Best in the Northeast” colleges (2014)

Pace University Alumni

Pace University boasts an impressive network of influential alumni in business:

  • Ivan G. Seidenberg – former Chairman and CEO, Verizon – Pace University’s “Seidenberg School of Computer Science & Information Systems” is named for his service as a trustee.
  • Philip Bleser – CEO, Global Corporate Bank – North American, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • William C. Nelson – Chairman of HBO
  • Frank A. Calderoni – EVP & CFO, Cisco System, Inc.
  • Paula L. Summa – General Manager/Inside Sales at IBM
  • Melvin Karmazin – former CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio
  • Joseph Ianniello – Chief Operating Officer, CBS, Inc.
  • MaryAnn Fappiano – Managing Director/Human Capital Management Practice Lead, Gartland & Mellina Group
  • William D. McGrath – Group VP – Operations at Time-Warner Cable and Chief Information Officer of AOL
  • Jane Lewis-Corwin – New York State Assemblywoman
  • Colin S. Tam – CEO, AEI Asia
  • Jose Luis Castro – Interim Executive Director of Finance & Development, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

New York: One of the Biggest and Best Cities in the World

Pace University’s New York City campus is directly adjacent to the Manhattan entrance ramp of the Brooklyn Bridge and across from New York City Hall. Pace is also within walking distance of world-famous sites, including:

  • Wall Street
  • Freedom Tower
  • World Financial Center
  • South Street Seaport
  • Chinatown

Students are just a short subway or boat ride away from all the other New York City landmarks, including:

  • Times Square
  • Empire State Building
  • SOHO
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • Central Park
  • Brooklyn Heights

Riding the subway in New York is a great experience! You can use any of the following subway stops to arrive at Pace University campus:

  • Fulton Street
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • City Hall


Off-campus Residence Halls

St. George Clark Residence

Enjoy living in the historic Brooklyn Heights district, just a few minutes away from Pace’s main campus area. The St. George is only two blocks from Montague Street, well-known for its restaurants, shopping, and cultural activities. The property adjoins the Weller Wing of the building and shares access to a convenient student lounge, fitness center and laundry facilities. The rooms in this leased property include bedroom furnishings, private bath and refrigerator, Cable TV with DVD player, and high-speed internet access. The St. George residence is located in the same complex as the 2/3 express train that runs straight through the center of Manhattan, and is just one stop from Wall Street and two stops away from Fulton Street – 2 blocks away from Pace.

  • Type of accommodation: Basic furnished twin rooms with private bath.
  • Kitchen/cooking facilities: The residence has a communal kitchen facility for students to use. It is equipped with stove top, microwaves and convection ovens. No utensils, cookware or individual storage spaces are provided.
  • Rooms: Each room has a bed with dresser drawers below, desk, storage space, TV and mini fridge.
  • Bathrooms: Rooms include private bathrooms (the two students in the room share the bathroom).
  • Utilities: Electricity, gas and water are included in the accommodation fee. The Electrical Current is 110/120 volts. Students from some countries will require a transformer or adaptor.
  • Internet and phone: Free high-speed internet access in all rooms.
  • Laundry: A laundry facility is provided on the basement floor. The cost per load is $2 to wash and $2 to dry.
  • Security and keys: Security cards and keys are provided on arrival. The building also has security guards and CCTV.
  • Bed linen and towels: Bed linen is provided. Students are responsible for washing the linen and must bring their own towels.
  • Deposit: Credit card information will be taken upon arrival. Charges will be made if there is damage, loss, a smoking violation or extra cleaning to be paid for on the student’s departure.
  • Visitors: Visitors are allowed during the day. To arrange for an overnight stay, please contact the front desk.
  • Noise and restrictions: Students are requested to be considerate to their neighbors and keep noise levels to a minimum, especially after 10pm. Smoking in rooms is not allowed.
  • Age limit: Minimum age is 17.
Read more about student housing options at Pace University.

The team

“I oversee and maintain the daily operations of the Global Pathways Program at Pace University, ensuring that students are provided with a quality program in every aspect. We give them the foundation for success.”

Catrillia Young - Director, Global Pathways, Pace University

“I am devoted to helping international students adapt to university life in New York City from the point of application onwards. I help with questions ranging from how to submit an application to finding housing in the city and more.”

Stephanie Li - International Admissions Advisor, Pace University

Are you an Accepted Student?
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