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Pace University Admissions

If you want to apply to Pace University, the application fee is $50.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Pace University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Pace University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 16%
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 58%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 17%
Waitlist No

Applying Early to Pace University?

Pace University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

The early decision acceptance rate at Pace University is 8%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 84%. In 2021, Pace University admitted 47 of the 59 students who applied early decison.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

What's Most Important to Get In to Pace University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Pace University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Pace University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Pace University must submit the following items. Double check with Pace University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Pace University?

Students admitted to Pace University have an average unweighted GPA of 2.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 26.2% submitted a class rank. At Pace University 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46.9% were in the top 25% and 81.5% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Pace University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 26.2%
3.75 and 3.99 23.1%
3.50 and 3.74 20%
3.25 and 3.49 14.02%
3.00 and 3.24 17.83%
2.50 and 2.9 20.83%
2.00 and 2.49 3.73%

Pace University does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Pace University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 58% of Pace University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 17% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Pace University?

To be competitive with other Pace University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1080 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Pace University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1080, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Pace University students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Pace University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Pace University?

To be most competitive at Pace University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Pace University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Pace University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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Transferring to Pace University

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is February 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Pace University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term

Pace University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Pace University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Pace University.

Does Pace University accept transfer credits?

Pace University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Pace University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Pace University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Pace University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Pace University?

No, Pace University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is Pace University's acceptance rate?

Pace University's acceptance rate is 84%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Pace University?

Pace University's early decision acceptance rate was 8% in 2021.

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Pace University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Pace University is Feb 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Pace University ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


22 to 28


22 and Less


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Pace University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1250


Math SAT Range

530 - 620


Reading SAT Range

540 - 640

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Pace University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Pace University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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