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Pace University

New York, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate82%

Pace University Admissions

Around 82% of applicants get into Pace University each year. Out of 22,149 applications received in 2023, 18,218 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to Pace University, the regular decision application deadline is February 15 and the fee for the application costs $50.

Students who submit their applications to Pace University for fall semester should hear back from Pace University by November 20.

Pace University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Pace University's admissions stats.

Pace University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18.6%
Mean SAT Score 1222
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 94%
Waitlist No

Pace University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Pace University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 1
Early Decision II Yes November 1 December 1
Early Action Yes November 15 January 2
Regular Decision Yes 2 15 November 20

Want to Apply Early to Pace University?

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

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due November 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before December 1.

πŸ—“οΈ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Pace University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 2.

The early decision acceptance rate at Pace University is 95%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 82%.

Pace University accepts approximately 94% of early action applicants and 82% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Pace University admitted 40 of the 42 students who applied early decision. In 2022, Pace University admitted 7,347 of the 7,824 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➑️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Pace University Admissions

Transferring to Pace University

For more information on transferring to Pace University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Pace University

Pace University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Pace University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Pace University

Wondering what factors are considered by Pace University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Pace University for more information on admission factors.

Pace University Application Requirements

To apply to Pace University, all applicants 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)
Interview – √ – –
Transcript(S) of College Record – – – –
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2 – – –
Written Essay or Personal Statement √ – – –
Transcript of High School Record √ – – –

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Pace University?

Students admitted to Pace University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 28% submitted a class rank. At Pace University 18.6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46.3% were in the top 25% and 81.1% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Pace University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 27.8%
3.75 and 3.99 –
3.50 and 3.74 21.2%
3.25 and 3.49 19.7%
3.00 and 3.24 17.8%
2.50 and 2.9 6.2%
2.00 and 2.49 7.3%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Pace University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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. 94% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Pace University?

To be competitive with other Pace University applicants, you should strive to score between 1150 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Pace University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1150, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Pace University student is 1222.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Pace University students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Pace University students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.

To be most competitive at Pace University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Pace University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Pace University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

More Information on Transferring to Pace University

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is February 1. Applicants should hear back by May 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Pace University during the following terms:

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Spring Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Summer Term

Pace University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Pace University?

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

Does Pace University accept transfer credits?

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

β€’ CLEP subject tests β€’ DSST/DANTES

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

βœ… Pace University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) 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?

βœ… The acceptance rate for Pace University is 82%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Pace University?

βœ… Pace University's early decision acceptance rate was 95% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Pace University?

βœ… The early action acceptance rate at Pace University was 94% in 2021.

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Pace University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Pace University is Feb 15.

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1150 - 1300


Math SAT Range

540 - 630


Reading SAT Range

600 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1300 and Above


1150 to 1300


1150 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Pace University students is 1222. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Pace University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1150 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1150 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Pace University.

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 3.3. 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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