If you are considering submitting an application to Pace University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 15 and the application fee costs $50.
Here's an overiew of some of Pace University's admissions stats.
|Pace University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||19%|
|Mean SAT Score||1222|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||21%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||5%|
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||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||January 2|
|Regular Decision||Yes||February 1||––|
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.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.
🗓️ 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 92%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 88%.
Pace University accepts about 94% of early action applicants and 88% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Pace University admitted 35 of the 38 students who applied early decision. In 2021, Pace University admitted 7,347 of the 7,824 who applied early action.
Some students apply to college early to help their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.
➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to Pace University, contact the school directly.
Pace University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.
Curious about the factors that 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.
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Pace University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Pace University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Pace University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Pace University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 28% submitted a class rank. At Pace University 19% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 43% were in the top 25% and 83% were in the top 50%.
At Pace University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||19%|
|3.25 and 3.49||22%|
|3.00 and 3.24||22%|
|2.50 and 2.9||10%|
|2.00 and 2.49||2%|
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.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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.
Pace University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Pace University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 21% of Pace University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Pace University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1130 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Pace University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, 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 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Pace University students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.
To be most competitive at Pace University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Pace University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 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.
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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:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
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 • DSST/DANTES
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 your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Pace University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Pace University is 88%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Pace University?
✅ Pace University's early decision acceptance rate was 92% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Pace University?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Pace University was 94% in 2021.
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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
30 and Above
24 to 30
24 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Pace University is 26. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Pace University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1300 and Above
1130 to 1300
1130 and Less
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 1130 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1130 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Pace University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Pace University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.4. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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