Pace University was established as a one-room accountancy school in the New York Tribune Building by brothers Charles Ashford Pace and Homer St. Clair Pace in 1906. The school started with just 13 students and the Pace brothers as teachers. It soon became Pace Institute and began offering courses in business law and accountancy all across the country. New York State Board of Regents granted college status to the institute in 1947 and it became Pace University in 1973.
The university currently holds the accreditation of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Also, its various programs are accredited by different prestigious professional bodies.
Pace University has campuses in Westchester County and New York City. Situated in Lower Manhattan, the New York City campus has excellent infrastructure with spacious classrooms, several administrative offices, a community theatre, hi-tech laboratories, a bookstore, and residence halls. All in all, it offers first-rate academic and residential facilities along with amenities for various sports such as basketball, football, swimming, dodge ball, soccer, and badminton. Located in Westchester County, the university’s 200-acre Pleasantville campus offers world-class accommodation and dining facilities with its five residence halls and various cafeterias and canteens. It also provides students with academic facilities like huge classrooms and an environmental center. Situated in Westchester County, the University’s White Plains Campus houses Elisabeth Haub School of Law.
Pace University’s six colleges and schools offer various doctoral, bachelor’s, and master’s programs in over 150 subjects including accounting, acting, business, psychology, computer science, communication, economics, finance, nursing, management, and philosophy. It houses over 13,600 students from 48 U.S. states and 136 countries across the world. The university features an impressive faculty-to-student ratio of 16:1. It strives to provide its students with outstanding career services and employment opportunities. In 2018, the university’s students secured more than 8,000 internships, co-ops, field experiences, and clinical with more than 1,000 different employers. Around 89% of the bachelor’s students and 94% of the master’s students from the 2018 graduating class successfully secured employment or enrolled in higher education.
Pace University has produced numerous successful and distinguished graduates. Mike Adenuga founded Globacom and is Africa’s second-richest person. Stephanie Andujar is a popular actress best known for starring in the films, ‘Precious’, ‘Pariah’ and ‘Marjorie Prime’ and TV shows ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Law and Order’. Dominique Fishback is a well-known actress who appeared in ‘Show Me a Hero’ and ‘The Deuce’. Kathleen Herles is a voice artist who is the original voice of Dora in the cartoon show ‘Dora the Explorer’. Joseph Ianniello is serving as CBS Corporation’s interim CEO. Mel Karmazin co-founded Infinity Broadcasting and has served as the CEO of CBS television. Asher Levine is a successful fashion designer. The university has several other notable alumni.