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Pace University-New York Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Pace University New York

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
83%
Admission Difficulty for Pace University New York
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Pace University-New York and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Pace University-New York is 83%.  It ranks #125 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Pace University New York is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 20,636 out of 24,902 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent (SAT 1060/1240 ACT 22/28). Pace University New York typically accepts and attracts "C+" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.5. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 9% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Pace University-New York application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jun 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Pace University New York. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 81% of students submitted SAT scores and 23% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Pace University-New York SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1060-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT 
81%
SAT Scores for Pace University New York
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Pace University New York
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Pace University New York?

Pace University New York typically prefers applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. Pace University-New York ranks #46 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Pace University New York admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1240 and Above Good >90%
1150 to 1240 Avg + 83%-90%
1060 to 1150 Avg - 72%-83%
970 to 1060 Reach 57%-72%
Less than 970 Low <57%
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Pace University-New York ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
23%
ACT Scores for Pace University New York
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Pace University New York
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Pace University-New York?

Admission data indicates that Pace University-New York regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #41 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Pace University New York.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Pace University New York admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >90%
25 to 28 Avg + 83%-90%
22 to 25 Avg - 72%-83%
19 to 22 Reach 57%-72%
Less than 19 Low <57%
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Pace University-New York GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
2.5
Typical High School Grades 
C+

What GPA do you need to get into Pace University New York?

You can get into Pace University-New York with below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Pace University New York was 2.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily C+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #137 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 2.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Pace University-New York accepts 83% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Pace University New York students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 0.49% Good
3.75 to 3.99 23.1% Good
3.50 to 3.74 20.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 14.02% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 17.83% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 20.83% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.73% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

81.5% of Pace University New York freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Pace University New York students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 46.9%
Top 50% of class 82%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Pace University New York admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 17,336 7,566 24,902
Accepted 14,548 6,088 20,636
Acceptance Rate 84% 80% 83%
Enrolled 1,170 619 1,789
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 10% 9%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
259

Applicants have 259 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Pace University New York is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Pace University New York and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Pace University New York Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Pace University New York
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=194310 IPEDS survey data for Pace University New York.

FAQs

Does Pace University New York prefer SAT or ACT?

81% of students submit their SAT scores to Pace University-New York. 23% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Pace University New York?

83% of those who apply are granted admission to Pace University-New York. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Pace University New York?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1240. 81% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Pace University New York?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 28. 23% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.