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Pace University-New York Admission Requirements

New York, New York

Chances of getting into Pace University New York

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.9%
Admission Difficulty for Pace University New York
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Pace University-New York and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #99 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 16,327 out of 21,520 applicants were admitted making Pace University New York an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent. Pace University New York typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Pace University-New York SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1220
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 620
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1140

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 requires 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #54 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Pace University New York admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >84%
1140 to 1220 Avg + 76%-84%
1060 to 1140 Avg - 65%-76%
980 to 1060 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 980 Low <52%
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Pace University-New York ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
23%
ACT Scores for Pace University New York
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Pace University New York
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

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 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #44 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Pace University New York.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Pace University New York admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >86%
24 to 27 Avg + 76%-86%
22 to 24 Avg - 67%-76%
20 to 22 Reach 58%-67%
Less than 20 Low <58%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Pace University New York. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Pace University New York was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #62 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Pace University-New York accepts 76% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Pace University New York students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 14% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Good
3.25 to 3.50 26% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 25% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

51% of Pace University New York freshman were in the top twenty five percent 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 19%
Top 25% of class 51%
Top 50% of class 86%
Bottom 50% of class 14%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Pace University New York admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,692 6,828 21,520
Accepted 11,242 5,085 16,327
Acceptance Rate 77% 74% 76%
Enrolled 1,321 692 2,013
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 14% 12%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Pace University New York and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Pace University New York Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

76% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1220. 81% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 27. 23% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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