New York needs almost no introduction. The Big Apple. The City that Never Sleeps. The Center of the World. This city of over 8 million people has a pulse and energy unlike any other, and offers opportunities for international students that they can’t get anywhere else.
People in New York speak more than 800 languages, and bring food, art, music and cultural festivals from around the world. Ranked in the top 5 academic cities worldwide (QS Best Student Cities 2016), New York attracts first-rate students and scholars to its universities.
New York is an arts- and culture-lover’s dream. It is home to hundreds of museums and art galleries, a world-famous fashion week, an international film festival and more theaters than any city in the world. It’s almost impossible be bored here.
New York’s safe, extensive and low-cost public transport system is open all day and night, and its 13,000 famous yellow cabs are always available. Yet when you need a break from the daily rush, the city provides over 30,000 acres of public parkland.
New York’s skyline is a favorite backdrop for television and film, and home to iconic landmarks including the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty.
If you want to experience a traditional American college campus but also wish to enjoy the benefits of a major city, the Westchester campus at Pace University offers the best of both worlds.
Pace Westchester is located in the beautiful town of Pleasantville. The campus is surrounded by the Hudson River Valley, an area whose natural beauty draws tourists and artists from all over. In fact, National Geographic Magazine named it one of the top 20 must-visit destinations in the world (2013). If you love spending time outdoors, there are also lots of great places for hiking, skiing and kayaking.
The Westchester campus itself is stunning, and looks like a movie setting. It contains 200 acres of green lawns, gardens, freshwater ponds and wooded nature trails. There’s even a farmhouse with goats, chickens and other farm animals. Pace has become a leader in environmental studies and environmental law (ranked 2nd by U.S. News in 2020), and this close connection to nature has an important influence on the campus.
As a Pace University student based at the Westchester campus, you will enjoy access to incredible facilities, many of them brand new. In the past few years, the University has built new student residence halls, upgraded its athletic fields, and expanded several student lounges and dining areas. It has added state-of-the-art sound stages for media classes, and redesigned multi-purpose rooms to help students collaborate on projects and assignments.
Even more important, however, are the connections you’ll be able to make with your classmates and professors. With just over 3,000 students, the Westchester campus offers the kind of close-knit community where you can really thrive. You can choose from almost 70 bachelor’s and master’s degrees and more than 60 student clubs, where you’ll find lots of opportunities to build up your leadership skills. With Pace’s incredible career guidance, you’ll learn how to best turn these experiences into professional opportunities.
Since it takes less than an hour to reach Midtown Manhattan by train, students can easily do internships in the city or even take some of their classes on the New York City campus.
Students will discover, however, that there are many opportunities close by. Known as “the Golden Apple,” Westchester is home to several major companies, including IBM, NBC Sports and MasterCard. It is also a thriving community, with impressive arts, dining and local festivals.
International students can apply for direct admission to a bachelor’s or master’s degree at the Westchester campus, or progress from the Global Pathways program in New York City. Global Pathways students who continue on to a degree in Westchester are also eligible for progression scholarships!
We assist students with finding comfortable, secure housing in fantastic neighborhoods in New York City and Westchester.
We can help you apply for one of several University-run housing options in Manhattan. Pace’s student residence halls are located either on the campus, or within easy walking distance of the University, in the safe, desirable Financial District area. These residences offer modern accommodations with plenty of communal spaces for hanging out with friends.
Pace University residence halls feature many or all of the following:
Pace’s Career Services team is dedicated to preparing you for your professional future, with valuable real-world experiences, networking opportunities and career mentoring.
Pace’s unique International Student Professional Readiness Education program (INSPIRE) allows you to complete career training online at any time, to prepare for work experience and job opportunities. Topics range from internship and job search strategies to interview preparation. You’ll also be invited to special career panels, networking events and in-person workshops.
Pace brings over 400 employers to campus every year. Career Services builds strong relationships with large, mid-size and small companies who want to hire Pace students. In addition to regular employer visits, panel discussions and information sessions, Pace also organizes an annual career fair for international students.
Attend workshops that Career Services has developed just for international students. You will learn how to write a résumé that not only shows off your impressive skills, but also has the right keywords to help it get past applicant tracking systems. With expertise in your disciplinary area, your career counselor will work with you one-on-one to develop a personal brand across your résumé, professional introduction and LinkedIn profile.
With the iconic skyline right outside your window and the hustle and bustle on the streets below, it's easy to see why this city is the intersection of innovation, art, and power. This is your campus. From Tribeca to SoHo to the Village and Brooklyn, you could spend the next four years exploring NYC and never have the same experience twice.
At the foot of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, Pace's downtown location places you at the epicenter of cutting-edge tech, the avant-garde art scene, and the fast-paced culture of Wall Street. Now one of the city's most exciting destinations for the arts, food, shopping, and sight-seeing, it's clear to see why NYC's oldest neighborhood is being called the new New York.