18 Facts About Pace University


Pace University is a private university with its main campus in New York City and secondary campuses in Westchester County, New York.

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Pace University offers about 100 majors at its six colleges and schools, including the College of Health Professions, the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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Pace University originally operated out of the New York Tribune Building in New York City, and spread as the Pace Institute, operating in several major U S cities.

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In 1947, Pace University Institute was approved for college status by the New York State Board of Regents.

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Shortly thereafter, in 1975, the College of White Plains consolidated with Pace University and became the White Plains campus which at the time was used to house both undergraduate courses and Pace University's new law school created in that same year.

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In September 1976, Pace University began offering courses in Midtown Manhattan in the Equitable Life Assurance Company building on Avenue of the Americas, and moved once before moving to its current location in 1997.

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Finally in 1997, Pace University purchased the World Trade Institute at 1 World Trade Center from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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The Board of Trustees of Pace University appointed Pace Law School dean Stephen J Friedman to the position of interim president.

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In February 2017, Pace University embarked on a $190 million renovation process known as the 'Master Plan'.

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Pace University campuses are located in New York City and Westchester County.

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Furthermore, Pace University has a high school located just ten blocks away from the university's New York City Campus .

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The main building, One Pace University Plaza, is a two-square-block building bounded by Gold, Nassau, Spruce, and Frankfort Streets, directly adjacent to the Manhattan entrance ramp of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Pace University has residence halls at 182 Broadway and 33 Beekman Street.

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In January 2019, Pace University completed a $45 million renovation of One Pace University Plaza and the adjoining 41 Park Row.

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Pace University established a public high school and opened its doors to its first class in September 2004.

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Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts is the principal theatre of Pace University and is located at the university's New York City campus in Lower Manhattan.

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Theater productions at Pace University have included such stars as Tony Randall, Al Pacino, Steve Buscemi, Dominic Chianese, Billy Crudup, Charles Durning, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Chazz Palminteri, Linda Emond, Len Cariou, Roberta Maxwell, and Jeff Goldblum.

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Pace University is one of the venues for the Tribeca Film Festival, the Tribeca Theater Festival, the New York International Fringe Festival, The River To River Festival, and Grammy Career Day of Grammy in the Schools.

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