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Pace University - New York

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkC Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessD+ Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueF University Resource UseB-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC- FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceC- Social LifeF
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsF
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Helpful, Arrogant, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

Quite Bright
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She cares more about Educational Quality than the average student.
Date: Jan 19 2017
Major: Communications (This Major's Salary over time)
Pace was never my first choice school. I chose Pace as an easy safety, hoping that if I absolutely had to go here, I could at least make it work being in the city. I have never felt so wrong. I was apprehensive about entering Pace, but nonetheless it is where I ended up sending my deposit, so I figured I would enter with an open mind.

Most of the kids here walk around with a stick up their ass, the majority of which seem to be because they either have a good sense of fashion, or they are a performing arts major. Being in New York, Pace clearly has made quite a name for itself in the theatrical as well as business world, but sometimes I struggle to understand why. I have seen a few productions here, and most of which have yet to impress anyone who has seen them. And I know quite a few students in the Lubin School of Business, and there is nothing exceptional about their capabilities.

I can't speak for the entire school, but from my personal experience and after talking with friends, the academics here do not seem to be worth the amount of money we are all spending on this school. Often it feels like we will take away from the University what we are willing to put in, and nothing more. There is a missing drive and rigor from both the faculty and students, both of which just scrape by to say they are doing so. I have had professors that are the heads of their department, and their lack of care as well as motivation is outstanding. The workload is definitely manageable, and for the small percent that attend 90% of their classes it is even easier.

There is a clear reason why this school has such a high transfer-out rate. Sometimes it can be difficult to describe, but I think at the end of the day it is because of students who are looking to get more out of an education than they have been given. Just after one semester I can list many students who will never be returning back to the University. Those who stay usually seem to have given up on the transfer process and see it as too much of a hassle.

The one dining hall is not very good and most definitely overpriced. The library, like most of the other facilities on campus, is very beaten down, and is rarely quiet enough to focus and get work done. Kids generally yell, take phone calls, and do whatever they please here because once again, the overwhelming feeling of disregarding responsibilities is clear. One of my favorite quotes that I have seen from the Pace library was scratched into a desk and it read, "Everyone at Pace is just offended because they aren't lucky enough to be spending $80k a year at NYU". While humorous, this statement still has a lot of truth to it. Most of us at this school were waitlisted at schools like NYU and were made to feel better by the "amazing" scholarship we are receiving to attend Pace. I have a sibling at NYU and at least with that school my parents are able to justify their spending because of the education that is being received.

If you are looking to easily get by in college and pay way too much not only on your education, but also on your life in New York, then you should definitely consider Pace. Some kids love it, but they are often the minority here. It is no coincidence whenever you hear about someone who went to Pace but they happened to transfer out because they hated it. The Admissions Office is very good at convincing potential students that people here are happy with their education and their lifestyle here. If you pay attention to comments and websites like these, you will learn very quickly the truth about this school. Don't let yourself fall victim to this school.

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