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Explore Pace University’s fantastic New York City Campus

Pace University’s New York City Campus is the ideal spot for exploring the famous “Big Apple.” Here you’ll be close to the Financial District, and only a short walk from landmarks like Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade Center. With an amazing range of academic and social facilities on campus too, it’s the perfect place to make the most of your US university experience.

Ideal Lower Manhattan location

Pace’s New York City campus is right in the historic heart of the city, near to City Hall. Close to Wall Street and surrounded by Fortune 500 companies, you’ll have many options for finding work experience through an internship or OPT. In your free time you’ll be able to easily visit the many nearby stores and museums, and the restaurants of Chinatown.

As well as being within walking distance of many of New York City’s attractions, the New York City Campus is less than 5 minute’s walk from the subway, allowing you to easily explore the whole city using the excellent public transit system.

Plus, at under 30 minutes by road from La Guardia Airport and Newark Airport and around an hour to JFK, you’ll have easy access to the rest of the USA and plenty of international destinations too.

Amazing academic facilities

Pace recently completed an award-winning $200 million renovation of the New York City Campus. Here, you’ll find everything you need to succeed in your studies. You’ll also benefit from new classrooms and academic facilities like state-of the-art science labs, a Robotics lab, and Bloomberg technology computers with a real-time stock ticker.

Arts and entertainment

There is plenty to see and do on Pace’s New York City Campus. Here, you’ll find the Schimmel Center, Pace’s principal performing arts theater. This is where you can watch performances in a great city location close to the city’s original theater district.

The Schimmel Center is home to the Emmy Award-winning TV show Inside the Actor’s Studio, which has been filmed at the Center since 2005.

You can also visit the Art Gallery at Pace University. The Art Gallery is a creative and exhibition space which attracts visitors from all over the world. Students can view the exhibitions and get inspired, or even display their own art here, with the opportunity to work directly with professional artists.

Alternatively, you can join one of Pace University’s 100 student clubs and societies — whatever your interests, you’re sure to find a group for you. There are multiple groups on campus which fall under these broad categories:

  • Academic interests
  • Business professionals
  • Cultural and social
  • Greek life
  • Law school
  • Media and entertainment
  • Politics and advocacy
  • Student governance
  • Visual and performing arts

Thanks to Pace’s convenient city location, professional-oriented groups are able to regularly host industry professionals for live talks and events.

Internships and work experience opportunities

There couldn’t be a better place to seek work experiences than New York City — in fact, it has the highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the world! You’ll enjoy excellent career preparation at Pace, including access to the innovative INSPIRE (International Student Professional Readiness Education) program.

Pace has built and maintained excellent relationships with many businesses and brings more than 300 employers to campus every year, which can really help you to find an internship or job through Optional Practical Training (OPT). The University also hosts 10 career fairs every year, including one just for international students!

Living close to campus

Pace University has a variety of residence halls on or within 5 blocks of the New York City Campus, which together are home to over 1,000 first-year students.

All have great facilities such as common social lounges and shared kitchens while some also have on-site fitness centers. The newest residence, 33 Beekman, is the tallest residence hall in the world!

The “City that Never Sleeps”

Alongside the “Big Apple,” New York is also known as the “City that Never Sleeps,” because whatever the hour, there’s always something going on. There are 8 million people in New York and 800 languages spoken, making it one of the world’s most international cities, where you’ll find art, cultural festivals, food and music from all around the world.

There are also hundreds of museums and art galleries in New York, international film festivals and more theaters than any other city in the world.

You’ll be able to explore all of the landmarks and attractions that make up New York’s iconic skyline, like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. All of this explains why New York is the USA’s #2 academic city! (QS Best Student Cities 2023).

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