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Discover Pace University’s career-launching Westchester campus

If you want to experience a traditional American college campus but also enjoy the benefits of having the USA’s largest city nearby, the Westchester campus at Pace University offers the best of both worlds.

Located just 45 minutes from New York City by train or shuttle bus, Westchester County is a highly attractive suburban area with a population of around one million people. Not only is it a great place to live — it’s also a popular business area with a wide range of internship and job opportunities.

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of choosing Pace’s Westchester campus as an international student.

A great platform for your career

At Westchester, you will study with professors working at the center of their industries, attend career fairs, where hundreds of employers visit campus, and benefit from a full suite of Pace’s Career Services, including INSPIRE. Through this program, which is exclusively for international students, you’ll develop career-readiness competencies that give you a competitive edge on the job market. 

On top of that, there are over 170 companies headquartered in Westchester County, with over 34,000 companies overall, including Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, NBC Sports, PepsiCo and Mastercard. You’ll also find:

  • top hospital systems
  • local government offices
  • bioscience innovators
  • budding start-up scene

With focused career preparation and extensive job opportunities near both Paces campuses, it’s no surprise that the employment rate for Pace’s bachelor graduates is 17% higher than the national average!

“All of the people who work at Career Services, particularly for international students, care about you deeply.” 

Zhenya from Ukraine, studying BBA Digital Marketing
Classic campus culture

With just over 4,000 students, the Westchester campus offers the kind of close-knit community where you can really thrive. You can learn in a peaceful, traditional American campus atmosphere, while connecting with others through 50+ student clubs that cover a wide variety of interests, from gaming to hip-hop dancing! Pace University Athletics is also based on the Westchester campus — a major advantage if you’re passionate about sports. 

Choose from nearly 70 bachelor’s and master’s degrees, with undergraduate merit scholarships of up to $35,000 per year — a higher amount than Pace’s New York City campus. You’ll also enjoy savings of around $5,000 every year due to lower housing and meal costs.

“As an international student, I realized I would have everything on campus – all the resources that I would need – so that was the major reason why I chose to study at Westchester. Now it feels like home, and I can’t imagine my life without Pace!” 

— Lizi from Georgia, studying BS in Information Systems
Ideal location  

Westchester County is a safe and affluent suburban location. With close proximity to the heart of New York City, the #2 best student city in the US (QS Best Student Cities 2024), as well as boasting wide open spaces and picturesque surroundings, it’s a highly sought-after area for those who work in the City.

The Westchester campus is also the perfect place for you to stay focused on your studies. By keeping the hustle and bustle of New York City at arm’s reach, you’ll get undistracted learning on a daily basis, while still enjoying super easy access to one of the world’s most exciting cities.

Apply to study at Pace’s Westchester campus with Kaplan

We help international students apply for direct admission to a bachelor’s or master’s degree program at the Westchester campus, or progress from the Global Pathways program in New York City. Global Pathways students who continue on to earn their degree in Westchester are also eligible for a progression scholarship!

Get in touch with one of our advisors to find out how you can become part of the amazing community at Pace University in Westchester.

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