Pace University-New York Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.67 out of 5.0)
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  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 13,245 (8,914 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 46% part-time, 54% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $30,550
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4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University offers a safe environment to really hone your craft as an actor, director and playwright. As someone in the directing program, I get to study with some of the most learned, inspiring and respected members of the theatre community in New York. The Actors Studio is such a hollowed institution and it is a great honor to learn from the best in the business. Pace University provides great support to this program. The only thing that would make this program better is if we didn't have to share a floor with undergraduate students.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is very competitive to get in to but if you succeed, you will be thrust into an experience that matches no other.The biggest pro is the faculty hands-down because they all want to see you succeed and go beyond the assistance and time given that I've experiences in other graduate programs. If there had to be a con, I would say it's the cost of living in NYC. It's difficult to be a very full time student and expect to work in this city but people do make it work.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

When it comes to courses offered, you are limited to usually between 2-4 choices every semester. This is fine for required courses, but you are limited to electives. Majority of the faculty professors are very knowledgeable in their fields and you truly learn a lot in their course. However, there have been a couple of professors in this program who have been the worst professors I've had. They lacked organization and commitment to teaching. However, networking is key in this program. Since the program is small, in regards to both faculty members and students, it is very possible to get involved in research labs. Finding a faculty mentor for your MA Thesis was difficult in the beginning because you are competing with PsyD students. However, if you take the time to volunteer and get to know the professors, as you should do anyways if you want to continue on for your PhD, most likely, you'll end up working with a professor you really like. This program is small in comparison to my undergraduate, but in regards to finding supportive faculty members, I would give this program an A+. I am fortunate enough to get the professor that I want for my MA Thesis and I look forward to the end result.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

My Graduate Program at Pace University is a great program. The professors are amazing and getting students involved and excited about learning the material and applying it to their professional roles and experiences as well. I find it to be a bit costly but I must admit it is all worth it. I have found my true essence and deep appreciation for real education, the kind that Pace has given me.
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Many of the professors are woefully unprofessional and terrible teachers.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

I love the fact that there is a small classroom setting and that the Professor know who I am. I love how the Professors are so helpful and considerate. I like that the workload is just enough. I love how the students are diverse and I can converse and get to know them. I do think that the technology levels could be upgraded but they are not bad. I wish there were alternate transportation available. I wish the surrounding area would include more of a variety of choices to eat. I wish the tuition was not that expensive.
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

Pace has one of the best MFA acting programs in the country. However, they do not give a lot of financial aid and the school is very expensive to attend.
1.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2010

Excellent school, however needs to provide more services for commuter students to support those travelling at late hours to the train station. School also is very expensive.
2.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are great acting professors and an overall understanding of the industry so far. The cons are lack of information on the diverse educational background on the history worldwide of Theatre and the actor and the division to incorprate a better understanding and the followup and attention given to each individual on their acting ability at times can at times fall short based off of the amount of money we spend on this program. Also we have very little room on our floor to practice for things like scene work, dance, or music. I think if this is a drama school we should have more of a floor. We share it with buisness majors who can't stand us because we are loud due to the type of work we do.
1.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Forensic Science
Graduation Year: 2013

Overall I was disappointed with my experience here at Pace and would not recommend their Forensic program. The dean of the program is impossible to get in touch with, he does not respond to emails forcing you to sit outside his office and hope wait for him to arrive. He never offered any guidance for internship or thesis.
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