Jessica: Oh, hey guys. Thanks for joining us here in the Big Apple. I'm Jessica.
Levon: And I'm Levon. [phonetic] And we're on our way to one of Pace Universities downtown campuses in New York City.
Jessica: I knew I should have brought my bicycle.
Levon: Never mind her. We're gonna get this tour started in a New York minute. Let's go.
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Levon: Pace's Lower Manhattan Campus sits in the cities financial center, just 6 blocks from Wall Street, 5 blocks from the South Street Seaport, next door to City Hall, and close to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Jessica: While the Westchester Campus in Pleasantville is located in the heart of vibrant West Chester County, just 30 miles north of New York City. This campus is a match for students seeking a more traditional college experience.
We definitely do get real world experience. The city's so close to here, so it's a 30 minute train ride away, and there's so much culture down in the city, especially with a city campus. So you should take classes over there as well. And as soon as you're done just come back to Pleasantville and just get the, [inaudible] environment up here.
Levon: The West Chester Campus is set on 200 acres of country like ground, with trees and a beautiful pond. There's plenty to do in West Chester. But if students choose to work or visit New York City, they can easily jump on the free shuttle, catch a train, and experience all the NYC campus has to offer in just a 45 minute ride.
Jessica: And so why isn't Benjamin Franklin's statue in front of Pace University?
Levon: Hum. I, I, don't know.
Jessica: Well, it's because this park row building, which is now owned by Pace University, used to be home to the New York Times. And this street right here, it used to be called Printers Row.
Levon: Oh, now I get it. Printers Row. Benjamin Franklin.
Levon: It's all making sense now.
Jessica: Yeah. Between both campuses Pace enrolls nearly 13,000 students. More than 7,500 are undergrads. 60% are female, 40% male, and 47% are ethnically diverse. International students represent 90 different countries. The student to faculty ratio on average is 15 to 1, and the average class size is 28.
Levon: Students who wish to be admitted into Pace should have the mean combined SAT score of at least 1070, and a high school average of 87.
Jessica: All students will pay a yearly tuition fee of about $31,000 with additional room and board costs of around $11,000. But Pace offers financial aid packages to eligible students.
Pace provides robust financial aid packages to [inaudible] students. And, and we also provide academic awards to international students. And we find that that really helps these students access a private education.
Levon: Pace has over 100 undergraduate majors and combined degree programs, plus 47 graduate majors. The top five undergraduate majors are management, accounting, nursing, marketing, and finance. Though theatre arts and computer science are among student's favorites too.
One of the great things about being in New York and being at Pace is that we're right across the street from City Hall. A lot of my students are working in city government. In theater our students are working on Broadway, off Broadway, off off Broadway. Wall Street is 3 blocks to the south of us. So just about any academic discipline that we have is tied to the beauty and the diversity of New York City.
Jessica: Pace has 438 full time faculty members, and 684 part timers. Nearly 2/3 of the full time faculty holds a terminal degree.
The faculty are a good bunch of people. They're really supportive. They really connected to what the students need here, and they go above and beyond.
Levon: Check this out. Instead of competing 19 [inaudible] varsity sports at a division 2 level. The Northeast 10 Conference and the Eastern College Athletic Conference.
We definitely have a lot of school spirit. And our homecoming game is actually a pretty big game where people paint their bodies in blue and gold. And the whole campus is flooded with Pace [inaudible].
Jessica: The New York City Campus has 4 residence halls. There are quite studies, nonsmoking, and all female floors available. Plus the West Chester Campus has 7 on campus residence facilities in 2 locations. Marina's [phonetic] Tower is a residence hall right here on the New York City Campus. In fact, it's just an elevator ride away from the library, cafeteria, and classrooms. How convenient.
Levon: There are more than 115 clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities available on the New York City and West Chester Campus combined.
It's easy for a freshman to get involved in any club activities they want to, because it's posted all over the floor. Fliers are handed out, even in the bathroom walls. And it's also, the also have their own floor.
I'm a member of Sada Alfafide [phonetic] and they have a lot of meetings that I can meet like various professional, where I can hear their first hand experience in the outside world.
Jessica: Many company big wigs have graduated from Pace University, like Melvin Karmazin, CEO of Serious Satellite Radio, James Quinn, President of Tiffany and Company, Ivan G. Seidenberg, Chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications, Maurice Joantis, [phonetic] CEO of BarnsAndNoble.com, and William C. Nelson, Chairman and CEO of HBO. Wow!
Levon: Can you believe the TV hit inside the actors studio with James Lipton, [phonetic] it's from right here at the [inaudible] theatre on this NYC campus. And get this; students and faculty preview all tapings for free.
Jessica: Levon, somebody said Brad Pitt was around here some
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Levon: The theatre is also a venue for the Families Tribeca Film Festival each year.
If they're looking for fantastic internship opportunities, fantastic or lead job opportunities post graduation, Pace is unparalleled to any institution out there.
Jessica: So if you want to be the big boss one day, pick up the knowledge, the connections, and the experience at Pace University; your first step up the corporate ladder.
Levon: Hey guys, well times up for our tour of Pace University here in New York City. We've both seen first hand that New York is truly the city that never sleeps.
Jessica: So if you're interested in an exciting place with lots of opportunities, you definitely have to check out this campus. For Youniversity TV I'm Jessica
Levon: I'm Levon. We'll see you next time.