Pace University

Pace University (HMVSF)

Location: New York, NY 10038 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 42.7', W 74° 0.336'

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Pace University
Founded in 1906 as a small private accounting school - its first class including just 13 students, meeting in a rented room - Pace has grown into a major university that prepares students for a wide range of professions. Although it boasts a law school in White Plains, an environmental center in Pleasantville, and international programs on four continents, Pace has never lost sight of its roots: a school offering innovation and opportunity to a student body drawn from the strivers among each new generation of New Yorkers.

On "Newspaper Row"
Pace University has been located near Park Row - once known as "Newspaper Row" because of the many newspaper headquarters there - since the Pace brothers rented their first classroom at 154 Nassau Street, home of the old New York Tribune.

The Pace Brothers
Homer St. Clair Pace, preparing for a certified public accountant exam, found "very little and very poor instruction along these lines" - an extraordinary lack here in the country's financial center. Seeing and opportunity, Homer and his brother Charles borrowed $600 to open a one-classroom business school. Pace University - that classroom's descendant, now expanded into multiple campuses, not to mention Pace global centers in China, Brazil and Italy - recently celebrated its hundredth anniversary.

Student Body
Pace's student body has been effortlessly diverse from its beginnings. The first class of 13 included three women - 17 years before the constitutional amendment granted women the vote in 1920 - and students of color joined the Pace community early in its history. Over the decades, countless Pace students - including newcomers from across the country and around the world - have been the first in their family to attend college.
Placed ByThe Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 1:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583994 N 4507225
Decimal Degrees40.71166667, -74.00560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.7', W 74° 0.336'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 42.00" N, 74° 0' 20.16" W
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Area Code(s)646, 212, 917, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Spruce St, New York NY 10038, US
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