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Pace University is a private, co-educational, and comprehensive multi-campus university in the New York metropolitan area with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York. Pace was founded by two brothers, Homer S. Pace and Charles A. Pace, in 1906, initially as a business school for men and women.


Campuses

Pace University campuses are located in New York City and Westchester County, in Pleasantville, Briarcliff Manor, and White Plains. The University's shuttle service provides transportation between the New York City, White Plains, and Pleasantville-Briarcliff campuses.

New York City

See also: One Pace Plaza and Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts

One Pace Plaza

The New York City campus, the birthplace of Pace, is located in the Civic Center of lower Manhattan, next to the Financial District. Also the campus is next to New York Downtown Hospital.

The campus is walking distance to well-known New York City sites including Wall Street, the World Trade Center, World Financial Center, South Street Seaport,Chinatown and Little Italy. Pace has about 950,000 square feet (88,258 m2) of space in Lower Manhattan.

The main building, One Pace Plaza, is a two-square-block building bounded by Gold, Nassau, Spruce, and Frankfort Streets, directly adjacent to the Manhattan entrance ramp of the Brooklyn Bridge. Located directly across from City Hall, the One Pace Plaza complex houses most of the classrooms, administrative offices, a 2,000 square foot (186 m2) student union, a 750-seat community theater, and an 18-floor high-rise residence hall (known as "Maria's Tower").

41 Park Row was the 19th-century headquarters of The New York Times, and carrying on that legacy the building today houses the campus' student newspaper The Pace Press, as well as student organization offices, faculty offices, the University's bookstore, and classrooms. 41 Park Row also houses the Haskins Laboratories, 2,700 square feet (251 m2) of the late Dr. Seymour H. Hutner, where medical experiments are held, like the Green tea extract study in the international media. The buildings of 157 William Street, 161 William Street, and 163 William Street were acquired by Pace following the September 11 attacks to make up for loss of the entire 55th floor, 45,943 square feet (4,268.2 m2), in the North Tower of the World Trade Center which used to house Pace University's World Trade Institute and World Trade Conference Center.

The Willam Street buildings house classrooms, offices of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science & Information Systems, the university's business incubators, along with Pace's Downtown Conference Center where the e.MBA residency sessions are held (Pace also has leased office space in 156 William Street). One block away from the site of the future Fulton Street Transit Center is one of Pace's own residence halls known as "Fulton Hall", the former Fulton Plaza Hotel on 106 Fulton Street. Pace also leases residence accommodations at the new state-of-the-art residence 55 John Street also in lower Manhattan, and at the Hotel St. George in nearby prominent Brooklyn Heights right across the East River; frequent University shuttle service is provided between the campus and the Brooklyn Heights student residence. Pace also offers classes in midtown Manhattan in the art deco Fred F. French Building on at 551 Fifth Avenue; a few blocks away from places such as Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park, Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, and Rockefeller Center. It is a popular location which offers flexibility and convenience to students who live or work in midtown and for students commuting from the borough of Queens.

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Westchester

Pleasantville-Briarcliff campus

See also: Choate House (New York)

Motorola Library

Classes began in Westchester County in Pleasantville, New York in 1963. The campus today consists of the former estate of then Vice Chairman of General Foods Corporation, Wayne Marks (Class of 1928) - previously belonging to 18th century noted physician Dr. George C. S. Choate (who gave his name to a pond and a house on the campus.)

Located on the 180 acre (73 hectares) campus is the Environmental Center - it was constructed around the remnants of a 1779 farmhouse. The center, which is dedicated to the environmental studies program, provides office and classroom space; the original barn and stable still exist and house the University's animals such as chicken, goats, sheep, reptiles, raptors, and various small animals. Adjacent to the Trump National Golf Club, the 50 acre (20 hectares) hilltop campus in Briarcliff Manor, New York was added in 1977 when Pace acquired Briarcliff College - residence halls, recreational facilities, and administrative offices are also located there. Separated by the adjacent highways of the Taconic State Parkway and Route 9A/Briarcliff-Peekskill Parkway, the Pleasantville and Briarcliff Manor locations are administered as a unit making the Pleasantville-Briarcliff campus a total of 230 acres (93 hectares) in mid-Westchester County, New York. Frequent University shuttle service is provided between the two locations.

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White Plains campus

School of Law

Located within 30 minutes of New York City's Grand Central Station, some 23 miles (40 km) north of Manhattan in White Plains, New York in Westchester County is Pace University School of Law. Nestled in between the Cross-Westchester Expressway (I-287) and NY Route 22 (North Broadway), the Law School is situated on a spacious 13 acre (5.3 hectares) landscaped suburban campus with a mix of historic and modern buildings.

Founded in 1976, Pace Law School is the only law school located between New York City and the state capital of Albany, New York, 136 miles (219 km) away. The School of Law ranks number three in the nation in environmental law. On the Law School's campus is the nationally recognized Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic where Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law, and alumnus of Pace, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. serves as Co-Director. Also on the campus is the New York State Judicial Institute, the United States' first statewide center for training and research for all judges and justices of the New York State Unified Court System.

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Graduate Center

1 Martine Avenue

Also located in White Plains, New York, several blocks away from Pace Law School, is the site of the Graduate Center in White Plain's downtown business district. The Graduate Center is located in a 15-story building in the tree-filled plaza of the Westchester Financial Center, which is located diagonally across the street from the White Plains Station of the Metro-North Railroad. Pace University graduate students in both New York City and in the Graduate Center in White Plains represent 47 states, 58 countries, and 2 U.S. territories. The Center houses programs in business, education, computer science and information systems, and public administration; with its own library specifically geared toward graduate students.

Being located in the county seat of Westchester County in White Plain's downtown business district, the Graduate Center is nearby the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the Westchester County Courthouse, Trump Tower City Center, White Plains Performing Arts Center, the Westchester County Center arena, The Westchester, The Source At White Plains, the Galleria at White Plains, and the White Plains Mall; including regional offices of IBM, Verizon, The Bank of New York, The Journal News, New York Power Authority, and United States Postal Service District Office.

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