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What kind of person should not attend Pace University-New York?


Someone looking to be in huge school environment


If you are looking for a very traditional college experience, you will not find that here. There is no "frisbee on the quad" or "kegger at the frat house". Instead, there are a thousand options and events happening throughout New York City 24/7 and interesting classes and professors to bring your attention back to academics when you're at Pace.


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A student who does not want to attend college in New York City, should not apply to Pace University (New York campus). A student who does not want to go to private school should not attend Pace University. A student who does not like to interact with other students should not attend Pace University. A student who does not want to accept help in their education, should not attend Pace University.


Pace is a school for people who are convivial and able to network. Although this is a good characteristic to have for any college, Pace offers many opportunities to network with others and socialize. Therfore, it would be difficult to adjust to attending college here if one is very shy.


Someone who isn't completely dedicated to their major or is unsure about what major they want to be in shouldn't attend this school. The tuition is rather pricey, and being unsure about what you want to pursue or still exploring your options would be less of a financial burden at another school.


Someone who isn't interested in working hard and getting challenged.


The kind of person that should not attend Pace University is a person who is not motivated. Pace offers a curriculum to its students that is very demanding and challenging, but the work pays off because students will learn a great deal from the knowledgeable professors. However, the students must be motivated to do the work in order to gain all of the potential education that awaits them. Pace also offers many internship and study abroad opportunities to its students. However, the students that take advtange of and receive these great opportunites are only the ones who are motivated.


A person should not attend this school if their primary interest is attending a big name university or looking for a research based university. Although Pace is not an ivy league school, students here are focused on obtaining good jobs for themselves after graduation. While there are many opportunities for internships with corporations and other job markets, I have not seen an abundance of research opportunitites available on campus or advertised for internships in research.


You shouldn't attend Pace if you want a big campus life or a traditional college exprience in any way. Greek life is small, there is no real campus, and we aren't a cohesive bunch. I wasn't looking for a classic college situation and I definitely didn't get it.