Pace is a full university, located in lower Manhattan (near City Hall and the Brooklyn Bridge). It also has a suburban campus, but the performing arts departments are all based in NYC. It has a very practical, professional focus in all departments, with strong business and technology programs. It does offer an affiliation with the Actors' Studio, if a student is accepted into the BFA program. It certainly is not the school for someone who wants a traditional "campus" experience (they describe themselves as a "vertical campus"), and - like other colleges in NYC - it's prohibitively expensive without financial aid. SUNY Purchase is located within an hour of NYC. It was built in the 1970s, as an arts college. It is famously charmless as a campus, but the Theater department is on any short list of the best in the country. I can't remember whether Pace participates in the Unified Auditions (that can be checked).