Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, FL, USA
3.93 Average Rating

With campus a short walk from the Atlantic Ocean, Palm Beach Atlantic University is an interdenominational Christian institution in South Florida. PBA is home to seven schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 50 academic majors. As a Christian university, PBA holds chapel four days per week including student-led praise and worship time, The Anchor. In addition, PBA features a community service program called “Workship” to promote Christ-like action through assisting others in the surrounding area.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Interdenominational
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
95%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
64%
Out-Of-State Students
36%
65%
Submitting ACT
74%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1110
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,705
Total Number of Undergrads
2,855
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
63%
20-39 Students
33%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$24,557
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$31,920
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$31,920
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,410
Books and Supplies
$1086

Aid & Grants

0
100
63%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
24%
Average Aid Per Year
$22,570
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,630
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$22,570

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
62%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,747
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,441
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Organizations
42
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
54%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Sailfish
School Colors
White/Navy Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
West Palm Beach
Orlando
Miami
Fort Pierce
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
26%
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What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
i really love this school. it is a perfect size for me, in the city but not too crazy. the campus is absolutely beautiful. and it is right by the beach!
peyton
Palm Beach Atlantic University has beautiful facilities especially the music and fine arts building, the sports and recreation building, the cafeteria, and the pharmacy building. The class sizes are small which allows for more personal attention and further one on one meetings with professors. I especially love this because you get to know the professors on a personal level and they genuinely care for each student.
Nicole from Plymouth, MN
This school has the most beautiful campus I have ever seen. It is obvious the school takes pride in everything they own - the dorms, the food, the class rooms, and the administration. On top of all of this, you are not a number at this school; all of the teachers, and admissions counselors treats every student and ever prospective student like they will be attending and that this school is the right school for them.
Danielle from Howey IN The Hills, FL
Palm Beach Atlantic is a Christian Liberal Arts university that focuses in the student's writings and critical thinking. I really like this about PBA because it helps develop our ideas and opinions and not only develops them, but it also helps the student express those ideas and opinions both orally and written. Their Christian foundation also helps with keeping up the relationship between the student and God.
Francis from West Palm Beach, FL

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