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.
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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
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!
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.