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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
About Palm Beach Atlantic University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Sunshine State Conference
Address
901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Website
From Palm Beach Atlantic University

At PBA's perfect location you'll find opportunities to learn how business works at major companies, forge career connections in the growing biotech field, or immerse yourself in West Palm Beach's eclectic art scene. You'll participate in service projects that have an impact on the community, while living within walking distance of shops, culture, and entertainment.

You'll explore academic programs that link theory to experience, learn with Christian professors who will be lifelong guides, and join a caring and compassionate campus community that will engage you. Come and live in an urban setting that will put you at the center of everything.

PBA is ranked among the best universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Palm Beach Atlantic University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
97%
SAT Range
980-1200
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$24,052/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,122/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,350Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
653
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Christian
    35%
  • Mostly christian
    24%
  • Diverse in the way they think, but very accepting
    16%
  • Friendly
    11%
  • Unconditionally loved by all
    8%
  • Blank
    3%
  • Weird
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.64 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Great experience
    25%
  • Christ-centered
    23%
  • Excellent
    23%
  • Community
    14%
  • Small
    9%
  • Central
    2%
  • Joke
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $40,600/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    53%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    90%
    National
    83%
    90%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses
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    Palm Beach Atlantic University is an excellent institution that provides an all-encompassing experience to its students. The connection to faculty is so strong and allows students to not only floor personal queries but also build strong relationships with professors in order to further learn and network. Furthermore, the academic quality of lecturers is very strong; however, it will always depend on the student whether or not they are proactive and responsive.

    PBA has also provided me with an environment to build life-long friendships and grow my faith! Lastly, through the Rinker Center for Experiential Learning (RCEL) I have also had the tremendous privilege of studying in South Korea at Korea University, on study abroad (KU is ranked #86 in the world and provides PBA students a great opportunity to learn and network abroad).
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    PBA is a wonderful school and being on campus is really enjoyable. It's an open campus right in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach. Chick-Fil-A and Eistein Bros - two alternative restaurants other than the cafeteria located on-campus, are the go-to student hubs to have a good snack or lunch and to hang with friends. The library is huge and is a perfect place to escape and study or get other work done right next to your classes!
    Palm Beach Atlantic University is a great school for every student! Students who desire academic prowess will find it in the classroom and among the student body. There are several fun activities and events hosted at the college as well as in the surrounding city of West Palm Beach. The campus is friendly and inviting, and there is a strong sense of community at this campus.