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
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Palm Beach Atlantic University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Inter-/Non-denominational
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Independent Southeast Region
Address
901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Website
From Palm Beach Atlantic University

Share the knowledge. As a student at Palm Beach Atlantic, you'll live and learn in the thriving urban center of West Palm Beach, home to some of the country's leading corporations, financial houses, digital and marketing firms, health care centers, non-profits, and schools. Share the success. Our alumni include noteworthy professionals in a variety of fields and our graduates are accepted at some of the most respected graduate schools in the world. Share the value. Palm Beach Atlantic is affordable, as 97 percent of students receive financial aid. Share the spirit of Palm Beach Atlantic. Visit campus soon and see for yourself.

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
93%
SAT Range
940-1180
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$22,358/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,725/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,698/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,145/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,787/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,337/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,418Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Christian
    29%
  • Mostly christian
    22%
  • A CHILD OF THE KING
    20%
  • Diverse in the way they think, but very accepting
    12%
  • Friendly
    10%
  • Unconditionally loved by all
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
72%
of students say they don't have Greek life.60 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Great experience
    28%
  • Excellent
    25%
  • Christ-centered
    20%
  • Community
    15%
  • Small
    8%
  • Central
    3%
  • Untypical
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
48%
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 a Christian Private School dedicated to it's students. The professors and faculty are truly looking to bring out the best in students, to help them with their personal career and walk with the Lord. Every person is welcoming and interested in your personal PBA experience starting with the RA's all the way up to the President himself!
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Palm Beach Atlantic University is a wonderful Christ and community centered institution of higher education. The school is in a beautiful location, and the professors are great! I have definitely enjoyed my time there so far. There are so many ways to get plugged in on campus and off campus.
For me being an extreme introvert and an over achiever, I have found that this school has the right staff. The professors are all unique in that they really care about what is going on with you, your family life and your grades. They are always accessible to me no matter what. I am double majoring in Graphic Design and Psychology. While I thought it was going to be a challenge, my professors knew me well enough to know that all I needed was the compass they provided me. I am doing it! I am double majoring in what I believe the best university I ever visited during my search. Dorm life for me has been exceptional. I cannot say I have not had a sour day yet. Students here are incredibly human. There is always something exiting and safe to do. I love going to Chapel and attend as much as I can. I believe it helps tremendously with my daily challenges and keeps me focused. My professors are truly the most amazing people. I feel like I am around family. I have the most respect and admiration for their hard work. It's not easy raising your own kids and these professors are helping to raise other people's kids too. That says a lot. This University is for everyone who needs that extra push and extra amount of encouragement. You will find it here. Go SAILFISH!