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

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 South 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
93%
SAT Range
930-1170
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$23,444/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,275/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,609/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,177/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,623/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,391/ year

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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,300Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Christian
    34%
  • Mostly christian
    26%
  • Diverse in the way they think, but very accepting
    17%
  • Friendly
    11%
  • Unconditionally loved by all
    9%
  • Blank
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.62 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Great experience
    26%
  • Excellent
    24%
  • Christ-centered
    21%
  • Community
    14%
  • Small
    10%
  • Central
    2%
  • Untypical
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
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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I love this school, It's honestly such a great place to be. Holding a campus leadership position is a must. The community experienced here is only rivaled by that of the leadership positions on this campus. Everyone seems to genuinely love each other. The campus atmosphere is relaxed and conducive to civil conversation and intelligent exchanges. No one goes around asking what your political leanings are, and we seem to be one of the only campuses in America where that doesn't matter, or change people's views of each other. You can be democratic, republican, libertarian, or just about anything and be apart of a great community and cross the political boundaries that our society tries to arbitrarily enforce to create deep meaningful relationships.
Palm Beach Atlantic University is not only a great place to grow in one's academia, but also a great place to grow in all areas of life. Personally, I have grown mentally, emotionally, physically, and most importantly spiritually. The professors are amazing and personable. The area is astoundingly beautiful. The campus itself is absolutely jaw-dropping. I honestly have nothing bad to say about the university. I would, however, warn a potential student to not be put off by the rules. Yes, at first some of the rules seem daunting, but they really aren't as strict as you'd think. There's so much overall freedom, that a curfew for the first semester really isn't that big of a deal. Also, most RAs or other authority are reasonable.