Palm Beach Atlantic University

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Address 901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Metropolitan Area South Florida, West Palm Beach
Yearly Tuition In/Out-of-State $25,532
School Type Private-Christian
Affiliation Nondenominational
Year Founded 1968
U.S. News Ranking Best Regional Universities, #44
Best Online Degree Programs, #31
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Palm Beach Atlantic University, often referred to as PBA, is a very highly regarded private Christian university in West Palm Beach. PBA seeks to develop strong moral character in its students as well as providing them with an excellent education, and requires students to complete 45 hours of approved community service per academic year.

Palm Beach Atlantic University is one of the most closely beach located universities in Florida, being only about a mile from the beaches in Palm Beach.

2013 Admissions Data

Application Deadline Rolling
Acceptance Rate 96%
Average SAT Scores Critical Reading: 480-580
Math: 470-580
Writing: 445-570
Average ACT Scores Math: 18-24
English: 20-25
Application Fee $35
Financial Aid Deadline August 1

You have the option of going in for an interview if you want to increase your chances of being admitted to Palm Beach Atlantic University.


Number of Majors Offered More than 60
Most Popular Majors Accounting and Business/Management
Student to Faculty Ratio 13:1
Four Year Graduation Rate 35%

Palm Beach Atlantic University ranks very highly among all regional universities on list of both U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review.

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Student Body

Undergraduates 2,434
Postgraduates 826
Male to Female Ratio 38:62
Percent Out-of-State 29%
Student Heritage

Of the Christian-affiliated colleges and universities in Florida, Palm Beach Atlantic University has one of the more diverse student bodies.

Student Life

Chapel is held four times per week in the DeSantis Family Chapel, and undergraduates must attend 24 chapels per year. This, in addition with the above mentioned community service, is designed to provide PBA students with strong christian values.

The numerous women’s and men’s athletic teams at PBA participate in NCAA Division II competition.

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