3,003
Students
Financial aid thermometer
21,938
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
97
97%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Palm Beach Atlantic University is a Comprehensive institution located in West Palm Beach, FL, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 901 South Flagler Drive, PO Box 24708
West Palm Beach, FL  33416-4708
United States
Contact Mr. Joseph Bryan
Assistant Vice President for Admissions
Email: joseph_bryan@pba.edu
Phone: 561-803-2102
Fax: 561-803-2115

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,380
Applied
1,344
Accepted
3,003
Enrolled
97%
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Female Admissions

908
Females Applied
885
Females Accepted
97%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

472
Males Applied
459
Males Accepted
97%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.58
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan May 1st June 1st
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 555 500 610
SAT Math 535 480 590
ACT Composite 24 20 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

30,990
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Fees

460
Full-time student fees
10,130
Room & board
5,370
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

21,938
Avg. Financial Aid Package
23,523
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
14,093
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,868
Avg. Loan Aid
12,397
Avg. Grant Aid
19,029
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
63%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
16%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,003
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
34%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.69%
Black or African American 9.66%
White or Caucasian 64.24%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.27%
Asian 2.43%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.3%
Two or more races 3.2%
Other 2.1%

Gender

Male (36.53%)
Female (63.47%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 49%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Christival, Paradise Weekend and Sailfish Cup

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
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Impact Leadership Team
Most popular organizations:
Impact Leadership Team, Nursing Student Association, Nurses Christian Fellowship, Student Government and Sigma Alpha Omega

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
lighted pathways/sidewalks, self-defense education, closed-circuit television system

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
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Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
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Faculty

373
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 171
Part-time - 202
Male - 186
Female - 187