Palm Beach Atlantic University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Graduation Rate, and More

Palm Beach Atlantic University
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Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBAU) admits the large majority of applicants each year. In 2016, the school accepted 93 percent of those who applied. Those interested in applying will need to send in an application (which can be filled out online), scores from the SAT or ACT, and official high school transcripts. Check out PBAU's website for more information about applying, including important deadlines.

Admissions Data (2016)

Palm Beach Atlantic University Description

Palm Beach Atlantic University is an interdenominational Christian liberal arts institution located in West Palm Beach, Florida. It sits along the Intracoastal Waterway just a mile away from the Atlantic Ocean, allowing easy access to several local beaches, and the campus is also 30 minutes from Wellington and an hour north of Fort Lauderdale.

The university has an average class size of 17 students and an undergraduate student/faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Palm Beach Atlantic University offers 48 undergraduate majors and several graduate and professional degree programs. The organizational management major within the MacArthur School of Leadership is by far the most popular academic program at the university, with other popular courses of study including management, nursing and biblical and theological studies. Outside of academics, the university also has more than 60 social, professional and religious student clubs and organizations, and the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish compete as independent members of the NCAA Division II and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 3,764 (2,926 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female
  • 79% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,520
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,300
  • Other Expenses: $5,678
  • Total Cost: $44,004

Palm Beach Atlantic University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 57%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,319
    • Loans: $6,204

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Ministry, Nursing, Organizational Management, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 40%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Baseball, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Volleyball, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country, Tennis, Basketball

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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