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Founded in 1968, Palm Beach Atlantic University. is a Private college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,926 full time undergraduate students, and 838 full time graduate students.
The Palm Beach Atlantic University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 173 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Palm Beach Atlantic University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at PBA are considered Less Selective, with ,19% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 35 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
68 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.
61 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
78 Students rated campus food 2.6 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.
80 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
80 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.
80 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.
80 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.
80 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.
38 Students rated Palm Beach Atlantic University
Personally I believe Palm Beach Atlantic University is a wonderful place to learn what you want to pursue in. Who wouldn't want to be by the beach and warm weather all the time?! Student and Faculty here are super nice and supportive as well. Many sports and activities to join and places to explore.
Palm Beach Atlantic University is perfect for the student that is seeking community, involvement, and fun while pursuing their education. With small class sizes and a smaller community of students, it is easy to make friends and get plugged in quickly. The student population is very diverse, and people in general just seem more friendly than at public colleges and universities. Although the university is a private Christian school, students from many different backgrounds attend, adding to the rich diversity of culture and thought. There are many clubs to get involved in, and students are encouraged to reach out and serve their community. School spirit is always at a high, and students never really fail to have fun when they're outside of the classroom. The academics are fair, but some degree paths are easier than others. It depends on your professors. The best thing about Palm Beach Atlantic University is probably that it is so near to the ocean. In the beautiful Florida weather, it's almost always great to hit the beach after a tough day of classes.
PBA is an amazing university, where everyone supports each other! Students, faculty, and staff are selfless and care about your success and your well being!
There are both highs and lows to my experience at PBA. I love my community of friends, the ministry department, and the atmosphere on campus. However I have had some bad experiences a professor and dread caf life. But I take the bad with the good and make the best of my college experience. Overall I love my life here and wouldn't trade it for the world.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Palm Beach Atlantic University is 93%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I would have paid more attention and school, and made sure I have it my very best. Even though I graduated with pretty good grades, I could have done better to get a perfect 4.0. Better grades equal more oportunities such as full scholarships, where I wouldn't have to worry about the cost of school now.
The majority of my classmates are conservative, white, wealthy students who are friendly and enthusiastic about their social life, even if that means their academic career may suffer.
Palm Beach Atlantic University is a small college, beautiful college that makes you feel comfortable and at home in the midst of city life.
Palm Beach Atlantic University is a christian based school. It may be a small university but it was the best decsion of my life. The part that makes it unique is we get to build relationships with our professors. My professor gets to know me better than anyone else can. Through all the hardwork i can meet my professor and he or she will help me with any questions i have. Another reason why it's unique, I get to live on the beach! After all the hard work i get to go to the beach and relax.
Location Christian atmosphere
A person who loves to learn should attend this school. This university has a wonderful academic reputation with lots of choices regarding majors. The professors here are very friendly and take an interest in their students' lives.
Someone who is not willing to participate in school activities, such as chuch, communtiy service, and clubs.
My school seems to have lost touch with the indevidual student. Professors are caring and personable, but the administration seems more intrested in making money than anything esle.
The only thing that I wish I would have known before attending this school was the major that I wanted to declare. I think I would have taken more classes that had to do with what ended up being my minor, simply because I declared a Communication major before I knew what I wanted.
The beautiful location in downtown West Palm Beach with the water so close by.
The fact the campus is located literally a five minute walk from the beautiful Intercoastal Waterway, and only a mile from the beautiful beaches of West Palm Beach. The location is absolutely gorgeous to go along with an amazing student atmosphere.
No. Though there are a lot of white students at PBA, we're certainly not all rich (even though there may be a couple of those...). And though we do live near the beach, we're not all beach bums either. Everyday life tends to get in the way of constantly being at the beach. I do have to admit that I was there VERY often my first semester at PBA. Now I just take it for-granted.
The professors are great at PBA! They know your name, and you are never invisible in a class. The class sizes are small. The largest class I have had at PBA was about 50 students. I've had a History class with about 10 (which was awesome!). I never feel afraid to ask a question or get involved in class, because most students are pretty active.
It is easy to connect with professors outside of the classroom. You can stay after class and chat, go to their office during hours, or send them an e-mail to set-up an appointment. You see professors walking around campus all the time, and often they are walking with their students. It's nice to see that the professors here value their relationships with their students.
PBA also has some great elective choices, Scuba, for example. Right now I am in an Intro to Latin Dance class, which is a ton of fun! I absolutely love the Communication Department at PBA, mostly because of the professors. I feel like I am actually engaged in what I am learning and am able to apply what I have learned in the classroom to everyday life. Some of the courses I have enjoyed were: Interpersonal Communication (where you learn about relationships, among many other things), Gender Communication, and Non-Verbal Communication.
Sailfish Cup is a huge new-tradition on campus. It's only about three years or four years old, but it's hosted by Campus Recreation and Intramurals. It's a competition between Dorms over the course of a weekend that involves sporting events, board game competitions, and Lip-Sync (which is the most popular event... you can find performances on YouTube), among other things. This is by far one of my favorite weekends of the year.
Live on campus for at least a year! If you do not, you will have a hard time feeling like you are a part of the community here.
The girl to guy ratio is rumored to be pretty terrible. I don't know if it's all true, but I have been single almost my entire time at PBA. Many people who go here are in pretty serious relationships and it's not uncommon to hear of about a hundred weddings during the spring and summer. It's certainly not uncommon to have married or engaged students in your classes.
There is no Greek life on campus, and if you're awake on Tuesday at 2 am you are either studying or writing papers. Not many students attend athletic events unless it's actually on-campus.
Many people would stereotype all PBA students to be beach bum surfers who all play the guitar.
PBA is a rather small Christian University. However, the size of it makes the community very close. It is easy to get to know people because you see them everyday, and your professors make a great deal of effort to get to know you. The professors have been one of my favorite aspects of the school. I went to a large public high school in Ohio and I often heard that in college my professors would not care about me. This is not the case at PBA at all! Many of my professors have taken the time to get to know me personally and I know that I have thrived in my education because of this fact. I honestly cannot say enough good things about the many professors I have come to know and love.
There are a lot of rules students should know before they come to PBA, because if they do not, they often end up transferring to a different school. There are many, many transfer students (both to and from PBA). Read the Navigator before you decide to come here. There is no sense in being ignorant of the fact that there are rules which PBA expects its students to follow. However, the administration is forgiving and does realize that students make "mistakes". Though students will often be punished for mess-ups, there is an air of forgiveness around campus.
PBA is in a constant state of change, which is something nice about the University. We just got a new President, Lou Hardin (who came from Arkansas). This fall we completed our Library, which is absolutely stunning. Recently, we purchased a new building for the Theatre Department (which was sorely needed), and we are in the process of building a new recreation facility with all of our own sports fields. All the change makes me excited about the future of PBA. I hope to see a great deal of expansion after I am graduated.
I also love the location of PBA. I originally came here because I wanted to get out of Ohio and wanted to experience something different. The beach is a perk of going to school at PBA, but like I said earlier, everyday life gets in the way most of the time. After living in West Palm Beach for 2 1/2 years I have come to take the area for-granted. I love the fact that PBA is in the city. There are tons of places to rent for students who want to live off-campus, and there are lots of things to do in the city itself. CityPlace (a shopping center in West Palm) is two blocks away from campus and it has a movie theatre, Starbucks, GAP, Victoria's Secret, Barnes and Noble, Macy's, Cheesecake Factory, and also many other things. Every Friday and Saturday CityPlace has live bands performing and there are a lot of really cool restaurants like Taverna Opa's and Carousel. Also, Clematis Street is about five blocks away from PBA and it does have night-life for the "over-21" crowd. Not only that, but on Clematis there is another Starbucks, more restaurants, a brand-new public library, and on Thursdays they do "Clematis by Night" where live local bands perform and local vendors set-up shop in the square.
PBA also has things to do on campus. Coffeehouses are one of my favorite campus activities, though it is usually a younger crowd who attends these events. At coffeehouses there are poetry readings, student bands and performers and different themes. I always enjoy seeing the talent of fellow-students which is why I enjoy going to Coffeehouses. Intramurals are HUGE at PBA. They are one of the best ways to meet new people and make new friends. We have a ton of Intramurals, and if we don't have the sport you want, just suggest that they add it to their schedule and they usually make accommodations. Over 1/2 the student body participates in intramurals, and it's people should definitely get involved in.
I am completely satisfied with Palm Beach Atlantic Universty i have no fustrations within myself for the this school and i am excited on entering this fall.
I do nothing on campus and I go downtown to the bars.
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100% of students
attending Palm Beach Atlantic University receive some sort of financial aid.
28% were awarded federal grants.
While 57% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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