About Palm Beach State College

Founded in 1933, Palm Beach State College. is a college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 30,520 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Palm Beach State College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 23:1. There are 300 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Palm Beach State College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at PBCC are considered , with ,41% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 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 State College.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Palm Beach State College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    70 Students rated on-campus housing 2.1 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    57 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    108 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    110 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    111 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    110 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    111 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    113 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Palm Beach State College?

120 Students rated Palm Beach State College

GERARD - 12/09/2022

Many people might found Palm Beach State College as a good place to start their journey and become who they would like to become in the future. However, I found it to be one of the best opportunities to become a successful student: improving my network, getting involve, and getting a major.

pierre - 12/12/2021

Palm Beach State College is an equal access, equal opportunity institution. The College complies with all state and federal laws granting rights to applicants for employment or admission to the College, employees, and students. The College prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, disability, or genetic information in any of its employment, educational programs or activities

Jessica - 11/12/2021

In my opinion, as someone who isn't a participant in student activities, PBSC is a simple college where many students arrive to learn, get a degree, and eventually move on. Nothing here is too well known, sports and the arts are just interests for particular groups and not for the college as a whole. Whereas many universities might feel like being in a loud, vibrant city, Palm Beach State feels like being in a small town: it's mostly calm, and everyone goes about their day.

Paige - 04/07/2021

I enjoy PBSC. As a student who decided to stay home for college it still provides me with a number of opportunities to meet new people and get involved on campus. The class sizes make it super easy to learn and develop a relationship with your professor and all of the staff is super helpful and easy to get into contact with.

Palm Beach State College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Palm Beach State College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Palm Beach State College is 100%. 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 _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back in time I would tell my high school senior self to make a plan and see it through. I entered college without a direction which has left me on a wayward path. Although every class I have completed and every program I have attempted has left me with invaluable knowledge and countless positive experiences, I regret that I have yet to use these skills in the workforce. I would tell my past self to prepare in advance and listen to my heart in order to persevere and meet my goals against all odds. You never know if you will like something unless you try it. I'am now 24 years old and on my way to a degree in Envirnomental Science. However, If I had known what I wanted to do sooner, I would already be working in my dream career. I have missed out on so much of life's opportunities by being indecisive and unsure of myself. If you want something, go for it.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates seem to be dedicated, this isnt like high school where you had to go. This is now college and it seems everyone has understanded that now they have to get serious. When we have team work in class you can see all the classmates are working together and working hard to get it completed correctly.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing i consider about my school are the lack of parking spaces. The college already knows that around 1,000 more students are comming to the college so why not expand parking. The books are out the door high and tuition is just as bad; so why not expand parking. Parking creates a huge dilema for students. Being late for class is one and so one..

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    The class selection isn't great, but many classes are offered.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Though far from home and extremely costly, I have considered Bethune Cookman University to be my only option when it came to pursuing my college degree in dentistry and nursing. However, the Palm Beach State College nursing program is known by many medical practices personally to be far more dexterous in the studies and practicals given to students throughout the required course. Also, their transfer program associated directly with Florida Atlantic University allows me to switch over my nursing courses on to my dentistry courses with ease while FAU is also noted for their succesful doctoral degrees.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    I love the fact that my school is like a little family. Everyone knows your name and if they dont they take the initiative to find out your name. My teachers know exactly who i am and we have direct contact where they have one on one time with you to answer any questions you may have.

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  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    the begining of my on going education

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The awake person should attend this school. As long as one eye can sense a bit of light.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The kind of person that should not attend this school, I would have to say would be a lazy, self detrimental, non reliable, non responsible person, that aspires to be nothing more than a wasted mass in society. Someone who hasn't any goals or abbitions to become anything greater than a carbon form wasting oxygen; you have to be motivated and wanting more for yourself and family in life. I recommend that the person has high priority to become something great, to become a productive member of society, instead of a burdon on themselves and others around them.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Palm Beach Communtiy College is best known for making all of it's campus enviromental friendly by going "green".

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Palm Beach State College has the tendency to cover all course fees whether you qualify for financial aid or not up until the end of the course when they abruptly introduce the bill. I have learned that students need to visit the financial aid office every course to really know if they are being covered by financial aid because the computer will not inform the student on the specific issues financial aid is having unless it is pertaining to documents missing.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    That it is so close to my house.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    That it is easier than a four year school is the biggest stereotype. This is not true. PBSC is o par with all Florida four year schools, so being easier is not correct.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    i do not know

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about this school is the location. I only live 15 minutes from the Palm Beach Gardens campus and the campus is not too big so I feel comfortable while there.

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  17. What are the academics like at your school?

    My favorite classes so far has been my writing classes to my surprise. I had a wonderful teacher who was so helpful and highly accessible. Most classes there is student participation but some of them are lecture based.

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  18. What are your classes like?

    wide and very comfortable.the type of the class that you can learn easily

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

68% of students attending Palm Beach State College receive some sort of financial aid. 60% were awarded federal grants. While 11% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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