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About Palm Beach Atlantic

Palm Beach Atlantic University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in West Palm Beach, Florida. Palm Beach Atlantic was founded in 1968 and now enrolls around 3,704 students a year, including 2,916 undergrads.

Palm Beach Atlantic offers housing for up to 1,216 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of Palm Beach Atlantic's endowment was $85.378 million For each full-time student, Palm Beach Atlantic spends about $24,271. There are 12 Palm Beach Atlantic undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Palm Beach Atlantic Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Mean ACT score 24
Mean SAT score 1100
Tuition $33,538

Palm Beach Atlantic Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at Palm Beach Atlantic

Palm Beach Atlantic University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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The deadline to apply early to Palm Beach Atlantic is on May 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!

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Palm Beach Atlantic Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Palm Beach Atlantic. Palm Beach Atlantic admitted 92% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 1,581 applications received in 2021, 1,450 students were offered admission.

Palm Beach Atlantic Waitlist 2021

Palm Beach Atlantic reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Palm Beach Atlantic University?

Palm Beach Atlantic is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Palm Beach Atlantic, applicants must submit the following items.

Palm Beach Atlantic Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Palm Beach Atlantic

The mean composite SAT score is 1100. The mean ACT score for Palm Beach Atlantic students is 24.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Palm Beach Atlantic.

Does Palm Beach Atlantic Require Test Scores?

Palm Beach Atlantic is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 68% submitted the SAT. 36% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Palm Beach Atlantic

Yes! Palm Beach Atlantic provides on-campus housing for up to 1,216 students.

Palm Beach Atlantic students are active in the school's Impact Leadership Team, Nursing Student Association and Nurses Christian Fellowship. Christival, Paradise Weekend, and and Sailfish Cup are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Palm Beach Atlantic.

Financial Aid at Palm Beach Atlantic

Palm Beach Atlantic meets 61.95% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $25,200 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Palm Beach Atlantic a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Palm Beach Atlantic

About 73% of students who start at Palm Beach Atlantic come back for their second year of college. Out of the 514 students who started at Palm Beach Atlantic as first-time freshman, 236 graduate within four years.

Palm Beach Atlantic's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 58%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Palm Beach Atlantic Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 40% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $40,000 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $28,831 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Palm Beach Atlantic sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Palm Beach Atlantic a good school for you?

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Where is Palm Beach Atlantic?

Palm Beach Atlantic is located in the urban setting of West Palm Beach, Florida, less than an hour from Miami-Dade County and Broward County.

If you want to see Palm Beach Atlantic for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to West Palm Beach, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Palm Beach International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Palm Beach Atlantic and West Palm Beach are like without leaving home.

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College Info

901 South Flagler Drive, PO Box 24708 West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708

Campus Setting: Urban

Palm Beach Atlantic Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Palm Beach Atlantic is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Palm Beach Atlantic is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Palm Beach Atlantic ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Palm Beach Atlantic is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Palm Beach Atlantic. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Palm Beach Atlantic SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1210


Math SAT Range

490 - 590


Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Palm Beach Atlantic students is 1100. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Palm Beach Atlantic, while applicants with SAT scores between 1000 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1000 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Palm Beach Atlantic.

Palm Beach Atlantic Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Palm Beach Atlantic is like? There are approximately 3,704 students enrolled at Palm Beach Atlantic, including 2,916 undergraduate students and 788 graduate students. 77% percent of students attend school full-time, 74% percent are from FL and 26% percent of students are from other states.


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