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Colleges / Palm Beach Atlantic University

Palm Beach Atlantic Admissions

If you want to apply to Palm Beach Atlantic, the fee for the application is $50.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Palm Beach Atlantic Admissions Stats at a Glance

Palm Beach Atlantic 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean SAT Score 1100
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 68%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 36%
Waitlist Yes

Applying Early to Palm Beach Atlantic?

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

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is May 1, which is coming up fast! Palm Beach Atlantic will release EA admissions decisions no later than June 1.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Palm Beach Atlantic University

It is moderately difficult to get into Palm Beach Atlantic. Palm Beach Atlantic evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Palm Beach Atlantic accepted 92% of all applicants, around 1,450 of the 1,581 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Palm Beach Atlantic, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to early action program is program very difficult.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

Palm Beach Atlantic has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Palm Beach Atlantic Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Palm Beach Atlantic

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Palm Beach Atlantic Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Palm Beach Atlantic must submit the following items. Double check with Palm Beach Atlantic's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Palm Beach Atlantic?

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

Palm Beach Atlantic does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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.

In 2021, 68% of Palm Beach Atlantic's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 36% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Palm Beach Atlantic?

To be competitive with other Palm Beach Atlantic applicants, you should strive to earn between 1000 and 1210 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Palm Beach Atlantic 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1210 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Palm Beach Atlantic student is 1100.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Palm Beach Atlantic students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Palm Beach Atlantic students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Palm Beach Atlantic?

To be most competitive at Palm Beach Atlantic, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Palm Beach Atlantic's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Palm Beach Atlantic students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to Palm Beach Atlantic University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Palm Beach Atlantic. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Palm Beach Atlantic during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Palm Beach Atlantic Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Palm Beach Atlantic?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Palm Beach Atlantic.

Does Palm Beach Atlantic accept transfer credits?

Palm Beach Atlantic accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Palm Beach Atlantic accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • Life Long Learning Credit
  • ACE recommendations for credit
  • Excelsior College Examinations

Does Palm Beach Atlantic accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Palm Beach Atlantic accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Palm Beach Atlantic?

No, Palm Beach Atlantic is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Palm Beach Atlantic's acceptance rate?

Palm Beach Atlantic's acceptance rate is 92%.

Want To Learn More About Palm Beach Atlantic?

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Palm Beach Atlantic Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

92%

How hard is it to get into Palm Beach Atlantic? Palm Beach Atlantic is a somewhat selective institution. The Palm Beach Atlantic acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 91 out of every 100 applicants.

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Palm Beach Atlantic Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

Palm Beach Atlantic ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

20 to 27

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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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

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Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1210

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Math SAT Range

490 - 590

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Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1210 and Above

Good

1000 to 1210

Avg

1000 and Less

Low

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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,704

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

92%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$33,538

Out-of-State

$33,538

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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