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Colleges / Palm Beach Atlantic University

Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate90%
Acceptance Rate90%

Palm Beach Atlantic Admissions

Reach out to Palm Beach Atlantic University's admissions department for more information on applying.

Students who submit their applications to Palm Beach Atlantic for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Palm Beach Atlantic Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Palm Beach Atlantic's admissions stats.

Palm Beach Atlantic 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean SAT Score 1100
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 77%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 31%
Waitlist No

Palm Beach Atlantic University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Palm Beach Atlantic?

Palm Beach Atlantic does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Palm Beach Atlantic University Admissions

Is Palm Beach Atlantic Hard To Get Into?

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.

In 2021, Palm Beach Atlantic accepted 90% of students, around 1,728 from the 1,923 applicants.

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.

Transferring to Palm Beach Atlantic University

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

For Students Waitlisted to Palm Beach Atlantic

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 are most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Palm Beach Atlantic

What does Palm Beach Atlantic consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Interview Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Palm Beach Atlantic for more information on admission factors.

Palm Beach Atlantic Application Requirements

To apply to Palm Beach Atlantic, all applicants 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)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Palm Beach Atlantic has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Palm Beach Atlantic considers ACT or SAT scores as part of 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 2022, 77% of Palm Beach Atlantic's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 31% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Palm Beach Atlantic?

To be competitive with other Palm Beach Atlantic applicants, you should strive to score between 1020 and 1260 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Palm Beach Atlantic 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1260 and 25% of scored lower than 1020, 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 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Palm Beach Atlantic students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Palm Beach Atlantic?

To be most competitive at Palm Beach Atlantic, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Palm Beach Atlantic's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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 • 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 it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Palm Beach Atlantic's acceptance rate?

✅ Palm Beach Atlantic has an acceptance rate of 90%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Palm Beach Atlantic?

❌ Palm Beach Atlantic does not offer early decision.

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Palm Beach Atlantic Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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 90%. This means that the institution accepts 89 out of every 100 applicants.


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


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


20 to 26


20 and Less


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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 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Palm Beach Atlantic. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 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

1020 - 1260


Math SAT Range

510 - 610


Reading SAT Range

520 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1260 and Above


1020 to 1260


1020 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Palm Beach Atlantic students is 1100. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Palm Beach Atlantic, while applicants with SAT scores between 1020 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1020 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

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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