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Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, FL

At A Glance

Main Address

901 S Flagler Dr

West Palm Beach, FL 33401-6505

www.pba.edu

Admission Office

901 South Flagler Drive

P.O. Box 24708

West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708

(561) 803-2100

Fax : (561) 803-2115

admit@pba.edu

Contact : Tim Worley

Vice President for Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Interdenominational

College Board Code: 5553

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 59.0%

Total undergraduates : 2,883

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 520

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 66.0%

Average financial aid package : $26,011.00

In-State Tuition : $33,475.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $33,475.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Urban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Sep 1

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : Aug 20

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : May 1

College will notify student of early action admission by : Jun 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : May 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : May 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 12 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 59.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 76.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 25.0%
Psychology : 14.0%
Health Professions : 12.0%
Theology and Religious Vocations : 9.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 7.0%
Communications/Journalism : 6.0%
Education : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Accounting and Finance M
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Finance, General B
International Business/Trade/Commerce B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Organizational Behavior Studies B
Organizational Leadership M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism B
Public Relations/Image Management B
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B
Computer and Information Sciences, General B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Elementary Education and Teaching B
English/Language Arts Teacher Education B
Mathematics Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer B
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling M
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor M
Nursing Administration M
Nursing Practice D
Pharmaceutical Sciences D
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling M

History
History, General B

Legal Professions & Studies
Pre-Law Studies B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Computer Science B
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Christian Studies M
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Forensic Chemistry B

Psychology
Counseling Psychology M
Psychology, General B

Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General B

Theology & Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies B
Missions/Missionary Studies B
Theology/Theological Studies B M

Visual & Performing Arts
Cinematography and Film/Video Production B
Dance, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Graphic Design B
Keyboard Instruments B
Music Performance, General B
Music Theory and Composition B
Music, General B
Voice and Opera B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

Student-Designed Major

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

New York Semester

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

350 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Law : 1.0%

Business : 1.0%

Medical : 0.0%

Other : 21.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : center for public policy, recital hall, chapel, center for experiential learning, center for integrated science learning, center for franchising

Geographic Location : 46 miles from Fort Lauderdale, 70 miles from Miami, 170 miles from Orlando.

Small City

Urban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 2,883

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 520

Degree-seeking undergrads : 2,376

Graduate enrollment : 808

Student General Information

All students average age : 22

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 65.0%

Out of state students : 35.0%

Part Time students : 5.0%

Percentage of males : 35.0%

Percentage of females : 65.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 4.0%

Black African American : 10.0%

Asian : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 15.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 5.0%

White : 61.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 4.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Undergraduate students required to donate 45 hours of community service for each year of attendance.

Student Newspaper : The Beacon

Student Newspaper URL : www.thebeacontoday.com/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 80.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 49.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $300.00

Housing deposit due : Aug 20

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Sailfish

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

Scholarship

NCAA Division II

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

Personal counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Minority students services

Financial aid counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Academic Support Programs

Writing center

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Remedial instruction

Reduced course load

Pre-admission summer program

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $50.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 1,534

Admitted : 1,464

Enrolled : 520

Less selective 95.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Religious Affiliation or Commitment

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Extracurricular Activities

Interview

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Talent/Ability

Considered

Alumni Relation

Class Rank

Level of Applicant's Interest

Volunteer Work

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

Non-traditional students are not required to submit test scores.

A note from the college

Secondary school record, recommendations, test scores, interview, application essay important.

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 3.0%

600 - 699 : 31.0%

500 - 599 : 46.0%

400 - 499 : 19.0%

300 - 399 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 22.0%

500 - 599 : 44.0%

400 - 499 : 28.0%

300 - 399 : 4.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 8.0%

24 - 29 : 32.0%

18 - 23 : 50.0%

12 - 17 : 10.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 2.0%

24 - 29 : 31.0%

18 - 23 : 40.0%

12 - 17 : 27.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 13.0%

24 - 29 : 30.0%

18 - 23 : 39.0%

12 - 17 : 16.0%

6 - 11 : 2.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Students submitting a score of 3 or higher on AP exams will be awarded credit-by-exam credits toward equivalent PBA courses. The American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations will be followed.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

3

0

Science Lab

3

0

Social Studies

0

0

Foreign Language

0

2

Academic Electives

5

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 79.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 49.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

470 - 590

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

510 - 610

ACT Composite

20 - 26


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: Our Admissions Committee looks favorably upon student applicants who take an AP course in high school. Taking an AP course helps to demonstrate college readiness and a willingness to seek an academic challenge.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

ART 1153

All

3

3*

ART 1123

Corresponding Major

3-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

Art History

3

3

ART 1112 & 4 elective credits

All

4

4

ART 1112

Corresponding Major

Biology

3

4

BIO 1043/1041

All

4

4

BIO 1103/1101

All

5

8

BIO 1043/1041 & 4 elective credits

All

5

8

BIO 1103/1101 & 1113/1111

Corresponding Major

Calculus AB

3

4

MAT 2804

All

Calculus BC

3

4

MAT 2804

All

4

8

MAT 2804 & 2904

All

Chemistry

3

4

PHY 1033/1031

All

4

4

CHM 1013/1011

All

4

4

CHM 1123/1111

Health Science

5

8

CHM 1013/1011 & 1023/1021

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

4

6

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

Computer Science A

3

3

--

All

Drawing

3

3

ART 1123

All

3

3*

ART 1123

Corresponding Major

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENG 1113

All

4

6

ENG 1113 & 1123

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3*

ENG 1113

All

4

6*

ENG 1113 & 1123

All

Environmental Science

3

3

BIO 1023 or BIO 1043

All

European History

3

3

--

All

4

6

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

FRN 2113

All

4

6

FRN 2113 & 2123

All

German Language and Culture

3

3

GRN 2113

All

4

6

GRN 2113 & 2123

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

4

6

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

4

6

--

All

Latin

3

3

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

BUS 2343

All

Microeconomics

3

3

BUS 2353

All

Music Aural Subscore

3

--*

--

All

Music Non-Aural Subscore

3

--*

--

All

Music Theory

3

3*

MUS 1113 (as well as MUS 1131 based on aural & non-aural subscores)

All

5

6*

MUS 1113 & 1123 (as well as MUS 1131 & MUS 1141 based on each aural & non-aural subscores of 5)

All

Physics B

3

4

PHY 2013 & 2111

All

4

8

PHY 2013, 2111, 2023 & 2121

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

PHY 2023 & 2121

All

4

4

PHY 2123 & 2121

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

PHY 2013 & 2111

All

4

4

PHY 2113 & 2111

All

Psychology

3

3

PSY 2133

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

SPN 2113

All

4

6

SPN 2113 & 2123

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

--

All

4

6

--

All

Statistics

3

3

MAT 2003

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

PLS 2113

All

United States History

3

3

HIS 2213

All

4

6

HIS 2213 & 2223

All

World History: Modern

3

3

--

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Biology

50

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

4

Chemistry

50

3

College Algebra

50

3

College Composition

50

6

College Mathematics

50

3

English Literature

50

3

Financial Accounting

50

3

French I

50

4

French II

62

8

German I

50

4

German II

63

8

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

3

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

3

Spanish I

50

4

Spanish II

63

8

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 80.0%

% of loans / jobs : 20.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 83.0%

% Judged to have need : 88.0%

% that were offered aid : 87.0%

% that had need fully met : 13.0%

% of need met : 66.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $26,011.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $23,861.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,259.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $27,530.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : May 1

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Darly Adams

Financial aid office phone : (561) 803-2126

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Noncustodial Profile

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $790.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Alumni Affiliation

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

ROTC

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

External finance company

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered at a cooperating institution

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$33,475.00

$33,475.00

$33,475.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$33,475.00

$33,475.00

$33,475.00

Room and board:

$10,722.00

$9,869.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,104.00

$1,104.00

$1,104.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,994.00

$1,994.00

$1,994.00

Transportation expenses:

$5,243.00

$6,096.00

$6,096.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$52,538.00

$52,538.00

$42,669.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$52,538.00

$52,538.00

$42,669.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 12

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.5

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1.67

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 67

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 88

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 32

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 362

Transfers admitted percentage: 90.0%

Transfers admitted: 327

Transfers enrolled percentage: 59.0%

Transfers enrolled: 217

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

Application, essay, and transcripts from all institutions attended.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $50.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $33,475.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $10,722.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $9,869.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $790.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $1,433,590.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 80

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 84

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 79

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser