Palm Beach Atlantic University

country rank  1050
world rank  3012

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University Overview

Established in 1968, Palm Beach Atlantic University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of West Palm Beach (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Florida. This institution also has a branch campus in Orlando. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Interdenominational religion. Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 52 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. PBA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym PBA
Founded 1968
Motto Enlightening Minds, Enriching Souls, Extending Hands
Colours Navy and white

University Location

Address 901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach
33401 Florida
United States
Tel +1 (561) 803 2000
Fax +1 (561) 803 2115
Other locations Orlando

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 1301 Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach 33401
(561) 803 2000
888 468 6722

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Interdenominational Christian-Interdenominational

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Palm Beach Atlantic University's Library
Palm Beach Atlantic University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 143,414 physical volumes, 9,690 physical media, 98,917 digital/electronic medium and 140 licensed digital/electronic databases. Palm Beach Atlantic University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Palm Beach Atlantic University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,230 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1972


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
  • Florida Board of Nursing


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Palm Beach Atlantic University Inc.
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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