Palm Beach Atlantic University – West Palm Beach

901 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

About Palm Beach Atlantic University – West Palm Beach

Palm Beach Atlantic University – West Palm Beach is classified as a college or university with a medium-sized master’s program. Colleges and universities with a medium-sized master’s program typically award between 100 and 199 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees only within the professional fields. Most graduate degrees are awarded in fields other than education or business. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate2,434
Student Age% Under 2562%
 % 25 and Over37%
 % Age Unknown1%
Attendance Type% Full-time86%
 % Part-time14%
Race/Ethnicity% White56.6%
 % Black17.0%
 % Asian1.7%
 % Latino13.3%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Race Unknown7.9%
 % International student3%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted80%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled42%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT78%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT62%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800573 / 800
 SAT Writing455 / 800550 / 800
 SAT Math460 / 800570 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite20 / 3625 / 36
 ACT English20 / 3626
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math18 / 3625 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$30
 Graduate Application Fee$45
 In-State Tuition & Fees$23,400
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$23,400
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid100%
 % Undergraduates with Loans61%
 % Undergraduates with Grants97%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,300
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,534
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,000
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,650
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,150
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,150

Neighborhood Data for the West Palm Beach Area

Median Age38.1
Median Household Income$45,806
Total Population98,795
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.4% 50.6%
 Age 0-950.2%49.8%
 Age 10-1758.0%42.0%
 Age 18-2451.7%48.3%
 Age 25-2948.5%51.5%
 Age 30-3950.8%49.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White60.9%
 % Black30.4%
 % Asian2.3%
 % Latino23.2%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.7%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,534
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,000
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$910
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50018.5%8.7%5.5%
 $500 to $74940.6%17.6%0.0%
 $750 to $99911.8%40.5%25.4%
 Over $100029.1%33.1%62.2%
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