Admissions Information

The application fee is $50 for applying undergraduate school and $50 for graduate school at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$50
Graduate Application Fees$50
Admission Informationwww.pba.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationwww.pba.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/index.html
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Doctoral (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 89.86% and the yield is 29.22%. 644 men and 1,279 women applied to PBA and 580 men and 1,148 women students were accepted. Among them, 184 men and 321 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,9236441,279
Admitted1,7285801,148
Enrolled505184321
Acceptance Rate 89.86%90.06%89.76%
Yield 29.22%31.72%27.96%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 389 students (77% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 157 students (31%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 630 and the 25th percentile is 520. The SAT Math score is 610 (75th) and 510 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 26 (75th percentile) and 20 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing520630
SAT Math510610
ACT Composite2026
ACT Math1825
ACT English2028
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Palm Beach Atlantic University are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,121, ACT: 65 - private (not-for-profit) Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, and High School Record (or Transcript) to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Palm Beach Atlantic University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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PBA Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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