Palm Beach Atlantic University

Private, Four-years School Located in West Palm Beach, FL

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How much is the PBA tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, PBA's tuition & fees is $37,990.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $58,785 when a student lives on-campus.

PBA Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$37,990
Books & Supplies Costs$1,117
On-campus Room & Board$11,690
On-campus Expenses$7,988
Off-campus Room & Board$10,581
Off-campus Expenses$8,942
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$34,900

How Much Does it Cost to Go to PBA for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $175,402 at PBA. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $268,503. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $171,591.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$40,202$61,224$39,012
Sophomore (2024-25)$42,542$65,000$41,495
Junior (2025-26)$45,019$69,010$44,137
Senior (2026-27)$47,640$73,270$46,948
4 Years Total$175,402$268,503$171,591
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$42,542$65,000$41,495
Sophomore (2025-26)$45,019$69,010$44,137
Junior (2026-27)$47,640$73,270$46,948
Senior (2027-28)$50,413$77,793$49,939
4 Years Total$185,614$285,073$182,519
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$45,019$69,010$44,137
Sophomore (2026-27)$47,640$73,270$46,948
Junior (2027-28)$50,413$77,793$49,939
Senior (2028-29)$53,348$82,598$53,123
4 Years Total$196,420$302,671$194,147
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$47,640$73,270$46,948
Sophomore (2027-28)$50,413$77,793$49,939
Junior (2028-29)$53,348$82,598$53,123
Senior (2029-30)$56,454$87,702$56,510
4 Years Total$207,855$321,363$206,520
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$50,413$77,793$49,939
Sophomore (2028-29)$53,348$82,598$53,123
Junior (2029-30)$56,454$87,702$56,510
Senior (2030-31)$59,740$93,122$60,115
4 Years Total$219,955$341,216$219,687

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, PBA' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Florida, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $19,195.
Palm Beach Atlantic University$37,990
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Florida Four-years Colleges$17,068
Public Schools$4,190$8,844
Private Schools$19,195

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between PBA and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Palm Beach Atlantic UniversityWest Palm Beach, FL$37,990$12,977
University of New HavenWest Haven, CT$45,730$19,240
Southern Utah UniversityCedar City, UT$20,586$24,548
York College of PennsylvaniaYork, PA$24,606$12,240
National UniversitySan Diego, CA$13,320$15,912
California University of PennsylvaniaCalifornia, PA$15,726$18,508
Vanguard University of Southern CaliforniaCosta Mesa, CA$39,950$12,718
LeTourneau UniversityLongview, TX$35,500$16,875
John Carroll UniversityUniversity Heights, OH$49,100$14,725
William Carey UniversityHattiesburg, MS$14,685$12,672
Rider UniversityLawrenceville, NJ$38,900$19,061

Financial Aid and COA

At Palm Beach Atlantic University, 2,161 students (76%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $20,990.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at PBA is $37,795 for students living on-campus and $37,640 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 500 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $22,749 and the average amount of student loans is $7,036.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$58,785
COA (off-campus)$58,630
Tuition & Fees$37,990
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$20,795
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$20,640
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$37,795
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$37,640
Average Financial Aid$20,990
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,16176%$20,990
Pell Grants71825%$4,757
Federal Student Loan1,10039%$6,425
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid500100%-
Grants or Scholarships49999%$22,749
Federal Grants14529%$5,019
Pell Grants14529%$4,772
Other Federal Grants5812%$617
State/Local Grants21843%$5,598
Institutional Grants49899%$18,883
Student Loan Aid24148%$7,036
Federal Student Loans23547%$5,192
Other Student Loans275%$17,614

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

PBA's acceptance rate is 89.86%. A total of 1,923 applicants applied to and 1,728 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 505 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 29.22%.
To apply to PBA, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program and Recommendations. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate89.86%90.06%89.76%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)29.22%31.72%27.96%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to PBA. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,135 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 23.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 25.
SAT Total1,1351,0301,240
National Average1,174
Florida Average1,153
SAT EBRW575520630
SAT Math560510610
ACT Composite232026
National Average25
Florida Average24
ACT Math221825
ACT English242028

Student Population

Palm Beach Atlantic University has a total of 3,828 students including 3,027 undergraduate and 801 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,346 male students and 2,341 female students attending PBA. The school offers online degree programs and 280 students enrolled online exclusively (7.31% of all students).
Total3,687 1,3462,341
Undergraduate2,837 1,0491,788
Graduate850 297553

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address901 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered78 Programs
Online Program Offered9 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered22 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate88.00%
Student Population3,828
Graduation Rate56%
Retention Rate76% (Full-time), 33% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties164 (Full-time), 162 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs396 (Full-time), 215 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$73,951
Average Staff Salary$55,647