Palm Beach Atlantic University (Palm Beach Atlantic)

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Palm Beach Atlantic University can be found in West Palm Beach, FL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around four thousand students enrolled each year at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at Palm Beach Atlantic University. A score between 980 to 1200 on the SAT exam, or 20 to 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Palm Beach Atlantic average GPA (3.06 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Palm Beach Atlantic sends acceptance letters to about 100 percent of applicants per year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 36 percent of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Palm Beach Atlantic Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Palm Beach Atlantic University was reported as 95.4% in Fall 2020 with over 1,530 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Palm Beach Atlantic ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • Palm Beach Atlantic Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Palm Beach Atlantic University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Palm Beach Atlantic University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Palm Beach Atlantic University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 93.4%
  • 2017-2018: 97.4%
  • 2018-2019: 95.3%
  • 2019-2020: 95.4%
  • Projected Palm Beach Atlantic Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 88.8%

How Does Palm Beach Atlantic Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Palm Beach Atlantic University is sixty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
St. Thomas University55.0%
Florida Memorial University40.0%
Johnson & Wales University-North Miami87.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Palm Beach Atlantic (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 610
Math470 - 590
Total Score980 - 1200
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math17 - 25
Composite Score20 - 26
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