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Palm Beach Atlantic College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1968
Affiliation: Christian nondenominational
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,524
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708

Website

http://www.pba.edu

Admissions E-mail

admit@pba.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mr. Rod Sullivan
Admissions office telephone: (888) 468-6722
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 18


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Required
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Very important
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 76%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 76%
Total applicants: 1,086
Total acceptances: 823
Total freshman enrollment: 400
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 424
Male acceptances: 268
Male freshman enrollment: 156
 
Female applicants: 662
Female acceptances: 555
Female freshman enrollment: 244
Out-of-state freshmen: 32%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 20%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 49%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 79%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 56%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 72%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 490 - 600
Math: 480 - 580
Combined: 970 - 1180


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.1% 2.1%
600-699 22.6% 19.9%
500-599 50.3% 47.3%
400-499 23.0% 29.1%
300-399 1.0% 1.7%
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 46%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 - 26
Math: 19 - 25
Composite: 21 - 25


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 3.2% 6.0% 4.3%
24-29 35.7% 37.8% 36.2%
18-23 58.4% 48.7% 46.5%
12-17 2.7% 6.5% 13.0%
6-11 N/A 1.1% N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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