About PBA

About PBA

Learn more about PBA's academics, Christian life, student involvement, and other great aspects of Florida's top Christian university.Since 1968, Palm Beach Atlantic University has been preparing students just like you to go out and truly make a difference in the world.

So, what sets PBA apart from other colleges and universities?

Our Learning Philosophy

No matter which of our more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs you choose, you’ll learn in a Christ-centered environment from dedicated men and women of faith who are dedicated to your success. You’ll enhance what you learn in the classroom through real-world experiences, such as internships, “Workship,” study abroad and research opportunities.

Our Focus on Faith

We believe PBA is the top Christian college in Florida. While we welcome students of all faiths and those still seeking their spiritual path, Christ is at the center of all we do — from curriculum to mission trips, athletics teams to student organizations.
Your education at PBA will help you to strengthen your Christian faith, making you better able to be His hands and feet in this world.

Our Community Service

You have a desire to impact the world. So does PBA. That’s why you’ll be asked to seek out causes close to your heart and volunteer with nonprofits in your area of passion (45 hours a year are required). Workship, a PBA tradition since 1968, is a distinctive community service program that responds to human needs with Christ-like action in the community and the world. Through Workship, PBA students can discern their vocation and develop a life-long habit of servant leadership. To date, students have volunteered more than 2.6 million hours. In fact, the Corporation for National and Community Service has placed PBA on its Honor Roll for exemplary service to America’s communities every year since its launch in 2006.

Our Supportive Community

When you become a part of PBA, you become a part of a family — a family that includes students from more than 40 nations; a family that includes faculty who go beyond imparting knowledge to imparting wisdom. From day one, you’ll feel the support and encouragement of faculty, staff and your fellow students.

Our Location

PBA’s tropical location in West Palm Beach, Florida, provides the ultimate environment for living and learning. You’ll be within walking distance to breathtaking beaches and Fortune 500 companies. Our location offers you access to culture, professional opportunities and fun in what is home to 6.5 million people -- the Miami-Dade-Broward-Palm Beach Metroplex. The area is the economic gateway to the Caribbean, South and Central America; home to every major sports franchise, and the nation's tourism hub -- especially for the cruise industry.

Our Preparations for Life

PBA goes beyond preparing you to earn a degree. Here, you’ll be prepared for a life of leadership, service and faith. Our graduates will tell you they wouldn’t be where they are without PBA. Someday, we know you’ll say the same.

Speaking of PBA...

The single biggest benefit of going to PBA was the access to opportunities. I’m not sure you could get that at a larger school. You don’t get lost at PBA. You’re connected and involved in the community and that helped shape my identity.”
--Tressie George, alum, attorney, Whitehead Law Offices, West Palm Beach