Palm Beach Atlantic University Reviews
Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) was a great school to attend. The 60 credit psychology degree required a minor (which there are many to choose from). PBA provided me with a strong foundation of theories that has allowed me to easily adapt to changing circumstances.
Palm Beach Atlantic University was great for a person looking for a smaller intimate student body. With less students and smaller classes you are able to achieve more one on one time with professors. This school is a private school so some requirements such as attending chapel services or volunteer hours is expected. Honestly these requirements help you meet new people and make connections within the community. My chemistry program was challenging but he professors were a great help with offices hours or hosting a study group session. My overall experience was great because it was everything I was looking for in order to stay focused and achieve my degree.
Palm Beach Atlantic University offers benefits for certain students. If you are looking to further your education in Christianity and theology, as well as further personal religious growth, than I recommend this school. The Bible and Ministry program professors that I encountered were well educated, wise, and professional. However, this is not the case for most of the other programs offered at Palm Beach Atlantic University. The Music Department was unorganized, constantly fluctuating in professors employed, and lacked clear direction and professionalism. Professors often displayed personal agendas and opinions at the expense of education and professionalism. Requesting assistance through an adviser was almost impossible. I completed my degree with successfully meeting with my adviser only once, though I requested multiple times.
Palm Beach Atlantic University has helped change my life. As I entered the university, I was going through a lot of personal things. The professors at PBA took the time to not only help me academically but worked with me to help me find my way in my personal life. I am thankful the professors are dedicated not only to academic growth but also to personal development and growth.
If you're looking for a university that teaches you how to apply the principles learned in courses not only to your work experiences but also to life experiences and incorporates your faith, then Palm Beach Atlantic University is the place for you. Class sizes are small usually averaging 15-20 students in an evening course. Some of the professors are alumni and therefore understand what a student may go through balancing school, family, and a full-time job. The school is also big on giving back to the community and therefore requires community service hours to be performed at a local non-profit agency of your choosing, stretching you to reach out to an agency that you have never worked with before, increasing your knowledge base with other organizations. The student population is very diverse ranging fun various ages, to various races, gender, work and life experiences, and varied faiths. The curriculum is designed to met you wherever you are and increase your knowledge base, strengthen your faith, and succeed on the job and in life. I am a better person and employee for my experience at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
PBA is an amazing school. The teachers put all their effort and heart into their students. It is very common to see teachers and staff in the Cafeteria eating right along side with students. As a teacher, I was able to make so many connections with present teachers in the county by observing and working along side of them a lot. I will be going back as a graduate student in the fall because I love the school so much. PBA is a family.
PBA is a small campus. I really liked it in my prerequisite time, but as in many small schools there are big cliques that you don't notice as much when you go to a big school. I enjoyed my experience with the friends I met, but unless you are part of a club called ILT or involved in a sports team you are nobody on that campus. Being a Christian university I thought things would be different, but the teachers still had their favorites they would do anything for and if you didn't kiss butt they didn't know who you were.