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Palm Beach Atlantic University

Total Grad Surveys 7
Females 4
Males 3
Avg years at University 3.1
Research Quality A- (8.7)
Research Availability C (4.6)
Research Funding C- (3.8)
Graduate Politics C (4.3)
Not Errand Runners C- (3.8)
Degree Completion B+ (7.8)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] C+ (5.0)
Sufficient Pay C- (3.8)
Competitiveness A- (8.6)
Education Quality B- (6.4)
Faculty Accessibility C (4.5)
Useful Research C- (3.8)
"Individual" treatment C+ (5.4)
Friendliness C (4.7)
Safety C (4.5)
Campus Beauty C (4.2)
Campus Maintenance C (4.5)
University Spending C+ (5.7)
Extracurriculars C (4.4)
Scholastic Success B- (6.1)
Surrounding City B (7.2)
Social Life/ Environment B (7.0)
Sufficient PayC-
Research QualityA-
DR. Virkler was theOct 16 2016Other
DR. Virkler was the best prof at the graduate level. Kind and caring. Dr. Vensel was arrogant, condescending, self absorbed, makes very inappropriate remarks to students. Beautiful location just off the inlet. Lots to do in town. Very clean. Crime at night though, like anywhere else.
This university is great if you are talkingApr 19 2013Pharmacy
This university is great if you are talking about the students in the class and most of the professors. The top echelon as in the dean and her close supporters of the school is arrogant and lack compassion as well as professionalism. The current pharmacy dean is a embarassment to the school. She actually had a dean session to brag about herself and told us a story that GOD wanted her to be dean in a dream.... The most unprofessional and self absorbed dean I have ever met. Her only contribution to the school seems to be handing out punishments, promoting herself, and trying to push her form of super agressive christianity down the student's thorats.
PBAU has its problems, but I will assureOct 04 2009Pharmacy
PBAU has its problems, but I will assure you the problems at other universities are far greater. What amazes me is the amount of hatred that is on the internet about this school. The college has a fine mission statement (more complete than most schools) and I don't care what any one says I admire the morals this school holds. I have been going here for four years now and I love it.
The master's program wasSep 26 2008Other
The master's program was relevant to my job. The school delivered on its promises. The faculty are terrific and I still keep in touch with many of them. Ditto the other students. Overall, I was satisfied.
The pharmacy program originally charged $18,500 for tuitionMar 21 2006Pharmacy
The pharmacy program originally charged $18,500 for tuition during my 1st professional year of pharmacy school. The tuition has gone up 10% each year as has the cost of living in West Palm Beach. We do not see where our money is going as they charge us extra for EVERYTHING! We cannot print for free, we are charged random "access fees" for services no one (after 3 years) can identify, the server goes down weekly so we lose access to the website and our email accounts....the list goes on.

The most unbelievable part of the pharmacy school is that we have a new dean this year who has either 1) fired a handful of our faculty or 2) scared them out of the school because at least 5 of them have fled the school. He also does not interact with the students, nor does his wife who has conveniently taken the position of assistant dean. The faculty and staff are extremely secretive about new "policies" that are going to be implemented in the school. Basically, the school has VERY HIGH turnover rates so anyone who has a background in business knows that that raises a very big RED FLAG! I do NOT recommend this university for any future pharmacy students as it is definitely not worth your money or time!

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