Tuition & Fees

$9,959

$23,278

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
2%
500-599
10%
400-499
51%
300-399
35%
200-299
2%
600-699
2%
500-599
15%
400-499
54%
300-399
28%
200-299
1%
600-699
1%
500-599
9%
400-499
45%
300-399
42%
200-299
3%
24-29
7%
18-23
39%
12-17
53%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
28%
12-17
54%
6-11
10%
24-29
10%
18-23
32%
12-17
58%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
18

teacher

students

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,355
Declined + 712
Total Received 5,067
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Public

6,923

undergraduate students

1,345

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing/preclinical
  2. Biology
  3. Mechanical Engineering
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Codes

SAT 6580
ACT 4202

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School Facts

Prairie View A&M University, founded in 1876, is a public, coeducational institution. Its 1,502-acre campus is located in Prairie View, Texas.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 8,268
Established in 1876
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Prairie View, TX

1,502-acre campus in Prairie View (population: 5,852), 47 miles from Houston. Served by bus; major airport and train serve Houston.

Prairie View A&M University
FM 1098 Road and University Drive
Prairie View, TX 77446

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
46%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
10 fraternities 1% of male students
 
10 sororities 2% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
14%
Top 1/2
57%
Bottom 1/2
43%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
2%
500-599
10%
400-499
51%
300-399
35%
200-299
2%
600-699
2%
500-599
15%
400-499
54%
300-399
28%
200-299
1%
600-699
1%
500-599
9%
400-499
45%
300-399
42%
200-299
3%
24-29
7%
18-23
39%
12-17
53%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
28%
12-17
54%
6-11
10%
24-29
10%
18-23
32%
12-17
58%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline June 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,355
Declined + 712
Total Received 5,067

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Lenice Brown
Interim Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 936 261-1000
F: 936 857-2611
admissions@pvamu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,959
Room & board $8,402
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $19,661
Average Financial Aid - $14,796
Total with Avg. Aid $4,865

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,796

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $22,147,705
State $11,073,823
Institutional $2,769,840
Other external
Total $35,991,368

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $9,014,945
Other external $1,433,482
Total $10,448,427

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southwestern Athletic Conference (Football I-AA)
Mascot
Panthers
School colors
purple and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agriculture
Architecture
Biology
Business Administration
C & I Reading Education
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Clinical Adolescent Psychology
Communications
Community Development
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer Information Systems/Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Drama
Education Administration
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Engineering
English
Family Community Services
Family Nurse Practitioner
Finance
Health
Health/Physical Education
History
Human Nutrition/Food
Human Performance
Human Services
Interdisciplinary Studies
Juvenile Forensic Psychology
Juvenile Justice
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Nurse Administration
Nurse Education
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nursing/Clinical
Nursing/Pre-Clinical
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
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Undergraduate

84%

6,923
students

Female
60%
4,133

Male
40%
2,790

Graduate

16%

1,345
students

Female
68%
921

Male
32%
424

undergraduateFull-time

91%

6,305
students

Female
60%
3,781

Male
40%
2,524

undergraduatePart-time

9%

618
students

Female
57%
352

Male
43%
266

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
86%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
3%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

89%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Spring: November 1

Summer: April 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 32
Countries most often represented Angola
Gabon
India
Jamaica
Nigeria
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Nicole Woods
Administrative Assistant
936 261-1000
admissions@pvamu.edu

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