Tuition & Fees

$10,533

$23,278

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
32%
400-499
55%
300-399
6%
600-699
4%
500-599
35%
400-499
51%
300-399
10%
600-699
1%
500-599
11%
400-499
41%
300-399
44%
200-299
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
31%
12-17
49%
6-11
12%
24-29
11%
18-23
31%
12-17
58%
24-29
8%
18-23
41%
12-17
50%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,069
Declined + 1,713
Total Received 6,782
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Public

7,986

undergraduate students

1,139

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing/pre-Clinical
  2. Biology
  3. Mechanical Engineering
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Codes

SAT 6580
ACT 4202

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Location

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 9,125
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: 6,442), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
51%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
78%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
10 fraternities 8% of male students
 
10 sororities 4% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
19%
Top 1/2
65%
Bottom 1/2
35%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
32%
400-499
55%
300-399
6%
600-699
4%
500-599
35%
400-499
51%
300-399
10%
600-699
1%
500-599
11%
400-499
41%
300-399
44%
200-299
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
31%
12-17
49%
6-11
12%
24-29
11%
18-23
31%
12-17
58%
24-29
8%
18-23
41%
12-17
50%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
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

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,069
Declined + 1,713
Total Received 6,782

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
Admissions & Articulation Coordinator
P: 936 261-1000
F: 936 857-2611
admissions@pvamu.edu

Financial Aid

73%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,507

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,533
Room & board $8,925
Books & supplies $1,302
Total $20,760
Average Financial Aid - $15,507
Total with Avg. Aid $5,253
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
March 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 936 261-1000
F: 936 261-1031
fadmail@pvamu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Ralph Perri
Director of Student Financial Aid
rrperri@pvamu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Rodeo

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Athletic Directors

Ashley Robinson (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Alicia Pete (women's)
Assistant Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Mathematics
Architecture
Biology
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Clinical Adolescent Psychology
Communications
Community Development
Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Curriculum/Instruction/Reading
Digital Media Arts
Educational Administration
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Engineering
English
Family Nurse Practitioner
Finance
Health
History
Human Kinesiology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Juvenile Forensic Psychology
Juvenile Justice
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics Teaching
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Music Performance
Nurse Administration
Nurse Education
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing/pre-Clinical
  2. Biology
  3. Mechanical Engineering

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

9,125

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

7,986
students

Female
61%
4,870

Male
39%
3,116

12%

1,139
students

Female
63%
714

Male
37%
425

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

7,341
students

Female
62%
4,501

Male
38%
2,840

9%

645
students

Female
58%
369

Male
42%
276

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
83%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

98%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
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
ntwoods@pvamu.edu

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