Prairie View is a public university located in Prairie View, Texas. As a historically black college, Prairie View has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,341 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Prairie View acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Nursing, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies. Graduating 35% of students, Prairie View alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,900.
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Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.148 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.171 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.170 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies83 Graduates
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies78 Graduates
Chemical Engineering68 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching65 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities55 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering54 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.201 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.225 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.103 responses
Prairie View A & M University Reviews
For the two years I have attended Prairie View as a nursing major I have been getting nothing but help when it comes to classes or mentoring. My advisers are always willing to help, but then there are also student organizations on campus that are also there to help you succeed. I had no problems with on campus housing or campus buildings because they always kept you aware of everything that will be going on. Prairie View has helped me become a better version of myself and with me going to their college of nursing in Fall 2018 I will become even better!
I've always wanted to attend a HBCU and I think PVAMU was the perfect school for me. The people here treat you like family and care about what you're trying to make out of yourself. You meet so many good people that you'll have a long lasting relationships with. The thing I would like to see change is more on campus housing. More and more families and students hear about PVMAU every year and would like PVAMU to be about of their lives. Once I have my own children, I would love for my students to attend my future alma mater. I love Prairie View A&M University and I'm a panther forever!
I absolutely love prairie view! There's an excellent positive environment for students that allow you to learn and be productive at all times. Prairie view also keeps you involved with all activities that take place on campus. For the most part the staff are friendly and the campus is very up to date on the latest technology, books and websites.