B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Prairie View A & M University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
FM 1098 Road & University Drive
Prairie View, TX 77446
Website

Prairie View A & M University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Prairie View A & M University

Cost

Net Price
$8,628/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,524/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,029/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,282/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,308/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,251/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.148 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.152 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.151 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,313Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
73%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 92 responses
Report
  • Easy going
    59%
  • Exposure
    13%
  • Driven
    9%
  • Rachet
    7%
  • Chill
    5%
  • Depends on who you know
    3%
  • On Edge
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.182 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.206 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 109 responses
Report
  • Productive
    18%
  • Live
    17%
  • Connecting
    14%
  • Cool
    11%
  • Unity
    10%
  • It's only live if you make it live
    10%
  • Eccentric
    6%

After Prairie View A & M University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.103 responses
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Prairie View A & M University Reviews

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Prairie View is very unique. We have so many different opportunities and organizations to assist us in advancing our knowledge and education. I like Prairie because it is a very intimate, close net atmosphere. It also one of the best HBCU's in the U.S. We embrace the black culture while also showing appreciation for other cultures. Prairie View a great school to attend. And as everyone knows, Prairie View produces productive people!
Review Prairie View A & M University
Prairie View A&M University is the best school to attend if you have a desire to pursue a career in the agricultural, medical, or engineering field. The school is located approximately 1hr North West of Houston in the small town of Hempstead, Tx. Students from California, Washington, Michigan, and Florida, just to name a few, attend and graduate from Prairie View. The student life is exhilarating. From working/ interning on campus, to greek activities, to party promoting there was always an opportunity to stay involved. My friends and I are all examples of the productive professionals Prairie View produces.
Prairie View is a decent school with it's ups and downs. The cafeteria food can be a bit repetitive at times,and most students opt out to eat at the chik-fil-a next to the cafeteria. The classes are okay. Sometimes the teachers are hard to follow, but they're always available during their office hours to give extra help. Non academically, Prairie View seems pretty rough at ti,es. I remember receiving many emails from the campus police reporting robberies, and assaults that had happened on campus or in the dorm areas. As long as you're aware of your surroundings, and don't put yourself in potentially dangerous situations you should be okay.