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 $29,800.
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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.179 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.178 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.209 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.233 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
I would give my school a five-star rating, however, I just barely started school and haven't encountered what all my school brings to the table. Prairie View A&M is an astounding university, and this must mean something considering this was my first year. All that you need is on campus or walking distance. I was overjoyed when I found there was a beauty store and Starbucks on grounds. I lost my voice since I shouted such a great amount from excitement. Come on! That is every girl's dream. You can't generally explain why my HBCU is a standout amongst the best. It's one of those universities you would need to come and discover for yourself. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
I am a freshman at the prairie view A&M University! This school is really a good school, the professor are always willing to stay after class or have later office hours to help each student if there’s out! The safety of the school is something each person is worry about but at this university everything is safe, there is always an officers on each corner to help keep us safe. This school you are always having something to do so there’s no reason for you to be bored or not involved in something. I believe this will be a good school choice for anyone seeking to come here.
I have enjoyed my time at Prairie View. Of course all schools have their moments, but this school is good. There’s a variety of backgrounds that you can be exposed to at this school. There are professors here who sincerely want to see you succeed its just your responsibility as a student to make the effort. This is a great school! As everything in life you get out what you put in. PVU is the place to be!