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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C
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 6,817 undergraduate students. The Prairie View acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Nursing, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Chemical Engineering. Graduating 31% of students, Prairie View alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,900.
About Prairie View A & M University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
FM 1098 Road & University Drive
Prairie View, TX 77446
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
85%
Application Deadline
June 1
SAT Range
750-940
ACT Range
15-19
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$9,813/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,447/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,077/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,164/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,645/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,540/ year
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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
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.165 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.164 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,817Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
70%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 105 responses
Report
  • Easy going
    53%
  • Exposure
    11%
  • Driven
    10%
  • Chill
    7%
  • Rachet
    7%
  • Depends on who you know
    5%
  • On Edge
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.195 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.219 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 122 responses
Report
  • Productive
    19%
  • Live
    16%
  • Connecting
    13%
  • Unity
    11%
  • Cool
    11%
  • It's only live if you make it live
    10%
  • Eccentric
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
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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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!
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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!
My experience at this University was like no other! The campus has a very welcoming spirit to all visitors and incoming freshman. I didn't look at this campus as just the college I was attending, but more or so a family! I wouldn't change my experience at all. I've met some lifelong friends that I can truly say that has my back. Of course there's are going to be a couple of issues here and there with teachers, peers, and financial aid, but overall the experience made a huge and positive impact on my life.