Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB+
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 7,953 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Prairie View acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Nursing, Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, and Biology. Graduating 36% of students, Prairie View alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,800.
Prairie View A & M University Rankings
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Prairie View Admissions
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High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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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.187 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.186 responses
Most Popular Majors
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies80 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies74 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching67 Graduates
Chemical Engineering63 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities52 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering51 Graduates
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.217 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.241 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 loved my college experience at this HBCU! All of the students and staff are very friendly and helpful. There are many activities and different ways to get more involved. The campus is beautiful! Most of the courses are really educational and interesting. An exceptional school for getting exercise as it is a walk on campus. Lastly, the abundance of school spirit is substantial! At any sport, home or away. Students show their support by showing up, cheering, and encouraging their fellow students.
My experience with Prairie View A&M University was amazing. I had great experience with the staff. The classrooms are a very decent size so you will not have to worry about distractions. The only problem is the financial aid department, but I feel that will become a better department overtime. The professors, really care about the students and will make sure to respond to your questions. The campus is very beautiful and you will make plenty of friends at this school! I hope you will join our PV family!
I enjoy getting an education from Prairie View A&M University. I am graduating in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a Mass Communications concentration and a Social Work minor. The academics are pretty decent, but the school only focuses and heavily funds the engineering, architecture, and nursing departments. The social scene is awesome, and there are clubs and organizations for everyone. Some of the professors, especially within the Communications department, truly want students to succeed. The best experience I have had so far is studying abroad in my first year in Rome, Italy. The staff in International Programs went above and beyond to mentor and guide me while also offering financial assistance. They also reviewed my scholarship materials for the Gilman, which I was blessed to receive.