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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  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 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.
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
79%
Application Deadline
June 1
SAT Range
870-1050
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$10,290/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$12,509/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.148 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.179 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.178 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,341Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
634
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
69%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 119 responses
Report
  • Easy going
    47%
  • Driven
    14%
  • Exposure
    11%
  • Chill
    8%
  • Depends on who you know
    7%
  • Rachet
    6%
  • On Edge
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.209 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.233 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 136 responses
Report
  • Productive
    21%
  • Live
    16%
  • Connecting
    12%
  • It's only live if you make it live
    11%
  • Cool
    10%
  • Unity
    10%
  • Eccentric
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.103 responses
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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.
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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!