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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 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.
FM 1098 Road & University Drive
Prairie View, TX 77446
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About Prairie View...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference

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.

Prairie View Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
870-1040
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,460/ 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
$11,912/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
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.187 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.186 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    85%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,953Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
571
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
69%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 126 responses
  • Easy going
    44%
  • Driven
    13%
  • Depends on who you know
    10%
  • Exposure
    10%
  • Chill
    8%
  • Rachet
    7%
  • On Edge
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.217 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.241 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 144 responses
  • Productive
    19%
  • Live
    16%
  • Connecting
    13%
  • It's only live if you make it live
    13%
  • Cool
    10%
  • Unity
    10%
  • Diverse
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
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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Prairie View A & M University Reviews

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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.
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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.