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  • 07/20/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 out of 40 people found this review useful. 1 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    I know as you read my comments you might think I am just saying this stuff BUT IM NOT!!!!! Everything I said is REAL and I wouldnt change my school for nothing. Once your a PANTHER your ALWAYS a PANTHER!!!!!!! SO WHO YOU ROOTIN' FOR??? PVU!!!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    I can say some of the difficulties can have been avoided but when they get everything straight you should be good the rest of the time being. Its educational and fun at the same time, its definately worth the money!!!!!!

    Am enjoying being here

    I can say I have had some rough times here but in the end you can prevail over anything. Prairie View is a wonderful school for academics and social events, so GET INVOLVED!!!! The people here are nice and will give you their last if they have it, plus its college so HAVE FUN!!!

    Am learning a lot

    I have been at PV for almost 3 years now and I can firmly say that you cant help but learn something as your here. I am a firm believer that Prairie View Produces Productive People because their are so many great influences on this campus you cant help but to be motivated to achieve great goals. While there are some teachers who could care less about you but thats college for you, NO BABYSITTING IS ALOWWED AT THE UNIVERSITY!!! But, Of course, it is just like any other college and has their flaws but I can say it does produce productive people, and I am one of the many.

  • 06/09/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    28 out of 30 people found this review useful. 2 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    great for future business, engineers, and nursing students

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay focused...

  • 06/19/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    26 out of 26 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 3 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    It is very important to choose your friends wisely. They can make you or break you. Hanging with the wrong crowd can prevent you from having a successful college career so please choose your friends wisely.

  • 01/02/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 out of 20 people found this review useful. 4 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to attend a Historical Black College. Future Nursing Majors Open-Minded Students Future Leaders Productive Students College Prepared students, Prairie View is nothing like High School.

    Tips for prospective students

    Beside Prairie View's location, there is always some type of activity that enrolled students can get involved in on or around campus. It's location is also another reason that Prairie View A&M University is so family oriented. However, when choosing this University, you're in for a journey, a wonderful journey at that. Once you're a Panther you're always a Panther. PV...YOU KNOW! Never stop applying for scholarships! Apply for housing early! Get involved!

    Bang for the buck

    Most people think that college puts you in a financial hole, in some situations this is true, however there are so many ways to get what you. Around Prairie View, there are some many people, whether it be Alumni, Administration, Faculty and Staff who are willing to help you, if you are helping yourself. You may get worried, when it seems like your financial aid hasn't came through, but in the end it will all get worked out. They have advisers assigned to you there as always ready to help. Prairie View is definitely worth the time, stress, and money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being enrolled at Prairie View A & M University, because it is such a friendly and family oriented campus. My first semester I lived in a dorm, best experience of my life, you really get involved and build friendships with people that aren't as scattered around campus as others. The events are nice, the programs they have are much a success, and the Administration, Faculty, Staff, and study body make attending Prairie View the best decision I have ever made.

    Am learning a lot

    Prairie View A&M University is a University that will not only push you to achieve academic success, however it provides you with the material you need to become an effective pillar of society, for Prairie View A&M University does Produce Productive People. Attending any college you receive just as much as you put in. Its majority all about attendance and grades. You must attend class, not only to know the information, but to pass the test and make the grades. Education should be number one everyone's priority list. I have been enrolled at Prairie View A & M University, for five months, currently going into my 2nd semester as a Freshman. That being said my first semester was very much so a success. Though the latenight study session, heavy homework load, and learning to balance classes was stressful as first, all my hardwork paid off, resulting in a 4.0 GPA. I admit I learned alot my first semester in college, and I wouldn't change this experience for the world. College is not only about getting a degree it's about founding yourself and networking, building long-term friendships with professors and your peers.

  • 06/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 18 people found this review useful. 5 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Open minded students!

    Tips for prospective students

    LOL, there was a reviewer earlier who said he thought they didn't want to help them; they can be like that but at the same time they’re others that will go out of their way to help you. I've had an advisor chase me down to give me something that would be a great opportunity (like literally).

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not sure what that means, so I'm not going to say anything.

    Am enjoying being here

    At first it was difficult, but now it's great there are a wide variety of personalities.

    Am learning a lot

    You only learn as much as you want to. I've learned a lot in some classes and very little in others. It's all about their teaching method, some teachers are old and some are young. But honestly it's all up to you how much you learn!

  • 07/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 14 people found this review useful. 6 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineers, Architects, Nurses, and most importantly, people that want to be productive in this world! GO PANTHERS!

    Bang for the buck

    PVAMU have the many nice people that help you in this form Whether it be advice on what and how to spend, or stating the real and even for me, (out-of-state student) its all on the matter of applying yourself and getting involved, because there are many, many ways to help pay for you education.

  • 06/07/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    11 out of 18 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 2 people found this inaccurate. 7 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    You must have patience if you are considering enrolling in this school otherwise you will be very discouraged.

    Will learn a lot

    I have visited this campus several times because I was interested in attending it in the Fall of 2009. This faculty that I have spoken with pretended like they wanted to assist me with enrolling but each time that I have attended I leave not knowing much more than when I visited. I'm very frustrated and feel that they do not want me as a student. You have to jump through hoops to get any info and they really act like they don't care. I am now looking at going to another college because of this.

  • 12/02/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 9 people found this review useful. 8 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Apply for housing early because it fill up quick..

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to PVAMU adn become a proud panther you would really love it here.

  • 09/30/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 out of 15 people found this review useful. 2 people found it offensive. 1 person found this inaccurate. 9 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    WAT'Z UP

    Will enjoy being here

    THEY WILL HAVE FUN N MAKE SURE U PASS 2

    Will learn a lot

    THIS SCHOOL IZ EVERY GOOD

  • 12/25/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 10 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Nursing and Business

    Tips for prospective students

    Prairie View A&M University is a school that will not only push you to achieve academic success, which is very important, but it also nurtures you socially to become a pillar of society, for Prairie View A&M University does Produce Productive People. Although placed in the country, it is still always some type of activity that students can get involved in and if not Houston is only 30 minutes away. The fact that it’s not right in the middle of the city provides for it to have the close knit family atmosphere that Prairie View A&M University is known for. The campus is beautiful, especially compared to other Historically Black College/Universities (HBCU). Prairie View A&M University is ranked one of the BEST in the nation as far as academics, and it’s true!

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 11 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    on-campus police are available 24/7.

    Greek Life

    very prominent on campus and has strong ties after graduation helping with job seeking. any prospective student must maintain a 2.8 or higher, to participate in any greek organization. honor sororities and fraternities are also available for students who have met gpa requirements.

    Clubs and Activities

    division one ncaa sports, concert and marching band, various dance teams, debate teams, choir, international clubs, honor societies, student government, campus activity board, recycle committee and clubs within each school is offered at the university.

    Great for these types of students

    prairie view is great for students who are very artistic, talented, goal oriented, business and/or technical savvy, and free spirited.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the university teachers incoming freshmen the, pv shuffle, which is uniquely designed by student leaders, for each incoming class. prairie view also have, panther camp, where each student learn more about their assigned building, campus/college life, learn more about their building mates, and attend challenge works hosted by texas a&m university, sister school to prairie view.

    Bang for the buck

    in-state tuition: $4,174 out-of-state tuition: $11,914 in-state tuition (grad): $2,653 out-of-state tuition (grad): $7,297 books & supplies: $771 room: $3,877 board: $1,996 meal plan options: 21

    What to do for fun

    students can hang out in the lounge area, located on the second floor of the memorial student center, play basketball at the courts, go see a play in the hobart building, workout or practice dance moves in the student gym, catch a breeze in the student park or watch the greek stroll during hump day, every wednesday between class.

    Food and Dining

    food and dining is located on the first floor of the memorial student center. students may eat in the dining area, chic-fil-a or the panther grill. the bookstore and the panther mart, (located on the first floor as well), carries snacks, and drinks to stock up on for your dorm. jazzmyn's, which is located on the first floor of the library, is a cool, jazz spot that is a lot like starbucks. students may also purchase food from the, purple zone, which is located in the student washateria.

    Dorm Life

    with apartment-like dorms, students will feel right at home. with a courtyard, tv room in each building, basketball courts, movie room, workour room and computer lab, students will always find a activity to fit their needs. on-call community assistance on each floor to help with any obstacle's the student may face. the student advisers are located in the courtyard, to help with any academic counseling, and with friendly service, they're always there to lend a helping hand.

    Academic Rigor

    with top professors from literally all over the world, high rankings in the school of; business, architecture, engineering, nursing, teaching and biology, students will land prestigious careers in their respective fields.

    Tips for prospective students

    have atleast a 3.0 gpa to be on the safe side. make sure those test scores are high!! also-submit any documents in before the deadline, to avoid any confusion.

    In three sentences

    the university itself is an historic landmark in the state texas, being the second oldest public institute. the university is the, ivy league of hbcus, your education will not be taken for granted. family- oriented, campus, you'll feel right at home.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 12 of 153

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do for fun, but you must learn how to be friends with everyone possible, then it will make it a lot easier to learn about different events that take place on and off campus. Their are parties, game nights, fashion shows, talent shows, sport tournaments, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food could be a lot better. There are not that many places to eat at on or off campus that are within the immediate vicinity. If you are a freshmen you need to have a car plan and simple. If you are a sophomore or higher you can cook your own food in your dorm rooms.

    Dorm Life

    The campus is alive. . . there is always something going on around the campus, not much more complex than that.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes and professors add a degree of challenge of their own. There will be times that make you scratch your head and times that will make you want to give yourself a pat on the back. You just have to remember to stay focus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember that as a student you pay thousands of dollars to get your education, so make sure you use all the resources possible e.g. the professors are chop full of information and always willing to help just make sure you are serious about what you are doing.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View is a very good school no matter your race. Some professors are hard to get along with, but that is expected anywhere. Prairie View has lots of students and professors that do help in anyway they can.

  • 10/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If your the type of student that works hard but know when to have fun, the type of student that doesn't let simple things get them down, the type of student that can take on anything thorough there way then what are you waiting for???

    Tips for prospective students

    As an incoming freshman I didtn get to experreince panther camp and the bond of having a building of friends to call my family, but PV is my family now and this is what I now can call home, you'll soon realize here is where you want to be, where you belong, sure it a little over well meaning but will soon realize that It only makes you a better person in the end hope this gives you the push you need to make PVAMU your new home! :D

    Bang for the buck

    Thing around here aren't that expensive they know were students so they try to make everything affordable for us!

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do her from Tuesday Poetry Night, Wednesday's Hump Day, weekend football games, The wonderful clubs and organizations, there's never a day where you can say there's nothing to do!

    Am learning a lot

    This Is my first yea at prairie View, I've learned how to grow as a person and think like a young adult although it didn't start off as easy it got better, people are always willing you help you, with smiles and friendly faces!

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Would like to attend a Historically Black College/University. Like to learn while simultaneously having the time of their life. Plans to be productive during attendance and beyond graduation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time wisely... It is easy to get caught up in all there is to offer. Remember that classes are priority then enjoy the college life Register early for classes, housing, and financial aid. At the last minute you will be stuck in a long line and began to feel overwhelmed. Do not stay crammed up in your room- Join an organization/club, GET INVOLVED!!!

    Bang for the buck

    This will be my third year at Prairie View. One of the first reasons I chose to attend was because tuition here was not costly. Prairie View does not charge you an arm and a leg and your experience is golden. The knowledge and experience you will have here cannot be put into a simple dollar amount.

    Am enjoying being here

    Prairie View is the place to be. There is always something to do like activities, forums, lectures, theater play productions, game nights, athletic games... You name it, we have it! In addition to the academic growth that I have experienced here, I have been introduced to many people and adventurous opportunities. Prairie View is full of spirit and positive energy, even from thousands of alumni that I meet all the time. Panther Pride is contagious and continuous.

    Am learning a lot

    Prairie View does possess some great and influential staff members. While I cannot say that everybody is perfect, I can say that the good out-weighs the bad. There may be a handful of professors that do not care about your progress and you individual learning track, but most of my professors have gone above and beyond. They have made sure that I was learning and excelling in what I set forth to accomplish in and out of class.

  • 06/10/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    I will enjoy being here because I believe the atmosphere is conducive to learning! There are so many ways I can grow as a person and I cannot wait to delve into the inner me while at PV!

    Will learn a lot

    I am so excited about attending Prairie View A&M University because I have witnessed all of the productive people that they have produced! I cannot wait to be one of the many.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Prairie View has a strict policy against violence. There are multiple help centers around the university to instill family-friendly environments to help ensure student and faculty safety.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing. There are multiple known organizations to become involved with. They have yard shows, fashion shows, and they help out by giving back to the school for rallies and protests.

    Clubs and Activities

    Prairie View has hundreds of clubs to get involved in and implementing your very own club is not far fetched.

    Great for these types of students

    Prairie View fits for anyone. There are an array of people that differentiate in ethnicity that fit well with the environment and the people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Prairie View is known for their Baby Dome. It is a dome-like structured facility used to help host tons of events and gatherings when speakers come to the school.

    Bang for the buck

    Prairie View does not require a high tuition. You get the right information along with life skills for less than you would at a more profound institution with higher tuition rates.

    What to do for fun

    At Prairie View, our Campus Activities Board arranges multiple intramural sports for the students along with game nights and fashion shows. There is always something to do if you are interested.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Prairie View is good, but it can be better. They could have a better variety of food that is just as nutritious as it is tasteful.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms are exceptional! You get to meet people that will forever have an impression on your lives along with friends that will last a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    Prairie View does not make the work easy on us. They make it challenging so that we as students will aspire to gain more knowledge and increase our willingness to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise students to be prepared to work hard and diligently. School is a place to gain knowledge and grow as a person, but you have to be willing to minimize procrastination and become efficient and productive in your work ethic.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View has been a remarkable experience for me in enriching my life with new goals and opportunities. I've come to realize that my school is more than a school, but a home to thousands of individuals that appreciate the love and care that the Prairie View A&M Faculty and staff produce. I love my school and would not change it for anything in the world!

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has a police department inside it so they are always around.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is taken very seriously here. They are very competitive as well.

    What to do for fun

    We have a lot of areas on campus that allow you to hang with your friends like the Purple Zone and the Game Room and we have get togethers. We do talent shows and fashion shows as well. There are movie theaters nearby and a great outlet mall close by too.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are willing to meet different types of people and are looking for a new experience, this school is the one for you. There is people from all around the world and the professors are down-to-earth.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M University is a HBCU school but has a lot of diversity. It has a great educational environment and the Biology program is great and very competitive. Prairie View A&M is a great school located in Southeast Texas.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food in the Msc which is the memorial student center has great food.And with a meal plan all you do is swipe your card upon entering at the register and its all you can eat.Unless of course you decide to eat at the panther grill and get chic-fil-la adjacent to the main eating area of the msc.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms were a little smaller than i expected them to be.You have A side and B side.Only one window in there and thats on B side so you'll be lucky to get that side of the room.The bathroom is in between each side so that's a plus.Panther week which is the like the week for freshman activities to get to know the University better is fun and some of those activities take place in the dorms.They do have their guidelines and rules for co -ed and family or other building visitation including girl and boy visitations.

    Academic Rigor

    The work load can get pretty big,but it all depends on your major and how well you prioritize your time.If you seek help from your professors and join study groups and stay on task with your work you be be just fine.Its do able.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you go to PV they will have a lot of parties, but the main focus of being there is to get your degree.So go there and have fun but you have to create a balance and prioritize to ensure that you get what your mainly going there for.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View is a live college.It acknowledges black history month.The activities they have there are a must attend.

  • 11/17/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who like to have fun but get serious when it's time to do so. Prairie View is also great for people who are shy and want to open up; this school has helped me in that perspective.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you research your federal and state aid options to avoid loans. If you go to the financial aid office, go as early as possible or you WILL be there for awhile. Start your semester off well so it won't be so hard to get your final grade up at the end of the semester. And last, even though there are so many things to do on campus, don't become sidetracked from what you are really there for: to get your degree.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the main reasons I considered attending Prairie View is how low their tuition is when compared to that of other universities. When I really think about it, the quality of my education is very good considering what I have to pay to receive it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love this campus. There are so many things to do that you can never have anything to do. This campus has Real Talk, poetry nights, and guest speakers that really make you think. If you're not doing homework or working on a project, you'll always have something to do.

    Am learning a lot

    I honestly didn't know there was so much pride in attending an HBCU. I've learned a lot of things that I will never forget.

  • 01/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for the type of student that wants to feel like they matter at a school. A student that does not want to get lost in a big crowd. A student that can balance college parties and college classes without putting parties first. Honestly I feel like anyone can find a place at Prairie View. Me and all my friends are so different but this school works for all of us in its own way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for financial aid, there is so much at this school and I'm not exaggerating. You may hear about the long lines in financial aid but it's definitely worth the wait.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm attending this school on an academic scholarship. My only cost are the room and board I pay which are relatively cheap. So many people receive financial aid at this school sometimes I feel like I'm the only one actually paying for school and even with that I don't pay much.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at Prairie View I have never felt so at home. It's a very friendly campus. The first time I visited I got lost with my family, but there was no shortage in students willing to hep me find my way. They were so respectful to my parents as well. The weekends can be boring at times, but really that is my only complaint. For it to be in such a small town with not much around, there's always something to do.

    Am learning a lot

    Just in the one semester that I have been attending Prairie View A&M I have to say I am learning so much. My classes have been challenging but at the same time interesting. I have never done this well in school before, and I think the environment I am in at school is to blame for it. My classes are small and comfortable; the teachers are always there to help. There is absolutely no reason to fail at Prairie View A&M unless you just do not want to pass.

  • 06/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips I would give to the Prospective Students when you attend Prairie View is to come with an open mind. Get involved around campus because the people here are nice and friendly. Also be careful of the crowd of people you hang with because that can make you or break you at Prairie View. I also would suggest that if you are a BIG party person DO NOT get 8am classes!!!

    Bang for the buck

    College can be expensive anywhere you decide to attend. I would say the cost to attend Prairie View is worth it, because you get a great education, the housing on campus is nice, and the whole campus looks wonderful.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being at Prairie View, because the classes are small and you actually get that One-on-One with the professors. Staying in the University of College (freshmen dorms) was a great experience. Living in the UC your freshmen year gives you the chance to network and build long lasting friendships. Not only that, but the parties and the campus events are fun and I love attending them.

    Am learning a lot

    Prairie View A&M Produces Productive People, is a motto I live by. I've just completed my freshman year of a college at PVAMU and I must say I've learned a lot. I've learned that the staff and students are there to help you only if YOU want the help. They will not hold your hand a treat you like a baby, just like any other college, once you get to college your considered an adult. I've also learned how to manage my time while being at Prairie View and this is VERY important once you get to college. My freshman year was fun and full of new experiences, my journey is not over yet and there is much more to be taught.

  • 06/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are hanging around the right crowd because if your not your success will ultimately fall into their hands and the will not care about it! Enjoy yourself meet new people but do not befriend everyone you meet because they might not be there for the same reason you are

    Am enjoying being here

    Please do not get suckered in by the parties and forget to study

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you plan on pursuing a career in Medicine, we have one of the top Undergrauate Medical Academies in the Nation that propels students into Medical professional school by preparing them for professional entrance exams like the MCAT, DCAT, etc. Also granting exposure to research facilities performing recearch in various areas. PVAMU is also on of the top Nursing, Engineering, and Architecture.

    Tips for prospective students

    Early in the new on-time. HAVE ALL FINANCIAL AID DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED at least a month in advance before the start of the following semester. Get contact information from the housing department, financial aid department, and your desired major department. Call these departments at least once a week and check up on your current status, anything needing to be completed, and estimated time for completion of profile review.

    Bang for the buck

    The bang for your buck comes in how active you are as a student. Being involved in organizations, networking with faculty and staff, being an effective and competitive student are the impact of the bang.

    Am enjoying being here

    The on campus life is AMAZING! There are many social activites happening on our campus: cultural events, concerts, community service opprotunites, and even professionals hosting engagements on our campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a biology major and being here at Prairie View A&M University has exposed me to some of the best graduate facilities, opprotunities in undergraduate research, summer programs hosted at Professional Medical schools around the U.S., and a condisive environment to learn and be molded into a future practicing physician.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 153

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study a lot, and don't get caught up in parties. If you need help go to the teachers offices and don't be afraid to ask them for help.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M is an excellent school to attend. It gives insight on the career path and goals you are trying to achieve. I would recommend this school to everybody.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 153

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are as many mishaps here as there are on other campuses, the unfortunate part is that this campus is smaller and therefore cannot hide as much as a larger university but the campus is safe. careless mistakes and risks of course will make it as dangerous as any other college.

    Greek Life

    cant vouch for that since i do not participate in them.

    Clubs and Activities

    in the realm of rotc we do a lot as far as spending time together whether it is sponsored by the actual organization or just organized by us. the other clubs engineering, tech, and frats all seem to get out and do a lot as well so the activities are good. the clubs are fairly numerous as well so you will be able to find something that suites you and your major.

    Great for these types of students

    students that want smaller universities and the chance to get a lot of help from teachers would definitely like this campus. also those who have higher gpas get the benefit of nicer housing, the higher the gpa the nicer the housing (which is divided into phases).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    every wednesday the students have a sort of gathering where they play music, sign up for clubs, socialize and have fun, its an interesting scene definitely something to check out while living on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    the money is definitely worth it if you can also afford the time. although its a smaller university the classes arent exactly easier, soem can be challenging and some can be easier. from what i have gotten i can say that it is worth the money, you get a very good education for less cost than other larger universities with more individual attention as well.

    What to do for fun

    the campus has a movie theatre that shows a few films now and again. if not there are always some events that the students themselves sponsor to keep people amused. while there isnt too much in the entertainment scene around hempstead or waller, a few miles farther down there road there are a lot of things to do in cypress, if one can get a ride down there.

    Food and Dining

    the food is not bad, its of course not the top notch cuisine but it doesnt have to be since its meal plan food. the few times i have eaten there i can attest that the food is fairly good.

    Dorm Life

    i live off campus so i no personally experience with the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    any of these course are what you make of it, and you get out of it what you put in. if you focus this college is like any other and can be tougher depending on the major.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply for all the financial aid that you can, regardless of whether you think you might need it or not, its always good to have a back up in case a payment doesnt go through or you run into some money trouble personally. keep to the studies and

    In three sentences

    the university itself is a great place to attend, i wouldn't have thought so if i hadn't come to this school. the smaller population allows for a more personal academic experience and the connections this school has offer a number of jobs upon graduating. the school is cheaper and has a habit of flushing out those who aren't committed to their education by the first year.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    it's a historical black college, but they welcome anyone from any background.

    What to do for fun

    anything that you enjoy, just get involved and you will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    needs improvement on more selections. the upside is that they have a panther grill and other places located on campus to eat.

    Tips for prospective students

    get your information in on time and continue to update yourself on important information.

    In three sentences

    i would rate this institution on a 1 to 5 scale at a 4. this is a very social and great historical college with great and intelligent professors. if you're thinking about coming, come!

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    pvamu is less than 30 minutes away from an outlet mall, and 45 minutes away from houston.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are great, though they are not co-ed.

    Tips for prospective students

    keep your head on straight and don't let distractions deter you from your goals.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the police have a response time of two minutes, no matter where on campus a crime occurs. they are very quick and tend to catch those who have committed the crime. the police ride around every part of campus so you see them all the time.

    Greek Life

    better than ever! every spring, there is the probate, that allows us to see all the new members. the night before, there is a caravan, where the greeks ride around campus and end in one of the upper class man dorm areas and there is a big celebration. the university strongly discourages hazing, so there isn't an issue with that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    every wednesday is hump day on the hill. for two hours, music is playing and the greeks come out for some fun! sometimes, especially during homecoming week, we may have guest artists to perform.

    What to do for fun

    during the week, there are several parties to attend. on the weekends, you can go shopping at the outlet, only 20 minutes up the freeway. downtown houston is only about 45 minutes away so there are plenty of things to do there as well.

    Food and Dining

    aside from the regular cafeteria, we have chick-fil-a, a grill, and a smaller cafe in addition to the panther mart that allows you to grab a few minor groceries. after a while, you get tired of eating the cafeteria food, but there are a few surrounding places to eat at like denny's, domino's, or a barbecue place right outside campus just to name a few.

    Dorm Life

    as a freshman, you most likely will stay in the freshman dorms. however, there are some freshman staying in the upper class dorms. the freshman dorms give you a chance to make friends and you become very close. the upper class man dorms are like mini apartments, and give you so much freedom; you get to experience what its like to be on your own a little bit.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on your teacher, you may have to do more work or more reading. either way, you need to prepare yourself by being comfortable with both. so far, all my professors have given me at least one essay to write, whether on an exam or for a paper so make sure your writing skills are decent.

    Tips for prospective students

    it may be best to bring a car, considering groceries and fast food places require you to drive there. to get an idea where your classes are, walk around and make sure you know where each building is. most important, do everything you can ahead of time, it will save you tons of time!

    In three sentences

    pv has a very beautiful campus! there is always something to do, so in your leisure time you are never bored. the resources available to you are well worth taking the advantage.

  • 03/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    movie theatre on campus, parties, talent shows, etc.

    Food and Dining

    fair, could be better, but it's overall good.

    Dorm Life

    very fun and exciting.

    Academic Rigor

    haven't really got into any classes or activities for my major, still in the basics.

    Tips for prospective students

    study first, parties later.

    In three sentences

    prairie view is very energetic and colorful. it is somewhere i can call home away from home. it is a hbcu that i'm proud to say i attend.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus features police and security and there are emergency phones throughout the campus; options for students who wish to have an escort may be found by contacting the police at the respective blue phone stations are simply calling from a respective place that has a campus phone to use.

    Greek Life

    the greek life is extensive here at the university; the greeks hold seminars, pageants, and other experiences to help students enjoy the time during the college life.

    Clubs and Activities

    the campus has a plethora of organizations on tap. the students can visit during the open house events to find out about the many clubs and activities the happen throughout the year. recreation sports is another opportunity to get active in the campus setting; and outside of those events their are the sports, pageants, all night laundry and dining event, and other features here at prairie view.

    Great for these types of students

    the campus is great for students of any background. this historically black college/university has a pluralistic setting when comes to students, staff and faculty.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    unusual traditons on campus include the wednesday event known as hump day, which recently feature passing 5 hour energy to students during midterms, as well as information on how to improve studies during this period; oftentimes the event also serves as method of venting or stress release for students and features college related activities, announcements, music, and times for giving back like when the blood donation vehicles arrive.

    Bang for the buck

    i am pursuing two degrees in graduate school and aim to utilize them in a college setting. since the first time i chose to do volunteer work for a few semesters on campus during my undergraduate period, i have desired to give back to my school by working in a fulltime capacity as a leader in the campus decision making process or at any other institution for education. i have contibuted in projects to improve the curriculum choices and instruction, to improve the living and working environment with nearby housing for staff, and faculity, and also through my graduate assistance position presenting ideas for improving the educational experience. this is what my studies in community developmnet and educational administration will afford me and this is only the beginning. the college of education and the school of architecture are highly recommended to anyone who wishes to pursue academic and professional development for life careers.

    What to do for fun

    prairie view has so many options for students; the most memorable opportunity come with hosting spirit rallies for freshman dorms; these sets the stage for team work in college life and many eventfully find the greater options for activities in sports, critical thinking challenges like honda quiz bowl tournament, pv choice awards, talent shows, theater art and performing art programs, and so many more options. the key is participating in your college career to further develop your interpersonal skills.

    Food and Dining

    sedexho services has been around for a number of years for students who have on-campus dining. the service has an array of dining options for the student including opting to use school point to eat in the campus foodcourt or shop in a nearby campus mart with the same complex as the cafeteria dining, all provided by sedexho. there are options in the tri-city area for eating, so whatever preferences food and dining are a welcome alternative to cooking.

    Dorm Life

    the campus life is one that can be a challenge for some; however once the priorities are customize to where you exist throughout your college career it becomes more enjoyable. the on-campus living provides so much in the way of options for students, that it's very likely dorm life can be recognized as fiunctional, fun, and focused. the first fews years students should be encouraged to stay on campus, if possible. so once the first-time students acclimate themselves to the housing climate and the educational instruction schedule, then the choice can be made to pursue off-campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    prairie view a&m university is far from being rigid and inflexible wth its educational program. they have a tendency to gage the students on where they are with their investments in education. prairie view takes that very seriously; so they look for ways to make the experience more conducive to gaining that degree of higher learning and more constructive with the hands-on learning environments, field trips and other ways of educating a student in the 21st century.

    Tips for prospective students

    always be on time from the day you approach your place in higher education, to the classrooms to the interviews. second tip would be to bring a recorder to your class to that you can refresh your memory on the lessons given. next tip is to eat and exercise for life since the bulk of your days may be running from classes to meetings; make good choice in your diet to assist your cognitive abilities, and better harness your affective character. dress for where you are heading in life would be another tip. and finally, make productive choices while in college, treat each semester as if you trying to maintain a 4.0 and take pictures of yourself making successful moves and decisions.

    In three sentences

    prairie view a&m university is a university continually developing to become one of the exceptional choices for undergraduate studies, graduate studies, post-graduate studies, certifications, and continuing education. the education offered is constantly being recognized for providing students exceptional choices in endeavors. the real reward comes with being able to network throughout your college career when not only impressive businesses vying for interns and employees, but professors ready to mentor with their students.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For me it is safe. I'm an architect major and at times I'm in the architecture building at 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning and I've walked back to my dorm room across campus worry free. Just lookout for the skunks because they will spray you. Also during the events they do have security outside the gates of the dorm rooms to make sure that the people that are trying to get into the dorm areas actually live there.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life has been delayed for a couple of years due to unfortunate events dealing with hazing. But the Greek Life has been coming back slowly. The Greeks are active on campus by volunteering, hosting seminars and they do participate during hump day to stroll or step.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and organizations are great on campus. As I stated in the above comment it's up to the students on how active the club is. The clubs on campus are extremely active. It's word of mouth to find out whats going on, and how to join campus activities but; like organizations outside of schools, it's not going to find you, you have to find it.

    Great for these types of students

    None of the Clubs or Activities limit themselves to a certain group of people. Anyone can join and thrive in any club. It's completely up to the individual.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing unusual...every Wednesday we have Hump day which is sponsored by CAB. Music is played by the Alumni Field and the student body gathers around to interact with one another.

    Bang for the buck

    Homecoming week is the event of the semester during the fall semester. The tent party on Alumni Field is an event that is hosted on campus at night two days before the big football game. During the spring semester we have Spring Fest which is a week full of festivities. Kind of like homecoming week.

    What to do for fun

    With Prairie View in a rural area, on weekends some people may go home, but for the students that don't house parties and kickbacks on Fridays and Saturdays. But majority of the time there are programs that do go on, on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I can't lie; the MSC (Memorial Student Center) doesn't serve the best food. The food is edible, but it's not going to blow your mind away. If you dine at the Panther Grill the quality of the food is better, but you'll have to use your Panther Bucks to pay for the food. I would advise you to only attend lunch on Mondays for the fried chicken; and Fridays for Catfish Fridays. For the rest of the days attend breakfast to substitute lunch, and eat dinner everyday because it's kind of hard to operate off of one meal a day...trust me.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are great. No community bathrooms, and individual bedrooms in the upper class men bedroom. So it's up to you how clean or dirty your living quarters are. So it's best to communicate with your roommate(s) to ensure that the dorm room is as clean as possible.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors at Prairie View A & M University do have pride in their jobs and will grade accordingly; but if you attend class everyday study the material and turn in the assignments your grade should be okay. Show the professor your serious about your education and they'll treat you like a true college student.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Don't go to all of the parties. 2. Surround yourself with other students who challenge themselves to make A's 3. Get involved on campus; networking is extremely important. 4. Don't overwhelm yourself while at school...have some fun. 5. Get to know your professors. (after all they are handling your grades )

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A & M University is a great institution to attend; like all schools it depends on the student to gain as much knowledge as possible. Prairie View promotes an effective learning environment with the campus library being open from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. and the architecture building being open 24 hours for architecture majors like myself.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Think you're going to have a boring college experiance? Think again! Prairie View A&M University has a mini movie theatre, extracurricular activities, a wide array of organizations to join, and parties nearly every week! PV is definately the place to be!

    Food and Dining

    Prairie View A&M University has a wide arrange of food and dining locations on, off, and surrounding its magnificent campus. Driving into campus, University Drive is the home of many dining restaurants including a Frenchy's, Subway, Papa John's, and Brubakers. The Memorial Student Center hosts a variety of choices including a mini grocery store!! Basically, if you need a place to eat, a spot's not far!!

    Dorm Life

    Prairie View A&M University has an excellent dorm life filled with both excited students and enthusiastic staff. Both of whom, go out of their way to ensure that the most safe and pleasurable experiance is maintained as a resident.

    Academic Rigor

    As with any college, Prairie View A&M University is not immune to challenges within its academic settings. At times there can be disruptive students and difficult faculty members, but if a student has the correct academic drive, these issues quickly become non-factors.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Go to class. 2. Sit in front. 3. Get to know your professor on a personal basis. 4. Complete all assignments given. 5. Network !!!

    In three sentences

    Prairie View Produces Productive People Attend, Achieve, and Succeed Where Anything is Possible with the Proper Perspective

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    All kinds of Greeks.

    Clubs and Activities

    Gold Member Club.

    Great for these types of students

    Tutoring.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The tent party they have it every year for Home coming week it is very fun.

    Bang for the buck

    I love going to Prairie view A&M University and there is nothing i would change about it.

    What to do for fun

    Attending the games the school play. Going to he Talent shows and just hanging out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok but after a while you really get tired of the same items.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life sucks. You live round a bunch of people who don't know how to act and find something to destruct around the school.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses that i have taken so far are a challenge but nothing that i can handle. They are preparing me for success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not come to college with a high school mentality. Its ok if you don't know what you want to major in but its good to have an idea by second semester.

    In three sentences

    Prairie view A&M University has a lot to offer and is willing to work with you. Prairie view makes me feel at home i am feed here and i have shelter her and i can also get an education. there is no other University that i know of that would make you feel as comfortable as they do.

  • 04/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    This school always have things for us to do because the location is kind of in the middle of no where, so we have many student park events where we eat mingle and dance, talent shows, pageants, step shows,etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. The best thing about it thats its a buffet and we can eat all you want. The worst thinh about it is that it closes at 7:00pm so you have to make sure you get full for the rest of the night.

    Dorm Life

    I feel safe in my doom. I have my own room and restroom. My CA constantly checks on my roomates and I to make sure everything is ok.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you just stay focused at all times. There are many things to do around campus so that we can stay productive. Dont let the PARTY LIFE get the best of you.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View is a great place to be. I've been here for three years now and plan on receiving my degree here. It has a beautiful campus and everyone here is very helpful. Its located in a small town and the classrooms are not to big and not too small; They Are perfect.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is lots to do for fun! Too much actually to type out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try not to get over involved in student activities. Remember your purpose here is to learn not to party.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M University is a great place of higher learning. I love how the teachers take the time to get to know their students. I also love how most of the professors aim to help the students succeed in life not just the class.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security guards and campus police are always patrolling the campus.

    Greek Life

    I love the Greek life and hopefully I will pledge my junior year.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a excellent marching band, great sports, and many other Major based clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for student that can manage their time well and students that know how to stay focused and not get distracted by campus events.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have two songs that we play for every event named P-Funk and Swamp. These two songs basically get the crowds hype and excited.

    What to do for fun

    I am in the marching band and football games and basketball games are really fun. And also we have many on campus activities through out the week so that you can relax your brain.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do your financial aid on time and make sure you apply for housing early.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View is a very hands on school. They make sure that you have all the help you need. There are many tutors on campus to help.

  • 01/20/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    i took a tour of it and loved it

    Will learn a lot

    I'm willing to learn

  • 05/12/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    I love, love, love the black community, I've visited the campus, and I'm sure ill enjoy this HBCU.

    Will learn a lot

    Getting away for college, going to Prairie View I hope to not only learn a lot academically, bit also about myself and explore alot.

  • 07/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    outgoing students, student who strive to be nothing but the best

    Bang for the buck

    PV is not an expensive school at all.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are many activities around the school. The biggest challenge is to find the ones that are most appealing, and the ones that make you feel right at home.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are only what you make them. The classes are small enough for one on one attention also.

  • 09/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Prairie View like I said before is a wonderful college to find yourself as an indiviual, but do not get caught up where you don't belong. Be yourself and the people will come to you, and as far as that AIDS/HIV rumor that is going around, its not true at all. How can Prairie View be known for AIDS/HIV if we are one of the smallest universities in the state if Texas.

    Tips for prospective students

    For future students, when you get accepted here and your a freshman don't get caught up in the parties lol..... you can attend some parties, but make sure YOU GO TO CLASS!!!! The professors don't care if you come or not its your money that they are getting but also remember its your education and you want it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really do enjoy being here, it's fun and there's a lot of organizations to join so you should never be bored. I am a freshman here and everything is great I enjoy every bit of this university and I am happy I attended here.

    Am learning a lot

    The negative remarks that people speak about prairie view university are false. Prairie is a comfortable university to be at and find yourself as a person. The learning experience is quite intriguing when you attend here. You can feel the spirit of intelligence and different personalities when you step foot on this campus. It's a great place to be I'm telling you.

  • 12/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    PVAMU is great for students how have been black sheeped for being the minority in a school and being successful

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, you do not need to choose a major right away, but you do need to get to know the advisor of the major you are considering.

    Am enjoying being here

    I like the fact that they emphasize the success rate of my African -American people.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning that there is a whole different world out there when it comes to college, and learning to care for ones self is important. I am also learning a lot about my African- American people that public high schools did not teach me.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All types, especially those who seek diversity.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you hang out with people that have similar goals.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is amazing, especially when it comes to tuition and the on campus housing.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is small and easy to navigate around.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are small so students that are serious about their collegiate career can really get the one on one attention from their professor.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    the professors at the nursing school are very caring. they want you to succeed. one of the best nursing programs out there.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    they have made it a point to set up boxes around the campus so if you have an emergency you can push the button and someone will come to you. the campus patrol are always cursing the campus.

    Greek Life

    it seems to be of importance but, i've only truly witnessed the kappa alpha psi and omega phi psi chapters.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a club or almost everything and for everyone ! its up to you to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    any type of student :)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the school use to be a slave plantation. our school library is the tallest building in the town. we have a grave yard all the way in the back of our school.

    Bang for the buck

    out-of-state tuition is no joke!! in many states it will be that way. if your a texas resident the cost is not so high.

    What to do for fun

    there is always something going on on campus, such as events with guess speakers or spit knowledge, talent shows, pageants, step shows, basketball games, game nights, movies, homecoming, and spring fest.

    Food and Dining

    in the msc ( dinning hall ) they have some good food, but you get tired of it really quick. this is why we have things called pantherbucks which is basically money you get to used at our other dinning areas on campus such as, panther grill, chick-fil-a, purple zone, and jazzmines.

    Dorm Life

    as a freshmen you have varies restrictions and limitations. this is only to help the transformation from living with parents to being on your own. the rooms give you privacy, and come with a mini fridge and microwave.

    Academic Rigor

    you get what you put into it. college is all about you and challenging yourself. if you need help don't be afraid to ask questions, if your wondering it more than likely someone else is too.

    Tips for prospective students

    come to this school with a positive attitude and with the knowledge of where you want to be. stay focused in all courses now (in hs) and when you get to prairie view. bring a car freshmen year !

    In three sentences

    is a historically black university. it has a very beautiful campus consisting of a pool, movie theater, workout areas, and two gyms. they have two huge programs: 1) college of juvenile justice and psychology 2) nursing

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    I consider this school to be cheaper than most but gives the same (or even better) quality of education.

    Food and Dining

    The food is to die for but, the lines are quite long.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman it is quite small but upperclassmen dorm's are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    All the class will prepare for what you want to become and it won't be easy.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View has a very family feel to it (if you understand what I'm trying to say). It takes it's time to know their students and cater to their needs (for the most part).

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Patrol on board 24/7. Even at night if your walking alone and don't feel safe you can call up the campus police and they will drop you off at your designated area.

    Greek Life

    EVERYBODY LOOKS THE GREEK LIFE!. Probate is fun every year.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many you can join, whether it's in your field/major or if you just want to be apart of something.

    Great for these types of students

    All student types are welcome, it might even bring a side of you that you never knew you had.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    What's very interesting is that the ground we walk on used to be a plantation, were slaves were own and some of the buildings were hospitals, or clinics.

    Bang for the buck

    Not expensive at all. Financial aid works with you and there always scholarships available to you.

    What to do for fun

    Bascially they have events every day. Nothing that last to long or would interfere with your school work. If your a Church goer then, going to Church could be fun. Swimming at the indoor pool. If your a couple walking around campus with your boyfriend or girlfriend. But to have the most fun you should join organizations.

    Food and Dining

    Food is wonderful, they almost taste like home cooked meals. If you eat a lot its like a buffet. On the week days you have Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Then on the weekends you have Breakfast, Brunch, and Dinner.

    Dorm Life

    Wonderful, its like an mini apartment. No curfews, light rules but everybody needs a little rules. There are always competitions against the different dorms, nothing to competitive just all for fun. But trophies are awarded.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not hard at all. It's not about the students who sit in front. It's about knowing your professor. If you work with them, they will work with you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like they always say its Home away from Home. You'll always receive a great education schooling isn't expensive. They are always involved with the student body. Events after afters, the community stays involved with our school too.

    In three sentences

    I LOVE MY HBCU. We always travel, whether its sports events, band events, or just school functions. They will help you in every way to get your success you deserve.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The dining part need to be expanded more. The food is good on Monday and Friday the rest of the week its nasty. It could be better.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life i would say is stupid I feel like my mother came to school with me. The UC which is the freshman dorms is so boring you can't do noting over here. Even though you or your financial aid pays your rent is still like they the ones paying it cause they always telling you what you can and cant do.

    Academic Rigor

    As far as classes go teachers are nice and understanding. They will help you to the best they can. I really like the classes I am in because it isn't a lot of students in them.

  • 05/03/2012

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hump day celebrations

    What to do for fun

    enjoy the campus with band, concerts, sport events

    Food and Dining

    its good food but not a big variety

    Dorm Life

    I seen the doors they are nice its an exciting experience

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers give you a chance one friend told me and you should do your best

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure pv has your major or minor. Know that this where you decide to attend and make sure your grades and test scores are good

    In three sentences

    Its a hbcu. Its a slightly big campus. It is nice and enjoyable.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have great campus security. If there are any threats or unsafe situations ALL students are notified via email, text message and a phone call to ensure safety.

    What to do for fun

    Many campus activity rooms, events, and sports.

    Food and Dining

    The food selection is very diverse, not the best for me but it is worth what you are paying for.

    Dorm Life

    THE HOUSING IS BEAUTIFUL. All dorm rooms have been newly furnished with larger beds, furniture and painted walls.

    Academic Rigor

    The education you want is what you make of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with your paperwork in hand. Be prepared to be proactive do not procrastinate. Try your best because thats what the teachers are looking for.

    In three sentences

    They produce productive people. The campus has a safe living and learnign environment. Overall, the campus and housing are above average.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I am not apart of one, but watching the Greeks make you want to get out there and join.

    Clubs and Activities

    PALS, Gold Members Club and others are very fun & school spirited.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hump Day Wednesday

    What to do for fun

    Play basketball, & other sports, Workouts

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm like could be pretty fun sometimes.

    Tips for prospective students

    To pay attention to what is being told to you.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Prairie View as an 8 because it is a very good campus, as far as learning and different activities.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    This is an excellent school to attend. The school is highly organised and the door of success is open to everyone.

  • 05/16/2012

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    Clubs and Activities

    NROTC! I love it!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hump Day is Celebrated Every Wednesday!!!

    What to do for fun

    Rec-Center! Work Out! Anything and everything you can possibly think of.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! It's not like a 5 star restaruant, but it definitely satisfies.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are pretty small, but most colleges have small dorms either way. The upperclassman dorms are awesome! Both have everthing you need.

    Academic Rigor

    Gets you where you need to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    APPLY EARLY FOR EVERYTHING!!!

    In three sentences

    I love PVAMU!The atmoshpere is very relaxed and fun. It's full of friendly people and school spirit!

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus security is very protective towards the PV students.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is so much fun. I love to see all the fraternities and sororities on campus. Delta sigma theta just came back on the yard and a lot of people where happy. The kappas, omega, and aka's are cool to mingle with.

    Clubs and Activities

    PV have a lot of clubs and actvities for everybody to join. That's why I like this school because it is very diverse.

    Great for these types of students

    They have things I didnt know you could have for all types of people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't unusual traditions at PV. We have some real cool traditions that some of the other schools try to mimic.

    Bang for the buck

    PV will be a bang for your buck because the tution isn't a bad as these other school out here in Texas.

    What to do for fun

    There was a lot of things to do for fun. During homecoming they had a lot of activities. Then spring fest was fantastic.

    Food and Dining

    The MSC was pretty good. I really like catfish Fridays. The MSC was a cool place to meet up with your friends and chat.

    Dorm Life

    This was my 1st year at PV and the dorm life was pretty cool. I lived in the UC-freshman dorms. They had lots of activites to do when we got bored. They also made it feel like we were at home.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at PV is strict because they want to see you do good at there school.

    Tips for prospective students

    PV is a the type of school who will check on you and how your academics. It's totally different from what people tell you about the school. You can have fun but make sure you stay on top of your work.

    In three sentences

    Prairie Veiw is a great school to attend. I love how PV is a historically black college, but anybody can attend and be welcomed. PV also can teach you a lot so you can become prepared for the outside world.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is..... blah... but not much happens on campus anyways.

    Greek Life

    THERE IS NOTHING LIKE HBCU GREEK LIFE!!!! PV is live when it comes to our greeks. they stroll every week at humpday, the homecoming step show and springfest probate attracts people from all over TX and LA!

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a wide variety of Clubs... to many to name! But there is plenty to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to be involved in something

    Great for these types of students

    If you have a steady head on your shoulders you can survive PV or any HBCU

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At games we have a specific PV made chant that NO ONE else does. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH- you have to come to a game for the end. :)

    Bang for the buck

    Its a lot of money, but not as much as a lot of other places. I think it is worth it. P V U IS THE PLACE TO BE AND IT AINT EVA GON STOP!

    What to do for fun

    Campus life is better with a car, but depending on who you hang out with you will always have something to do on campus. everything else you have to drive away for

    Food and Dining

    MSC food is not all that great except when there is people on campus and that first week of school. Brubakers is good, though, and Pizza hut and Dominos and Yang's delivers on campus. the Panther Grill, Jazzman's, and Purple Zone are our on campus retstaurant type places. They're great. We also have a Chik-fil-A on campus.

    Dorm Life

    If you stay in the UC its good, but you will fell like you're in daycare. The phases have alot more freedom.

    Academic Rigor

    The work isn;t too hard, depending on which proffessors you have. It all depends on the class and professor

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep a paper trail, do not get distracted, stay on top of your work, remember what you are in school for (classes, NOT parties) and have fun.! college is a once in a lifetime experience! get out of your room and enjoy it!

    In three sentences

    Financial Aid is a massive headache and you HAVE TO stay on top of them. The campus as a whole feels like being at home with family. Campus life is AMAZING to be in the middle of nowhere!

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun on-campus. Of course there will be partying, but other than that, the MSC (Memorial Student Center) is a nice place to hang out with your friends just to chat or meet up. Also there is a cafe located in the library, it's a nice quiet venue to either get a smoothie or coffee with friends or meet up to discuss homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell any student who is considering attending Prairie View A&M University to come with their A game when it comes to learning. Have fun, but do not lose sight of the real reason you attend this school. Make it a dedication to come to class on-time and sit in the front of the classroom if seats are available. And last but not least, show your professors that you are engaged and concerned about your grades, they are there and willing to work with you if you are having any concerns.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M University is a college campus that values its student's ambition to strive for greater excellence. The faculty and staff engage themselves to the well-being of their students so that they will one day become successful at any career avenue they choose. Prairie View A&M University stands for EXCELLENCE and nothing lesser!

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    the DIVINE 9. Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta, Iota Phi Theta, Omega Psi Phi.

    Great for these types of students

    Band, Nursing Majors, Engineering Majors, Mass Communication major, Students who love to get the urban atmosphere

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Wednesday is Humpday. The Greeks stroll in front of everyone and we all enjoy networking and socializing with our colleagues.

    What to do for fun

    Go off campus and visit Cypress, Tx.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want out of your major. ALWAYS ask questions when you don't understand. Meet new friends, especially those who share the same major as you. Get a mentor in your major. Get the most out of your freshman year, academically and socially. Always be prepared to expect sudden changes, be able to adapt. Schedule your important classes around the time of day when you are at your best. Take advantage of organizations that will help you network. Stay on top of your grades and your GPA.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View is a great school to challenge yourself academically. There will always be something exciting to do on campus. The Residence life is a great way to meet new friends and learn about campus.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Be smart with who you hang around. Getting caught up breaking rules can result in eviction or being totally kicked out of school.

    Greek Life

    It's cool. Don't do it for the hype, or stereotype. Do it because that's what you want to do.

    Clubs and Activities

    Campus Activities Board (CAB) have something to do for the students pretty much on a weekly basis. Get in touch with some CAB & SGA members to stay informed.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for African American students that aspire more than your Average Joe.

    Bang for the buck

    Make sure you stay on top of Financial Aid. Fees are paid, checks are received. You have to be your own advisor here.

    What to do for fun

    I am in various clubs and enjoy socialization on a mutual level.

    Food and Dining

    The food can be a turn off some days. It's cool to eat in your room, don't eat Ramen though. Nothing but salt.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life for incoming freshman will take some getting used to. It's rather small, but you can rearrange your furniture to your liking.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are small. Get in cool with your professor, you'll be OKAY!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to go out of your way to get proper help and guidance. Be aggressive and assertive to ensure that you are not given the run around for nothing.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M doesn't have a lot to offer when it comes to night life or social atmosphere, but we get together every Wednesday for Hump Day and thoroughly enjoy events scheduled by the School.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety checks could be better.

    Greek Life

    I am not apart of any fraternity, however the Greek life on campus is active.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    It is an University that will produce productive peoples (students) you just have to be a positive person. My way of thinking is that I will make the Best Better.....................

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Prairie View is the only campus in the A&M system that I know of without an agricultural building.

    Bang for the buck

    School is every expensive. I am trying to complete my senior year and it has been challenging. I love to be challenged. I study hard and attend class daily and sometimes I still do not complete the class with a winning C. Some Universities accepts D's as a passing grade. The students earned a D and receive a degree......... But not here at Prairie View...So I will endure. This is why I am in the need for financial assistance. I will make the Best Better in my accomplishments.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing much, I just go to work. The campus is not equipped with recreational events. The city is a rural area. It is nothing like the other A&M schools.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall should be larger in which the traffic of students could flow smoothly. The food was ok when I was on campus.

    Dorm Life

    When I was living on campus if was okay. It is mostly apartment living now which is a little better.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a a school with academic rigor in the degree plan. All classes should always be offered and they are not. That creates problems within the degree plan.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to college with a goal. Attend class daily and apply yourself 100%. Be very positive in everythig you do and you will be very successful.

    In three sentences

    Prairie is a Great school however, some change can be made. Things such as classes, labs, and financial aid. Change is good.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    keep your grades up.

    In three sentences

    it is a good school. the people there are helpful. I do plan on finishing my education here.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Be careful. Don't walk alone. Secure your room at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    I recently joined the Nursing Student Association...no news yet or recommendations.

    Bang for the buck

    I wish I could have gotten scholarships or even qualified for grants. That would have been such a big help to my mother financially.

    What to do for fun

    They have weekly socials but I did not attend them. I sometimes went in the courtyard to eat when the food smelled really good.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is your average college life style. It gets boring but I made it through my freshmen year.

    Dorm Life

    University College is for all freshmen. It worked out well for me although my roommate who was a good friend relocated the 2nd week of our 2nd semester. I pretty much stay to myself and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise prospective students to continue to study hard. I would suggest that they communicate at a minimum weekly with their professors. I would also suggest that they meet at least one student in each class that they can communicate with after class hours.

    In three sentences

    I selected Prairie View A & M University to attend for nursing because of the history of the nursing students who have graduated from there. I have been very happy so far with my choice and I am feeling comfortable with my study habits. Coming from a school that was not ranked in the top 50% in the state of Texas, I feel I have progressed in the area of my potential.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Join lots of organizations.

    Food and Dining

    The food around the campus is good. Did not stay on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Did not stay on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Really good programs and instructors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make copies of ANYTHING you turn in, especially receipts! Stay focused all the way through the finish line. Have fun while getting your education.

    In three sentences

    They can be a little unorganized. When I applied in 2011, they lost all of my paperwork and I had to pay money to everything sent again. The staff can be a little rude.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many activites that i cant tell you where to start, anything from football to fashion and showing livestock!

    Food and Dining

    The food that i have had here has been great.

    Academic Rigor

    Education system here is on the high. They have something that everyone can do!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused this campus is full of peers and professors that will do anything to watch you succeed.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View is a wonderful college. The professors and staff treat better than any college that i have attended. They live to watch their student succeed.

  • 06/25/2012

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    Great for these types of students

    Interactive, great for those who enjoy meeting new people

    What to do for fun

    Relax in your dorm, watch T.V, get involved ,Remember stay with the right crowd of people you may find yourself with a little time on your hands

    Food and Dining

    There is nothing Better than good Southern Cooking

    Dorm Life

    As a freshmen you must go through The Experience i would still recommend getting an apartment

    Academic Rigor

    Its only as hard as you make it , keep your head in the books and Study as long as you do this you will succeed

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and become involved in positive groups

    In three sentences

    Praire View A&M is an exceptional university,From the actual campus to the amazing administrators that work there. I look forward to attending this university and partaking in the festivities it has to offer as well as becoming a great addition to the Panther family.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    THE CAMPUS HAS PLENTY OF THINGS YOU CAN DO THAT WILL KEEP YOU INVOLVED

    Dorm Life

    THE DORMS AND APARTMENTS AR THE NICEST I HAVE SEEN BYFAR.

    Academic Rigor

    THEY EXPECT YOU TO SUCCEED ACADEMICALLY

    Tips for prospective students

    STAY ON TOP OF ADMISSION FILE AND FINAID BECAUSE THEY WILL ONLY WORK AS FAST AS YOU DO. BE EARLY IN TURNING IN DOCUMENTATION AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

    In three sentences

    THIS SCHOOL IS LIKE A CLOSE NIT COMMUNITY. ITS IS VERY GOAL ORIENTED AND IT FOCUSES ON THE STUDENTS GRADES AS WELL AS SOCIAL LIFE. THIS SCHOOL HAS EVERYTHING A PROSPECTIVE STUDENT IS LOOKING FOR.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun you could attend campus parties, homecomings, and also activities including the whole student body.

    Food and Dining

    Usually its your parents who set up your meal plans, do not let them go to waste. You can not use up all your point, because you will not eat.

    Dorm Life

    This a great experience to learn how to live on your own. You have to be strict on yourself and value your time.

    Academic Rigor

    Stay on top of your classes, making sure your passing. A reminder is that parents are not with anymore, and you have to learn responsibility.

    Tips for prospective students

    To continue to achieve your goals. No matter what the obstacle may be push through it and never give up.

    In three sentences

    They're an incredible historical black college to attend. the nursing program is the best detailing from ratings. The experience of college at Prairie View will not be a waste.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has its own police force.

    Greek Life

    GREEK LIFE is the greatest!!

    Clubs and Activities

    Wonderful variety of clubs to look up. Medical, Business, Musical etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Only students that are VERY strong minded, can go to the parties and still study and pass test.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The MSC. This place is where you eat, shop, and see EVERYONE that comes to PVAMU.

    Bang for the buck

    Beautiful campus, wonderful staff, but still could do better with technology.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the gym, or one of the MANY events being held on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food is horrible, no healthy food.

    Dorm Life

    Campus life is great also, study by day party by night and still maintain 3.0GPA, that's what PVAMU is all about. Off campus living is better.

    Academic Rigor

    Top in the country. The Biology department have hard lessons and wonderful teachers teaching it.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a freshmen it can be very easy to fall into the party life, so remember what the goal is for attending college. GO TO CLASS!!!

    In three sentences

    PVMAU is a wonderful place to get a degree. The staff in each department is willing to help the students. The campus is also beautiful.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is A1.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is very active but don't get too caught up in partying.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for EVERYTHING so find you thing.

    What to do for fun

    Attend school events and seminars. Join clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Always eat on Catfish Fridays. Eating in the MSC can be fun because sometimes they have give-a-ways and live entertainment.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the University College may seem like a drag but it where you will meet your friends and where you will be taken care of.

    Academic Rigor

    You will be challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prairie View teaches you responsibility and time management but it helps if you are already proficient in those areas. Be proactive in school events; you will greatly benefit from it.

    In three sentences

    It's an amazing institute with a great African American historical background. It is equipped with everything you need in order to succeed. I recommend attending here to everyone.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    24-hour security, emergency phones set all around campus, and escort to room by police officer is available.

    Greek Life

    Delta Sigma Theta Alpha Kappa Alpha Sigma Gamma Rho Zeta Phi Beta Omega Psi Phi Alphi Phi Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Professional dress Tuesday- go to all your classes in professional attire. Each year the upperclassmen create a shuffle(a dance) for the incoming freshmen to learn.

    What to do for fun

    You will never be completely bored, because somebody will always have something going on. We listen to music, which turns into a jam session, or a party could possibly be going on.

    Food and Dining

    Breakfast if great during the week!

    Dorm Life

    You will form a family like bond with the others in your building, and a stronger sister/brother relationship with your roommate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an open mind. Do not believe the stereotypes of PVAMU. There is so much more tothe school.

    In three sentences

    It is a Family set environment. They have some of the top colleges. There is a need for school.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I'm not sure yet haven't been there long enough.

    Dorm Life

    I expect its great. Clean facilities, everything is accessible.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not taken any classes yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with all your paperwork, get financial aid taken care of before you proceed with anytthing else.

    In three sentences

    PV has a beautiful campus even with the lack of businesses surrounding. Financial Aid is a hassle get that out of the way as soon as you're accepted. Everyone seems nice aand helpful.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M instills the proper tools for a student to go off into the real world and succeed. On a scale from 1-10, 10 being the highest, I would rate the school a 10. I can't wait until the fall of 2012 to go to school at PVAMU.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a on campus police department. There is also a curfew.

    Greek Life

    I do not know to much about Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs ,and activities so I would say to find what you love to do and do it.

    Great for these types of students

    PV is great for all students, and it is always good to be focused.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's an indoor pool on campus that I did not know we had until the end of the year when it was to late.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive, but can you really put a price on your education that no one can ever take from you?

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun on campus rather you enjoy basketball ,and football games or just like to hang out with your friends. Oh and also getting involved in the different organizations on campus is great.

    Food and Dining

    The food the first three months was so good to me, but after a while you start to miss your moms cooking and other food. so I definitely starting eating out a lot. So i gained my freshman 15.

    Dorm Life

    My first year living in a dorm was not so great. I never had to share anything with anyone until that year. However, I learned a lot during the year, and I really believe living in a dorm room helped me open me eyes.

    Academic Rigor

    I plan to earn my Masters in Marking and a Minor in communications. The process of registering for classes sometimes is a headache, but once you get use to it , its not that bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    For students attending PV. I would say to keep your priorities straight, and go to class no matter what.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love PVAMU. The student life is great. The campus is not to big so there's room for growth, and becoming close with everyone.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is the highest priority at PV. There are many officers who patrol and keep order 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

    Greek Life

    Greeks are a great way to form lifetime bonds with fellow peers. The greek organizations on campus are very professional and have been around for many years. They give anyone an opportunity to become apart of something special by joining a brother or sisterhood.

    Great for these types of students

    Pv is great for any student who may not have the proper funds for college but have the brains and the drive for being successful in school. Anyone who loves to have a good time, make friends, feel right at home, while getting a great education would be a perfect fit for PV.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every wednesday there is Hump Day on the Hill which is basically a social gathering where students come to dance, sing, and listen to music and student performances in order to take some of the stress of the week away and help one get over the hump of the week.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is not very big, therefore there is always an opportunity to find something to do. There are many events scheduled each day of the week that can keep anyone entertained.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. The student dining hall is an all you can eat buffet consisting of various foods of different cultures.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is set up to benefit all students. They are very home-like and safely protercted by campus police 24 hours a day. They are also in the middle of campus surrounded by the library and other buildings that are available for any help needed.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic system is set up to where you will be successful and the professors will make sure you have every opportunity to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be focused, have a plan, and set goals and strive hard to accomplish them and be the best student to your ability.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M University is a beautiful and very historical university that offers many students a great opportunity to become a successful person. Being a part of a university like prairie view is a wonderful and life changing experience for any student who attends. Going into PV as a child, the college will definitely transform a student into a responsible and successful adult.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus crime rate is high at times so be careful

    Food and Dining

    The food is good no complaints, you have a lot of choices of food to pick from

    Dorm Life

    I can't rate fairly have not stayed on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very intellectual and get your mind going .

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure if you need to take care of your financial aid come on campus phone calls to the university usually don't work due the office high volume.

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful school to attend class sizes are big where you feel overwhelmed. It's usually very easy to get in contact with your professors through email or office hours. The campus is located 45 minutes away from Houston.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Let's see outlet mall about 15 minutes away restaurants maybe a little closer or further depending on what u like. The movies about 20 minutes out. And a big city with even more right there I think there's much to do.

    Food and Dining

    The cereal is amazing. I'll let you be the judge of the rest.

    Dorm Life

    We have some of the best dorms you can find, especially as that applies to us being an hbcu. I would never consider staying off campus we have first rate living status closer.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't speak for the rest of the campus but as an architecture, nursing or biology major at PV u will study harder than any of your friends can party. It is absolutely essential, no matter the major u pic to make friends with those to have class with because they will be the ones you share your grueling nights with. And most importantly make sure you get to know each and one of your current/future professors on a personal level...they don't bite.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never be afraid to interact with any one who may be helpful ( classmates professors upperclassmen etc).Make yourself available to opportunities to enrich yourself and supplement your education. Be bold and step outside the box with your study sessions to help boring info stick.Study in your department/academic building it should be like home by second semester. Have fun but wake up for all morning classes especially if you have Dr. Brown for biol 1015!

    In three sentences

    Great place for focused determined students. Small class sizes ideal for one on one interaction with professors. Wonderful lively student body.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is the only problem that we need to improve. There has been fights, and thieves at our school and we really need better security around our campus so that non of the students are in danger. Other than that, Prairie View is a great school.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is the biggest thing on campus. Without the Greek, a collge is nothing. Its fun just going to humpday to watch the Greeks stroll and step every wednesday.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am apart of Collegiate 100 which is a nationwide organization which encourages young males to be leaders.

    Great for these types of students

    These types of students love to be creative, so anything that is creative to the point where you can enjoy, they will accept.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unusual tradition ive seen at this school was Spring Fest. It was fun because it reminded me of homecoming.

    Bang for the buck

    You are not loosing if you choose this school. It is worth every penny. some difficulties could have been avoided but when they get everything straight you should be good the rest of the time being. Its educational and fun at the same time, its definately worth the money!!!!!!

    What to do for fun

    For fun, most of us go out and party, go play basketball or football. and sometimes play video games.

    Food and Dining

    Our food is good, but I know it could be better. Many of us don't want to eat it because it can be nasty or sometimes recooked.

    Dorm Life

    Our dorms are okay for the most part. We get to have fun, meet people that stay with us and the living is fine. Its better than it was my freshman year of college.

    Academic Rigor

    Prairie View A&M University produces productive people. Many of our students graduate and find really good jobs and internships.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for incoming freshman. Always be well prepared for anything. Don't let the fun get in the way of your academics. Stay on top of your work and stay focused. Have fun, but don't get caught up.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M from my point of view is a university that I could never get enough of. The school is filled with fun, great academic surroundings, and spirit. I could say that it would be the best college for anyone to attend.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety has not been a problem for me. Many officers are on this campus and suspicious activity is always taken care of.

    Greek Life

    The greek life just makes school more fun. It brightens your day sometimes and just makes you feel better about being away from home.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is GMS (Gold Members Club). There is also PVSNA (Prairie View Student Nursing Association) There are greeks on this campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well on homecoming week, we have a line of events planned. On Saturday morning, the campus is jam packed. We have the band, food, games, and everything else.

    Bang for the buck

    Well Prairie View is one well-known school in Texas. It is a fun campus to live on. Prairie View produces productive people.

    What to do for fun

    Meet new friends and hang out. Be more pro-active with the school and just have fun.

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo is okay, but some other options would be nice.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is the best. It is comfortable now and worth the money.

    Academic Rigor

    The Social Work program is a great one. There are great professors to teach us the the truth about the field of work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get the scholarships that are out there. This is free money to help you get an education.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View is a great school to attend. They help you with scholarships as well as finding a way for you to stay in school.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is safe their has been some mishaps over the years but the campus authority has cracked down on safety of Prairie View and the students.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life has surfaced back upon the campus of Prairie View over the past year. Some of the fraternities aren't back on the campus yet but they are coming soon. The other fraternities and sororities have can back and making a difference in bringing back some of the well known traditions here on the campus. Greek life is picking back up and everything is back to the way it should be with students actually giving the service that should be given.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities that students can get involved in making the time at prairie view very fun and worth it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't really unusual traditions here on the campus but Homecoming is very student oriented and Prairie View has some of the best homecomings.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things that a student can do on campus. There are numerous pageants and talent shows and also parties. Some students may want to join organizations in ther majors to get better acquainted with their field or they can join other extracurricular activities like sports or band.

    Food and Dining

    The Food and dining on the campus ill rate at 8 on a scale of 1 to 10. The school offers sort of variety of dinning places to eat like a cafe, grills and a Chick Fil A. Yes after a while it will get a bit tiring eating the same foods all the time but there isn't really that much off campus food places other then your usual McDonalds, Jack In the box, and Dominoes. Some Places do deliver to the dorm rooms for the students without transportation.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Prairie View is very good. The dorms work hard to meet the needs of the students too make sure we have a good resting place because this is our home away from home. Even though there is limited space for some students the school is working hard making more space for future students. Prairie View has some of the best dorms that give students privacy.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic strictness on the Prairie View campus is at an high because the faculty work with students to make sure that we stay on track mentally as well as academically. Alot of classes are pretty challenging as you get deep within your major but the students help each other out in a way that helps get the job done. Although it isnt easy at times there may be that one professor that you may have to see again

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for other prospective students would be to come to the school knowing what you want to get into because there are a lot of things on this campus that one can get involved in.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M University is one of the best schools to attend when getting an education in higher learning. From all of the history and school spirit the pride of the university; students leave with productivity. This particular HBCU is one of the top schools in my opinion because Prairie View A&M University produces productive people.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    It's food. There's nothing great about it and there is nothing bad about it. the only thing is that you will get tired of it after a while and will probably start to leave campus to have lunch.

    Dorm Life

    I don't stay on campus so I really cannot give any feed back on this.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are very open to the ideas the students have. They also give back a lot of constructive critisism that helps improve your skills for the next project. They are very good about responding to emails after school hours and will even show up out of school hours to help out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like with all schools it is important to keep up with your paperwork. This includes everything from financial aid, to registration and transfers. No one will do this for you so it is very important that you get things done one time so you don't end up paying anything out of pocket.

    In three sentences

    This is a very good school. The school of architecture just got their 6 year accreditation and the teachers care about your education. The campus is very beautiful and is like a get away from the city.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Yes Alph Phi Alpha, AKA, Delta, Sigma's, QDogs etc

    What to do for fun

    Attend all sporting events, there is never a dull moment.

    Food and Dining

    5 star They have a variety of foods and drinks. Chooses chooses. They have so much food that you never eat the same thing over and over again. They serve food until 7 pm during the week and on weekends you brunch which is fabulous.

    Dorm Life

    5 Great dorms. Great environment it is awesome. They have built new dorms, they grounds are nice. The dorms are actually apartments that you share with two or three other people.

    Academic Rigor

    5 star Academic program is the best. if you study and attend tutorials you will make it. Classes are up to par as with any school but they provide you what you need to successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you enroll in Prairie View A&M University it will be the 1st and best step to improving your life.

    In three sentences

    This University produces productive people. They get involved with the whole person. You feel like one big family. I would rate them a 10.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at Prairie View is okay. When you first get there it might be good because most people were used to eating high school cafeteria food, but after a while it starts to get repetitive. There are a few food choices that I like and enjoy whenever they decide to serve it in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Prairie View is okay. As a freshman you share one small room with a roommate, with one bathroom in the middle that is just for you to. When you get to become a sophomore and up you get the chance to stay in an apartment style dorm which are very nice. The dorms have either 2 or four bedrooms. In the 2 bedrooms each person has their own bathroom and share a kitchen and living room. In the 4 bedroom there are 2 bathrooms in which 2 people share along with the kitchen and living room that everyone shares.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major certain classes might be harder than others. If you are a nursing, biology or engineering major you might have to do more work or study harder than other majors. At the end of the day college is college and no matter what you are majoring in you should study hard in order to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of my 1st tips would be to not wait until the last minute to get stuff done. Whether it be financial aid or school work get stuff done earlier so that it will not be much stress on you later on. If you need help with school work or anything speak up and ask for help, because if you don't people will never know that you need help.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M is a wonderful and beautiful campus. I have met so many amazing teachers and students who have helped me through my first year in college. I am so glad that I made the decision to go to Prairie View because it is a wonderful school.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are friendly and very helpful, they are all about security!

    Greek Life

    The greek life is amazing so many to choose from although i am looking into Delta Theta Sigma.

    Clubs and Activities

    Im in Two Criminal Justice programs, and Gold members club which consits of students being loud and full of school spirit at games.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At Prairie View A&M University we are all about school spirit, there are many clubs and organizations to join to get the full experience. We have a thing called Hump-day where people come and perfom, we listen to music and we have like a mini pep-rally, a break from class work.

    What to do for fun

    For fun i actually study, i have a part-time job. Im in organizations to help get the full college experience.

    Food and Dining

    The food in college is good, you have many options and the pricing isn't to bad, the enviornment is nice and friendly.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is wonderful it gives you an oppurtunity to do things on your own. You met so many new people that relate to you.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic part of college is at times overwhelming, each student has to stay on top of work. college is not just about moving out and being on your own its about taking care of business and doing things on your own.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is an experience theres fun but theres also a time to take care of business. College is the beginning to your future and every little thing you do is being watched.

    In three sentences

    I love the this friendly, outgoing campus. There are many oppertunities here, the people are beyond friendly and helpful. The outstanding marching band gives me the true college experience!

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I don't eat at school.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The entire program is a challenge but the staff and the resources available will help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend this university to any one interested in Nursing School. They will graduate with excellent experience.

    In three sentences

    I am attending a challenging nursing school and I am learning behind my expectations. This university is diverse, unique, and has the best resources to help you gain the knowledge you need to succeed.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has it's own police department and state troopers are located nearby.

    Greek Life

    Mostly all greeks are represented on campus. some with be returnig soon once clearance is approved.

    Clubs and Activities

    Fraternities, Sororities, and the Band are the most popular. Student government association and Spit knowledge host special events and motivational speakers

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are truly focused on studying only. People interested in joining a Frat or Sorority or even the band. And those persons interested in athletic events

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The barber shop/Church/night club aka the Newman Center has special events for the college crowds. I'm not kidding this hall hosts everything when they are not cutting hair.

    Bang for the buck

    As far as education, this will be one of the best universities for the price. City life around the camups is a big negative.

    What to do for fun

    Attending Hump Day is usually a welcomed event. That's when the Greek Fraternities stomp the yard for the large crowd of students. The athletic games are usually a plus. And watching the band practice is always fun.

    Food and Dining

    Food options are limited on campus even if your have a meal plan. Special diets must be pre-arranged. The restuarants near the campus are extreemely scarce. There are no real choices off campus for those on special diets; vegeterians, religious purposes etc.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed off campus but was able visit friends from time to time. The rooms are on the smaller scale but large enough provide a comfortable study environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not difficult however, you must maintain a system of time management and study groups. One can easily become distracted with campus extra curricular events.

    Tips for prospective students

    Paricipate in campus life by getting involved in course related interest groups in order to broaden your knowledge in your field of study. If you are an out of state student or if you don't qualify for financial aid look for on campus jobs immediately. Unfortunately, employment is limited in the City of Prairie View.

    In three sentences

    The Mayor, Frank D. Jackson, the University President, George C. Wright and the Administrative Staff all have been truly trust worthy and highly respected. The professors are very supportive. They encourage the students to do their best, inspiring them to acheive their goals.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    for sure

    What to do for fun

    parties, football games, basketball games greek shows and drama shows there is a lot.

    Food and Dining

    top notch with a lot of different types of food as well as fast food.

    Dorm Life

    its beautiful upperclassmen have apartment set ups .

    Academic Rigor

    it's difficult but instructors work with you to ensure that you are obtaining the grades you should get.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus because there are a lot of things out there that will stray you away from your current goals.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View is the first historically black university in the state of Texas. Prairie view produces productive citizens internationally. I am elated to be accepted to such a prestigious university to further my education.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is SHOWN alot AT pvamu.

    Clubs and Activities

    GMC,SGA,CAB

    What to do for fun

    Hump Day Homecoming football games hanging out rooms to chill with your friends.

    In three sentences

    I love PVAMU its a great HBCU. PVAMU is like a family we stick together. You will get a great education if you attend PVAMU.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    HBCU'S are the best place to be in terms of the Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs you can be involved in and the more your involved in the better. By getting into clubs you are able to meet people are super smart who actually challenge you and make you want to better yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    African American students that want to be surrounded by their people. students that want a little culture in their life. Students that can stay focused and determined.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    HUMP DAY! We have a little party on the hill every wednesday to get us through the remainder of the week.

    What to do for fun

    PARTY PARTY PARTY...LOL but also you can hang out at the pool, work out at the gym, or go on lunch/ dinner dates.

    Food and Dining

    The food is absolutely horrible!

    Dorm Life

    Living with other people is such an experience because you get to see how other people live, how they view certain situations. Dorm life always opens your eyes and makes you view things differently.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students have to make sure they have the ability to say no to things. School is not always fun and games, its about your education its about the rest of your life. So take it seriously especially to the nursing, architecture, and engineering majors.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M University is a good experience for any African American Student because you get to go to a school with people who look like you. Not all of the students care for their education as much as you do but trust me their are some that do. If you surround yourself with the right group of people there are no limits to your potential.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    read novels and play sports

    Food and Dining

    Maintain the amount you eat because it can be a downfall.

    Dorm Life

    Make as many friends in your building, they might be your future co-workers.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigors are to make sure you get in the proper classes at the right time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in top of your work

    In three sentences

    Prairie View has one of the top Nursing programs. Prairie View has top educators. Prairie View is a great school.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    dont walk on the grass

    What to do for fun

    hump day, (party at noon on wednesdays on the yard), parties, talent shows ect..

    Food and Dining

    decent. chick fil a is the only fast food place. rude servers

    Dorm Life

    fun activities if you choose to participate.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you do the work , go to class, and show effort; you will pass!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the financial aid office early. The line is always long.

    In three sentences

    This is a true HBCU. The students at PV are proud.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    COME SEE FOR YOURSELF...!!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Focused Talented Intelligent Self-Motivated

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    HOBART TAYLOR

    What to do for fun

    There is almost something going on everyday, so be involved.

    Dorm Life

    Privacy is everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Success lives in each one of us.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M University is a very high spirited university with a passion for academic excellence. Along with the bar raising talent, Prairie View produces Proud, Productive Panthers, preparing them for the real world that lies ahead.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Shuttle service daily and police escort and all housing has curfews

    Greek Life

    Frats, Sororities are definitely represented, they give the best parties on the hill.

    Clubs and Activities

    Academic clubs and honor socieities Social organizations for student life

    Great for these types of students

    All students who are focused and serious about attaining their degree. The networking alone is awesome for future career opportunities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The university provides group bus travel for the students to attend university events out of state and we travel like one big happy family. Great experience and wonderful memories.

    Bang for the buck

    Prairie View A & M University has class with a tradition of producing productive citizens.

    What to do for fun

    Football games, parades, basketball games, battle of the bands, intramural sports with residence students living on campus, parties, field day events.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Great variety from week to week. You can eat as much as you want in one setting.

    Dorm Life

    Safe, comfortable, modern and convenient

    Academic Rigor

    PV is above a five star

    Tips for prospective students

    Strong program in engineering, nursing, and education. Great university experience and room for growth. Consistent faculty support and guidance.

    In three sentences

    Highly accredited in their programs of study. Safe and friendly atmosphere. High retention and graduation ratings.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The Greek life is very prevalent here on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    This school has plenty clubs, organizations and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for focused students who know exactly what they want to do in life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hump Day is a party on the hill every Wednesday to help students relax and get away from the everyday pressures of school.

    Bang for the buck

    Prairie View A & M University pushes students to gain knowledge

    What to do for fun

    There are always parties during the week. Every Wednesday the campus hosts hump day on the hill. Cypress texas is right up the street as well as the Premium, outlets.

    Food and Dining

    There is only one main dining hall. The school has other entities like chic filla. the schools food is provided by sodexo.

    Dorm Life

    The university college is a great place for freshmen to mingle. The university college always has activities and programs to help freshmen matriculate to their sophomore year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as possible. Try to get all financial aid handled a month before school begins. Register for classes as soon as they are available.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A & M University is small. Prairie View A & M University has small classes. Prairie View A & M University is always fun.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    PVAMU is the 2nd largest institute, Used to be a slave plantation so very great historical information

    What to do for fun

    Join organizations!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused, Enjoy your self, AND be who you are not what everybody else wants you to be.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View is what you make of it. It'll either make or break you, you just have to stay focused and not worry about what others say. ALSO Prairie View has great resources, so apply yourself.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Being at Prairie View is like being in the middle of nowhere, but what my friends i did alot was workout, go to to the field and play a game of football, go to the courts and play some basketball, read, or play video games. At one point and time we would even put together seminars on certain topics for the student body to come out express there thoughts which is always fun because you never how the next person is thinking and its good way to meet new faces and network with people of like minds.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at Prairie is phenomenal especially when you a 7 day meal plan. PV serves a little bit everything, but just like anything if you eat too much it can get a little old.

    Dorm Life

    i cant speak to much about dorm life because i only stayed on campus my freshman year, but from that experince i will say it has its perks. When i stayed on campus i never had to drive anywhere because we have shuttle buses, that will take you all around campus for free of charge. The downside of staying on campus is that you have certain rules you have to abide by just as if you were in your parents.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a business marketing student at Prairie view i can honestly say that i have been challenged in the Highest Manner possible when it comes to Academic Rigor. I can honestly admit that i have been lost on some subjects for weeks at a time and wasn't comprehending any of the information in class for example Business Stats was probably the hardest class I've ever taken in my life, but the professors are very willing to help when ever you have a question or need help in a subject. Tutoring is always available 5 days out the week for what ever subject you may have problems in and thats speaking from experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips that i have for prospective students is first when choosing a major choose something that you could see your self doing for life other than just going to school to get a degree to make money because if you don't love what you do no matter how much you could make (money) there will never be a sense of satisfaction. Secondly dont discouraged about what people may tell when it comes to enrolling to PV because it can detour from wanting to apply, all that Im saying is take the initiative to go and find about PV on your own and not from what friends or family might say who have never stepped foot on a college campus.

    In three sentences

    I've been at Prairie view for 5 years and i love everything about it. The campus has great student body along with great teachers. Prairie View A&M is expanding and its now diversifying itself when it comes to the appeal of future students and they are constantly raising the bar on academic standards of of students to withhold.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    play basketball

    Tips for prospective students

    know why you are here

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    big on clubs and activities. majority of students join something.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Going to the graveyard. being that we prairie view A&M resides on an old plantation the incoming freshmans takes a trip to the graveyard to pay their respects to the ancestors. not somewhere you want to go late at night though.

    Food and Dining

    the food is great and i feel like its great options for on campus dining. although i do wish there were more off campus options as well.

    Dorm Life

    really great for social networking. but you feel so restricted, almost like living at home with your parents. lots of rules. so may not be very beneficial for upperclassmen.

    Academic Rigor

    i feel like the academic programs are good here with a good variety. they have advisers to help you and as long as you put in the work, you will be very successful.

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Considering I am on the women's track team that is what is fun for me. I love running for my school.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise students to go to class, be active with the school. Everyday there is something to do. Also stay on top of your work, do not want to get behind.

    In three sentences

    With five being the highest and one being the lowest. I would give Prairie View a 6. There are some things I do not like at PV.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    if you fight you get KICKED out PERIOD, POINT, BLANK!

    Greek Life

    Not too sure but I love their swagg(;

    Clubs and Activities

    I joined BSM(Choir) and UC(freshman choir) and they are a lot of fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Who is not afraid of being themselves and sub-coming to new things(:

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the oldest living organizations on the school is the church and their choirs(:

    Bang for the buck

    They are pretty expensive, I pay 30,000 a year for being an out of stated student. I believe an in state student pays half.

    What to do for fun

    We have movie nights hear. There are ALWAYS parties. NOT here at the dorm but in very close proximity.

    Food and Dining

    The msc is where we eat our food. We have a chick-fil-a also and its very tasty(: There is also a cafe right next to the library and they have tons of smoothies, iced coffees, and all types of other treats.

    Dorm Life

    I am OK with my roommate, but the other girls in the dorm are a lot of fun. As long as you stay positive and come in here trying to do right you will find a lot of friends. Just be yourself and friends will come. Do not come in here trying to be someone else. Everyone here is happy and upbeat.

    Academic Rigor

    This is my first year and the classes are pretty easy. As long as you study(READ) and stay focused you are BOUND to pass ALL of your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are applying here make sure you fill out every form needed for your FAFSA or it will not come through. There is like eight different forms beyond the governmental. The school have their own forms. PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK! Oh, and check your school email regularly. Many students here are struggling and are not able to pay for room and board

    In three sentences

    Out of a 10 rating scale I would give Prairie View a 8. I believe I believe it to be a good school. But the financial Aid is a bust.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Party but not to much. Reward yourself sometimes for the hardwork you have been doing.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are not as challenging as others but you needs to have great time management skills and discipline.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to learn, not to party.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View is a great place to start your education if you do not want to be too far from home in Texas. Although sometimes it can get to be a bit boring, you always find ways to entertain yourself and get around. Overall, PVAMU is the best place and I feel that I will be one of the most productive people Prairie View has every produced with the help and support of the PVAMU family.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of people to converse with and there's also a lot of sporting events to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The MSC has pretty good food.

    Dorm Life

    University College is a great environment for freshmen.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus on what you came to college to accomplish.

    In three sentences

    In my short time being on this campus, I've already seen how this campus produces productive people. It's an perfect learning environment everyone helps everyone, no one gets left behind. I honestly cannot wait until i can cross the stage and become an Prairie View Alumni.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    stay focused.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A & M is a school of culture. With an excellent business program and great faculty you cant go wrong. They will have you prepared for sucess in life.

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is supposed to be a dry campus but everyone drinks and the smell of drugs can be smelled everywhere. the campus security is super lazy also

    What to do for fun

    nothing much its in the country and most people have to drive to college station to do something

    Food and Dining

    mostly the same thing, no healthy foods

    Dorm Life

    adequate, but you have your own side separated with a wall

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers here are great and most of the classes are small so they know your name.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would consider a different college before this one because of the people here. they are extremely rude and loud

    In three sentences

    I'ts a small campus with mostly African american students.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have blue emergency lights spread across campus to help anyone wanting immediate security assistance. The security is not in the best physical shape, but we have a high number of them.

    Greek Life

    There are various Greek clubs that have high standards academically. Joining one is highly encouraged.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs that it's ridiculous. You can easily start your own organization if you want as well. Banners and flyers are posted on public bulletin boards.

    Great for these types of students

    Relaxed and prefer a rural setting. People who are social do well in classes with a small amount of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a weekly meeting that is campus wide for anyone wanting to attend each wednesday. Our chant allows us to find other PVAMU students and alumni even when not on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is appropriately priced. There is no excessive spending on unnecessaries.

    What to do for fun

    There is not much do to on campus. However, there are multiple cities in the surrounding area. We are located in a rural city so country activites are available.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. The drawbacks are the hours the cafeteria is open and the seating available. With more and more students attending each year, the cafeteria is in need of an expansion.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms for freshman are highly monitored to help keep freshman on track. There are bigger and less restricted living spaces available to upperclassmen.

    Academic Rigor

    The class rigor varies drastically by teachers. We have our gatekeepers and those teachers that go out of their way to help you in class. A lot of classes use online tools so how computer savvy you are also affects your success, but only by a small degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for classes as early as possible. Asking current students about what to teachers to take will really help you out. Nobody knows these classes as well as the students who have taken them.

    In three sentences

    This is a highly proud HBCU that is big on campus spirit. There is always something to do and many networking options available. It is not too anything and set in a wonderful location for focused students.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    At first i was worried about being bored but now since i know that college is nothing to play with; Istudy for fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all of your resources. Believe in yourself. Be your own motivator. Dont do what everyone else is doing. Study whenever you can. Surround yourself around uplifting people. And NEVER give up.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Prarie View A&M University a school for students who are serious about their future. They really do care about your well being. No one treats you differently because were all trying to better ourselves.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    So many clubs to join, activities to partake in and parties to go to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with discipline and an open mind.

    In three sentences

    I love Prairie View A&M. There is so much culture, love and success being produced from this school.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our school was built on an old plantation so you cannot walk on the grass in respect to the dead slaves.

    Bang for the buck

    This school was the cheapest school that I applied to.

    What to do for fun

    Since the school is in the country, there aren't too many things you can do for fun without a car. But you can always find a friend with a car.

    Food and Dining

    There is a bbq place, subway, chick fil a. There are also pizza and chinese places that deliver.

    Dorm Life

    The freshmen must live in University College or UC. It has a lot of rules but it's just so you're freshman year is successful. There are too many freshmen who don't make it to the second semester because of grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always attend class, most of your grade is on attendance. Plus, by not going to class, you're just wasting money. If you are confused about a subject, get a tutor or ask questions, there is always someone who knows the answer to a question you don't know.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View Produces Productive People! The professors care about your future. It's an overall good school to attend.

  • 12/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Various campus activities ensure that there is never a dull moment on campus. Houston and all that it entails is about 45 minutes from the school as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the MSC is good, but will get redundant for most students. Chik-fil-a is available on campus as well as other nearby restaurants that are close by.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at PV are amongst the best in the nation. As a freshmen, you only have to share your bathroom with one other tenant. As an upperclassmen, your housing options expand.

    Academic Rigor

    You will do as well in your classes as you desire. PV is widely know for its excellent engineering and nursing programs (very rigorous), but is also competent in virtually all of its degree programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay updated on your financial aid! Be meticulous in the housing process! You are ultimately responsible for all aspects of YOUR college career.

    In three sentences

    The rich history of this university sets the precedent for future students originating from all backgrounds to succeed. The faculty and administration constantly strive to ensure the professional advancement of students and seek to provide long lasting benefits long after the college experience is over. Simply put, attending Prairie View A & M University is an intelligent life choice.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I haven't witnessed anything crazy since i been attending school.

    Bang for the buck

    i think it is an affordable university

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The help is available there if you want it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your assignments ? :)

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M is a great University. I love the campus. The Professors want you to do good. And if you do your part you will make it.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want a more home feel to their college experience but still need the push from professor to achieve success.

    What to do for fun

    There is a campus REC center and a swimming pool. Also within the campus there is always some type of event going on that you can have some fun with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you get all your paper work and things like that done early so that when you get here you don't have to wait for the administration to finish admitting you.

    In three sentences

    This college is not a big university, but not a small one either. When you arrive on campus there is the feeling of being closer to home than being away. Once you spend your first semester here, you wont want to go home.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Home games are always fun to attend for football and basketball. Groups like CAB and PALS or always trying to come up with events for students.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food is good but the cafe is little small but we added grill you have choice of what you want to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Pv has some of the best dorms compared to other HBCU and even other universities.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are good and the keep classes challenge but never to hard for student to understand and there always offer to find help for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you complete all requirements to accepted and for you Fin aid.

    In three sentences

    It is a great universities. A nice campus. An it has a enjoyable student life.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have heard a coupple of disturbances at the main campus. But they have good security and problems have always been resolved promply.

    Bang for the buck

    Not bad.

    What to do for fun

    read

    Food and Dining

    None available at the CON.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in campus. I attend the CON at the medical center in houston.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be always prepared. Do not procastinate. Have everything in order when you are trying to apply to the school.

    In three sentences

    PVAMU has the best Nursing program. I am real satisfied with the instructors. Prairie View college of nursing will prepare you to become a great nurse.

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe! There's police patrolling throughout the day and night! There are also police post with a bright blue light at the top of it posted almost every where on campus just in case you happen to have an emergency, you can call with the push of a button! However, everyone knows, especially ladies, do not go any where alone at night. Use a buddy system! Get your roommate, neighbor, boyfriend, whoever to walk with you. Not saying anything is going to happen but it's just common knowledge. For instance, it can be scary at night, and for one I'm scared of the dark so this is why I choose not to walk alone. But other then that the campus is really, I mean really safe!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is awesome! I can't wait till I become one of the lucky individuals a sorority choose to represent them. Hump Day on the Hill?? Thats when they come out and show off their colors and spirit to the students! It gives me chills every time, I swear!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO MANY clubs to be apart of. And just like I said before join as many clubs as you can handle. If not, be sure to at least try SGA! We are the most respected organization on campus. But other then just being respected, we are Student Leaders. SGA is for the students! When I say For the students I mean we work for the students to make sure everything that what the student body wants, they get. They look to us in that manor. This is our school and we will make sure that things get done to help benefit the students any way possible. If you like to make a difference this is definitely a program to have in mind. Especially if your thinking about majoring in Political Science or you can be the Senator for your College. There is a spot for you! Maybe your knack is sports, they're always having tryouts! Who knows you could be the next Basketball, Football, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Soft Ball, Track, Volleyball, or Swim Pro to come out of Prairie View A&M University! Remember, our motto is Prairie View Produces Productive People!

    Great for these types of students

    Different stokes for different folks is what I say. Everyone likes different things, so I can't exactly say what is for who because I really don't know, but Prairie View does have something for everyone. That is for sure!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During Homecoming we have ALOT of events that take place to get the student body pumped for the Homecoming game! All the alumni come back to celebrate with us! They camp out and tail gate and even let the students come over to eat! They feed us! Haha! What more could a student ask for? We can sit and talk to them, they offer advice and of course you may want to take their advice. They have the creditably since they are Almuni of the University! I for one look up to Alumni.

    Bang for the buck

    I love my school! The student body is one that does stand up for one another! We will always come together at the end of the day and have each others back as a whole!

    What to do for fun

    I'm old so I don't do anything (Haha)! But for fun I just hang out with my friends. Sometimes we have movie nights and might order pizza. But there is a game room in the Memorial Student Center which has a pool table, X-Box, Play Station and other things a student can enjoy! The MSC also host many different game nights that are TONS of fun! I remember we had Karaoke, a moon walk, dance games along with other fun things to bring the student body together! It was so much fun! The Laundry room also has Ping Pong and on Thursdays there is a DJ who plays music while you wash! Prairie View is surly the best!

    Food and Dining

    The food has it's days but there is always something different to enjoy. We have a Chic-A-Fila and Panther Grill which serves anything from burgers to sea food! There is also a Subway, a Pappa John's and a Bar-B-Que spot within walking distance from the campus!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has definitely gotten better! The freshman dorms are two to a room separated by a wall. You each get privacy! The dorms have nice walls, not like the white brick walls you'd find in a freshman dorm with no privacy what so ever at any other university. Its very secure, meaning photo I.D is required for every individual who enters whether they're a student from a different building or your friend from another school. There are TV rooms on each floor for quiet studying if needed, and always a CA (Community Assistant) on each floor who actually cares about your well being and make sure that your, 1 handling you business with school, and 2 enjoying your college experience. Right till this day I still keep in contact with my CA!

    Academic Rigor

    It is always possible to make an A in any course if you apply yourself. By apply yourself I mean go to class, study, do your work, do extra credit (if possible), take the time out to get to know your Professors because believe me they want to know you. Participate in class and show interest. Your're not in school because you HAVE to be, that's what High School is for. College is for those who WANT to be here, who WANT to better themselves. This is a opportunity that many young individuals don't have. I for one am extremely blessed to be a first generation university attendant!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in ready to learn, not to party. This is a University with standards just like any other University. Join clubs like SGA and Honors clubs to better yourself and to better the student body. Run for Student Leader positions because people respect those who are doing more then the average with their college experience besides just going to class. Before you come to this University be sure that this is the right choice for you. Don't let anyone pose a influence on you unless its a positive one, make your own decisions! But over all just enjoy your freshman year to it's fullest, because all you have is one. Make it your most memorable year!

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M University is on of the BEST HBCU's to attend. Here you will find small classes and caring Professors who only want whats best for the students. This University has truly taught me about life and gave me values that I can take into the real world once I graduate.

  • 02/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. There are always patrol cars patrolling. There are blue emergency stations everywhere.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is pretty fun. There is always a party being thrown by various organizations. The thing Greeks do the most though is hold information session or have volunteer opportunities for the students to better themselves.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am in Gospel Choir and Trombone Choir. There are additional choirs. I'm in Marching Band and Pep Band. There are several bands. There is also intramural and recreation sports that I play often. There are also many athletic clubs as well as volunteer organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love want to be engineers or medical students. Great for students who like to party and have a good time. Great for student who want to get involved in a lot of activities and manage their time wisely.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We call the campus The Hill and every Wednesday we gather on the hill to share experiences in Greek Life and have almost like a pep rally. Streaking is observed during homecoming

    Bang for the buck

    People here at Prairie View, if poked would bleed purple and gold. There is an overall sense of helping your fellow minority succeed in a world that often seems to tear us down. There are so many leader programs, mentor programs, financial aid programs, career programs for those who are willing to dedicate the time.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I might play recreational sports in the gym or on the court. I might go swimming if I have friends with me. There is also a game room near the cafeteria. If not there are plenty of places to play video games or party.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is acceptable. There are a number of restaurants on and around campus not to mention the buffet. However, I do wish that there was maybe more cafeterias or at least more cafetiria hours.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun. There is always something going on on campus right outside your door. Everyone wants to make more friends and meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Although I thought it would be easier it is not. The tests the teachers give you are almost impossible. Most of it is stuff they didn't go over in class. Even when you think you got a good grade you can never be too sure

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your goals and have them outlined before entering. All people go through change, but is important to never change from the person you are, you yourself must be unchangable if you hope to change the lives of others.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View is much like a family, many pieces working together to a certain goal. I have noticed that most people here, besides the students have a genuine interest in seeing you succeed. The tradition and pride one feels is amazing while here.

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I mean this is the real world now.

    Greek Life

    Pvamu has the livest greeks

    Clubs and Activities

    Gold members club Colligate 100 I am a black man

    What to do for fun

    I converse with friends & read.

    Food and Dining

    Get tired of eating the something.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a rude awakening to college.

    Academic Rigor

    Its okay nothing and nothing to simple.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students is to be on top of their time management skills.

    In three sentences

    I bleed purple and royal gold. Pvamu is the place to be. I casey york am a proud panther.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    At PVAMU we have police pole all over campus plus on site police and security. If you ever get stuck somewhere late at night the police will come and take you where you need to go.

    Clubs and Activities

    Prairie View has dozen of organizations from football to track, and even academic clubs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Wednesday we have Hump Day on the hill where dj's come out and play music. Its awesome to have that push to get you through the rest of the week.

    What to do for fun

    For fun basically just get out and meet people, go to the on campus games, and shows that that put on. Fun is what you make it! It's a variety of things to do around campus join clubs, getting involved in your school will always be fun.

    Food and Dining

    Our dining area is called the MSC, we have a cafe that's full of different food choices along with a chic fil a and Partner grill. You also are allowed to use your Partnerbucks off campus at certain stores.

    Dorm Life

    I think everyone should live on campus freshman year so that they can experience the college life. I loved freshman housing no community showers was all I needed to get my attention. You share a room with one other person and its private. The UC always have different activities to keep it fun but still help you focus on your grades.

    Academic Rigor

    Student learning is based on an overview of program requirements and an assessment of program rigor, depending on choice of study. Writing.Math and Science is involved in every major

    Tips for prospective students

    While entering any college you MUST stay focus on why you are there. College is fun, due to a lot of different reasons one beings no parents around.But you have to maintain a good study habit and do your work because time flies by fast, you have to put your all into your future career choice/ education no half stepping.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View is a HBCU, but we have variety of cultures here. This is a very social college even though its in the country people make it a good experience. PV IS THE PLACE TO BE!!!!!!

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    When the principal and some people from the admissions office came down to Anchorage, AK to get more students I knew that they cared a lot about our education and our future goals. They shared some of their personal experiences and really opened up to us. After they were done I went straight there website and did some research. The school seems very involved in their community and students and it looks like a great place to be. I'm planning on applying here very soon.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's always a party. There's also a outlet right up the way that you can go shopping at.

    Food and Dining

    The dining ha is pretty good they have many options to pick from.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life I would have to say is pretty awesome you get the chances to meet so many people and they welcome you like you where at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is very well know at this university, everyone strives for success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't believe everything you hear about Prairie View actually take the time out to come visit for yourself.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View has a great biology department. The professors here are outstanding. The tradition is very much respected.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One thing I can say about PV is that I never worried about my safety. Police provided escorts to anyone walking alone late at night which was a great luxury. There are also many emergency poles located on campus that with one push of a button, the police arrive.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are various clubs at PV including, PALS, The Campus Activities Board, PV Mime and others.

    Great for these types of students

    PV is great for student's that are serious about getting a great education and becoming successful adults.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual tradition on campus is that no one is allowed to walk on the grass out of respect of former slaves that worked the plantation in which PV was built on. There is also a graveyard a couple of miles behind campus. Students like to walk there at night on Halloween for a little scare.

    What to do for fun

    Located in the MSC is a game-room which has 2 pool tables and various game consoles. Students love to come here and relax between classes. One thing about PV is that you won't be bored. There is always something going on. My school is a school that loves to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    The Memorial Student Center or MSC as students call it, is the main dining hall on campus. It has its good days and it has its bad. The great thing is that there are many different varieties of food EVERYDAY so it won't be hard to find something to eat. Also there is an Chick Fil A on campus which taste great. There are a couple of other places to get food on campus which allow you to use your Panther bucks which is pre-paid money on your student ID.

    Dorm Life

    The apartment style dorms located on campus are wonderful compared to many college campuses. Students have the option of living in a 2 bed/2 bath which is very spacious. There are also many other living options to choose from. All rooms come fully furnished including appliances and the living quarters aren't far away from classrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes were challenging and teachers were always willing to help. Their office hours come in handy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure they you get all of your financial aid business out of the way before school starts because late paperwork will delay the award process. Also sign up for housing ahead of time if possible.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M has it's flaws, as many schools due but overall is a wonderful school to earn your degree. The student teacher ratio is small which allows you to develop a great professional relationship with professors. Faculty may be hard on you but it is only because they want to see you achieve.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security at PVAMU is secure and safe. As soon as the sun goes down security is checking student I.D's from every car that comes from off campus. For every car that heads to the upperclassmen housing, I.D's are also checked. After 11 p.m, freshman students need to be at their destination and stay there. I love the campus safety at PVAMU. The security here really protects the lives of students and staff.

    Greek Life

    When you come to PVAMU, you are going to want to join a fraternity/sorority. Every organization loves what they do and they are bonded in a way. There is nothing better than Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are all kinds of activities at PVAMU! There is something for every person and can make your college experience even better! There is so much variety you'll have a hard time choosing which one to sign up for.

    Great for these types of students

    This institution is great for every kind of student who wants to pursue a degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming is the craziest tradition at PVAMU! A week of traditions that have been around for decades. Gospel fests, athletic games, concerts and more take place in a week of fun and relaxation.

    Bang for the buck

    Some of the difficulties can be avoided here. One of the most stressful parts of this college is financial aid. However, once everything is straightened out, you are coasting for the rest of your time here. Stay on top of your account and check it daily to avoid any confusion.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do at PVAMU! This college has so many clubs and activities. There is something for every kind of person.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! On top of that, it is a BUFFET! What college student won't like buffets? Unlimited options, three times a day. Everyday, the menu is different. There is always a salad and fruit bar for all those healthy eaters out there. The dining area is large and there is always a place to sit. Prairie View also has a friendly staff who works in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is one of my favorite things about college. With freshman housing, you get one other roommate and the two of you share a bathroom. Upperclassmen housing can have up to four roommates and up to four bathrooms. Dorm life allows you to have so much freedom, but with freedom comes responsibility. Make sure you stay on top of your game. Turn in your rent on time, keep up with the newsletters, and check your financial statues everyday.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic curriculum was not as rigorous as people deem college education to be. The academic curriculum was a mere dose of time and effort. You have to work hard if you want to achieve the grades you want to achieve. As i stated before, get to know your professors and make it your primary goal to do as well as you can, even if that means you stay after hours to do so. The academic is not rigorous for those who apply themselves every single day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips I would give to prospective students are to focus and create substantial time management skills. Education always comes first. Make sure you set some initial goals for yourself and stick to these goals throughout your college life. Develop a strong mind. Attend class everyday, get to know your professors, and create friendships with peers who want to be successful. Know that there is a time to study and a time to relax and have fun. Know the times in which to engage in certain activities. Focus, focus, focus.

    In three sentences

    I give this college institution, Prairie View A&M University, a rate of an 8 on a scale of 1 to 10. I love Prairie View A&M University! Prairie View is a productive institution that produces even greater students that become successful people.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    All greek organizations of the NPHC are represented on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out at the student center, play basketball, tennis and other intramural sports and meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    Food was great you also have a few other options outside of the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was good you are in two man rooms with a restroom you share. Dorm life beyond freshman year will be better because you actually get a living room area and a kitchen to share.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes were tough, I had to adjust from being a high school student to a college student and learn how to truly study at a different level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Nice class sizes that are easy to walk to. Dorm living is decent for freshman but I can't wait until sophmore year because it is even better. PVU is located in a rural area but that makes meeting new people an enjoyable experience because you actually get to know them.

    In three sentences

    I just completed my first year at Prairie View A&M University and it has been a very good experience. My mother went to PVU and I was mostly prepared when I got here. I have met many wonderful people from all over Texas and other states during my first year.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Great for students of all backgrounds. Professors make learning fun. Companies recruit at this school

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are there when needed.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is big at Prairie View. They have the Divine Nine which are the 9 Greek organizations in black history.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and organizations! And if the university doesn't have it, it is easy to start a club.

    Great for these types of students

    Although it is an HBCU (Historically Black College University) it is great for all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hump day! Every Wednesday the students get together outside for an hour where there is a DJ and all the Greeks stroll. Homecoming is the best part of the entire school year!

    Bang for the buck

    Great university for a great cost.

    What to do for fun

    PV definitely doesn't have a dull moment. There are plenty of events such as pageants, clubs, organizations, and many activities.

    Food and Dining

    There were certain days that the food was pretty good, but ultimately the food was pretty average. The worst part is the hours. No one eats dinner at 4pm! The hours should be extended.

    Dorm Life

    The UC (University College) had to be one of the best experiences of my life. The living space is good. It was always kept clean. There were so many people and programs that were there to help.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not as large as a typical university, so professors are very willing to help and have one on one time for students. Classes can be challenging, but there are many resources that the school provides that will help along the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being at this school students must be willing to try new things and meet new people. Networking is everything! Students should always be prepared for open opportunity because there is always someone who knows someone, and that someone could potentially help you out later. Prairie View has many events that can be distracting, but as long as you stay focused and set high expectations for yourself you will be successful at this school.

    In three sentences

    A great opportunity. It builds character. Prepares students for the real world.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    All the Greeks are welcoming and are good mentors.

    What to do for fun

    There is never a dull moment on campus. There are many activities for students to get involved in, there are also many organizations to partake in and work study.

    Food and Dining

    Each day there is a special dish made and the dining area is where students come to socialize and eat together as a student and faculty family.

    Dorm Life

    When living in the dorms you meet great people from all over.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should come prepared to learn and enjoy their learning experience.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View is an excellent college. It is very cultured. it also has a very good learning environment.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They're blue poles all around campus, that are there for you in case you need to call campus security for any reasons. No one wants to walk around a large campus by themselves at night so for your safety your can go to one of these campus PD poles and ask to be escorted back if need be.

    Greek Life

    HUMP DAY AT THE HILL! go watch the greeks stroll on the yard and scout out who might be the best greek family for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you first arrive to PV people are going to say don't walk on the grass because the school used to be a slave plantation. So out of respect for our ancestors who died on the plantation don't walk on the grass, but i mean we all mess up every once in a while or everyday. They also take you to the graveyard!

    What to do for fun

    It's PV there's always something going on around campus or off campus. If you don't have a good time at PV i don't what to tell you, it's a great enviroment.

    Food and Dining

    The MSC Food is good but after a while it gets a little boring, but it's a great way to interact with your fellow students. Just get there a little early because the lines can get extremely long especially catfish friday.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are a lot better then most dorms. Your LCC will do room checks so keep your room some what tidy! When you first move in write down every dent and scratch you see because they will charge you for damages you did not do. Mingle with your dorm mates, trust me!

    Academic Rigor

    STUDY STUDY STUDY, PV does not play around when it comes to grades. 2.0 or higher and your safe but if your GPA drops below a 2.0 by midterms you will be on academic probation. You can't attend any of the functions going on, on campus they may even make you leave the dorms until you get your grades back up

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED!!!!! especially if your a freshman. Mingle with other buildings than just your brother and sister building. Join organizations early and surround yourself with people who are just as motivated and determined as you are.

    In three sentences

    I love PVAMU, they're all about being one big family and coming together in a positive way as a community. Especially for new on coming freshman they want you to be involved in the school and to know about the schools history. Teachers treat you like your an adult and expect you to get your work done, but will talk to you and offer help if needed.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    At pv theres so much to do on campus you dont have to go out and party. For fun i hang out in the MSC with friends or sing in the gospel choir.

    Food and Dining

    Pv food is pretty good, the cafeteria is set up like a buffet with many different options every day of the week. Along with the buffet you have something call panther bucks where you can go to the chick fil a and eat what you would like using your pantherbucks.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm lifeat PV is awesome, in every building in the university college(where the freshman live) you'll have 3 upper classmen there to take care of you and teach you the way of the college life.

    Academic Rigor

    The work at PV isnt as hard as you think however its all about time management. College is nothing like high school so you'll have to know your due dates and get your work in on time its pretty simple long as you have your business taking care of.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prairie View is all about producing productive people. At PV you will become a very sociable person by the end of your freshman year so prepare yourself.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M University , is a great school full of great opportunity, producing great people. I think this is a great school to attend not only for the education however it shows you how to make it in the real world. PV is the best school and i wouldnt trade going there for the world.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    -hang out -study groups -GMC -movie night -tv rooms -BE YOUNG(not reckless)

    Food and Dining

    The food is definitely not bad, choose the meal plan that will accommodate your eating habits!!! You are a college student you WILL need to eat. A micro fridge can only hold so much.

    Dorm Life

    I am not sure yet, I move in next month but I will be sure to update this, for whomever is actually reading it.

    Academic Rigor

    Your advisor will advise you properly and do what they can to help you succeed, so don't be afraid to tell them about you. They need to know so they can assist you in what is best for you depending on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    -check out the campus -meet some people that have the same major you have -take care of ALL of your paperwork -read up on the schools history

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M is proud and full of amazing professionals. The school itself is real in our sense, the do not sugar coat anything for you. You are handed your information RAW. They treat you like the adult you will become. They tell you what you NEED to know. PV....YOU KNOW

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus is very safe because sercurity does not play games

    Greek Life

    i don't know muck about Greek life but i hear that the toga parties rock

    Clubs and Activities

    Every student need to be apart of some kind of club if they do not have somethig that interest you which i'm sure they will you can find a group of friends and start your own club

    Great for these types of students

    If you think there absolutely nothing to try joining the GMC club they go to every game of every type and cheer and whenever they are requested they get to attend off campus games for free

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    it important to have school spirit. the biggest tradition for Prairie View is any where you go one person says PV! and any students be it current or former says YOU KNOW!

    What to do for fun

    there are a ton of clubs you can join and every month there are activities on the calender. Be sure to check it, because it can mean the difference between going one or free tripor staying in your dorm room

    Food and Dining

    the food is very good i think everyone enjoys it.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are very small but the camps is really safe. for on campus tenants i think its important to remember that your friends from high school and even you family members are the worst roommates you can have. the best thing for you to do is room with someone you dont know.

    Academic Rigor

    Remember that school come first if you ever find your self at a crossroads between studying for a test and going to the coolest party of the year stay home and study there will be other parties

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself. If your going to make a name for yourself make sure it's because of positive actions and try to remember that Prairie View Is a good school but It can drag you down if your not a responsible student.

    In three sentences

    It very nice. The campus is not too big. The buildings are clean.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has an 11 pm curfew and constant patrol. I feel completely safe just because usually the people on campus are actual students. Rarely will a random person come on campus to do harm.

    Greek Life

    All the Divine 9 are present and active on campus except for the Phi Beta Sigmas.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of things to get involved with at PV ! Just gotta go out there and look

    Great for these types of students

    if you love the country, this is the perfect place. no traffic, and not a lot of commotion.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    PV is in the country ! There are no street lights so it's best to have a car.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm from L.A., this school is very cheap to attend, and I just prefer Texas or L.A. schools and day. The south had a feeling that you dont get in the inner city. Definitely worth the experience.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events to go to, like our weekly hump day where all the sororities and fraternities stroll at mid day.

    Food and Dining

    the MSC gets tiring after awhile, but I love the food. they have it set up buffet style and its open three times a day. students can decide to pay for the 3 meals a day plan or the two meals a day plan, or the one meal a day plan. I like to eat so i requested the 3 meals a day plan. The plans also come with panther bucks which is just cash that you can use on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Every student gets their own room which was pretty cool to me. My last school I shared a room with someone for a way higher price. At PV, everyone gets their own room and they are inexpensive. The dorm life depends on where you live. Phase 1 and 2 is noisier than Phase 3 and 6 which is why i'd recommend Phase 3 and 6 any day.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, The engineering program is difficult, but easily conquered with hard work, and dedication. Like for real, if you study and put in the time and work, you will be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions and make sure you dont give up on whatever you need to take care of whether it be scholarship wise or academically. There is always an answer, you just have to go find it.

    In three sentences

    This is one of the best life decisions I have ever made. The engineering program is the 4th best in the nation for producing African American Engineers. Every student enrolled at PV has Panther Pride which ultimately solidifies the unity among everyone on campus.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. We barley have any reports of stealing or fights. The police officers patrol so much you're bound to see them 1,000 times day and night.

    Greek Life

    This is one of the BEST parts of college! The GREEKS. Watching them just gets the crowd super hype. The alpha's are the best. From their steps to their colors. The Omegas make sure they are known when they step in with their barking and facial expressions. The AKA's are the girlies ones. They stay in pearls and pink.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many different types of students organizations. There is CAB (campus activities board) they create majority of ALL the events that are held on campus. They get to make flyers and promote around the campus. The Gold members club, which is great for those students who have ALL the school spirit. They get all crazy and paint their bodies and hair the school's colors and learn all the chants and go to all the games. You also have PALS which are the upperclassmen mentors for the incoming students. They also earn community service.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who truly want to be successful. No matter what ethnicity or shape or anything of that nature. Prairie View A&M University is great for anyone & they welcome anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The grave yard!! Everyone has been to the grave yard! It's a big tradition. Also homecoming week, the first day of homecoming week, the tradition is to go streaking.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun. You have the UC games you can go to or even be in. You also have so many seminars and events on campus. We have movie nights in the MSC ballroom and we have pajama parties. It's so much stuff to do I could write an entire book.

    Food and Dining

    The MSC is the best and convenient. The have really good desserts, and they even except personal request!. One chef made me a chocolate cake one time. Also we have Catfish Friday's. Did I mention it was a buffet too?.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshmen your dorm is not all of that. But once you become a sophomore and get to live in the phases, it's totally awesome. Phase 6 (which is where I'll be staying) is wonderful. I have my own bathroom, and black appliances with wooden floors.

    Academic Rigor

    Prairie View has one of the BEST nursing programs in the nations. Also 98.3 of it's students graduate every year.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should be very open to meeting new people & joining organizations because that helps break the ice as a freshmen. Never lose focus on what you're really there for. The partying CAN wait. Study,study, study!!! The A's are the best part.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M university is an AMAZING school. The professors go above and beyond to help their students become successful & feel comfortable in their own educational skills. Also they open up so many doors and opportunities for their students by holding different organizations and seminars.

  • 08/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you are ever in trouble or need help right away, we have emergency phone lines and the police and security are just a call away. They get to you as soon as you call.

    Clubs and Activities

    Being a freshman, there's not a lot you can join, but here they have clubs already set up for you.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of events going on on campus. You can join a club, a sports team, dance team. Hang out with friends in the courtyard. Go to the gym, school games, parties.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is actually good. There is also a chick fila on campus and a really good cafe.

    Dorm Life

    Having a bathroom in your room is way better than a community style.

    Academic Rigor

    The people here are here for you and here to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start networking with people. Always present yourself professionally, you never know who is watching. Everyone here is on your side.

    In three sentences

    I am currently a freshman at Prairie View. I haven't been here that long and I already love it. I know I made the right choice.

  • 09/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Plenty of security, very safe campus

    Great for these types of students

    everyone who wants a unique learning experience

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wild life on campus, it is the country

    Bang for the buck

    Great location and shopping is not far

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, watch movies

    Food and Dining

    The dining experience is top of the line.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is great and I have met plenty of people from other states here at this HBCU.

    Academic Rigor

    Course work is challenging but the instructors are very helpful and want to help you to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    You want to be here.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View is a home away from home. The campus atmosphere is one big happy family the student life here at PV is great. Living on campus is a very enjoyable experience the UC for freshman students has everything to offer right at your finger tips.

  • 09/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I am currently not apart of a fraternity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the absolute best homecoming of any university.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events, talent shows, baby dome parties.

    Food and Dining

    The food can use a lot of work as far as our main dining facility.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good for those who do not have a means of transportation otherwise I wouldn't suggest it.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is top priority at Prairie View.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay on top of your enrollment and financial issues and stay focused in class and know how prioritize.

    In three sentences

    As far as the professors they are very informative and knowledgeable on the subject teaching. Although their English is not as fluent as it should because they are mostly foreigners. The administration staff can use some work though.

  • 09/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have a bunch of activates around campus. they send you email of everything.

    Food and Dining

    It's good but you get tired of it.

    Dorm Life

    it's better then most dorms I have sen

    Academic Rigor

    It's not that bad you just have to manage your time and study

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to work and it's not easy.STAY FOCUS. it's not a bad school. it's what YOU make it

    In three sentences

    One Of the Best HBCU around. Very rich in history. With CaringSuccesful that want to see you succeed.

  • 10/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I kick it with friends! I attend social events with friend, and just try to get involved in my school.

    Tips for prospective students

    This can either be the best school for you or worst. If you come intending to play games you will fail. If you keep your head on straight you will do fine.

    In three sentences

    I love prairie view a&m. I have had a great College experience here. You just have to have a strong mind.

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Throughout the week there's always campus activities going on from football game to game nights

    Food and Dining

    Great at Pv we have the panther grill where you can use your pantherbucks. burgers, potatoes, fries shrimp poyboys and the Msc Is like an all you can eat.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshmen living in the UC (University College) I couldn't ask for more. dedicated to make sure we maintain our grade in the UC we have CA who stay in our buildings checking up on us kinda sorta like a house mom. In the middle of UC is the court yard where there is a fitness center, computer lab housing and advisers. as far as the dorm two bedrooms with one bath they supply furniture

    Academic Rigor

    The teacher here give you the real. Staying on your grades is easy as long as you pay attention and keep a time schedule and mange your time wisely.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend classes regular, come to focus on you class work and if your having trouble don't be afraid to ask question there are many people on campus standing with open hands

    In three sentences

    I would rate Prairie View A&M on a scale from zero to ten. I would to rate it a 8. Simple because Pv produces productive people.

  • 11/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Fairly ok it could be better

    Greek Life

    Love it !! Very interested in it

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a lot to do in get into on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Various of people go here it's a great school for any one.

    What to do for fun

    There's nothing really to do if you don't have an car

    Food and Dining

    It's ok you get tired of it after awhile

    Dorm Life

    I stay off campus but the phases are great

    Academic Rigor

    Prairie view produces productive people

  • 11/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is everything here. They are everyway.

    Great for these types of students

    Who like to party but serious about earnig a degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On every wensday there is party and it's called humpday.

    What to do for fun

    The school is all the way out in the middle of no where but there are pleanty of parties and the school is only 45 mintues away from Houston.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to party and deal with lots of immaturity.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View will offer as much and oppurtunties that no other school will. Career fairs every three months. With the student body pleanty of immaturity.

  • 11/26/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    PV is so amazing. I wish I could have seen more of the campus when I went. I feel that this school will be great for me to grow,live, and dream,

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Shootings occur off-campus not regularly, but not sparingly enough for it to be a surprise when it happens. There have been break-ins on campus this semester. It is unfortunate that such a great school's reputation can be clouded by a few persons bad decisions.

    Greek Life

    I do not participate.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I have said before, I am an athlete. Outside of athletics, the clubs and activities are pretty standard. Most schools have a student government, some form of school spirit club, and clubs for people of specific majors. Like most other schools Prairie View A&M has all of these. There are clubs and activities but overall I would say it is nothing special.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, those with financial need (due to financial aid availability), people who want to major in engineering or nursing

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming is probably the biggest tradition on the campus. One might say, Well plenty of schools have homecoming. While this is true, Prairie Views homecoming is famous. Music stars from all over the country come to perform, and tens of thousands of alumni flock in RVs, filling up almost all of the empty land around the campus. Prairie View A&M does homecoming to the extreme.

    Bang for the buck

    As far as in-state tuition, this is one of the highest quality institutions for the cost. The overall cost of living is very low (roughly $450-650/month), and 96% of the schools population is on some for of financial aid (scholarship, loans, or grants). It could be relatively easy to earn 30 hours over two semesters and not pay more than $15,000 (which includes tuition, fees, books, and room and board), which by today's standards is very cheap.

    What to do for fun

    Aside for sporting events and homecoming, PVAMU is a relatively boring place to be. If you are like me, not interested in the party scene, it can often be very boring. I am lucky to be a part of a sports team, so I always have teammates to hang out with. If you are looking for a school where you can have tons of fun, I would not place Prairie View A&M at the top of your list.

    Food and Dining

    As far as universities go, I'm fairly positive it does not get much better than Prairie View A&M's food. In my opinion, no school deserves five out of five stars unless it is a culinary school. The only reason I do not rate the food and dining higher is because of the short eating periods. As an on campus student, I do not feel as if the cafeteria only being open 8 hours out of a full day is sufficient. This sounds rather harsh, but you must take into consideration the city of Prairie View's population is roughly 5,000, and there are very few places to eat after hours near the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Of all the aspects of Prairie View A&M University, this is my least favorite. The freshmen dorms are very strict, and it often feels like your RA is a parent. In some cases this is helpful, but I found it annoying. I came to college prepared, and ready to take on most of the academic challenges on my own. If you are a student who may need this extra reinforcement while away at school, then I would recommend the University College freshmen dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, the school provides an excellent learning environment. Because of this, the classes seem much easier. In reality, it is not that the classes are easier but that you develop closer relationships with your classmates and your professors. When you are able to develop these relationships it makes you classes easier. If the professor likes you, they are more likely to be lenient. I rate this a three out of five not because it is easy, but because there is opportunities to get help when it is needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important transition from high school to college is learning that your education is your responsibility. If you plan on coming to Prairie View, there are many tutors and advisers at your disposal. This does not mean they will do your work for you. I suggest that you take the time to evaluate yourself as a student. Learn how to learn. If you can do this, you will be successful.

    In three sentences

    The truth about Prairie View A&M University is that it is an opportunity waiting for those who are seeking one. Relatively unknown, it has the look and feel of larger universities without the overwhelming freshman class sizes or the feeling that you are just a number. As a white male at a Historically Black College, I can honestly say that being immersed in a different culture completely enhances your learning experience.

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I can honestly say that Prairie View A& M University is a open campus where anybody can get through, but security is always on their job, and moving efficiently. There is always security every area of the campus, and also phone poles where you pressed the blue button if you need help and security are on their way.

    Greek Life

    Prairie View A& M University Greeks for both Fraternities and Sororities are outstanding. Every Wednesday, during Hump Day, on the yard all the Greeks come out and do their stroll. The event every Wednesday is very exemplary and continues to get better and better!

    What to do for fun

    Prairie View A& M University is the type of school where there is always upcoming events to meet new people, and create great new experiences. There are always sports activities, Greek functions, movie room, and even a huge game room on campus where you can play pool, dominoes, video games and many more adventurous games.

    Food and Dining

    Prairie View A& M University is a great place to gain that Freshman Fifteen, where you eat on campus has delicious kinds of both healthy and common food for everyone to enjoy, such as pizza, wings, hamburgers, French fries and more. My favorite thing to eat is the baked potatoes that is served. Sometimes I find it so hard to finish them, because it is such a great amount of that goodness.

    Dorm Life

    Prairie View A& M University has various dorms that the students can live while on campus, and every one is a wonderful place to stay. You get to meet new people who are your roommates and are able to feel right at home. Every dorm is close to the classes, so that the living circumstance sill not be problematic.

    Academic Rigor

    Prairie View A& M University have very few academic rigors like any other college would including finding time to study, understanding course content and maintaining a high degree of motivation , but there are counselors and advisors who are always on duty to help you succeed those challenges.

    Tips for prospective students

    In order to succeed you must stay alert, and always be committed to what you really desire for your future. The key to being successful is not within your parents, or even your friends, but yourself; everything you put your mind to make certainty that you conquer it to your best ability.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M University is an extraordinary school that some may say is a party school, but is extremely different then those aspects. Prairie View has allowed me to grow from a little naïve girl to a intelligent outgoing woman. This University has allowed me to realize that whatever set goals I had before attending I had to be serious enough about those specific goals to actually going on to pursuing them and many other goals.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    cheer on the weekends

    Academic Rigor

    its decent

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved! Meet new people! There are too many organizations and activities for you to be bored.

    Food and Dining

    The MSC is buffet style. You have different types of food to choose from. There should be no reason for you to be hungry.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman, dorm life can be bad. Only if you have a bad roommate. Otherwise, you should be fine.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics could be improved a little. Professors that teach specific courses could be improved. Regardless, it is not a walk in the park. You will be challenged and tested to bring the best of you academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Turn in your money on time for EVERYTHING. If you do, you should have no problems. Otherwise, you will be in a long financial aid line.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View is a great place depending on your major. It is almost impossible to not succeed if you are doing everything you need to do. There are many resources out there, you just have to use them.

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is ok. You have a variety of choices plus other places to choose from if you don't want the cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are clean & safe.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is awesome.

    In three sentences

    PVAMU is an excellent historical African-American college to attend. This college is so diverse. The professors & mentors go above in beyond to help you & make you feel as though you were still at home.

  • 01/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always be safe watch the people you hang out with, and always be alert of all your surroundings.

    Greek Life

    You are allowed the opportunity to pledge your sophomore year. Greek Life here is taking very seriously make sure you choose to do it for the right reasons which is the community service and helping other, not just to stroll at hump day, parties, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students choosing to major is Nursing, Business, Engineering

    Food and Dining

    The food the first few weeks it good it the MSC, but after a while you will get tired of eating nothing but pizza, cheeseburgers, chicken, and sandwiches. They recently just opened a healthier choice of food options in the washertia which include a full salad and fruit bar, vegetable stir-fry and turkey burgers. Also depending on the meal plan you have you get Panther Bucks, which allow you to spend money in the Panther Grill, Chic Fil A, and the Panther Mart.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman if you decide to live on campus you will live in the UC, which is University College housing for freshman. It is nice dorms you have one roommate and one bathroom to share. Most people complain about the many rules that come with living in the UC (curfew and room checks). Living here comes with a lot of pluses as well. A gym, academic adsvisors, movie theater, and being close to most classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Class difficulty fairly depends upon the professor teaching. The classes are definitely doable just apply yourself and make sure to study, especially for mid terms and finals. They are EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on time to classes, never skip class, always take your first semester very seriously, be safe at all times, as far as what your wearing, where you are, and who you're with. Just in one semester there have been a number of things happening. And never think that parties are a necessity.

    In three sentences

    Work. Fun. Experience

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is one of the top priorities at prairie view. We have campus security patrolling 24/7 and we also have emergency phone booths set up all around campus.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the recreation center and pay basketball, workout, do yoga or cycling class, and run the indoor track. There are usually parties happening every week. You can also go to Houston, Texas and enjoy all of the activities in that city.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is great especially on Fridays because we have catfish every Friday. We also have fried chicken on Mondays.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is cool because you get to meet and hang with new people that probably brings something new to the table that you might not bring.

    Academic Rigor

    Every academic program is very serious about what they do. They always strive to produce productive students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never procrastinate over anything. Always stay with or ahead of the game. Stay focus and remain focus all the way until graduation.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View produces productive people. All academic programs strive to better each person they come in contact with. Prairie View also help students try to get a job by hosting career fairs.

  • 01/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe. I use the buddy sysrem.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's far from EVERYTHING.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a HBCU.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    Not my mother's cooking.

    Dorm Life

    I love it!

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a dirrerent world! It's challenging (in a good way).

    In three sentences

    The staff is knowledgable and helpful. The students are friendly. I'm enjoying my first year here.

  • 01/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The status of campus safety is unbelievably terrible. In my first semester I personally witnessed and reported an attempted break-in as a man tried to gain entry to a female dorm. After calling the campus PD at the emergency tower, five minutes to receive an answer, and another ten until a unit arrived. And in a second case, after my roommate left car on campus for break, we came back to find his window broken in, when we reported it to the campus PD, the officer told us that He noticed the car had a smashed window and thought it was 'strange' to see.

    Greek Life

    Greeks are the most visible organizations on campus, the fraternities and sororities, the host of the weekly event called Hump Day, featuring a each greek organization's stroll. The Greeks also take the spotlight at the step-off show during homecoming week, and throw the most interesting and fun parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I said before, there plenty of amazing club and activities on campus, from Intermural sports to Baptist Student Movement which hosts Gospel night on Sundays.

    Great for these types of students

    Business, Arts and Sciences, and Social Studies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming week is a blast, it features concerts, the best hump day of the year, the tent party, and of course the homecoming game.

    Bang for the buck

    PV 's tuition is very cheap, and living expenses are salon inexpensive, if you're a planned transfer-student PV is a great institution to get your basics out of the way

    What to do for fun

    There are campus activities, which are enjoyable, however PVAMU tends to be boring, most fun comes from parties, either hosted by the fraternities and a few sponsored parties off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food choices on campus are limited, available options are the MSC Dining Center (which has a very rude staff), the Panther Grill and Chick-Fila-A, and the Zone. Sadly, if you're looking for something healthy to eat, you won't find it on campus.

    Dorm Life

    University College, the freshman dorm was not enjoyable for me. Being an ROTC student, I had to wake up most morning around 5 am. Unfortunately, housing staff, mainly your Community Assistants and Building Mangers don't really enforce noise violations, which if you are ROTC, an athlete, or having early classes, will be quite miserable due to the very thin walls.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not difficult, most non-science professors are very helpful and accommodating, if you show up to class consistently and completely projects and homework by their deadlines, you will pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to turn down friends and parties if you expect to do well academically, get involved in the community, and be aware that half of all freshman drop-out by the end of the first year.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus, easily accessible and close to plenty of grocery stores and restaurants. Very much a party school, unfortunately mostly on weeknights. Professors in the sciences tend to be unhelpful to freshmen and sophomores, and more focused on seniors and graduate students.

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's safe!

    Clubs and Activities

    Criminal Justice Club #1

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in an organization! Plenty volunteering around campus! Last but not least STUDY!!!!!!!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great, but it's not mama's cooking !!!

    Dorm Life

    University Village Phrase 3 is GREAT!

    Academic Rigor

    Stay focus on your classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    The professor's have a caring heart for their students which flexible hours You will meet incredible people, plenty networking. You will become Panther Proud!!!!!!

    In three sentences

    I'm a Proud Prairie View A&M University Productive Student! It's a great University! You will love It!!

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports

    Dorm Life

    Prairie View has excellent choices for on campus housing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study always comes before partying, generate a good report with your Professors, join a study group, read ahead in your textbooks, and don't skip class.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View is an excellent University. I have had a great college experience so far, and am glad I chose to pursue my education here.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing. They plan lots of successful events that make campus life so much more exciting.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of regular activities planned by students on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is an experience in itself. It makes you feel like you're at home and a family member is cooking for you. Definitely a perk for people that miss home-cooked meals.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are above average. The freshman housing dorms are new, comfortable and inviting. Compared to other dorms, sharing the two bedroom, one bath is a very nice perk of going to Prairie View.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the professors are personable and make you feel like you can really connect with them. There is no problem communicating and learning from most of the them.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M University is the perfect school for those seeking a full0time community college experience. It's not that small of a campus but it's sense of community can make any student feel at home.

  • 03/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life runs the school, once you go greek you are popular

    What to do for fun

    the campus throws alot of different activites

    Food and Dining

    Not a lot of options because the campus is in the country

    Dorm Life

    You get to meet people who could potentially become your life long friends. But staying on campus is how you meet alot of people.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major and requirements - will be whether your classes are hard. But if you set time for each subject at home to study, and take notes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in your freshman year ready to learn, all that fun and partying stuff will come . Just remain focused.

    In three sentences

    Prairie View A&M University is an awesome school. It has become very diverse but still remains a close knit community. Attending PVAMU will prepare you for the real world.

  • 04/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there is a lot to do for fun!!!!!

    In three sentences

    I would rate Prairie View A&M University a 9.5 on an academic standard. I would rate them a 6 in organization. Overall I would rate Prairie View A&M University a 10, they have a great history and the students take pride in there school.

  • 05/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    they make sure you are safe during school event, but as far off campus activities it is up to you.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is everywhere on this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of activities on campus

    Great for these types of students

    great for productive students .

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    don't step on the grass lol

    Bang for the buck

    out of state tuition is ridiculous.

    What to do for fun

    there are events like every day so you will find something

    Food and Dining

    I Hate having to have a meal plan and the food places around Pv are gross now.

    Dorm Life

    I do not think the roommate match well and I is hard studying and trying to remain focus when all your roommates do is smoke and party

    Academic Rigor

    get it done

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up in all the parties because there is a new one seriously like everyday. remain focused cause this is not high school and your teachers get paid even if you fail Network and socialize, people either love or hate Pv and it all depends on how active you are on campus

    In three sentences

    Pv is a nice school, while the weather is extremely bi-polar the atmosphere is beautiful. here are a few thing I would change about the school, but overall if you don't mind interacting with other and being social this is the school for you! I really do love my school I just need to be more active

  • 06/11/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    stay in dorms during curfew

    Clubs and Activities

    business organizations

    Bang for the buck

    I WANT TO MAKE HISTORY, Bring a good name for the school (:

    What to do for fun

    STUDY!!!!!!!!!!!

    Food and Dining

    good, could be better if I were in the kitchen!!

    Dorm Life

    good memories.

    Academic Rigor

    great.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay focused on what your going for.

    In three sentences

    I've been told, Prairie view A & M has the highest rankings in the engineering, Nursing and business department. When I toured Prairie view myself, I was enthused to see the variety of Major's and amenities around campus. I've gotten to see where I would spend most of my time and what kind of food I would be engaging in.