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Prairie View A & M University

Prairie View, TX, USA
3.74 Average Rating

Prairie View A&M University is an Historically Black College and University in the Houston metro area and the second oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Texas. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Texas A&M University system, PVAMU is home to eight colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees. For musically inclined students, Prairie View A&M features a marching band known as “The Marching Storm” that competes at the annual Honda Battle of the Bands. Prairie View A&M also fields 14 men’s and women’s athletic teams known as the Panthers.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
74%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2019
Other January 4, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
93%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
41%
Submitting ACT
80%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
9,516
Total Number of Undergrads
8,524
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
16%
20-39 Students
63%
40-99 Students
19%
0
100
12%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
36%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$11,646
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,786
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$25,654
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,571
Books and Supplies
$1340

Aid & Grants

0
100
72%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
86%
Average Aid Per Year
$12,586
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
86%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,287
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,523

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
75%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,646
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$29,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$308
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
170
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
51%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Prairie View A&M Panthers and Lady Panthers
School Colors
Black/White/Silver
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southwestern Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Houston
Dallas
Austin
San Antonio
Atlanta
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
61%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$35,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
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.
Panther
Prairie View A&M is a community based college. It's main purpose is to bring the students and faculty together to achieve the common goal of a quality education. Prairie View offers multiple services just to make sure that it's students are comfortable and successful.
Aliyah from Glendale, AZ
pvamu provides you with an all around college experience from the classroom to the extracurricular activities.

the history and culture you will soak in exceeds any parents expectations.

professors at pvamu constantly show support to their students by aiding in any way possible in the students success.
jasmine from spring, tx
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.
Yanetti from Alton, TX
Prairie View is a live college.It acknowledges black history month.The activities they have there are a must attend.
Rae from McDonough, GA

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