Prairie View A & M University
Prairie View, TX, USA

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Prairie View A & M University
3.72 Average Rating

Chelsea from Prairie View, TX

a current student here
39 people found this review useful
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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.
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!!!
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!!!!!!
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!!!!!!
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Empress from Seagoville, TX

a current student here
21 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.

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Jonathan from Compton, CA

a current student here
14 people found this review useful
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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.
Great for these types of students
Engineers, Architects, Nurses, and most importantly, people that want to be productive in this world! GO PANTHERS!
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Panther

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

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.
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.
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.
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.
Campus Safety
on-campus police are available 24/7.
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Aliyah from Glendale, AZ

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Prairie View A&M is a good hour away from Houston, all of the livelihood of the university is on campus. It's a drive from the Houston outlets, movie theaters, and such so if you're coming be sure to bring a car or have a very close friend, or family member who can drive you around to places.
Academic Rigor
The university's main focus is to make sure Freshman make it through their first year of college. They have multiple camps before school starts so they can get adjusted to college life and get a few classes off of their checklist. There's a tutoring center specifically for freshman in our dormitory grounds, but also one for every class in the library. Additionally there is a writing center for students that need help with their essays. But if you want specific help for certain subjects, there's tutorials to help students get a better grasp of the subject.
Dorm Life
Freshman live in the University College, far away from upperclassmen so we're not persuaded by their lifestyle. Our dorm rooms are nicely sized, we even have privacy in our rooms. Once PVAMU students become upperclassmen they can move into the school's off-campus apartments or the dorms' phases, where you can have 1, 2, or 3 roommates. But in an upperclassmen dorm you have a kitchen, your own room, and if you only have 1 roommate you have your own bathroom.
Food and Dining
The MSC is where all underclassmen living on campus eat. It's cafeteria styled and offers an endless supply of food. The only problem with the MSC food is the options eventually begin to repeat themselves and the food begins to lose it's flavor. If you become sick of the MSC food you can go to the Chick-fil-a next door, or the Panther Grill which offers higher quality food for a price. As far as restaurants go, students order from a student ran company, Brookcake, Pizza Hut, Domino's, or a Chinese restaurant.
What to do for fun
There are so many activities for Prairie View A&M students it's hard to schedule all that you'd like to do. And the activities extend out to everyone, whether it be Greek step shows, sports activities, movies on campus, celebrity guest speakers, poetry nights, dances, and during Homecoming week the list extends to roller skating, laser tag, concerts, parties etc.
Bang for the buck
At Prairie View A&M, students will enjoy themselves and receive a quality education at the same time. Friends and faculty become family, so even if you are far away from home the homesickness will be kept to a minimum.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The campus is currently building a new gym which will include a pool as well as rock climbing, as well as a shopping center, and a bowling alley.
Great for these types of students
If you are interested in a quality education, close relationships with professors, multiple services available to you, and a campus with something always available to do, this is the school for you.
Clubs and Activities
For every major, there is a club related to future career paths. There are scholarship based sports teams, and club sports for athletes who are unable to or do not desire to join the school's teams. There's also honors and special interests clubs, as well as beauty pageants to be Mr. and Mrs. PV.
Greek Life
There are multiple sororities or fraternities. If you are interested in Greek life, you will find at least one Greek who has the same vision as you. However you are not able to join until your second year attending Prairie View.
Campus Safety
The campus shuts down at 11pm at night. No one is allowed to loiter and in order to enforce these rules, security as well as PV police are constantly strolling around the campus. There are night escorts available, and in the case of an extreme emergency there are blue pole lights located all over campus, just run to those and press the button then a siren will go off across the campus signaling help is on the way.
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Shan from Dallas, TX

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.

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Bremisha from Houston, TX

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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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!
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!
Bang for the buck
Thing around here aren't that expensive they know were students so they try to make everything affordable for us!
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
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???
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jasmine from spring, tx

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
visit all buildings on campus, each one is filled with history.
don't be afraid to mingle and socialize.
utilize all services offered by the school including tutoring, health clinics etc
Academic Rigor
you will get all the help you need if you ask, everyone is willing to help you succeed any way possible.
Dorm Life
the way dorm life is set gives students a chance to grow as adults but also giving them a sense of safety.
there are movie nights, games and more social events held with in the dormitory and campus to keep students involved and active
Food and Dining
there are numerous options for food and dinning including southern style meals which are great and fast food options as well.
What to do for fun
movie night
game night
msc events
gym classes <zumba, yoga, cycling>
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
homecoming is something everyone should experience. i am not talking about just the parties. the band at pv is amazing, and their tail gating is great
Great for these types of students
social
adventurous
those wanting to dive into diversity
Clubs and Activities
numerous orgs to join such as:
pals
gold members
naacp org
tutoring clubs
environmental clubs
Greek Life
they do multiple seminars and events including community service that is informational and eye opening to all students
Campus Safety
there emergency buttons all over campus but you should always walk with someone if its late or have some type of legal protection on you. <not a gun>
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Yanetti from Alton, TX

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
Greek Life
Greek life is taken very seriously here. They are very competitive as well.
Campus Safety
The campus has a police department inside it so they are always around.
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Rae from McDonough, GA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Prairie View is a live college.It acknowledges black history month.The activities they have there are a must attend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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