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Prairie View A & M University Overview

Prairie View A & M University is a public institution situated in Prairie View, Texas. The surrounding location of Prairie View is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Prairie View A & M University Known For?

1,145 Undergraduate Awards
$27,336 Avg Cost After Aid
79% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at PVAMU.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 83% of the faculty were full-time.

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards PVAMU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#29 Highest Paid Electrical Engineering Graduates College Factual
#35 Highest Paid Mechanical Engineering Graduates College Factual

Where Is Prairie View A & M University?

Location of Prairie View A & M University

Contact details for PVAMU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Fm 1098 Road & University Drive, Prairie View, TX 77446
Phone: 936-261-3311
Website: www.pvamu.edu
Facebook: http://facebook.com/pvamu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/pvamu

How Do I Get Into PVAMU?

You can apply to PVAMU online at: www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX?s_logon_msg=Y

Admission Requirements for PVAMU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into PVAMU?

79% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
79% Submit SAT Scores
PVAMU has an acceptance rate of 79%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.

Average Test Scores

About 79% of students accepted to PVAMU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 530. Math scores were between 430 and 520.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Prairie View A & M University  ( 440 to 530 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Prairie View A & M University  ( 430 to 520 )
200
800
PVAMU received ACT scores from 46% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 14 and 20. Math scores were between 16 and 20. Composite scores were between 16 and 20.

ACT English Scores for Prairie View A & M University  ( 14 to 20 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Prairie View A & M University  ( 16 to 20 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Prairie View A & M University  ( 16 to 20 )
1
36

Can I Afford Prairie View A & M University?

$27,336 Net Price
75% Take Out Loans
12.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of PVAMU is $27,336. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At PVAMU, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $5,646 a year. That adds up to $22,584 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at PVAMU is 12.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Prairie View A & M University Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,953 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,524 undergraduate students at PVAMU, with 7,953 being full-time and 571 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  PVAMU

There are also 992 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,953 full-time undergraduates at PVAMU, 36% are male and 64% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  PVAMU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Prairie View A & M University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of PVAMU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 109
Black or African American 6,767
Hispanic or Latino 709
White 106
International Students 95
Other Races/Ethnicities 167

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Prairie View A & M University. At this time, 28 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 46 countries are represented at PVAMU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, India, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at Prairie View A & M University

269 Took All Classes Online
1,924 Took At Least One Class Online
-11.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,924 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at PVAMU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 100th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of PVAMU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Prairie View A & M University was -11.3%. This is the #2,588 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at PVAMU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of PVAMU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 1%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at PVAMU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at PVAMU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #85
Psychology #250
Educational Administration #288
Criminal Justice & Corrections #487

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Prairie View A & M University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 120 41 4 165
Criminal Justice & Corrections 90 10 4 104
Business Administration & Management 49 50 0 99
Health Sciences & Services 85 0 0 85
Health & Physical Education 82 0 0 82
Mechanical Engineering 67 0 0 67
General Architecture 40 25 0 65
Accounting 30 33 0 63
General Biology 61 0 0 61
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 55 0 0 55
Communication & Media Studies 51 0 0 51
General Psychology 49 0 0 49
Electrical Engineering 34 13 1 48
Chemical Engineering 45 0 0 45
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 44 0 44
Social Work 37 0 0 37
Educational Administration 0 29 7 36
General Agriculture 35 0 0 35
Computer Information Systems 23 12 0 35
Information Science 0 27 0 27
Construction Engineering Technology 26 0 0 26
General Engineering 0 23 0 23
Marketing 21 0 0 21
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 21 0 21
General Family & Consumer Sciences 1 20 0 21
Sociology 10 10 0 20
Finance & Financial Management 18 0 0 18
Chemistry 12 6 0 18
Civil Engineering 15 0 0 15
Political Science & Government 14 0 0 14
Computer Engineering 11 0 0 11
History 11 0 0 11
Curriculum & Instruction 0 10 0 10
Urban & Regional Planning 0 9 0 9
Design & Applied Arts 9 0 0 9
Music 9 0 0 9
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 8 0 0 8
Management Information Systems 7 0 0 7
Special Education 0 7 0 7
General English Literature 7 0 0 7
Mathematics 7 0 0 7
Computer Engineering Technology 4 0 0 4
Electronics Engineering Technology 1 0 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 1 0 0 1
Animal Science 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,145 390 16 1,551

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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