74%

Acceptance Rate

$12,586

Avg.Financial Aid

003630

FAFSA Code

About Prairie View A & M University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

9,516

Website

www.pvamu.edu

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SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Prairie View A & M University which is located in Prairie View, Texas is a historically black university offering several courses to the students. Prairie View A & M University occupies a total area of about 1,440 acres. It was in 1876 when the Prairie View A & M University was founded. The motto of the Prairie View A & M University is Prairie View Produces Productive People and its official colors are royal purple and gold. The total enrolment stands at 8,940 (Fall 2019) students at Prairie View A & M University. Around 8,109 and 831 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. The school has a total of 486 Full-time and 80 Part-time academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Around 65% of the students are females and 35% are males. Notably, Prairie View A & M University is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At PVAMU around 84% are Black or African American, 9% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 2% are Asian. Moreover, around 92% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several achievers in its 144 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Mr. T, Dewey Redman, DJ Premier, and Charles Brown. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. At PVAMU, 120 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences), ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), ADiA (American Dietetic Association), and CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board). The total endowment of the Prairie View A & M University is around $84 million.

Location & Contact

Address

FM 1098 Road & University Drive

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 9362613311
Fax: 9362611031
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Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Jun

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

74%

SAT Range

890 - 1050

ACT Range

16 - 21

Application Fee

$40

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $40, as part of the admission process at PVAMU. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 870-1040, it would improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 16 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Prairie View A & M University is 18. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at FM 1098 Road & University Drive, Prairie View, Texas 77446. To gather more information, they can call them at (936) 261-3311.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$11,646

Average Annual Cost

$6,790

Books And Supplies

$1,302

Other Fees

$3,743

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$8,925

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,087

Total One Year Cost

$24,847

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to PVAMU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $32,090. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

19:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

74%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

50%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$2,308

Faculty Overview

57%

Male Professors

43%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

132 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

101 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

68 Graduates

Biology, General

65 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

65 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

65 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

55 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

54 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

52 Graduates

Psychology, General

49 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

46 Graduates

Social Work

40 Graduates

Architecture

38 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

33 Graduates

Construction Engineering Technologi...

32 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

30 Graduates

Agriculture, General

25 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

22 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

19 Graduates

Marketing

15 Graduates

Chemistry

14 Graduates

Sociology

14 Graduates

Civil Engineering

13 Graduates

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

13 Graduates

History

12 Graduates

Political Science and Government

12 Graduates

Computer Engineering

9 Graduates

Music

8 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

6 Graduates

Mathematics

6 Graduates

Computer Engineering Technologies/T...

5 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

4 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

3 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

3 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

8,524

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

65%

Full-time

93%

Part-time

7%

Students Gender

Male

36%

US National: 44%

Female

64%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

2% White

0% Unknown

84% Black

9% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

11%

Out Of State

89%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$57,580 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

25%

Averege Housing Cost

$6,560/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $2,839/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$2,839/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Panthers

School Colors

purple and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Total Male Athletes

202

Total Female Athletes

149

Intramural Sports

1

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Bowling

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $9,075 per year for living on campus. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At PVAMU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 35% male and 65% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$29,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$35,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$20,762

$36,671

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$215 - 381

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

86%

Average Aid Per Year

$12,586

Students Receiving Federal Grants

71%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,287

Students Receiving State Aid

46%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,350

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

63%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,523

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$13,629

$30K - $48K

$11,745

$48K - $75K

$8,182

$75K - $110K

$4,671

> $110K

$2,774

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$44,888,910

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$19,031,866

The financial aid department of Prairie View A & M University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $5,518, whereas the financial aid is $5,739. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $5,867 and institutional aid worth $5,739. At PVAMU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $44,888,910 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $19,031,866.

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