Prairie View A&M University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View A&M University. Colorblindpicaso / Wikimedia Commons

Prairie View A & M University Admissions Overview:

The large majority of applicants are admitted to Prairie View each year; in 2016, the school had an acceptance rate of 85%. Applicants will need to submit an application, which can be filled out online, along with high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. If your scores fall within or above the ranges listed below, you are likely to be admitted to Prairie View. Check out the school's website for more information, or contact the admissions office with any questions.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Prairie View A & M University Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Prairie View A&M University Description:

Prairie View A&M is a historically Black university located in Prairie View, Texas, less than an hour northwest of Houston. The College of Nursing is located in Houston. Founded in 1876, Prairie View is the second oldest public university in Texas and part of the Texas A&M University System. The university offers 50 bachelor's degree programs and about 40 graduate degree programs. At the undergraduate level, professional fields in business, architecture, criminal justice and architecture are all popular. Nursing is the most popular undergraduate major. Student life at PVAMU is active thanks to the school's fraternity and sorority system, Marching Storm marching band, and dozens of other student clubs and organizations. In athletics, the Prairie View A&M Panthers compete in the NCAA Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). The university fields seven men's and nine women's Division I sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,782 (7,417 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,059 (in-state); $23,378 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,754
  • Other Expenses: $2,556
  • Total Cost: $22,669 (in-state); $35,988 (out-of-state)

Prairie View A&M University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 87%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,364
    • Loans: $5,899

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Architecture, Biology, Business Administration, Communications, Criminal Justice, Electrical Engineering, Interdisciplinary Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 39%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 9%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 31%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Golf, Bowling, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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