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Prairie View A&M, founded in 1876, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Human Science, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, and Nursing. Its 1,440-acre campus is located in Prairie View, 45 miles from Houston.

Website: www.pvamu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
8,531
Undergraduate
Students
(63.9%) 5,455 Women
(36.1%) 3,076 Men
985
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
74% of 7,158 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.20
SAT Math
480 average
440-520 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
493 average
450-530 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19 average
16-21 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,529
Out-of-state: $40,398
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,786
Out-of-state: $25,655
Room and Board
$9,076
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Freshman Award
$16,001
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$32,960
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 14% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 26% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Prairie View Population
5,786
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Houston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
45% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Panther
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
57%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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