Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, TX

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
7,986
Undergraduate
Students
(61.0%) 4,870 Women
(39.0%) 3,116 Men
1,139
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 6,422 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
June 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.14
SAT Math
498 average
430-520 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
495 average
440-530 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
18 average
16-20 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,939
Out-of-state: $38,249
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,533
Out-of-state: $24,843
Room and Board
$8,743
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$16,636
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,209
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
388
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
53% 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.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.1% Asian
84.7% Black/African-American
9.4% Hispanic/Latino
1.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
1.9% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students
1.4% from 28 countries
First-Year Students Returning
69.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
9.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 4  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 4  
History    
Academic Electives 6  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
700 University Drive
PO Box 519
City, State, Zip
Prairie View, TX 77446
Phone
(936) 261-1000
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@pvamu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
June 1
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
August 15
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
79% of 6,422 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 4,154 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 2,268 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,082 (61%) of 5,069 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,999 (59%) of 3,396 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,083 (65%) of 1,673 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.14
3.75 and Above
6%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
39%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
498 average
430-520 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
4%
Score of 500 - 600
35%
Score of 400 - 500
50%
Score of 300 - 400
10%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
495 average
440-530 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
6%
Score of 500 - 600
32%
Score of 400 - 500
54%
Score of 300 - 400
6%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
18 average
16-20 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
8%
Score of 18 - 23
41%
Score of 12 - 17
50%
Score of 6 - 11
1%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 6%
Top quarter: 19%
Top half: 65%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,939
Out-of-state: $38,249
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,533
Out-of-state: $24,843
Room and Board
$8,743
Books and Supplies
$1,302
Other Expenses
$3,321
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
March 15
Award Notification
On or about June 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003630
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,758 (96.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,628 (92.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,586 (97.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
105 (6.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$16,636
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,379 (86.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,905
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,281 (80.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,461
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 882 (55.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
58 (3.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,887

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
6,351 (93.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
5,891 (92.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,779 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
630 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$15,507
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,889 (84.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,745
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,877 (84.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,734
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 3,240 (56.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
187 (2.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,773

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
86%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,209
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,754
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture, General
  • Architecture
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Community Services
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Engineering, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
388
Part-Time Faculty
93
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
51%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
274,550
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
2500
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Juvenile Justice, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, Master of Science in Juvenile Forensic Psychology, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Community Development, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Architecture
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Education
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Urban Design

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Management Information Systems

Location and Setting


Boston Population
5,786
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Houston
Campus Size
1,502 acres

Weather

Temperature
39.7 average low in January, 90.1 average high in September
Rain
106 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Prairie View
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Houston

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
53% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
47%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Panther
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, rugby, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, campus activities board, national association for the advancement of colored people, national society of black engineers, peer advisors to leadership students
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
7,986
Women
4,870 (61.0%)
Men
3,116 (39.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
7,341
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.1% Asian
84.7% Black/African-American
9.4% Hispanic/Latino
1.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
1.9% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students.
1.4% from 28 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
1,139

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
69.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
9.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
26.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
32.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Average Starting Salary
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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