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Prairie View A&M University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View A&M University

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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.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,336 (6,824 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 92% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,404 (in-state); $14,828 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,467
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $16,871 (in-state); $25,295 (out-of-state)

Prairie View A&M University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 83%
    • Loans: 81%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,827
    • Loans: $6,294

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): 67%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 10%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 36%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Prairie View A&M University Mission Statement:

read the complete mission statement on the Prairie View A&M website

"Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. It is committed to achieving relevance in each component of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, schools, and communities--both rural and urban. Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution by legislative designation, serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, and a land-grant institution by federal statute.

Having been designated by the Texas constitution as one of the three "institutions of the first class" (1984), the University is committed to preparing undergraduates in a range of careers including but not limited to engineering, computer science, natural sciences, architecture, business, technology, criminal justice, the humanities, education, agricultural sciences, nursing, mathematics, and the social sciences. It is committed to advanced education through the master's degree in education, engineering, natural sciences, nursing, selected social sciences, agriculture, business, and human sciences. It is committed to expanding its advanced educational offerings to include multiple doctoral programs."

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