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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 8,109
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $11,099 PER YR.
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $26,398 PER YR.
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 82
Median SAT/ACT 880/18
% of African American Students 84
% of Asian American Students 1.6
% of Hispanic Students 9
% of International Students 1.13
Student/Teacher Ratio 17:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 453
% of Male/% of Female Students 35/65
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 52
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 13
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 35
% of Freshmen Who Return 66
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 2

Prairie View A&M University

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FM 1098 and University Dr., Prairie View, TX 77446













  • More African American three-star flag officers have attended PVAMU than any other school, including seven Army generals and two Navy admirals.
  • PVAMU joined a prestigious group designated as All-Steinway Schools in 2016.
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, along with an anonymous donor and a university matching fund, have given $1 million to PVAMU to establish an African American Studies Initiative.

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY (PVAMU) is the second oldest public institution of higher education in the state of Texas. Since its inception in 1876, PVAMU has purposefully been a historically Black college or university (HBCU) that offers an open door to any and every person seeking a quality, first-class, four-year university experience.

The university is situated on a beautiful, rural Texas campus where it proudly sees itself “in the middle of nowhere but the center of everywhere,” an hour’s drive from Houston, two hours from Austin, and three hours from Dallas or San Antonio.

Mentioned in the Texas State Constitution as an “institution of the first class,” PVAMU today boasts seven colleges and a school of architecture with more than fifty degree programs, including engineering, natural sciences, the arts, business, nursing, and criminal and juvenile justice.

PVAMU prepares students not only to lead but also to succeed in a global marketplace. Expanded language offerings include Arabic and Mandarin Chinese, and study abroad programs focus on building global leaders.

PVAMU produces student-athletes who excel on and off the field, with many receiving All-Academic Team honors. A multimillion-dollar sports complex to support PVAMU’s NCAA Division I programs, opened in 2016, includes a 15,000-seat football stadium as well as track, baseball, softball, and soccer fields.

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