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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 8,524
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $351*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $954*
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 87
Median SAT/ACT 886/18
% of African American Students 84.5
% of Asian American Students 2
% of Hispanic Students 8.8
% of International Students 2.4
Student/Teacher Ratio 19:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 434
% of Male/% of Female Students 36/64
Greek System? YES
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 45
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 15
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 39
% of Freshmen Who Return 73
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 1.7

* Fees not included

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, including seven Army generals and two Navy admirals, have attended PVAMU than any other school.
  • PVAMU is among a prestigious group of institutions designated as All-Steinway Schools.
  • PVAMU is a recipient of the Intel HBCU Grant Program that awards $4.5 million over three years to encourage students to pursue STEM pathways.
  • PVAMU Athletics captured three Southwestern Athletic Conference championships in golf, men’s basketball, and bowling. The men’s basketball team also continued post-season play after advancing to the 2019 NCAA tournament for the first time in 21 years.

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M University (PVAMU), the second oldest public institution of higher education in Texas, is a historically black college/university that, since its inception in 1876, has opened its doors to any and every person—inside and outside of Texas—seeking a quality, first-class, four-year university experience.

PVAMU is situated on a beautiful campus in rural Texas, said to be in the middle of nowhere but the center of everywhere: it’s an hour’s drive from Houston, two hours from Austin, and three hours from either Dallas or San Antonio.

Through its seven colleges and school of architecture, PVAMU boasts more than fifty degree programs, including engineering, the arts, business, nursing, and criminal and juvenile justice. Language offerings include Arabic and Mandarin Chinese, and study-abroad programs focus on building global leaders through classroom instruction, cultural training, the arts, and service-learning projects.

The university prides itself on producing student-athletes who excel on and off the field. Many PVAMU athletes receive All-Academic Team honors. They complete in NCAA Division I programs and enjoy a multi-million-dollar sports complex with a 15,000-seat football stadium, track, baseball, softball, and soccer fields.

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