Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, Texas

Team Name: Panthers

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


Phone: 936-261-1000

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Undergraduate Enrollment8,107
Acceptance RateN/A
In-State Tuition$5,538.81 per semester
Out-of-State Tuition$13,173.74 per semester

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Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, Texas

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M University (PVAMU), the second oldest public institution of higher education in Texas, is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) 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,” an hour’s drive from Houston, two hours from Austin, and three hours from Dallas or San Antonio.
Through its seven colleges and school of architecture, PVAMU boasts more than 65 degree programs, including engineering, arts, business, nursing, criminal and juvenile justice, and a new major in African American studies. Study abroad focuses on building global leaders through classroom instruction, the arts, and service-learning projects.

In 2021, PVAMU attained R2 classification for its high level of research activity, joining only eleven HBCUs and only four Texas A&M University System members with this status.

The university’s student–athletes excel on and off the field, with many receiving All-Academic Team honors. They compete in NCAA Division I and enjoy a multi-million-dollar sports complex with a 15,000-seat football stadium and track, as well as baseball, softball, and soccer fields.

By The Numbers


Acceptance RateN/A
Median composite SAT score940
Median ACT score18
Undergraduate Enrollment8,107
Students on Financial Aid72%


In-State Tuition$5,538.81 per semester
Out-of-State Tuition$13,173.74 per semester
Room and Board$3,000-$5,000


African American Students85.41%
Asian American Students0.83%
Hispanic Students8.23%
International Students0.86%
Male/Female RatioN/A

Campus Life

Greek SystemYes
Freshman Living on Campus89%
Freshmen Who Return73.26%
Student/Teacher Ratio17:1
Full-Time Faculty474


Graduation in Four Years21.51%
Graduation Overall42.81%
Alumni Who Give $ to SchoolN/A