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 Enrollment8,372
Acceptance RateN/A
In-State Tuition$11,299 per year
Out-of-State Tuition$26,874 per year

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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.” It’s 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 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 compete in NCAA Division I programs 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.



Acceptance RateN/A
Median composite SAT score870
Median ACT score18
Undergraduate Enrollment8,372
Students on Financial Aid83%


In-State Tuition$11,299 per year
Out-of-State Tuition$26,874 per year
Room and Board$7,001+


African American Students85%
Asian American Students1.3%
Hispanic Students8%
International Students1.3%
Male/Female RatioN/A


Greek SystemYes
Freshman Living on Campus53%
Freshmen Who Return73%
Student/Teacher Ratio17:1
Full-Time Faculty456


Graduation in Four Years16%
Graduation Overall37%
Alumni Who Give $ to School2%