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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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 Rate N/A
Median composite SAT score 940
Median ACT score 18
Undergraduate Enrollment 8,107
Students on Financial Aid 72%


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 Students 85.41%
Asian American Students 0.83%
Hispanic Students 8.23%
International Students 0.86%
Male/Female Ratio N/A

Campus Life

Greek System Yes
Freshman Living on Campus
Freshmen Who Return 73.26%
Student/Teacher Ratio 17:1
Full-Time Faculty 474


Graduation in Four Years 21.51%
Graduation Overall 42.81%
Alumni Who Give $ to School N/A

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