Prairie View A & M University

FM 1098 Road & University Drive, Prairie View, TX 77446

About Prairie View A & M University

Prairie View A & M University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. Most of these graduate degrees are awarded in professional fields other than engineering, such as education, health professions, social work, or public policy. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate6,617
Student Age% Under 2571%
 % 25 and Over29%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time77%
 % Part-time23%
Race/Ethnicity% White4.5%
 % Black86.4%
 % Asian1.9%
 % Latino4.3%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Race Unknown1.0%
 % International student2%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyArchitecture
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted42%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled52%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT73%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT40%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800450 / 800
 SAT Writing360 / 800440 / 800
 SAT Math380 / 800460 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite15 / 3619 / 36
 ACT English13 / 3618
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math16 / 3619 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$25
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$6,856
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,156
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid94%
 % Undergraduates with Loans79%
 % Undergraduates with Grants94%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,064
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,000
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,000
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,000
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,000

Neighborhood Data for the Prairie View Area

Median Age21.6
Median Household Income$27,061
Total Population5,395
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total45.7% 54.3%
 Age 0-945.4%54.6%
 Age 10-1751.4%48.6%
 Age 18-2441.3%58.7%
 Age 25-2979.7%20.3%
 Age 30-3973.1%26.9%
Race/Ethnicity% White5.3%
 % Black85.7%
 % Asian0.8%
 % Latino8.2%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.3%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,064
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,000
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$533
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $500100.0%53.0%18.3%
 $500 to $7490.0%47.0%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%0.0%11.8%
 Over $10000.0%0.0%9.6%
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