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Prairie View A & M University

Prairie View A & M University Rating: 4.4/5 (47 votes)

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Introduction

Prairie View A&M University was founded in 1876 and is known as the second oldest public institution in the state of Texas. This school has nearly 50 bachelor degrees programs to offer, as well as, over 30 master’s degree programs. This school is located in Prairie View, Texas. It is a member of the Texas A&M University system. This is a public four-year university. The school’s size is nearly 5,500 students. This school is located in a rural setting and in a small town about 45 minutes from Houston.

Academics

Prairie View A&M University is unique in its study options. There’s never a reason to feel alone in your studies either, since there are academic support services such as the Extensive Undergraduate Evening or Early Morning Classes, Learning Center, Pre-Admission Summer Program, Reduced Course Load, Remedial Instruction and Tutoring. Specifically, the university has a Accelerated Program, Cross-Registration, Distance Learning, Double Major, Dual Enrollment of High School Students, External Degree Program, Honors Program, Independent Study, Internships, Liberal Arts/Career Combination, ROTC, Army, ROTC, Navy, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification, Visiting/Exchange Student Program and Weekend College. Further, when any student is looking for some counseling or other types of support, Adult (re-entering) student services, Career Counseling, Employment Service, Financial Aid Counseling, Freshman Orientation Program, Health Services, Personal Counseling, Placement Service and Veterans Counselor can help. The university has disability services as well, so be sure to inquire about them if needed.

The following are the types of degrees and majors offered at Prairie View A&M University.

School of Visual and Performing Arts:
Drama/Theater Arts, Music – General, Music – General Performance, Music – Piano/Organ, Music – Voice/Opera
Biological and Biomedical Sciences:
Biology
Psychology:
Psychology – General
Foreign Language and Literature:
Spanish
Health and Clinical Sciences:
Clinical Laboratory Science, Health Services – General, Nursing (RN)
Popular majors:
Marketing, Health Professions, Engineering, Security and Protective Services, Engineering Technologies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Biology and Psychology
Mathematics:
Mathematics – General
Physical Sciences:
Chemistry, Physics
Parks, Recreation, and Fitness:
Health/Physical Fitness
Public Administration and Service:
Social Work
English Language and Literature:
English Language & Literature – General
Security and Protective Services:
Criminal Justice Studies
Communications & Journalism:
Communications/Rhetoric
Computer Science:
Computer/Information Sciences – General
Social Sciences:
Political Science/Government, Sociology
History:
History – General
Business, Management, & Marketing:
Accounting, Business Administration/Management, Finance/Banking, Management Information Systems

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Currently roughly 60% of the applicants to this school are accepted. All students who have graduated from an accredited school or have a GED are welcome to apply. When applying, all applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee. Along with the application and fee, SAT and ACT scores must also be submitted. In addition, a GPA of 2.5 of above is what this school is looking for.

Financial Aid

If you are not a need based student, non-need distribution for financial aid is determined by Academics, Athletics and ROTC. Similarly, need based financial aid distribution is determined through Academics, Athletics and ROTC. Financial aid forms are FAFSA and the institution also has its own financial aid form. Financial aid for students is readily accessible at this school. The way financial aid is distributed is around one third being scholarships and two thirds being loans.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3297th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Texas.

Athletics

The school’s athletic teams are known as the Panthers. The Panthers are a member of NAIA and NCAA. The following sports can be found here:

  • Men’s NCAA Division I, Men’s Intercollegiate and Men’s Scholarship Baseball
  • Men’s NCAA Division I, Women’s NCAA Division I, Men’s Intercollegiate, Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural, Women’s Intramural, Men’s Scholarship and Women’s Scholarship Basketball
  • Men’s NCAA Division I, Women’s NCAA Division I, Men’s Intercollegiate, Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Scholarship and Women’s Scholarship Cross_country
  • Men’s NCAA Division IAA, Men’s Intercollegiate and Men’s Scholarship Football
  • Men’s NCAA Division I, Women’s NCAA Division I, Men’s Intercollegiate, Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural, Women’s Intramural, Men’s Scholarship and Women’s Scholarship Golf
  • Women’s NCAA Division I, Women’s Intercollegiate, Women’s Intramural and Women’s Scholarship Soccer
  • Women’s NCAA Division I, Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural, Women’s Intramural and Women’s Scholarship Softball
  • Men’s Intercollegiate, Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural, Women’s Intramural, Men’s Scholarship and Women’s Scholarship Track_and_field
  • Men’s NCAA Division I and Women’s NCAA Division I Track_indoor
  • Men’s NCAA Division I and Women’s NCAA Division I Track_outdoor
  • Women’s NCAA Division I, Women’s Intercollegiate, Women’s Intramural and Women’s Scholarship Volleyball

Information Summary

Ranks 40th in Texas and 1149th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Texas and 449th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 5 0.06
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.02
Robbery 4 0.05
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 31 0.37
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 8 0.09
Arrest 11 0.13

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Prairie View, TX 77446
Surrounding communityDistant town (between 10 to 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population3,927 (3,319 urban / 608 rural)
Households519 (2.30 people per house)
Median Household Income$27,583
Families256 (3.06 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduateDoctoral, professional dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4810

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1525th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,314 $4,314 $12,810
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $2,450 $2,450 $2,450
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $180 $180 $534
FT Graduate Tuition $3,776 $3,776 $10,184
FT Graduate Required Fees $2,037 $2,037 $2,037
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $210 $210 $566
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $17,592 $17,592 $26,178
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $21,053 $21,053 $29,639
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,764 $9,764 $18,350

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $6,132 $6,404 $6,132 $6,404 $13,644 $14,828
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $7,337 $7,467
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,337 $7,467
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,000(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,000(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$25
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 10,747 (4,275 male / 6,472 female)
Admitted 4,548 (1,809 male / 2,739 female)
Admission rate 42%
First-time Enrollment 1,464 (611 male / 853 female)
FT Enrollment 1,462 (610 male / 852 female)
PT Enrollment 2 (1 male / 1 female)
Total Enrollment8,283

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Recommendations
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Southwestern Athletic Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Southwestern Athletic Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Southwestern Athletic Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Southwestern Athletic Conference

ACT Test Admission

1289th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 45%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 13 / 20
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 16 / 21
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 15 / 20

SAT Test Admission

1275th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 77%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 370 / 460
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 380 / 480
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 750 / 940

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity3,870
Meals per Week17
Room Fee$5,303
Board Fee$2,525

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 74 1,114 79 79 1 65 15 1,432
Accounting 1 32 1 4 3 41
Agricultural Economics 4 4
Agriculture, General 2 16 1 19
Animal Sciences, General 1 6 7
Architecture 3 40 17 3 1 65
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 3 39 2 1 2 1 48
Business Administration and Management, General 5 45 3 1 4 2 60
Chemical Engineering 6 34 1 13 2 56
Chemistry, General 2 11 1 1 1 16
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 13 1 2 16
Civil Engineering, General 1 6 1 1 9
Clinical Child Psychology 1 2 3
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 1 1
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 8 8
Computer Engineering, General 2 2
Computer and Information Sciences, General 5 8 2 1 17
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 12 1 1 14
Counseling Psychology 1 126 5 1 7 1 141
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1 58 2 3 64
Curriculum and Instruction 4 4
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 3 3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 44 1 1 3 1 50
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 4 19 2 2 27
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 7 1 8
Engineering, General 6 8 1 1 16
English Language and Literature, General 1 13 3 17
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 4 18 4 10 1 37
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 1 16 1 18
Finance, General 7 7
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 30 2 32
Health Teacher Education 1 6 1 8
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 34 4 3 43
History, General 10 1 1 12
Human Nutrition 6 6
Information Science/Studies 2 3 5
Juvenile Corrections 12 12
Management Information Systems, General 1 12 1 1 15
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 17 1 18
Mathematics, General 1 7 1 9
Mechanical Engineering 1 18 5 3 1 28
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 52 2 2 1 57
Music Performance, General 3 3
Music, General 3 3
Nursing Administration 3 3
Nursing Education 5 1 6
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1 1 2
Physics, General 1 1 1 3
Political Science and Government, General 10 2 12
Psychology, General 71 2 73
Reading Teacher Education 6 6
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 16 109 21 33 10 2 191
Social Work 27 3 1 31
Sociology 11 1 13
Soil Science and Agronomy, General 2 1 3
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 12 3 1 17
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 42 43

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1303rd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $70,623 ($73,435 male / $58,191 female)
Number of FT Faculty 344 (202 male / 142 female)
Number of PT Faculty 440
FT Faculty Ratio 0.8 : 1
Total Benefits $5,749,539
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