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Study at Prairie View A and M University

Prairie View A and M University, also referred to as PVAMU, was established in 1876, and is a historically black university in Prairie View, Texas. It is a member of the Texas A and M University System, offering Enrolment to more than 8, 000 students. The university awards baccalaureate degrees in over 50 academic majors, more than 30 master's degrees and several doctoral degree programs. Prarie View has nine colleges and schools which are:
  • College of Agriculture and Human Sciences
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology
  • College of Nursing
  • Graduate School
  • School of Architecture
Prairie View A and M University sponsors a large number of varsity and intramural sports programs. The athletics teams are called the Panthers, and they participate in sports including baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

Profile of Prairie View A and M UniversityPrairie View A and M University is in a rural site not far from an urban area, in Prairie View, TX. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Prairie View A and M University earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include architecture and planning and therapy and Counselling.

Prairie View A and M University Selectivity

Prairie View A and M University does not admit all applicants. of people who applied to the school in 2007, 52% were accepted. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 370 to 460 for students at Prairie View A and M University. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 370 and 470.

Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

Prairie View A and M University, in 2007, had 8, 382 students (6, 981 full-time equivalent). A larger than average share of the students at the school are minorities.

Student Life
Most students at Prairie View A and M University attend full-time. Dorm living is common. Prairie View A and M University makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Southwestern Athletic Conference for major sports. Prairie View A and M University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Therapy and Counselling326Counselling psychology, psychology, forensic psychology
Education and Teaching317educational administration, special ed, reading teaching, curriculum and instruction, health teaching, physical education teaching, elementary school teaching, math teaching, . . .
Business and Management163business management, MIS, accounting, marketing, finance
Nursing and Emergency Medicine116registered nursing, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Liberal Arts103interdisciplinary studies, sociology, history, English, political science, Spanish language, geography
Engineering85electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering
Security and Law Enforcement70criminal justice and safety, corrections and criminal justice
Architecture and Planning63urban planning, architecture
Family and Social Work58family and consumer science, social work, food and nutrition
Engineering Technician56computer engineering tech, electronics tech, construction engineering tech, drafting, industrial tech
Science48biology, chemistry, physics, microbiology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy43health and physical Education
Media36communication studies
Medical Support and Technology31health service and sciences
Agricultural Science and Management24agriculture, agricultural economics
Computer Science and Engineering15computer and info science, information science, computer engineering
Music10music, music performance, voice
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Landscaping and Horticulture3soil science
Animal Science and Care2animal science
Contact: Prairie View A and M UniversityPrairie View A and M University

5th Street Ave. A L. W. Minor Street.

Prairie View, TX 77446

General Phone: (936) 261-3311


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