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Prairie View A&M University is a public institution that was founded in 1876. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,757, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,502 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Prairie View A&M University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,402 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,702 (2013-14).
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Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. It is committed to achieving relevance in each component of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, schools, and communities--both rural and urban. Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution by legislative designation, serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, and a land-grant institution by federal statute. Having been designated by the Texas constitution as one of the three "institutions of the first class" (1984), the University is committed to preparing undergraduates in a range of careers including but not limited to engineering, computer science, natural sciences, architecture, business, technology, criminal justice, the humanities, education, agricultural sciences, nursing, mathematics, and the social sciences. It is committed to advanced education through the master's degree in education, engineering, natural sciences, nursing, selected social sciences, agriculture, business, and human sciences. It is committed to expanding its advanced educational offerings to include multiple doctoral programs. Though the University's service area has generally extended throughout Texas and the world, the University's target service area for offering undergraduate and graduate programs of study includes the Texas Gulf Coast Region; the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor; and urban Texas centers likely to benefit from Prairie View A&M University's specialized programs and initiatives in nursing, juvenile justice, architecture, education, and social work. The University's public service programs offered primarily through the Cooperative Extension Program target the State of Texas, both rural and urban counties. The University's research foci include extending knowledge in all disciplines offered and incorporating research-based experiences in both undergraduate and graduate students' academic development.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Prairie View A&M University, it's important to note the application deadline is June 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Prairie View A&M University is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 41.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||41.4%|
|Application deadline||June 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Prairie View A&M University is 17:1, and the school has 22.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Prairie View A&M University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Engineering; and Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||12%|
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Prairie View A&M University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,757, with a gender distribution of 40.6 percent male students and 59.4 percent female students. At this school, 25 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 75 percent of students live off campus. Prairie View A&M University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Prairie View A&M University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Prairie View A&M University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Prairie View A&M University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Prairie View A&M University.
|Students who have cars on campus||75%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Prairie View A&M University, 58.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,120.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$7,402 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$16,702 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,321 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data