FAST FACTS
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Location:Prairie View
Setting:Urban
Population:5,786
Enrollment:8,336
On Campus:69%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/25-12/02
  • Spring 01/20-05/09

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: UNEVEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$4,319

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$3,740

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
N/A

Campus Diversity
3%Caucasian
88%African American
4%Hispanic
2%Asian American
0%Native American
2%International
1%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


Located 40 miles from the heart of Houston, the university is a picturesque 1500 acre campus situated on the "Hill," in Prairie View, Texas. The University PVAMU is a member of the Texas A&M University System,is a Historically black University and the second oldest institution in the state of Texas. The University has over 9,000 students from 38 states and 39 foreign countries. A faculty of 460 teach in seven colleges and two schools. Particularly noteworthy programs are engineering, nursing,and architecture. On campus housing consists of two or four bedroom suites. Student life programs are aimed at giving students an opportunity to acheive their educational and career goals without neglecting the support,encouragement and sense of community that foster a feeling of belonging. Student organizations include sororities, fraternities, honor society, band, religious groups, special interest clubs,drama,and social clubs.

Campus Location - We are located about 57 miles northwest of downtown Houston. Take Hwy. 290 west towards Austin, Texas. Exit Prairie View / FM 1098 and turn right at the light onto University Drive. University Drive will run to the campus.

Helpful Information - All members of the Prairie View A&M University community should conduct themselves in a manner appropriate for a community of scholars. All students are expected to obey the law, follow regulations and maintain absolute integrity, and a high standard of individual honor in scholastic work and personal interaction.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Farm and Ranch Management, Soil Science

Architecture: Architecture

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Digital Arts, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Radio and Television Studies, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address

Consumer and Family Studies: Family Science/Services, Home Economics

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice

Education: Health Education, Home Economics, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Special Education

Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Engineering

Food Science: Nutrition

Foreign Language: Arabic, Chinese, Spanish

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Health and Safety Sciences: Dietetics, Health Education, Medical Technology, Wellness

History: History

Industrial Studies: Construction Management

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Systems

Mathematics: Mathematics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC, Military Sciences, Naval ROTC, Naval Sciences

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Choral Music, Music, Theater Arts/Drama

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Technology: Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology

Closed Programs
Nursing

Limitations
Students must apply and be accepted into programs in education, engineering and nursing.

Notable Academic Programs
Architecture, Engineering, Nursing, Juvenile Justice, Educational Studies

Unique Academic Programs
Communications, Construction Management, Chemical Engineering, Accounting, Agricultural Economics

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Computer science and business courses are highly competitive.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500 paper, N/A computer or N/A Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 5/28/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $4,319.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 15 ($179.77 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 15 ($179.77 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 5/28/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $25 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $46 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003630

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 5/28/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $2,540
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 5
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 5
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $507
  • Proximity to campus: 1 Blk - 3 Mi.
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1197.60 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1119.30 per semester for 10 meals per week.
  • $1026.51 per semester for 7 meals per week.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.