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Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, TX

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About This Campus

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.

Location Information

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.

2019/2020 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Very Good
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Prairie View
Population | 6,442
Enrollment | 9,516
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/03
Spring | 01/20-05/01

Campus Diversity

White | 1%
Black | 83%
Hispanic/Latino | 9%
Asian | 3%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 1%
Other | 3%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Not accepting Nursing majors nor exchanging Nursing major students.

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

Notable Academic Programs

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Business and Marketing Education
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Educational Studies

Unique Academic Programs

  • Communications
  • Construction Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics

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: African American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Digital Arts, Graphic Design, 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


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.75 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 550.00 paper, N/A computer or N/A Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 08/19/19.
  • Estimated cost: $5392.
  • 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 Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (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 Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 15
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 15
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/19/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $40.00 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $160.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
ID Card $50.00 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee $50.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Financial Aid

Host Payment (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 eligible 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

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/19/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 89% living on campus
  • Double: $4538.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $760.00
  • Proximity to campus: 1 Blk - 3 Mi.
Notes About Housing
Housing is on campus and does not belong to PVAMU, it is privatize housing and students need to make direct contact with the Management as soon as possible.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1419.29 per semester for 10 meals per week.
  • $1419.29 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1419.29 per semester for 17 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Meal Plans are a flat rate. If you reside on campus and you do not choose a meal plan by the 1st class day, you will be assessed the 17 Meal Plan Option. Changes may be made by the 5th class day. If you reside off campus you are not required a meal plan.

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