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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Prairie View
Population | 6,843
Enrollment | 8,998
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A

Term Dates
Fall | 08/21-12/07
Spring | 01/17-05/14

Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, TX

Heritage and Tradition
Unique college experience
PVAMU Produces Productive People

About This Campus

Located 57 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 is 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 achieve their educational and career goals without neglecting the support, encouragement, and sense of community that fosters a feeling of belonging. Student organizations include sororities, fraternities, honor societies, 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.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Closed
Home Payment |Closed
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Excellent
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
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

Accounting, African American Studies, Agricultural Business... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • General Eligibility 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
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
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will NOT accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/20/23

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $5649.50.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 15
  • Home Payment: 15

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $40.00 Semester Host Mandatory
ID Card $50.00 Year Host Mandatory
Parking Fee $50.00 Semester Host & Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/20/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing 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

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.


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/20/23

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Provide proof of health insurance.


Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
Prairie View University is located 57 miles northwest of Houston, both Hobby and Intercontinental Airport are at a distance and travel time of about 2 hours, and no shuttles into PVAMU from the airport.

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