Profile: Prairie View A&M University

Fast Facts

Location:Prairie View
On Campus:71%
  • Fall 08/28-12/12
  • Spring 01/16-05/08

Tuition & Payments

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.

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:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Campus Diversity
3%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
1%Two or more races

Campus Profile

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.

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: 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

Closed Programs

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

Notable Academic Programs
Business and Marketing Education
Juvenile Justice
Educational Studies

Unique Academic Programs
Construction Management
Chemical Engineering
Agricultural Economics

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/7/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $40 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee: $160 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
ID Card: $35 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $50 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: Effective 2017-2018 Incoming NSE students will be required to pay an NSE Program Fee of $160.

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 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:

Use FAFSA CODE: 003630

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

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
University Village Housing is on campus and does not belong to PVAMU, it is privatize housing and students need to make direct contact with University Village Management as soon as possible.

Meal Plans Per Semester

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.

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