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Just northwest of Houston sits Prairie View A&M University—affectionately known as “The Hill”—a public institution and member of the Texas A&M University System that offers 36 degrees and 48 minors across its 8 schools. PVAMU was designated an “institution of the first class” via a 1984 amendment to the Texas Constitution, and its diverse curriculums are plain to see in the more than 1,800 courses offered each semester. Research contributes to the school’s prominence, which means that funding is readily available for undergraduates across all disciplines. For instance, the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences’ Cooperative Extension Program delivers practical knowledge to small farm producers and youth throughout the state, with students acting as trained volunteers, and the College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology provides groundbreaking research through its Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center. The Toni Morrison Writing Program (made possible via a large donation from MacKenzie Scott) features an annual Writer-in-Residence who gives public readings, lectures, and critiques of students’ works. There are plentiful resources available to ensure no students are left behind, including a dedicated university tutoring center, academic success workshops, and a Writing Center.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Derodrick Jonkins
Univerisity Recruiter

P.O. Box 518; MS 1011
Prairie View, TX 77446



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Purple Zone Student Sports Bar
Memorial Student Center
Baby Dome
J.B. Coleman Library
Jazzman Coffee Cafe
University College and University Village

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Houston Premium Outlets
Katy Mills Mall
Galleria Mall
Downtown Houston

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Tour Date

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
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Advance Notice

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Visiting Center


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bush Intercontinental Airport Taxis/Rental Cars Grant for Shuttle Service

Driving Instructions to Campus
Depart Bush Intercontinental Airport and turn left on J.F. Kennedy Blvd. Keep right onto ramp towards Hardy Toll Rd. Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto E Hardy St Rd towards Beltway 8 / Sam Houston Parkway. Take Ramp (LEFT) onto Beltway 8 W [Sam Houston Pky W] towards Beltway 8 West Turn RIGHT (West) onto N Belt Dr E [BeltToll road* Road name changes to (W) Sam Houston Tollway. Keep on Sam Houston Toll Rd until you come to US 290 exit. Take exit US 290/Austin and go about 30 miles until you see FM 1098/Prairie View AandM University. Exit and turn right onto FM 1098. The University is about one half mile straight in front of you.

Local Accommodations
See hotel lodgings on website.


Applicants: 5,620
Acceptance Rate: 76%
Average HS GPA: 3.37



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