Prairie View A & M University (PVAMU)

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Prairie View A & M University is a historically black college found in Prairie View, TX. There are around nine thousand students enrolled each year at PVAMU.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1110 (25th percentile) to 1390 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 15 (25th percentile) to 20 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants accepted to this school. We were able to estimate the PVAMU average GPA (2.71 - 2.97) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 42% of all those who apply are accepted to PVAMU, from which 32% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall PVAMU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Prairie View A & M University was reported as 42.3% in Fall 2013 with over 10,700 college applications submitted to Prairie View A & M University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • PVAMU SAT Scores: 1110 - 1390
  • PVAMU ACT Scores: 15 - 20
  • PVAMU Average GPA: 2.71 - 2.97

How Hard Is It to Get into Prairie View A & M University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Prairie View A & M University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for PVAMU has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 40.8%
  • 2010-2011: 41.6%
  • 2011-2012: 39.7%
  • 2012-2013: 39.2%
  • 2013-2014: 42.3%
  • Projected PVAMU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 40.8%

How Does PVAMU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for PVAMU is thirty-one percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Houston Baptist University73.2%
University of St Thomas77.2%
Rice University16.7%
Texas Southern University45.0%
Saint Edward's University78.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to PVAMU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading370 - 460
Math380 - 480
Writing360 - 450
Total Score1110 - 1390
ACT®Score Range
English13 - 20
Math16 - 21
Composite Score15 - 20
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