Prairie View A & M University (PVAMU)

Your Opinion: Is this School Hard to Get Into?
You already voted!

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 870 (25th percentile) to 1040 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 16 (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. 80% of all those who apply are accepted to PVAMU, from which 35% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall PVAMU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Prairie View A & M University was reported as 80.1% in Fall 2020 with over 6,200 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 ACT Scores: 16 - 20
  • PVAMU Average GPA: 2.71 - 2.97

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

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to PVAMU and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Prairie View A & M University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 85.5%
  • 2017-2018: 78.9%
  • 2018-2019: 74.3%
  • 2019-2020: 80.1%
  • Projected PVAMU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 73.4%

How Does PVAMU Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for PVAMU is forty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Houston Baptist University71.1%
University of St Thomas87.3%
Rice University8.7%
Texas Southern University90.9%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to PVAMU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 520
Math430 - 520
Total Score870 - 1040
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 20
Math16 - 20
Composite Score16 - 20
To learn more about the data and calculations that power this site, please visit our data discussion page.