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PVAMU Admission Requirements

Prairie View, Texas

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Chances of getting into Prairie View A & M University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
76%
Admission Difficulty for Prairie View A & M University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into PVAMU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at PVAMU is 76%.  It ranks #35 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Prairie View A & M University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 5,958 out of 7,802 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 78 percent (SAT 870/1040 ACT 16/20). Prairie View A & M University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.3. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the lower half of their high school class. 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The PVAMU application fee is $40 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Prairie View A & M University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

PVAMU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
870-1040
Applicants Submitting SAT 
80%
SAT Scores for Prairie View A & M University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 870
SAT Scores for Prairie View A & M University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 520
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1040
Average SAT Score 960

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Prairie View A & M University?

Prairie View A & M University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 82 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 870 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 780. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 960 out of 1600. PVAMU ranks #53 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Prairie View A & M University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1040 and Above Good >86%
955 to 1040 Avg + 76%-86%
870 to 955 Avg - 62%-76%
785 to 870 Reach 47%-62%
Less than 785 Low <47%
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PVAMU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
16-20 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
41%
ACT Scores for Prairie View A & M University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Prairie View A & M University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 20
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 20
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into PVAMU?

Admission data indicates that PVAMU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #50 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Prairie View A & M University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Prairie View A & M University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
20 and Above Good >86%
18 to 20 Avg + 76%-86%
16 to 18 Avg - 62%-76%
14 to 16 Reach 47%-62%
Less than 14 Low <47%
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PVAMU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.3
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Prairie View A & M University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into PVAMU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Prairie View A & M University was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #48 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as PVAMU accepts 76% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Prairie View A & M University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 1.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 10.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 19.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 24.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 25.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 20.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

57% of Prairie View A & M University freshman were in the lower half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Prairie View A & M University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 6%
Top 25% of class 22%
Top 50% of class 43%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Prairie View A & M University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,389 2,413 7,802
Accepted 4,296 1,662 5,958
Acceptance Rate 80% 69% 76%
Enrolled 1,330 552 1,882
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 33% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
183

Applicants have 183 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Prairie View A & M University is $40.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Prairie View A & M University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Prairie View A & M University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Prairie View A & M University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227526 IPEDS survey data for Prairie View A & M University.

FAQs

Does Prairie View A & M University prefer SAT or ACT?

80% of students submit their SAT scores to PVAMU. 41% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Prairie View A & M University?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to PVAMU. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Prairie View A & M University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 870 and 1040. 80% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Prairie View A & M University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 20. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.