Chances of getting into Prairie View A & M University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
74.3%
Admission Difficulty for Prairie View A & M University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into PVAMU and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #41 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,321 out of 7,158 applicants were admitted making PVAMU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 77 percent. Prairie View A & M University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Sponsored by Cappex

Find out which students are getting accepted at PVAMU, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

Calculate My Chances

PVAMU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
890-1050
Applicants Submitting SAT
80%
SAT Scores for Prairie View A & M University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Prairie View A & M University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1050
Average SAT Score 970

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 requires applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 970 out of 1600. The school ranks #60 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Find Your Matches

Search, filter, sort and map over 4,000 U.S. colleges.

Find the college that's right for you. Search by location, major, cost, size, test scores and GPA with College Simply.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Prairie View A & M University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1050 and Above Good >83%
970 to 1050 Avg + 74%-83%
890 to 970 Avg - 63%-74%
810 to 890 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 810 Low <50%
Calculate My Chances Ad

PVAMU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-21 
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 21
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 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #60 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Prairie View A & M University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Prairie View A & M University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >84%
18 to 21 Avg + 74%-84%
16 to 18 Avg - 65%-74%
14 to 16 Reach 55%-65%
Less than 14 Low <55%
Calculate My Chances Ad

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.02
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Prairie View A & M University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Prairie View A & M University was 3.02 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #62 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as PVAMU accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Prairie View A & M University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 5% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Good
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 42% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

High School Class Rank for admitted Prairie View A & M University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 5%
Top 25% of class 14%
Top 50% of class 0%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 9%

Admission Statistics

Prairie View A & M University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,692 2,466 7,158
Accepted 3,671 1,650 5,321
Acceptance Rate 78% 67% 74%
Enrolled 1,523 654 2,177
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 40% 41%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Prairie View A & M University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Prairie View A & M University Admission 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

74% of those who apply are granted admission to PVAMU. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1050. 80% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 21. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

PVAMU Campus