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PVAMU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into PVAMU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,355 out of 5,067 applicants or 86% were admitted making Prairie View A & M University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Prairie View A & M University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,157 1,910 5,067
Accepted 2,723 1,632 4,355
Acceptance Rate 86% 85% 86%
Enrolled 1,012 615 1,627
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 38% 37%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Prairie View A & M University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that PVAMU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 16 and above. 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. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Prairie View A & M University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 850 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 770. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 930 out of 1600. 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 850 1010
SAT Reading 420 500
SAT Math 430 510
ACT Composite 16 20
ACT English 14 20
ACT Math 16 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >91%
18 to 20 Avg + 86%-91%
16 to 18 Avg - 78%-86%
14 to 16 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 14 Low <68%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1010 and Above Good >91%
930 to 1010 Avg + 86%-91%
850 to 930 Avg - 78%-86%
770 to 850 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 770 Low <68%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school grades are above the average 3.02 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as PVAMU accepts 86% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 10 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jun 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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