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Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted, public, comprehensive land grant institution of higher education. The university was designated in a 1984 amendment to the Texas Constitution as an “institution of the first class.” It is dedicated to achieving excellence and relevance in teaching, research and service. It seeks to invest in program and services that address issues and challenges affecting the diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population of Texas and the larger society including the global arena. The university seeks to provide a high quality educational experience for students who, upon completion of bachelors, masters, or doctorate degrees, possess self-sufficiency and professional competences. The experience is imbued by the institution’s values including, but not limited to, access and quality, accountability, diversity, leadership, relevance, and social responsibility.


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From the time you step on campus to the time you leave with your degree, you will have been inspired by our dedicated PVAMU professors and staff to dream big, to be a production force on and off-campus and to soar to new heights.

Our students are constantly winning awards, excelling in tournaments and pushing themselves to be the best that they can be in the classroom, on the field and in their communities. PVAMU is a place where you can be yourself. Our institution values individuality and productive self-expression. Whether you want to be a CEO, an entrepreneur, a singer or mathematician, we have the right alumni mentors to help you hone your skills and realize your dreams. We were established as an institution dedicated to service and we proudly carry that mantle today.


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Diverse student population with 41 states and 43 countries currently represented








Money Magazine “Best Value Education”

18:1 student to faculty ratio


On the Hill

The Alumni Initiation Pinning Ceremony

The Alumni Initiation Pinning Ceremony

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Fall 2017 Commencement

Fall 2017 Commencement

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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View the PVAMU commencement guide

Commencement Guide

As you browse through this guide, please keep in mind that we want your graduation day to be a special one! Our team posted a host of useful information about our commencement convocation, which should help the day go by smoothly for you and your loved ones.

Donate to the PVAMU Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

The PVAMU Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund is being established to support the immediate needs of students, faculty and staff who have been adversely impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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Academic Insights

Academic Insights is a newsletter, generated by the Office of Academic Affairs, highlighting the accomplishments of Prairie View A&M University faculty, staff, and students, upcoming events, and announcements.