College Portrait – Panther Community
The Panther Community
The Panther community is enhanced by a wide variety of academic and support services designed to provide the highest quality experience for PVAMU students. Student Affairs programs help prepare students to become productive citizens of a global society and successfully transition from the academy to the world of work. With the assistance of the Student Affairs programs, PVAMU students will be able to meet the challenges of a global society and demonstrate intellectual sophistication, astuteness in acceptable value systems, a keen awareness and appreciation for integrity and morality and a high degree of personal, interpersonal and leadership skills. The University College provides an academically focused, student-centered, supportive, structured environment for the entire campus community with an emphasis on freshmen. The Undergraduate Medical Academy provides students with a unique study opportunity that will enhance the skills needed to enter medical school and experience a rewarding career. Students may also join any number of social organizations, including fraternities and sororities, and an intramural athletic program and various clubs are also available.
Study at PVAMU
|Students per Faculty ratio||17 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||56%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||92%|
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
|% from Minority Groups||78%|
|% with Highest Degree in Field||89%|
Carnegie Classification of Institutional Characteristics
Master’s Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Size and Setting
Medium four-year, highly residential
Full-time four-year, inclusive
Undergraduate Instructional Program
Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program
Post baccalaureate with arts & sciences (other dominant fields)
NOTE: Institutional classifications based on the Carnegie 2005 edition.
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75% on new freshmen live on campus
53% of all undergraduates live on campus
The University Police Department takes the lead in providing a safe environment for the university community by protecting life and property. To achieve this protection, PVAMU UPD maintains patrols to deter and detect crime, report fires and safety hazards, and control traffic on campus. UPD utilizes vehicle, foot and bicycle patrols to ensure the safety of all who work, visit, or attend PVAMU. All police officers have completed their training at a state-approved police academy and have the same authority and power as any other police agency within the State of Texas. Police officers enforce all applicable federal, state, county, and city laws as well as university
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