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Academics

There’s a prestige to attending Pratt Institute, a design-oriented school with unique teaching methods located right in the heart of Brooklyn. Known among the art world as “one of the best art schools in the country,” students here enjoy the reputation and quality of a major art school, with “a slightly more affordable tuition than other prestigious art schools, due to its scholarships.”

Student Body

This mix of kids come together from all over the world to hone their craft and make connections, all while “surrounded by encouraging mentors and an environment that inspires creativity.” All are—duh—“artsy,” but since everyone’s really into the same thing, “it’s easy to make friends.” “If you try to be sociable in the least bit, you’re bound to fit in,” says a student. Yet, “they all have their quirks, so it doesn’t get boring.” Most of the students are “very liberal,” and there are “clearly a lot of rich kids here,” but in the end, “differences are completely normal here, and that’s almost how people fit in.”

Campus Life

Students here enjoy being in New York City and yet somewhat removed from it, and “there is never a boring night here, unless you choose to have one.” The city offers “an incredible variety of opportunities and allows us to learn more about culture and art,” says a student. “A group of friends going to see the latest exhibits at any one of the hundreds of museums is normal.” Art shows and readings “tend to disperse into full-on parties,” but the real fun is in the work: talking about everyone’s work, and “existing in a creative community.”

The campus grounds in Brooklyn are “beautiful” and “it doesn’t feel like a campus, more like a park, which is a great environment.” A lot of everyone’s time is spent “in the studio, in class, or at an internship,” but “fun activities can be endless if you can spare the time away from your work.” Also, the school tends to skew female with a high LGBT quotient, so “if you are a straight male it is a paradise.”

Overview

Applicants
6,044
Acceptance Rate
50%
Average HS GPA
3.77

GPA Breakdown

57%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
560 - 680
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 1

Regular — January 5


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9.5:1
Total Faculty
1,148
with Terminal Degree
124

634
Men
514
Women
203
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architecture.
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning.
  • Environmental Design/Architecture.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Construction Management.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Art Therapy/Therapist.
  • Dance Therapy/Therapist.

  • LIBRARY SCIENCE.

  • Archives/Archival Administration.
  • Library and Information Science.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis.
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General.
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics.
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Design and Visual Communications, General.
  • Digital Arts.
  • Drawing.
  • Fashion/Apparel Design.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Illustration.
  • Industrial and Product Design.
  • Interior Design.
  • Painting.
  • Photography.
  • Printmaking.
  • Sculpture.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Master's certificate
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Betsey Johnson
Fashion Designer

Tomie DiPaola
Children's Book Illustrator

Robert Siegel
Architect

Robert Redford
Actor, Director

Peter Max
Illustrator

Jim Quinlan
Designer of Classic Thunderbird

Ellsworth Kelly
painter

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,977

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,729

Average Need-Based Loan
$9,724

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
62%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$39,237

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$51,754
Required Fees
$2,060
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,750

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,872
Transportation for Commuters
$1,500

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,294
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,439
Foreign Countries Represented
70

Demographics

13.40%
Asian
3.80%
African-American
10.19%
Hispanic
38.75%
Caucasian
29.59%
International

70% female
30% male
72% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
53%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Learning/Access Center

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Elisabeth Sullivan

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
50
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
1
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Cannoneers)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Cannoneers)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Fordham University

Sustainability

93/99
AASHE STARS® rating
REPORTER
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
20%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
No

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple discounts on Macs (pricing available on web) Arch majors required to have computers

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Adam Ward
Assistant Visit Coordinator

Address
200 Willoughby Ave.
DeKalb, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Phone
708-636-3779

Email
visit@pratt.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
studios
galleries
three cafeterias/coffee shops
athletic center
student union
Pratt is the only East Coast art school with a traditional campus (25 acres).

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Fort Greene Park
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
Restaurants in surrounding neighborhood
Pratt's campus is one mile from Manhattan.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
http://www.pratt.edu/admissions

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@pratt.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Limitations
one night

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Subway, bus, taxis. LaGuardia is the closest airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
please see catalog or http://www.pratt.edu/admissions

Local Accommodations
please call the visit coordinator for recommendations: 718.636.3779 or 800.331.0834.


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