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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.”

Contact & Visit

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.

Admissions

Applicants: 7,090
Acceptance Rate: 49%
Average HS GPA: 3.85







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