About Pratt Institute-Main

Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute-Main. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,484 full time undergraduate students, and 1,350 full time graduate students.

The Pratt Institute-Main Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 8:1. There are 149 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Pratt Institute-Main include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate57%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range1040-1290
ACT Range24-30

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,9% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Pratt Institute-Main.

10%
“We”re apathetic”
26%
“We know about current events and vote”
46%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
18%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
37%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
42%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
38%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
54%
“I feel extremely safe”
89%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
11%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
5%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
95%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
23%
“Available in class”
44%
“They keep regular office hours”
33%
“They”re always available”
26%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
62%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
13%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
23%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
41%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
3%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
23%
“There might be people who do”
56%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
18%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
10%
“We”re apathetic”
26%
“We know about current events and vote”
46%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
18%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
37%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
42%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
38%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
54%
“I feel extremely safe”
89%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
11%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
5%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
95%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
23%
“Available in class”
44%
“They keep regular office hours”
33%
“They”re always available”
26%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
62%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
13%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
23%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
41%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
3%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
23%
“There might be people who do”
56%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
18%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    68 Students rated on-campus housing 3.2 stars. 4 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    62 Students rated off-campus housing 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    74 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 3 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    74 Students rated campus facilities 3.3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    74 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    74 Students rated school activities 3.1 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    74 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    74 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

Pratt Institute-Main REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Pratt Institute-Main?

23 Students rated Pratt Institute-Main

Tabitha - 03/31/2023

Pratt was my dream school. I attended Munson in Utica for the first 2 years which was also great for different reasons (and also saved a few thousand dollars) and then went to Brooklyn for a couple interrupted junior years, both of which were also great. I wish I could have graduated from Pratt but I couldn't afford to live in NYC anymore and I couldn't live on campus after I got pets. I transferred to another school later on.

Karissa - 01/10/2020

It is a very wonderful experience going here. It is nice to get settled in a new place and really focus on your art and studies. Both faculty and students are extremely nice and helpful. If you show effort and passion, you will do very well here. Dorms are nice, somewhat small at times. Food is very mediocre most of the time, but there are many option to make your own meals. Despite varying food quality, the variety in foods is very good. Many extracurricular activities and clubs you can sign up for and participate in throughout the year- take advantage of them! Academics are most certainly the strongest part of the school.

Tianna - 10/04/2019

The school was very beautiful and it had an airy open feel to it. The classrooms have a lot of windows which always for students to see outside and feel that they aren’t suffocated which I think is a necessity when it comes to creating art. The class sizes weren’t really big which is something that I greatly appreciate. The food choices were healthy and delectable and even if a student didn’t want to eat on campus there were a lot of shops nearby.

Danielle - 05/26/2019

Pratt is consistently ranked as one of the world's leading art and design institutions. Access to seminars, studios, and resources both on campus and in New York City are unmatched. The original buildings speak to the school's history. Newer developments suggest a still brighter future, though some of the buildings in between could us do with renovations. The surrounding neighborhood can be difficult to judge as this area of Brooklyn is still undergoing "gentrification". Most students feel safe, but as in any large city, keep your wits about you.

Pratt Institute-Main FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Pratt Institute-Main?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Pratt Institute-Main is 57%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Pratt Institute has made me a tougher individual. I am confident in myself and know that I have many interests. It is not the most nuturing environment but thats the schools lesson; that no one is going to hold your hand in the real world. Brooklyn is a tough place and for someone that came from a small town it is a great place to learn how to deal with crowds, high competition, and survial. If you can make it in this school you can make it anywhere.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    We see the wolrd in a different way and this makes us unique and affective.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school has a beautiful campus located in brooklyn, it has a warm community feel where students can find almost anything to fit their intrests.

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  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school is one of the only schools in New York City with campus grounds. The sculpture garden that they have turned the campus into is also one of the best in the city. Being able to walk through campus and look at all of the amazing student artwork inside the buildings and then being able to walk outside and see work by some of the greatest sculputre artists is a true luxury found only at Pratt.

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  6. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I am a part of the Writing for Publications program here, and am writing this because I definitely feel that there is a scarcity of information for people who are interested in the liberal arts majors (Critical and Visual Studies and Writing) here. I have decided to transfer out for next year, as many people in the program do - something admissions doesn't tell you is that our program has a notoriously low retention rate, one of the lowest in a school that doesn't exactly have the best of retention rates to begin with. However, I'll go into more of why I think that is under academics. The best thing about the Pratt Writing Program is that you can really make your assignments what you want them to be. Because class sizes are so small and professors are so dedicated to you, you can tailor your assignments to individual interests. Prompts are generally pretty broad, although I've often gotten the impression that the only reason the curriculum for most classes makes any sense is because professors make something coherent out of structurally almost nothing. The campus is phenomenal, being one of the few legitimate campus spaces in New York City, although dorms here tend towards the dingy and poorly-lit, even by average college standards, especially upperclassman dorms. Pratt is located at the intersection of two gentrifying, mostly residential Brooklyn neighborhoods, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, close to Bed-Stuy, which is still a somewhat dicey neighborhood but nowhere near as bad as it was decades ago. The neighborhood's character is really diverse in terms of class, age and ethnicity, which is awesome. Living in a more residential neighborhood in Brooklyn means we're away from the chaos of Manhattan, but it also means we have almost no 24-hour options and relatively few nightlife opportunities. Pratt's administration is cited by most students as the worst thing about Pratt. I often joke that the SGA, which has obtained free museum access at most important city museums and free copies of the New York Times on a daily basis over the course of a few months, is much more efficient than the school's actual bureaucracy, which is currently in its second year of The Grand Walk Improvements Project, consisting of paving a road and building two walkways. If seeing the bursar, financial aid, or security, expect it to at minimum take up a solid 45 minutes of your time, and be berated, regardless of how insignificant the task is. Food services basically only exist because meal plans are mandatory for freshmen living on campus. Despite billboards about local foods and sustainability, institutionalized food here is subpar at best and the cafeteria produces an enormous amount of waste, including the continued and frequent use of polystyrene containers. There is no transparency for any of this, so it takes a concerted effort for any student to actually change food policies here on campus. There is an enormous amount of administrative hierarchy here. I'm lucky to be in one of the smallest majors and have occasional interaction with my department chair. But there is no transparency whatsoever when it comes to the actions of most figures who hold more power than your professor does. Pratt is incredibly departmentalized, so most school pride is based on your major and shared classes. Or bonding over hating on the Pie Shop (the only on-campus food option open past 8:00) or the bursar. There is a very strong architecture community, because most of them basically end up eating, sleeping, and living almost exclusively in Higgins Hall by the time the first month of school is over.

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  7. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    art school! basically, they dress funny and are weird. think hipsters. colored hair, tattoos, piercing. and very liberal. lots of vegeterians. workaholics too.

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  8. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    See above.

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  9. What are the academics like at your school?

    Most professors in the Fine Arts Department really get to know their students. However, you have to put in the effort to get to know them. Asking questions is probably the best way to develop a relationship with a professor. Showing them that you care about the class is also obviously a plus, if you put in the work they will notice you for it. The liberal arts classes need to be revamped. The amount of classes is crazy. I am taking eight classes right now, totalling 23 hours of class per week. This does not include homework time. To graduate on time (four years) you must take around 17-18 credits per semester, at least in the first two or three years.

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  10. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Not all of them. There are percentages of all these stereotypes, but most people I meet are just the type of people you have to get to know. People tend to make judgements too quickly.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    that is is in new york city and that i have access to great museums, attractions and food whenever i want.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known about all of the various careers that exists in the art related industry. I came to Pratt with the idea that it was an art school and thus, I was going to study fine arts. This was exciting for me, however, I had not given much thought to the notion of what I was going to do after I graduated. The thought of going out in the world and getting a job was a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, I have discovered graphic design, which is something that I am highly interested in pursuing after I graduate.

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  13. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    some departments are narrow-minded compared to the world industry

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  14. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People who are dedicated to design and use their sensativity and talents to express their emotions into practical aplications of the real world.

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  15. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The lack of student focused facilities. After moving off campus I realized that there is no place that I can just sit down. No TVs, couches, bars, pool table. That was the major change I noticed after transfering from a state school .

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  16. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A unique individual who can handle a lot of criticism and can sort through advice. They need to be able to adapt at all times but still stay true to who they are.

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  17. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Producing artists that can work in the city and go on to other places. This school will thoughen the student and get them ready for the harsh reality of the real world.

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  18. What's unique about your campus?

    It's full of artistic and open-minded students and teachers. It's small so you have a say in your education plus you're a few subway stops away from the cultural and artistic capital of the world. It's not a traditional school by any means and it's full of history.

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  19. Tell us about the food and dining options.

    A tour through Pratt's Cafeteria where I divulge an embarrassing fact about my love for Noodle Bowl.

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  20. When you step off campus what do you see?

    Where we see what's up in the area surrounding Pratt, and look at Higgins Hall.

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  21. What are your classes like?

    Most of my classes are pretty involved. I find that your core classes for your major, like Studio, for example, are really intense and demand a lot of attention and work. My electives were challenging, but fun and I learned a lot because my teachers all love their subjects. Most professors who teach elective classes are aware that your major classes are going to take a lot out of you, so they try to be fair with assignments and I've never asked for an extension, but I feel as though many would be open to working with your schedule.

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Student Body

Students

69%

female

31%

male

3,484

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,350

Total Grad Students

55%

Out-Of-State

17%

In-State

28%

International

Organizations

46

Student Organizations

2

Fraternities

2

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

34%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
14%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
10%
% White or Caucasian
40%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

75% of students attending Pratt Institute-Main receive some sort of financial aid. 19% were awarded federal grants. While 46% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$48,154

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,750

Books and Supplies

$12,026

Room and Board

61,930

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$41,227
$30 - $48K
$42,668
$48 - $75K
$45,573
$75 - $110K
$47,985
$110K & UP
$47,948

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