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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.
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.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Pratt Institute-Main.
68 Students rated on-campus housing 3.2 stars. 4 % gave the school a 5.0.
62 Students rated off-campus housing 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
74 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 3 % gave the school a 5.0.
74 Students rated campus facilities 3.3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
74 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.
74 Students rated school activities 3.1 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.
74 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.
74 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.
24 Students rated Pratt Institute-Main
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.
Pratt Institute gives it's students an amazing education in their major from industry professionals. The school is pretty diverse, with almost a third of the student population being international students. The facilities at Pratt are generally top notch. School food is edible and even desirable! The housing both on and off campus is hard to complain about, as it meets most of a student's needs and at a reasonable price for the location. The only large problem that Pratt has is the drug use of students, but the school has put several rules in effort to discourage students from participating in such activities.
It's amazing. You learn a new way to think, you'll never be the same. They don't only teach you the basics of your major, but they teach you how to apply it and inform you of all the different ways to pursue a passion. The workload is insane, but it's beyond rewarding. And the size and location is perfect, who doesn't love NYC?
Pratt's campus is very nice. Pretty small, but really pretty and clean. We have a fitness center, studios that are almost always open, and school cats! The professors are really cool and available most of the time. The academics is rigorous, but that's what makes it a really good school.
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 _____.
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.
We see the wolrd in a different way and this makes us unique and affective.
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.
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.
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.
art school! basically, they dress funny and are weird. think hipsters. colored hair, tattoos, piercing. and very liberal. lots of vegeterians. workaholics too.
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.
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.
that is is in new york city and that i have access to great museums, attractions and food whenever i want.
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.
some departments are narrow-minded compared to the world industry
People who are dedicated to design and use their sensativity and talents to express their emotions into practical aplications of the real world.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
A tour through Pratt's Cafeteria where I divulge an embarrassing fact about my love for Noodle Bowl.
Where we see what's up in the area surrounding Pratt, and look at Higgins Hall.
From what I can tell, most of the dorms are suite-style living with a shared kitchen and bathroom. The rooms seem really small. It's also quite the process to sign people in to the dorms. All in all, based on what I've seen and heard from friends, the dorms are lacking, but provide all the necessary comforts.
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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.
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