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Pratt Institute Main

Brooklyn, New York

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Pratt Institute Main overview
Location Brooklyn, New York
Online pratt.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Pratt Institute, predominantly located in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, is a private institution established in 1887, with a satellite campus in Manhattan. The Institute is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) and provides a distinctive urban campus environment that integrates historic buildings and green spaces. Pratt's campus is renowned for its picturesque 25-acre main campus, which includes an arboretum and buildings that embody the Romanesque Revival style of architecture. The school is a short distance from the heart of New York City, allowing easy access to the extensive cultural and professional opportunities the city presents. Pratt offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs known for blending artistic creativity with innovation, particularly through its top-ranked schools of Architecture, Art, and Design. The institution is also respected for its strong programs in library and information science, as well as digital arts. Housing is provided on campus, offering students a range of living options that contribute to a supportive environment conducive to their artistic and academic growth. Pratt Institute's acceptance rate is selective, attracting a diverse and committed student body. While athletics are not a central focus, Pratt fields a variety of Division III sports teams known as the Cannoneers, with a notably competitive and historic men's and women's soccer program.

In the most recent statistical year 10,129 prospective students applied, and 5,110 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 886 enrolled in the school.  5,256 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 238 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $55,575 plus fees of $2,024. Pratt Institute is ranked 174 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Pratt Institute is rated within the top 28% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
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SAT 1160/1430
ACT 26/31
GPA 3.86

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Jan 5, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Pratt Institute Main
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,100
Other Fees$2,024
Room and Board $15,408
Budget for Other Expenses$2,500
Total One Year Cost$77,607

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$49,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

62% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Pratt Institute Main students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 80%
Architecture 14%
English and Literature 3%
Education 2%
Business 2%

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