Pratt Institute


Pratt Institute is a private art college, and it is one of the leading undergraduate art schools in the United States. With an undergraduate enrollment of 3,008, it is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD).

Founded in 1874, the university is in New York City, located in Brooklyn, New York, United States and it has satellite campuses in Manhattan and Utica.

The University offers degrees in associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s programs. The average freshman retention rate of the university is 83% and both 4-year and 6-year graduation rate are medium.

The mission of Pratt Institute is:

The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instill in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise.


Pratt is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.


Pratt Institute comprises eleven schools:

  • Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
  • Divinity School
  • Fuqua School of Business
  • The Graduate School
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • Nicholas School of the Environment
  • School of Nursing
  • Pratt School of Engineering
  • Sanford School of Public Policy

The most popular majors and course of study for students are as follows:

  1. Industrial and Product Design
  2. Design and Visual Communications, General
  3. Fine/Studio Arts, General
  4. Illustration

According to the U.S. News and World Reportin 2012, it is the 26th in regional universities in North.

With 87.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, the university has a medium rate in full-time faculty with Ph.D or terminal degree which accounts for 72%.


Applicants for the university are required to have taken either SAT or ACT tests, and ACT with writing test is required as well. Moreover, High school diploma is necessary and GED is accepted. Among nonacademic factors considered talent/ability is attached great importance to.


The tuitions and fees for year 2011-2012 is USD 39,310. Students spend USD 3,000 for books and USD 10,210 for room and board on average.

With the average need-based scholarship or grant award of $11,148, 59.4 percent of full-time undergraduates in the university receive some kind of need-based financial aid. It also provides many kinds of need-based scholarships from state, individuals and the university, at the same time students can choose to apply for loans.

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