Pratt Institute (International Student Information)

Pratt Institute (International Student Information)

Brooklyn, NY
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
69%
31%
student ratio
3,226
total students
$46,140 | $46,140
in-state | out-of-state tuition
Not Reported
fall application deadline
66%
acceptance rate
Very Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
Not
Reported
act composite

Overview

A Leading Art School in New York City

The Pratt Institute, a leading art and design school in New York City, attracts international students from more than 80 countries. Twenty-seven percent of Pratt's undergraduate students are from outside the United States.

Pratt's degree programs include fine arts, architecture, digital art, industrial design, and fashion design. The urban campus' location in the "world's art capital" of New York City gives students abundant opportunities to meet resident artists and designers, and become immersed in galleries, studios, and museums.

Pratt supports international students through an intensive English language program. Its Office of International Affairs offers students extensive guidance in becoming familiar with the American college system.

Campus Near Renowned Art Centers

The Pratt Institute's main campus is located in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City. Brooklyn is New York's most populated borough with 2.5 million people and vibrant ethnic neighborhoods. The Pratt campus is less than 30 minutes from the city's borough of Manhattan and within easy access of renowned art centers such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Spread across 25 acres in a residential Brooklyn neighborhood, the Pratt campus is an urban mix of green space, brick streets, and historic buildings. Its Pratt Sculpture Park occupies the entire campus and is the largest sculpture park in New York City.

Second Largest Independent Arts College

The Pratt Institute was created in 1887 and is the second largest independent arts college in the United States. Its founder was wealthy oil magnate and philanthropist Charles Pratt.

Today, the Pratt Institute offers 23 majors in art and design. Programs such as industrial design, architecture, and interior design at Pratt are ranked among the best in the United States by "DesignIntelligence" magazine.

Four colleges on campus offer undergraduate study: the School of Art, School of Design, School of Architecture, and School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The largest is the undergraduate design school with 1,441 students.

Over 3,200 undergraduate students are enrolled at Pratt. Notably, 90 percent of new first-year students live on campus.

B.F.A. Programs and Architectural Degrees

Programs leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree include writing, fine art, fashion design, and film. Undergraduate architecture students enroll in a 5-year degree program, where the curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, design, technology, and social responsibility. Students also can earn degrees in construction management, photography, and communications design, among other fields.

The school encourages students to follow their own artistic vision while expanding visual thinking and learning new ideas and techniques. The institute's faculty is composed mostly of working art and design professionals who can support students as they develop the practical skills and knowledge they need to succeed.

From Digital Art to Traditional Media

The latest techniques in new media are incorporated into arts programs at Pratt. An example is Pratt's digital arts program. Students in the program use the computer as a medium to create interactive and web-based art. They study under distinguished professionals, who have exhibited nationally and internationally.

Traditional media also is represented at Pratt. Fine arts students choose specialty concentrations in ceramics, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and jewelry making.

Core Foundation Year and Liberal Arts

Proficiency in English is required at Pratt, and the school helps students achieve fluency through its Intensive English Program. All international students must take an English placement examination unless they are from countries where English is their first language.

The 3-hour exam includes a reading test, essay, and interview. Results can determine how many courses students can enroll in and affect their acceptance into degree programs.

Pratt's one-year program in learning the English language is ideal for students who intend to study art, design, or architecture at Pratt or other art schools. Instruction includes skill development in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. English courses emphasize art and design themes such as designing public spaces and artists and society.

Pratt also offers an intensive summer English program. Students take English immersion classes for 6 weeks. They meet 6 hours per day, Monday through Thursday.

Eligibility for Merit Scholarships, Internships

International students may be eligible for merit scholarships, which are determined through the student's admissions application. Full-time students also are eligible to participate in Pratt's paid internship program once they have met visa requirements.

Top Designers and Artists Among Notable Alumni

Pratt graduates become part of notable alumni, which includes renowned architects, painters, photographers, and designers. Fashion designer Betsey Johnson is a Pratt graduate. Actor-director Robert Redford also graduated from Pratt, along with cartoonist Edward Koren and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.


Location & Contact

200 Willoughby Avenue Myrtle Hall, 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11205
USA

Ms.Olga Burger

Visit Coordinator

Phone: 718-636-3779
Fax: 718-636-3670
Email: visit@pratt.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Graphics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Construction trades
    • Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Applied Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Drawing
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Video and Photographic Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Illustration
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial and Product Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Metal and Jewelry Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Painting
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Printmaking
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sculpture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

66% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,819
    • Accepted3,186
    • Acceptance Rate66%
    • Enrolled3,226
    • Female Applicants3,536
    • Females Accepted2,398
    • Female Acceptance Rate67%
    • Male Applicants1,283
    • Males Accepted788
    • Male Acceptance Rate61%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$50
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some portfolio
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.63
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 520 630
    • SAT Math 530 660
    • SAT Writing 520 640
    • ACT Composite 23 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$46,140
    • Out-of-state tuition *$46,140
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$2,014
    • Room and board *$12,026
    • Room only *$7,900
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students3,226
    • Male Student Percentage31%
    • Female Student Percentage69%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino9.72%
    • Black or African American3.89%
    • White or Caucasian40.55%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.25%
    • Asian14.74%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.16%
    • Two or more races2.1%
    • Unknown or International Student2.2%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students71% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 54%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Not Reported
    • Drama / theater group Not Reported
    • Student-run radio station Not Reported
    • Student-run television station Not Reported
    • Marching band Not Reported
    • Choral groups Not Reported
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Not Reported
    • Health clinic Not Reported
    • Personal / psychological counseling Not Reported
    • Women's center Not Reported
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Not Reported
    • Greek sororities Not Reported
    • Local fraternities Not Reported
    • Local sororities Not Reported
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Basketball No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty1,113
    • Full-time Percentage14%
    • Part-time Percentage86%
    • Female Percentage42%
    • Male Percentage58%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio9:1 or 4,444 students to 473 faculty


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