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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    D-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Pratt is an above-average private college located in Brooklyn, New York in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,367 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Pratt acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Architecture, Graphic Design, and Illustration. Graduating 70% of students, Pratt alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,400.
About Pratt Institute...
Athletic Division
USCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Website

Pratt Institute Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
January 5
SAT Range
1040-1290
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$44,244/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $41,227/ year
  • $30-48k
    $42,668/ year
  • $49-75k
    $45,573/ year
  • $76-110k
    $47,985/ year
  • $110k+
    $47,948/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,367Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Hipster af
    25%
  • Friendly outcast
    21%
  • Friendly
    11%
  • Starving Artist
    11%
  • A Cool Cat
    7%
  • Egoistic
    7%
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
61%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.56 responses
Poll
74%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Inspiring
    20%
  • Stressful
    20%
  • Dynamic
    17%
  • Challenging
    10%
  • Traditional Fine Arts
    10%
  • You live and you learn
    10%
  • Metaphysically and Humourously Enlightening
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
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Pratt Institute Reviews

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While the campus, a nature and cat lover's dream, seems like a perfect little heaven in the middle of Brooklyn....I personally found the environment of Pratt a bit toxic. In general, the professors and classes were above average, but the students just have a toxic vibe which lessens the experience. The culture surrounding is lovely though! A personal negative was how the campus, although gorgeous, was quite small...it was easy to just never leave the campus and feel trapped (although if you make yourself, go out and explore...Brooklyn is cool!). Some of the building lack air conditioning, which is particularly aggravating on those humid hot Brooklyn days.
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I love my school! The best thing about Pratt Institute are its faculty. I feel that the Professors genuinely care about their students and help in any way they can to help us succeed. The cost of attending Pratt is rather high, however I receive a substantial amount of financial aid but even that does not cover the entire tuition.
So far, I really enjoy attending Pratt Institute. Classes are nice, professors allow creative freedom with some guidelines, and good critics. Gen. Eds. are alright, variety of classes to fulfill requirements. Foundation year was fine but wish there had been a major specific option. I commute, but from experience in the dorms, some are better than others due to aging dorms. Campus food is alright, decent options. It's good somedays and average others. Student body has good diversity. Plenty of extra circular activities to partake in. Greek life is small but present and active. The party scene isn't big like state schools but there are parties that happen every weekend for the most part. Clinton Hill is a great neighborhood nowadays, crime is low, nothing like the past Brooklyn of the 90s, especially Mrytle Avenue. Up to now, Pratt has been a great experience.