Pratt Institute Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Pratt Institute Library
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Pratt Institute has an acceptance rate of 58 percent, making the school mostly accessible. Successful applicants have good grades, and, in general, test scores within or above the ranges listed below. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application, SAT or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation, a personal essay, high school transcripts, and a portfolio. For complete instructions and guidelines, be sure to visit Pratt's website, or contact the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Pratt Institute Description:

The Pratt Institute sits on an attractive 25-acre in Brooklyn, New York. The school has a second campus in a seven-story, 80,000 square-foot building in the Chelsea district of Manhattan, and a third campus in Utica, New York, where students can complete their first two years of college before relocating to the Brooklyn campus. At the undergraduate level for bachelor's degrees, Pratt has three schools: Art and Design, Architecture, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Art and Design has the highest enrollments, and Pratt's art and design programs frequently rank among the best in the country. The campus has impressive facilities including a professional foundry and metal shop, and the Manhattan campus has a public art gallery.

Student life at Pratt is active with a range of clubs and organizations, and the institute also helps introduce students to the endless resources of New York City.

On the athletic front, the Pratt Cannoneers compete in the NCAA Division III Hudson Valley Athletic Conference. The institute fields five women's and five men's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 4,834 (3,484 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 31% Male / 69% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

Pratt Institute Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 75%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 71%
    • Loans: 47%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,595
    • Loans: $7,452

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 3%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 50%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Tennis, Basketball, Cross Country, Track, Volleyball
  • Women's Sports: Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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