Resources › For Students and Parents Pratt Institute: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print Peter Greenburg / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More by Allen Grove Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. Updated November 01, 2019 The Pratt Institute is a private university with an acceptance rate of 51%. The main campus of Pratt sits on an attractive 25-acres in Brooklyn, New York. The school has a second campus 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, Pratt has four schools: Art, Design, Architecture, and Liberal Arts and Sciences. The campus has impressive facilities including a professional foundry and metal shop, and, at the Manhattan campus, a public art gallery. On the athletic front, the Pratt Cannoneers compete in the NCAA Division III Hudson Valley Athletic Conference. Considering applying to Pratt Institute? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Pratt Institute had an acceptance rate of 51%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 51 students were admitted, making Pratt's admissions process competitive. Admissions Statistics (2017-18) Number of Applicants 8,136 Percent Admitted 51% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 21% SAT Scores and Requirements Pratt Institute requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions process, 66% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 520 620 Math 530 690 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of Pratt's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Pratt scored between 520 and 620, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 620. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 530 and 690, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 690. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1310 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Pratt Institute. Requirements Pratt Institute does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Pratt participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each section across all SAT test dates. At Pratt, SAT Subject test requirements vary according to the program to which you're applying, so make sure to review the requirements for your application. ACT Scores and Requirements Pratt requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions process, 25% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 24 33 Math 23 29 Composite 25 30 This admissions data tells us that most of Pratt's admitted students fall within the top 22% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Pratt received a composite ACT score between 25 and 30, while 25% scored above 30 and 25% scored below 25. Requirements Pratt participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all ACT test dates. Note that the ACT writing section is optional at Pratt. GPA In 2019, the average high school GPA of Pratt Institute's incoming freshmen class was 3.81. This data suggests that most successful applicants to Pratt Institute have primarily A grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph Pratt Institute Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Pratt Institute. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances Pratt Institute, which accepts just over half of applicants, has a selective admissions process with above average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs. However, Pratt has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and meaningful extracurricular activities can strengthen your application, as can a rigorous course schedule that includes AP, IB, Honors, and Dual Enrollment courses. Pratt requires a visual or writing portfolio for all majors but construction management. Check your major for specific portfolio requirements. Note that letters of recommendation are optional at Pratt. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores are outside of Pratt's average range. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who were accepted to Pratt Institute. Most had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 1100 or higher, an ACT composite of 22 or higher, and a high school average of a "B" or better. Keep in mind that your portfolio bears significant weight in the admission decision at Pratt Institute. If You Like Pratt Institute, You May Also Like These Schools NYU, New York UniversityCooper UnionFIT, Fashion Institute of TechnologyRISD, Rhode Island School of DesignSyracuse UniversityDrexel UniversityAlfred UniversityCornell UniversityColumbia UniversityCarnegie Mellon UniversityRochester Institute of Technology All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Pratt Institute Undergraduate Admissions Office. Continue Reading How Competitive Is Regis University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Manhattan College's Admissions Chances? How Competitive Is Monmouth University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Northern Arizona University's Admissions Process How Competitive Is Kennesaw State University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Eckerd College's Admissions Process? 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