Pratt Institute: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Pratt Institute

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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.
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.

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