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About Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Brooklyn, New York. Pratt Institute was founded in 1887 and now enrolls around 4,158 students a year, including 2,927 undergrads.

There are 8.6 Pratt Institute undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Pratt Institute Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 60%
Average GPA 3.8
Mean ACT score 28
Mean SAT score 1305
Tuition $53,565

2022 Pratt Institute Regular Decision Application Deadline

Pratt Institute's regular decision application deadline is January 1. All regular decision applicants should hear back from Pratt Institute by April 1.

Early Admission at Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to Pratt Institute is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!

2021 Acceptance Rate for Pratt Institute

It is very difficult to get into Pratt Institute. In 2021, Pratt Institute accepted 60% of applicants. In 2021, 3,884 out of 6,440 total applicants were accepted. ### Pratt Institute Waitlist 2021

Pratt Institute reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Pratt Institute?

Pratt Institute is considered very difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Pratt Institute, applicants must submit the following items.

Pratt Institute Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Other Requirements portfolio
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Pratt Institute

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Pratt Institute is 3.8 on a 4.0 scale. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Pratt Institute is 1305. The mean ACT score for Pratt Institute students is 28.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Pratt Institute.

Pratt Institute Waitlist 2021

Pratt Institute reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Does Pratt Institute Require Test Scores?

Pratt Institute does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 70% submitted the SAT. 20% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Pratt Institute

Yes! Pratt Institute provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Pratt Institute.

Financial Aid at Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute meets 57% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $33,432 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Is Pratt Institute a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Pratt Institute

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Pratt Institute, around 75% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 717 students who started at Pratt Institute as first-time freshman, 376 graduate within four years.

Around 72% of students who started at Pratt Institute earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Pratt Institute Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $34,397 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Pratt Institute sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Pratt Institute a good school for you?

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Where is Pratt Institute Located?

Pratt Institute is located in the urban setting of Brooklyn, New York.

If you want to see Pratt Institute for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to Brooklyn, or book a flight to the nearest airport, LaGuardia.

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College Info

200 Willoughby Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205-3899

Campus Setting: Urban

Pratt Institute Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 5

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Pratt Institute is Jan 5.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Pratt Institute is Feb 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Pratt Institute ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 30

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Pratt Institute is 28. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Pratt Institute. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Pratt Institute SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1190 - 1350


Math SAT Range

580 - 700


Reading SAT Range

590 - 660

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1350 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Pratt Institute students is 1305. Applicants with SAT scores of 1350 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Pratt Institute, while applicants with SAT scores between 1190 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1190 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Pratt Institute.

Pratt Institute Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Pratt Institute is like? There are approximately 4,158 students enrolled at Pratt Institute, including 2,927 undergraduate students and 1,231 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 28% percent are from NY and 72% percent of students are from other states.


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