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Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate45%

Pratt Institute Admissions

Pratt Institute is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Pratt Institute is 45%. Last year, 8,278 students applied to Pratt Institute and 3,714 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to Pratt Institute, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 1/5 and the application fee costs $50.

Students who apply to Pratt Institute for the fall semester should hear back from Pratt Institute by April 1.

Pratt Institute Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Pratt Institute's admissions stats.

Pratt Institute 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Mean SAT Score 1289
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 18%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 5%
Waitlist Yes

Pratt Institute Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Pratt Institute.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 1 December 22
Regular Decision Yes 1 5 April 1

Applying Early to Pratt Institute?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Pratt Institute will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 22.

Pratt Institute accepts around 55% of early action applicants and 45% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Pratt Institute admitted 1,312 of the 2,45 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to boost their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Pratt Institute Admissions

Transferring to Pratt Institute

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Pratt Institute

In 2022, Pratt Institute waitlisted 1,306 students and 1,262 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 203 eventually received an admissions offer.

What Does Pratt Institute Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Pratt Institute

Curious about the factors that are considered by Pratt Institute during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Talent/Ability Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Pratt Institute for more information on admission factors.

Pratt Institute 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Pratt Institute, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Pratt Institute's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements Visual or Writing Portfolio (not CM)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Pratt Institute?

Students admitted to Pratt Institute have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized 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.

In 2022, 18% of Pratt Institute's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Pratt Institute?

To be competitive with other Pratt Institute applicants, you should aim to score between 1200 and 1400 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Pratt Institute 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1400 and 25% of scored lower than 1200, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Pratt Institute student is 1289.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Pratt Institute students scored 730 or higher and 75% of students scored 610 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Pratt Institute students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 610 or higher.

To be most competitive at Pratt Institute, you should strive to earn between 26 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Pratt Institute's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Pratt Institute students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.

More Information on Transferring to Pratt Institute

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Pratt Institute.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is February 1. Applicants should hear back by April 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Pratt Institute during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Pratt Institute Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Pratt Institute?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Pratt Institute.

Does Pratt Institute accept transfer credits?

✅ Pratt Institute accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Pratt Institute accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Pratt Institute accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Pratt Institute accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Pratt Institute?

✅ Pratt Institute is not test optional.

What is Pratt Institute's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Pratt Institute is 45%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Pratt Institute?

❌ Pratt Institute does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Pratt Institute?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Pratt Institute was 55% in 2021.

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Pratt Institute Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Pratt Institute? Pratt Institute is a somewhat selective institution. The Pratt Institute acceptance rate is 45%. This means that the institution accepts 44 out of every 100 applicants.


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

Pratt Institute SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1200 - 1400


Math SAT Range

580 - 730


Reading SAT Range

610 - 710

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1400 and Above


1200 to 1400


1200 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Pratt Institute students is 1289. Applicants with SAT scores of 1400 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Pratt Institute, while applicants with SAT scores between 1200 to 1400 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1200 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Pratt Institute.

Pratt Institute GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Pratt Institute, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.78. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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