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Pratt Institute Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Pratt Institute, the regular decision application deadline is January 5 and the application fee is $50.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Pratt Institute by April 1.

Pratt Institute Admissions Stats at a Glance

Pratt Institute 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Mean SAT Score 1305
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 70%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 20%
Waitlist Yes

Considering Applying Early to Pratt Institute?

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

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Pratt Institute will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 22.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

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

How To Get Into Pratt Institute

Getting into Pratt Institute is very difficult. Pratt Institute evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Pratt Institute accepted 60% of students, around 3,884 of the 6,440 students who applied.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Pratt Institute, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT. Admissions to fashion, computer graphics, writing programs is program extremely difficult.

Transfer student admissions is extremely difficult.

In 2021, Pratt Institute waitlisted 2,023 students. Of those, 1,704 eventually received an admissions offer.

What's Most Important to Get In to Pratt Institute?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight 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 apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Pratt Institute

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Pratt Institute 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Pratt Institute?

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

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Pratt Institute, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 25%
3.50 and 3.74 21%
3.25 and 3.49 10%
3.00 and 3.24 6%
2.50 and 2.9 1%
2.00 and 2.49 0%

Pratt Institute does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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 2021, 70% of Pratt Institute's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 20% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Pratt Institute?

To be competitive with other Pratt Institute applicants, you should strive to earn between 1190 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Pratt Institute 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 and 25% of scored lower than 1190, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Pratt Institute student is 1305.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Pratt Institute students scored 700 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Pratt Institute students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Pratt Institute?

To be most competitive at Pratt Institute, you should strive to earn between 25 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Pratt Institute's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

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

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Transferring to Pratt Institute

For transfer students, it is extremely 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 - Spring 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
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Pratt Institute's acceptance rate?

Pratt Institute's acceptance rate is 60%.

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Pratt Institute Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into Pratt Institute? Pratt Institute is a very selective institution. The Pratt Institute acceptance rate is 60%. This means that the institution accepts 60 out of every 100 applicants.



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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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


25 to 30


25 and Less


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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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1350 and Above


1190 to 1350


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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 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 3.82. 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.

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