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Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate62%
Acceptance Rate62%

Pratt Institute Admissions

If you are applying to Pratt Institute, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 5 and the fee for the application costs $50.

Students who submit their applications to Pratt Institute for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.

Pratt Institute Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Pratt Institute 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.9
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
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 January 1 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.

➡️ Discover a list of some top 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 very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Pratt Institute

In 2022, Pratt Institute waitlisted 2,210 students and 2,130 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 590 eventually got off the waitlist.

What Does Pratt Institute Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Pratt Institute

What does Pratt Institute consider 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
State Residency Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work 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)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Other Requirements portfolio
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
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 3.9.

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 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.

More Information on Transferring to Pratt Institute

For transfer students, it is very 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

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. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Pratt Institute's acceptance rate?

✅ Pratt Institute has an acceptance rate of 62%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Pratt Institute?

❌ Pratt Institute does not offer early decision.

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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 62%. This means that the institution accepts 62 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 ACT Scores


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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 3.86. 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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