Pratt Institute Main

Pratt Institute Main

Pratt Institute was founded in 1887 as a specialized, private college in New York City. The first campus was opened in Brooklyn, and a second campus was later built in Manhattan. More than 3,000 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students enroll in Pratt Institute every year. The Brooklyn campus is considered to be the main campus of the institute, and it is spread over an area of 25 acres. The college offers associates degrees, courses in undergraduate and graduate studies, and several continuing education and professional programs.

Pratt Institute is made up of the following academic divisions:

  • Center for Continuing Education and Professional Studies
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Art and Design
  • School of Information and Library Sciences
  • School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Pratt Institute's sports teams are known as the Cannoneers and compete in men's basketball, cross country, soccer, indoor and outdoor track and tennis. Its women's teams participate in tennis, cross country, indoor and outdoor track, soccer and volleyball.

Disclaimer: Information on this page was not provided or commissioned by the featured school. Information has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the featured school.

Contacting Pratt Institute-Main

Pratt Institute-Main
200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn , NY 11205
General Phone: (718) 636-3600

Pratt Institute-Main Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Design506design and visual communication, industrial design, fashion design, interior design, graphic design, illustration
Fine Arts249fine arts, art history and criticism, painting, sculpture, fine arts studies
Liberal Arts233creative writing, library science, historic preservation and conservation
Architecture and Planning208architecture, urban planning
Photography and Commercial Art77commercial art, cinematography, photography, drawing, printmaking
Therapy and Counseling35art therapy
Mathematics33applied mathematics courses
Art Studies28arts management
Education and Teaching27art education, school librarian
Real Estate and Construction Management24construction management
Media16animation and special effects

Number of programs and degrees for Pratt Institute-Main in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree68618
Master's degree70115
Associate's degree495
Postbaccalaureate certificate02

Pratt Institute-Main Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pratt Institute-Main had a total enrollment of 4,830 students (4,638 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 32%
Women 68%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 68%
Graduate 32%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 56%
Black 6%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 10%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 16%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 22%
20-21 23%
22-24 19%
25-29 21%
30-34 7%
35-39 3%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Pratt Institute-Main Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 100 %

Pratt Institute-Main Room and Board (2007)

Pratt Institute-Main offers campus housing for 1,510 of its 4,638 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 18 meals per week.

Pratt Institute-Main Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510640
SAT Math520630
ACT Composite2227

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT80%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT14%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Pratt Institute-Main Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 32,990
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 32,990
Room and board $ 9,476
Room charge $ 5,976
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,500
Books and supplies $ 3,000
Other expenses $ 650

Financial Aid:
Pratt Institute-Main participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 279800)

Pratt Institute-Main Faculty

Pratt Institute-Main has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2726
Non-tenured and not on tenure track22

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*4$48,920
All faculty totalcalendar year3$55,6184$48,920

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year44$77,62515$71,640
Associate professoracademic year15$64,94618$64,672
Assistant professoracademic year15$59,60512$56,281
All faculty totalacademic year74$71,40245$64,757

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Pratt Institute-Main Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Arts Management

Design and Visual Communications, General
Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Historic Preservation and Conservation
Library Science/Librarianship

Applied Mathematics, Other

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist

You are visiting:

Find a school near you

Pratt Institute-Main Highlights

(Details are provided further down on this page.)

What Sets Pratt Institute-Main Apart:

% of degrees in architecture and planning
(vs. all colleges)
Top 4%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Pratt Institute-Main % of degrees in fine arts
% of degrees in design
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Pratt Institute-Main % of degrees in design
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Pratt Institute-Main % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Pratt Institute-Main Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% of degrees in art studies
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Pratt Institute-Main % of degrees in art studies
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Pratt Institute-Main % of degrees in photography and commercial art
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Pratt Institute-Main Number of students
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Pratt Institute-Main Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Pratt Institute-Main Dorm rooms per full-time student

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

Career and College Resources on CityTownInfo

Real-World Career Reports

Career Stories from workers: daily activities, job tips, best/worst job aspects, training, etc.
Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.
Back to Top