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Brooklyn, NY
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3,148
Tuition
$41,092
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 410 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Most of the nightlife happens off-campus, it's NYC.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Everything seems fine. You can only have an overnight guest in your dorm for 3 nights every 2 weeks, I don't know if that's normal, but that bothers me a little. If you miss more than 2 classes, it seriously affects your grade, because of the length of the classes and the fact that they're only once a week.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: You have 4 on-campus options for food: the caf, the pi shop, the starbucks station in the Pratt Studios, and the c-store. The pi shop has mediocre pizza, crepes that I haven't tried, smoothies, ice cream, and a small assortment of other foods of questionable quality (my roommate found mold in her pasta). The caf has mediocre salads, mediocre wraps, mediocre sandwiches, and mediocre expected foods like fries, chicken strips, burgers, and pasta. None of this tastes good, except for a few of the things that're really bad for you (waffle fries, chicken strips). I'm lactose intolerant, so I complain more than other people due to my limited options. I know a lot of people that think the caf is totally fine, but I'm really tired of it. The starbucks station has decent sandwiches and bagels. The c-store has easy mac and cereal and all the college student food your heart desires.

3 College Freshman

Parking: There are parking lots on campus, but there's a fee. Not sure about street parking, but I'm sure it's hard to get a spot because the campus is in a residential area and is bordered on the far end by a busy street. Not too many people bring cars.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Nobody really cares about sports here. We have a limited selection of options, and no facilities for baseball, football, or soccer. I have no problem with it, though. The gym has a decent workout room, as well as a variety of free classes. No complaints from me.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I can't speak for the need-based scholarship process, but without having to do anything, I was given a $16,000 per year merit scholarship for all 4 years. Pretty much everyone at the school gets some kind of scholarship- and I've met a lot of people who got at least as much, if not more, than I did.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I haven't had a problem with the drinking/drug scene. I've met people who are snorting Adderall, and people who don't do drugs at all. The drinking scene seems pretty laid back, I don't think that I've really felt pressured to partake. There's a lot of pot use, of course. I don't know if it's because we're an art school, because we have a lot of international students from countries where smoking is very commonplace, etc, but a large portion of the population smokes cigarettes. Of everything, that's actually what I've had the biggest problem with.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: Queer Pratt is one of the biggest organizations on campus, so there's a good representation of diverse sexualities. As far as gender diversity goes, I've encountered some trans people, a few of which were non-binary. Since this is an expensive NYC art school, there are a lot of rich kids. But, because Pratt gives so much merit and need-based scholarship money, there are also a lot of people who wouldn't be able to afford it without help. A large portion of the student body is white, and there are also a lot of international students from Asian countries (mainly South Korea and China, though I've met people from all over). There isn't much racial diversity. In my foundation section of about 25, the majority of the students are white, with only 1 hispanic girl and 1 african american girl.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It depends on which dorm you live in- Pantas is centrally located, with private bathrooms for every suite and spacious rooms in comparison to big state schools. Of the other freshman dorms, Stabile seems fine, the main difference is that it's in a parking lot behind the gym. Don't live in the Can. My main complaint about housing is that there's a lot of competition after freshman year, since there's 1 main dorm for all sophomores to seniors. There are a few other options besides off-campus living, but you're pretty much guaranteed to be stuck in a double or triple room in a suite as a sophomore if you want to live in the Willoughby. Not the worst, not the best.

4 College Freshman

Academics: As long as you use ratemyprof and maybe ask around on the school facebook groups, you should have good professors. Almost all of mine have been great. But, the workload is intense. I once calculated that the expected amount of classwork and homework per week for a foundation year student is 54 hours (and the homework can easily take longer than promised). This includes 3 separate 6-hour studio classes per week. But, don't let that deter you- any art school worth your money is going to have a rigorous foundation year. Pratt also takes non-art classes more seriously than other art schools I considered, which for me was a big selling point.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The greek life is minimal at Pratt. I think there are 3 sororities/frats in total. I don't know what their housing, parties, etc are like but I see posters for events/trips that they have, it seems like there's a decent amount of stuff going on. I don't think it's all exclusive to greek members, either, which I think is nice.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The people are okay but rude

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The cost of printing is normal, same as an off campus printing place which it shouldn't be. The techs don't know anything and the people running the labs are rude and don't help much. The large printing sucks and the network crashes if one person messes up. And it stays bad for like a whole day causing no one to print

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload is crazy but it helps in the long run. But at Pratt has a unique workload and the classes are unlike most

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security guards are there but some are rude and don't seem like they even want to help

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: If you look for it it's there.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: We have normal four seasons. Snow effects classes

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Getting into my major during admissions is very competitive. It's sort of stressful but if you have a good portfolio you will be okay

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: It is very stressful but if you love inventing and creating and building you will enjoy it

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing is pretty bad if I had the money I would move off campus

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The city has a lot of diverse options

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The facilities are pretty okay for what we have. But there are only certain sports. Most of them being not very popular for the students attending the school.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: not really an issue in school

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Nightlife: not really sure but from what i hear it is there

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: it takes a while to get an appointment and walk in hours are not at great times

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