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Year of establishment1887
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Size of Campus in acres25
Male/Female Ratio0.40
UG/PG Course Ratio1.54
Faculty/Student Ratio9
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 123 million
No.of Campuses3
Accommodation expenses8340 USD for 3 sharing (UG),14580 USD for 1 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses5000 USD (UG),5000 USD (PG)
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Q:   What is Pratt Institute famous for?

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Pratt Institute is a private co-educational institution of higher education having popular courses in the field of Fine Arts, Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design. Some of the reasons why Pratt Institute is famous are:

  • Top Ranked University: Pratt Institute is one of the top ranked universities across United States as well as around the Globe. Pratt Institute has been rated one of the World’s Top 10 Art and Design colleges by QS World University Rankings by Subject every year since QS added the category to its rankings in 2015.
  • Location: Pratt Institute is located in the heart of the New York city with Manhattan just 10 minutes’ drive away. The New York city is one of the top destination for international students, including Indian students.
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: According to the Times Higher Education, the student-to-faculty ratio at Pratt Institute is very low at 21:1, with more than 75% of the classes having less than 20 students.
 

Q:   Is Pratt Institute and Pratt University same?

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Yes, Pratt Institute and Pratt University are same, it is a private university established in 1887, in Brooklyn, New York.  It has a satellite campus in Manhattan and an extension campus in Utica, New York at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,137 students (2021-2022), the campus is spread across 25 acres.

 

Q:   Is getting part-time jobs easy while studying at Pratt Institute?

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Yes, getting part-time job is feasible while studying at Pratt Institute. The institute employs over 1,000 individuals as faculty and staff, and students can find full-time and part-time jobs at Pratt on the Work at Pratt website. However, students cannot work at Pratt beyond 20 hours a week so that it does not conflict with their studies. Some available on-campus positions are posted on the Student Employment website, but not all. Students are recommended to enquire directly with Pratt offices and departments. Pratt also offers a student employment programme that allows students on-campus employment opportunities. 

 

Q:   Why indian students choose to study at Pratt Institute?

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Some of the factors that attract Indian students to Pratt Institute are include its global recognition. Pratt Institute is a highly regarded institute for Indian students aspiring to study abroad. It has a great placement record and offeres a just ROI to Indian students. Along with this, it being so welcoming to international collaborations and students is a cherry on the top! Moreover, having a strong alumni network also strenthens the fundamentals for Pratt Institute being an ideal choice for Indian students.

 

 

Q:   What is Pratt Institute famous for?

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Pratt Institute is known for its unwavering quality of education. It boasts a vast curriculum with programs offered in fine arts, architecture, interior design, industrial design, and graphic design. ROI is another factor for its credibility. Besides, it has a long list of notable alumni. Pratt Institute was also ranked #7 out of 230 US and international art and design colleges in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. Its international recognition also makes it an ideal choice for studying abroad.

 

Q:   Will my life on campus be better at Pratt Institute than staying off-campus?

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Well, as per my opinion, you will have a more comfortable, happening and secured life while living on campus. This is because living on campus offers a vibrant community, easy access to university resources, and a supportive environment. Statistically speaking about 49% of students live on campus, and the university ensures the well-being and community life of the students. In contrast, off-campus housing is an option for those who prefer more independence, with about 30% of students residing off-campus. 

 

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Q:   What are the top Scholarships for Indian Students at Pratt Institute and how to avail them?

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Some of the top scholarships for Indian students at Pratt Institute are:

  • Pratt President's Wallace Augustus Rayfield Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded based on merit and do not require a FAFSA
  • Pratt Munson Scholarships: These scholarships are merit-based and awarded based on the student's cumulative GPA at Pratt Munson, including the fall term
  • International Merit-Based Scholarships: International students are eligible for these scholarships, which are awarded automatically to accepted applicants based on their academic performance
    To avail these scholarships, Indian students need to apply for Pratt Institute and meet the necessary admission requirements. They do not need to submit a FAFSA for merit-based scholarships
 

Pratt Institute Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 90
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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Q:   How long does it take to hear back from Pratt Institute?

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According to the Pratt Institute admissions department, the decisions regarding the admission and selection of candidates are communicated within 1 month of receiving of duly completed application forms.

 

Q:   Does Pratt Institute accept late applications?

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The Pratt Institute follows 2 deadlines for every semester. These deadlines are:

  • Priority Action Deadline: Students applying before this deadline are given priority in admission, have better chances of receiving financial aids in forms of scholarships, and have better chances of getting selected as the acceptance rate for priority action is 58.3% which means that out of every 100 applicants approximately 60 get selected.
  • Regular Action Deadline: Students applying before this deadline are not given priority in terms of selection, and scholarships. The acceptance rate for regular action deadline is also very less at 45% which means out of every 100 applicants, only 45 get selected which is much less than priority action deadline. 

For Fall,2024 intake, the deadlines are listed below:

Fall intake 2024

Regular Action Deadline

Priority Action Deadline

For Undergraduate courses

February 15, 2024

March 15, 2024

April 15, 2024

January 15, 2024

For Graduate courses

February 15, 2024

March 15, 2024

April 15, 2024

January 5, 2024

 

Q:   Do I need to have exceptionally high grades to be selected to Pratt Institute?

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Yes, the Pratt Institute is a very distinguished university across the globe having very high competition, and hence it requires its students to have exceptionally high grades to be selected in the Pratt Institute.

According to US News and World Report, for some of the courses, the candidate needs to maintain GPA of more than 3.85 on 4 grade point scale, which is exceptionally high. Additionally, the students getting selected have an average SAT score between 1190-1440.

Along with it the university also requires an above average score of English Level Proficiency Tests from international students.

 

Q:   Are there many students from other countries studying at Pratt Institute?

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Yes, Pratt Institute has a total of 1,583 international students on campus, 1,004 of whom are undergraduates. The website also reports that 24% of the total undergraduate student body is made up of international students. The international student population at Pratt Institute is diverse, with students from various countries, including China, India, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia. The institute's commitment to fostering a multicultural environment is evident from its description as "one of the world’s multicultural epicenters for arts, culture, design, and business" on its official website. 

 

Q:   Can an average indian student join Pratt Institute?

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Yes, definitely! An average indian can join Pratt Institute. Considering aspects like financial and academic requirements, it is feasible. It requires the applicant to have a good academic score along with an impressive portfolio. The living cost also stands around 17-25000 USD. Pratt Institute, has an acceptance rate of around 60% for international students. Indian students can apply online and must meet all the admission requirements. The average ACT score for admitted students is 28. 

 I hope that helps!

 

Q:   What are the deadlines to submit applications for indian students at Pratt Institute?

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The deadline to submit applications for Indian students at Pratt Institute vary depending on the program. For undergraduate programs, the priority deadline is January 15, 2024 whereas for graduate programs, the priority deadline is January 5, 2024. Apart from this, the English proficiency test scores must be within one year of the priority deadline of January 5th, and only scores dated January 5th, 2022 or later will be accepted at Pratt Institute.

 

Q:   What are the documents required in the visa process for indian students at Pratt Institute, USA?

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The documents required in the visa process for Indian students at Pratt Institute, USA, include the following:
SEVIS I-901 fee receipt
DS-160 barcode page
Any evidence of temporary intent in the U.S. or ties to your home country, such as family responsibilities, property, or a permanent job offer in the home country, if applicable
Passport
Pratt I-20
Financial statement (s) and affidavit of support, if applicable

 

Q:   How is applying to Pratt Institute different from applying to other universities in USA?

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There is no much difference ibetween appling to Pratt Institut and other universities in USA. The process and the documents required is almost similar. Some key pointers are: Undergraduate applicants have two options: Early Action or Regular Decision, both of which are non-binding. Applications open in August each year, and deadlines vary depending on the program. Transfer students must apply using the Pratt online application, and international students must submit English proficiency test scores within two years of the priority deadline of January 5th, 2024.  

 

Pratt Institute Tuition Fees and Eligibility

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MS(1 course)
INR 25 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 82 & Above, PTE: 53 & Above
B.Arch(1 course)
INR 46 L
Duration5 years
Exam AcceptedSAT, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above
M.Arch(1 course)
INR 41 L
Duration18 months
Exam AcceptedGRE, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above
BFA(1 course)
INR 46 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedSAT, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above
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Q:   How can I improve my chances of getting selected at Pratt Institute?

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Some of the tips to improve your chances of getting selected at Pratt institute are:

  • Having exceptionally high grades.
  • Have good scores of English proficiency test.
  • Have letter of recommendation
  • Have statement of purpose
  • Having research experience
 

Q:   What is the eligibility to get into Institute of Pratt, Information experience design at MS level?

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The eligibility criteria to get selected into Pratt Institute in MS Information Experience Design are given in below table:

Course Name

First Year Tuition Fees

Eligibility

Master’s in Information Design

INR 19.83L

12th Grade

Graduation

TOEFL- 82, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 53

 

Q:   What does Pratt Institute look for in a portfolio?

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The Pratt Institute requires its students to apply with a portfolio to increase their chances of getting selected. This is required majorly if you intend to apply in any fine arts program with the Pratt Institute. The university also recommends its students to have their best art work as part of their portfolio, organizing them in the best possible way enabling students to share their story in clear and meaningful way.  

 

Q:   Is Pratt Institute hard to get into?

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According to US News and World Report, the Pratt Institute has an acceptance rate of 45%, meaning out of every 100 applications only 45 are selected, which makes it very competitive to get into the university. The students willing to get selected are suggested to apply early as possible. The early acceptance rate of the university is 58.3%. which means out of every 100 applicants, approximately 60 get selected. Additionally, the students getting selected have an average SAT score between 1190-1440.

Here is the list of all the eligibility criteria to get into Pratt Institute.

 

Q:   How expensive is it to live at Pratt Institute?

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Living at Pratt Institute can be considered moderately expensive. Here's a breakdown of the estimated cost of living at Pratt Institute for both on-campus and off-campus situations:
Rooms or dorms cost around $14,668, where as housing cost can go upto $10,000. Meals will make roughly around $4,668.
Thus, a total of $19,336 will be the cost of living on-campus at Pratt Institute.
On the other hand, for on campus scenario, the room and boarding will cost around $17,390 along with other expenses being slightly higher, making it around $25,390.
These figures are approximate and may change from year to year. 

Hope that helps!

 

Q:   Is a score of 85 in TOEFL good for Pratt Institute?

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Pratt's minimum required TOEFL score is 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 550, IELTS score of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE score of 53. However, it is important to check the specific departmental requirements for the programme you are interested in, as some programs may have higher required scores. For example, the School of Design requires a TOEFL score of 88, while the Dance/Movement Therapy M.S. programme requires a TOEFL score of 100. 

 

Q:   How much money is required in Indian rupees to study at Pratt Institute?

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The average tuition fees at Pratt Institute range from 20,000 to 65,000 USD for undergraduate students, which is approximately 14,99,421 to 48,74,100 INR. For postgraduate international students, the fees range from 10,000 to 80,000 USD, approximately 8,00,000 to 64,00,000 INR. Students at Pratt Institute spend an average of $17,800 to stay on campus, which is higher than the national average of $15,282. The average cost of meals at Pratt Institute is around $14,668 for on-campus students and $17,390 for off-campus students. 

 
 

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Q:   Who are the top employers at Pratt Institute?

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Some of the popular employers at the Pratt Institute include:

  • Apple
  • Gensler
  • Droza
  • LVMH
  • David Zwirner
  • Warner Media
  • Pepsico
 

Q:   Can I get job before completing my graduation at Pratt Institute?

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Yes, you can get job before graduating at Pratt Institute. The university frequently organizes career/ job fairs which enables students to grab the job opportunities even before graduating.

 

Q:   What are the popular sectors that indian students prefer for doing part-time jobs at Pratt Institute?

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The most popular sector that Indian students prefer for doing part-time jobs is th service sector. The jobs include working as a Fast Food Attendant, Server, Barista, Grocery Store Bagger, Retail Sales Associate, Valet Parking Attendant, Library Assistant, Social Media Assistant or Specialist, and Babysitter. Pratt Institute offers on-campus employment opportunities for degree-seeking international students, including regular hourly paid work as a student employee and/or stipend work through a programme called Student Help (SH).

 

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Q:   How good is Pratt Institute compared to City College of New York?

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Both Pratt Institute and City College of New York are Prestigious universities which offers state of the art education to its students. A broad comparison between the two universities is given in below table:

Parameters

Pratt Institute

City College of New York

City Located

New York

New York

Type of University

Private

Public

Total Enrollment

5137

14,119

No. of or percentage of international students

23% (as per university enrolment data for 2021-2022)

8.25%

Average Tuition fees*

INR 39.66 L

INR 14.11 L

Acceptance rate

45%

63%

Student to faculty ratio

21:1

13:1

Average Cost of living

INR 14-15L per semester

INR 17L per semester

     *for tuition fees M Arch. Program is considered for both universities.

 

Q:   Is it worth attending Pratt Institute?

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Some of the reasons why Pratt Institute is worth attending are given below:

  • Quality of Education: The Pratt Institute is known for its high quality of education.
  • Highly distinguished Alumni: the alumni of Pratt Institute are highly distinguished and highly accomplished.
  • High Placements: According to the internal survey done by the Pratt Institute in 2022, 90% of the graduates of 2021 batch are either employed or opted for higher education within 12 months of graduation.
  • Low Student to Faculty Ratio: According to the Times Higher Education, the student to faculty ratio at Pratt Institute is very low at 21:1, with more than 75% of the classes having less than 20 students.
  • Return on Investment: Pratt Institute offers very high return on investment to its students. the average first year tuition fees for courses in architecture is INR 39L-47L and according to US News and World Report, 2023, the average starting salary of a graduate of Pratt Institute is approximately INR 30L, with some courses like architecture enabling students to earn as high as INR 60L.

Here is all you need to know about life in New York as an international student.

 

Q:   What is the rank of Pratt Institute in the world?

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Pratt Institute is ranked #6 in the world for art and design in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023. It is also ranked #10 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023. Additionally, College Factual ranked Pratt among the top one percent of schools for visual arts and design and among the top five percent for architecture and fine art in 2018. Pratt Institute is considered one of the top art and design colleges in the world. 

 

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On an average, a student spends approximately INR 93,000 in a month to fulfil living costs in USA. The cost of living in USA is 224.3% higher than the cost of living in India also the rent in USA is 769.9% higher than in India. Thus, it is natural that the cost of living in the USA is very high for an Indian student. The table given below specifies the estimated student cost of living in the USA that is based on different expenses.

Expenses in USA

Average Yearly / Monthly cost

Books and study material

USD 900 - USD 2,000 per year

Travel

USD 300 - USD 700 per year

Accommodation

USD 9,800 - USD 11,100 per year

Electricity

USD 100 - USD 150 per month

Food

On campus: USD 250 per month

Off-campus: USD 400 - USD 600 per month

Phone subscription

USD 50 per month

Home Internet

USD 45 - USD 50 per month

Health Insurance

USD 700 - USD 1,100 per year

Clothes

USD 500 per year

Water, Trash and Sewer

USD 50 - USD 75 per month

(1 USD = 83.05 INR)

Note: These amounts will differ from state to state within the US. On average, the cost of Indian food in the USA is around USD 350 - USD 400 for one person. 

 

Q:   Which are the top universities in USA for international students?

Q:   What are the requirements to study in USA for international students?

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International students must meet the requirements to study in USA. Students must have a required qualification as per the programme and submit the test score during the process. Check below the English language test and additional tests accepted by US Universities:

Entrance Exam

Count of Universities

GRE

497

PTE

496

GMAT

431

ACT

28

 

English Language Exams

Count of Universities

PTE

950

IELTS

864

PTE

434

Duolingo

349

 

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Q:   What can be the things to do on weekend for international student at Pratt Institute?

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The Pratt institute is located in the heart of New York city and has much to offer to its students, according to some unofficial sources and various student’s opinions available online, following are the things to do near Pratt Institute:

  • Taking subway, in Manhattan visit the Museum of Modern Art or the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty and learn about the history and role of USA in Anglo-French war.
  • Explore Times Square, Empire State Buildings, Brooklyn Bridge, 9/11 Memorial, Washington square park.

Here is all you need to know about life in New York as an international student.

 

Q:   Is Pratt Institute good for International students?

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Pratt Institute is one of the most sought destination for International students, for the reasons mentioned below:

  • With an acceptance rate of 45% the Pratt Institute has one of the highest International student’s community. The Pratt Institute accepts students from 74 countries across the globe. 
  • Significant international students: According to the enrollment data of university for academic year 2021-2022, the Pratt Institute enrolls more than 23% of international students out of its total students.
  • Career Boost to the students: The students of Pratt Institute have a good career after studying from the university as it prepares them holistically about the industry requirements and providing them the opportunity to have a successful career. According to the internal survey done by the Pratt Institute in 2022, 90% of the graduates of 2021 batch are either employed or opted for higher education within 12 months of graduation.
  • Post Work Opportunities: USA is the top destination among International students including Indian students to settle after studying. The country offers a high quality of life, good job opportunities, and a work life balance.

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The campus facilities at the Pratt Institute are:

  • Clubs and Organization: The Pratt Institute host multiple clubs and student’s organizations that the students can be part of.
  • Accommodation: The university offers housing and accommodation to its students including international students. As per the un

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The average cost of living at the Pratt Institute is given below:

Type of Expense

Average Annual Expense for On-Campus Living

Average Annual Expense for Off-Campus Living

Accommodation

INR 9L

INR 14L

Meals

INR 5L

INR 5L

Transportation

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INR 1.5L

Books and supplies

INR 2L

INR 2L

Miscellaneous*

INR 10L

INR 10L

*Subjective and can vary.

 

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As per the enrollment data, the popular majors at Pratt Institute include:

  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Architecture and Related Services
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
  • English Language and Literature/Letters
  • Education
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

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Answered 5 months ago

Yes, getting a part time job is very much easier while studying in Pratt University. Students may get jobs in domains like Visual and Performing Arts, Architecture and Related Services, Communications Technologies, Technicians and Support Services, English Language and Literature/Letters, Education

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Both Rhode Island School of Design and Pratt Institute are Prestigious universities which offers state of the art education to its students, a broad comparison between the two universities is given below:

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Pratt Institute

City Located

Providence, Rhode Island

New York

Type of University

Private

Private

Total Enrollment

2576

14,119

Number or percentage of international students

33%

8.25%

Average Tuition fees*

INR 39L

INR 46.21L

Acceptance rate#

19%

63%

Student to faculty ratio

9:1

13:1

     *for tuition fees B.Arch. is considered for both universities.

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