Pratt was recently ranked number one for fine arts and studio programs by USA Today  Pratt is ranked among the top design schools in New York by Businessweek and Business Insider and the top design school in NY by Global Language Monitor.  A faculty of practicing professionals, a wide variety of highly ranked programs in art, design, architecture, library science, and related fields, and an enclosed beautifully landscaped campus with various housing and dining options on campus just minutes from Manhattan, as well as a Manhattan campus and an extension campus in Utica, PrattMWP, make Pratt an ideal choice for students at all levels. View our acceptance statistics and the profile of enrolled students.

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Pratt's applications for fall and spring are online! Application requirements are all online as well (see below). Once you read the general information, please select your level on the left (freshman, transfer, graduate). International students must also read the international requirements.


Pratt’s checklist is available through the application portal. You may check your status online to see what materials we have received and which are outstanding. You will need to enter your email address and the password you created when you submitted your application. Please note that it can take up to two weeks for documents you have recently sent to update and show as received on the checklist. If your documents do not show as received and you sent them within the past two weeks, please do not worry, and continue to check back.


Admissions Requirements

Select your level and read about our admissions requirements including portfolio requirements.

The Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions Committees base their decisions on a careful review of all credentials submitted by the applicant. Admissions files are not considered complete and will not be reviewed until all required materials have been received. You may check your application status online after you submit your application and documents. Please read carefully all the requirements for your admissions level (freshman, transfer, graduate, international).

Pratt has a main campus in Brooklyn for its four-year programs with the exception of construction management, which is located in Manhattan. The Manhattan campus houses several graduate programs as well as the Associate’s Degree programs. The PrattMWP extension center in Utica, New York, offers the first two years of Pratt’s four-year BFA in communications design (graphic design, illustration), fine arts, art and design education (teacher preparation), and photography.

Students interested in Pratt's Utica campus in upstate New York, PrattMWP College of Art and Design, must apply to PrattMWP using Pratt's online application.

Pratt Institute
Office of Admissions (Undergraduate or Graduate), Myrtle Hall
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205