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Pratt Institute was founded in 1887 by American industrialist Charles Pratt. An advocate of education and the transformational impact it can have on people’s lives, Pratt set out to provide an affordable college education that was accessible to working men and women. When the college opened in 1887, it was among the first in the country to welcome students regardless of class, color, or gender.
Pratt seeks to instill in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise. With a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, a Pratt education blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become leaders in their professions. Pratt enrolls a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated students, challenging them to achieve their full potential.
As the academic year wraps up and students head home to summer jobs or internships, some to volunteer, at the Center for Career and Professional Development we are taking stock of what we’ve done to support students and soon-to-be alumni in achieving their professional aspirations. In the past few years we’ve launched many new programs aimed at engaging students throughout their years of study at Pratt. We want to share some of the highlights of the past year, and perhaps your recent graduate can take advantage of some of these opportunities in the future.
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) welcomes about 700 new International students each year. The OIA is the office in charge of keeping Pratt in compliance with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State.
Residential Life and Housing hopes that the following pages will give you a better understanding of the kinds of services we provide for our students living on campus. Pratt Institute maintains six residence halls and 13 townhouses accommodating approximately 1,700 students.
The mission of the Pratt Institute Libraries is to provide outstanding service and access to a resource-rich environment that facilitates critical thinking and creative teaching and learning in the Pratt community.
Pratt Institute requires all registered full-time and part-time students to carry health insurance. Student health insurance is offered by Pratt Institute, and all registered students are automatically charged a student health insurance fee, once they are registered for a class.
As one of the world’s multicultural epicenters for arts, culture, design, and business, New York City provides Pratt students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the Pratt campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Pratt has a 25-acre campus in Brooklyn, a creative hub in the midst of a renaissance, and another in Manhattan. The Institute’s campus in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn is adjacent to the emerging Brooklyn Tech Triangle, a nexus for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Pratt Athletics strives for excellence in providing and fostering a unique student-athlete experience that blends creative application learning and intercollegiate competition. With a focus on enriching spirit and community on campus as well as a source of institutional pride for our alumni, Pratt Athletics is grounded in offering equitable and meaningful athletic opportunities that contribute to life-long learning benefits of perseverance, sacrifice, adversity, and teamwork through competition.
Pratt is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)