Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. It’s mission is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instil in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise. It enrols a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated students, challenging them to achieve their full potential.
Today, the institute’s academic programs and faculty are consistently ranked among the best in the nation and the achievements of their alumni attest to the unique Pratt learning and creative environment. Pratt’s distinguished legacy sets the stage for an even greater future, for it’s students, and community. As a leading college of art and design devoted to a creative learning community, Pratt recognizes the strength that stems from a diversity of perspectives, values, ideas, backgrounds, styles, approaches, experiences, and beliefs. It aspires to continue to grow as a place that always welcomes and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to contribute to and be part of the Pratt culture.
The 25-acre main campus is located in the historic Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn and is bordered by numerous 19th-century brownstones and mansions. The schools of art and design, architecture, and liberal arts and sciences are located on this campus.