Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11205
Admissions Office
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11205
(718) 636-3670 or
(800) 331-0834
FAX: (718) 636-3670
E-mail:info@pratt.edu
http://www.pratt.edu


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Pratt Institute
200 Willoughy Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11205

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Multicultural Profile
Pratt Institute is located in New York City. But more precisely, Pratt is located in historic Clinton Hill, an ethnically diverse neighborhood that has in recent years attracted an extraordinary number of young urbanites and creative professionals, who along with hundreds of Pratt alumni, have purchased and renovated the many Victorian homes that mark the area. And that, according to our students, makes all the difference. Says one, "In the diversity of the people there is an electricity and creativity that is hard to describe, but which, for me, represents the urban educational experience at its best."

Pratt attracts a highly motivated, ethnically and culturally diverse student body. In 1996, Pratt enrolled undergraduate and graduate students from over fifty-eight countries. Of the domestic student body, twenty-seven percent identified themselves as belonging to a minority group. Fifty percent are women. To ensure that no qualified student is prevented from completing his or her education, Pratt offers a large number of grants, scholarships, loans, and awards on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need to encourage minorities and women to pursue their studies. Of the entering freshman that apply, 99% receive some form of financial aid.

The Office of Student Life sponsors and coordinates social, cultural, educational and recreational programs that assists students in acclimating themselves to the Pratt community and to New York City. These activities provide students with opportunities to learn and adopt methods to be successful at Pratt as well as meet social and recreational needs. Study skills, life skills, and resource information is covered. Counseling is provided to help with cross-cultural differences, financial planning and family concerns. In addition, students may choose from a variety of student-managed special interest clubs such as the Black Student Union, Asian Student Organization, and the Pratt Christian Fellowship.

Students may apply to Pratt at three dates during the academic year, Jan. 15, Feb.1 and May 1. Those students wishing to apply for merit scholarships need to meet the Feb. 1st deadline. Pratt encourages interested students to visit for a campus tour and meet students and faculty. Visits (available during the week only) can be arranged by calling 718-636-3669, or 3514 in New York or 1-800-331-0834 out of state.


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