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Pratt Institute-Main Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$54,598 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,282 tuition
$10,506 on campus room & board
$3,000 books
$1,810 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$54,598 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,282 tuition
$10,506 on campus room & board
$3,000 books
$1,810 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$15,599 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
83% of students receive aid
23% get federal aid ($4,910 avg)
9% get state aid ($4,531 avg)
82% get institn'l aid ($15,599 avg)
53% get loans ($6,858 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.99% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.93% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $17,372 82%
Federal Grant Aid $4,910 23%
Pell Grants $4,433 23%
Other Federal Grants $1,088 10%
Institution Grant Aid $15,599 82%
State Grant Aid $4,531 9%
Student Loans $6,858 53%
Federal Loans $5,297 49%
Other Loans $24,359 4%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$5,000 - $20,000 Y N Y N
$8,000 - $20,000 Y N Y N
$1,000 - $13,000 N Y N Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Pratt Institute-Main offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 636-3600
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,267
Out of State $1,267


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • SIERRA from Belleville, MI
  • Dec-16-2013 I am a current student here

    As expensive a school as Pratt is (tuition on average is 27,000 per semester), the money is definitely worth it. Things that are broken are fixed within the week, communal bathrooms and the cafeteria room are cleaned daily. The school is constantly upgrading it's buildings and equipment to the best for it's students and the campus is always catered to. The teachers are friendly and help to build you up as an artist, architect, or author and the classes will always teach you something new and important.

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  • Madelaine
  • Oct-06-2013 I am a current student here

    I can't say yet whether Pratt is worth the money. While you are paying for the facilities you're also paying for the environment, a place where other striving artists are working and where you can get advice and opinions on your work. The school itself is expensive, but they do provide some financial aid, and offer jobs on campus.

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  • 4
  • Lily
  • Sep-28-2013 I am a current student here

    Yes, Pratt is ridiculously expensive, but it is a brand-name art school that offers a wonderful education and will help you reach your career goals. It also offers wonderful financial aid and many scholarships if you put enough work into your portfolio. Many students who did not come from wealthy families manage to go through Pratt without a ridiculous amount of loans. It just takes putting in the time with your financial aid counselors and fully exploring each option you have.

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  • 4
  • Isabella from New York, NY
  • Jul-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Pratt is definitely a very very expensive school. But I think its worth it, you really get exposed to industry experts (in whatever field you are majoring in), they help you allot to get internship and job opportunities, teachers care about your education which is why it is very personalized (classes aren't bigger than 15 students), you have great studios to work in after classes and not to mention it is located NYC.

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  • Nadine from Bergenfield, NJ
  • Mar-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Pratt is one of the best art schools in America. It has a tradition of excellence that all professors, administrators and students try to uphold. The career services department is also an excellent resource that students and alumni can use to find careers, jobs and internships all over New York City and the country!

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