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PRATT INSTITUTE is a private , nonsectarian , non-profit institution of higher learning located in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn
, New York , United States
United States
, with a satellite campus located at 14th Street in Manhattan
and an extension campus in Utica, New York (Pratt MWP). It originated in 1887 with programs primarily in engineering, architecture, and fine arts. Comprising six schools, the Institute is primarily known for its highly ranked programs in architecture , interior design, and industrial design, and offers both undergraduate and Master\'s degree programs in a variety of fields with a strong focus on research.

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Charles Pratt
, founder of Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute
was founded in 1887 by American industrialist Charles Pratt , who was a successful businessman and oil tycoon and was one of the wealthiest men in the history of Brooklyn. Pratt was an early pioneer of the oil industry in the United States
United States
and was the founder of Astral Oil Works based in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn
which was a leader in replacing whale oil with petroleum or natural oil. In 1867 Pratt established Charles Pratt
Charles Pratt
and Company . In 1874 Pratt’s companies were purchased by John D. Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller
and became part of his Standard Oil
Standard Oil
trust while Pratt continued to run the companies himself.

Pratt, an advocate of education, wanted to provide the opportunity for working men and women to better their lives through education. Even though Pratt never had the opportunity to go to college himself, he wanted to create an affordable college accessible to the working class. In 1884 Pratt began purchasing parcels of land in his affluent home town of Clinton Hill for the intention of opening a school. The school would end up being built only two blocks from Charles Pratt’s residence on Clinton Avenue.

From his fortunes with Astral Oil and Charles Pratt
Charles Pratt
and Company, in 1886 he endowed and founded Pratt Institute. In May 1887 the New York State Legislature granted Charles Pratt
Charles Pratt
a charter to open the school; on October 17, 1887, the Institute opened to 12 students in the Main Hall. Tuition was $4 per class per term (approximately equivalent to $106.6 in 2016). The college was one of the first in the country open to all people, regardless of class, color, and gender. In the early years, the Institute’s mission was to offer education to those who never had it offered to them before. Pratt sought to teach people skills that would allow them to be successful and work their way up the economic ladder. Specifically, many programs were tailored for the growing need to train industrial workers in the changing economy with training in design and engineering. Early programs sought to teach students a variety of subjects such as architectural engineering, mechanics, dressmaking, and furniture making. Graduates of the school were taught to become engineers, mechanics, and technicians. Drawing, whether freehand, mechanical, or architectural, thought of as being a universal language, united such diverse programs and thus all programs in the school had a strong foundation in drawing. In addition, the curriculum at the Institute was to be complemented by a large Liberal Arts curriculum. Students studied subjects such as history, mathematics, physics, and literature in order to better understand the world in which they will be working in, which is still used in Pratt's curriculum.


Enrollment grew steadily since inception. Six months after inception the school had an enrollment of nearly 600 students. By the first anniversary of the school there were 1,000 students in attendance. In five years time the school had nearly 4,000 students. In 1888 Scientific American
Scientific American
said of the school that “it is undoubtedly the most important enterprise of its kind in this country, if not in the world”. Andrew Carnegie even visited Pratt for inspiration and used the school as a model in developing Carnegie Technical Schools, now Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University
. At the first Founders Day celebration in 1888, Charles Pratt
Charles Pratt
addressed what would become the school’s motto: “be true to your work and your work will be true to you” meaning that students should educate and develop themselves diligently and go out into the world working hard, giving all of themselves. Pratt Institute Kindergarten, 1905

As public interest grew in the school and demand increased the school began adding new programs including the Pratt High School, Library School, Music Department, and Department of Commerce. Because of the overwhelming popularity of the Department of Commerce, the department broke off from the main Institute and formed its own school, under the guidance of Norman P. Heffley, personal secretary to Charles Pratt. THE HEFFLEY SCHOOL OF COMMERCE, the former Pratt Department of Commerce, originally having shared facilities with Pratt evolved into what is now Brooklyn
Law School .

In 1891, the Institute’s founder and first president, Charles Pratt, died and his eldest son, Charles Millard Pratt , assumed responsibility of president for the school. In 1893, Charles Pratt’s other son, Frederic B. Pratt , was elected President of Pratt Institute taking over from his elder brother. Because Charles Pratt Snr. died so soon after the college was founded, Frederic Pratt is ascribed with guiding the college through its early decades. Under the direction of Pratt’s sons, the Institute was able to thrive both financially and critically with many new construction projects and course offerings. By 1892 the number of students enrolled was 3,900. In 1897 the most popular major for students was domestic arts.

In 1896, the school opened its monumental Victorian-Renaissance Revival library with interiors designed by the Tiffany Decorating and Glass Company and sprawling gardens outside the library. The library was available not just for students but to the general public as well. The Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute
Library was the first and only public library in Brooklyn
for nearly 15 years. Additionally, the library served as a working classroom for the training of librarians and is cited as one of the first schools of Library science. The Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute
Library also made available the first reading room for children in all of New York City.

By the turn of the century, The School of Science and Technology had become Pratt's most prestigious and well known school comprised most of the school’s enrollment Across from East Building on Grand Avenue, the Institute constructed a new quad dedicated specifically for the engineering school. Constructed over a period of a quarter of a century, the Chemistry, Machinery, and Engineering buildings were constructed in the same architecture style, unifying all disciplines offered by the School. Pratt also had a large variety of courses dedicated specifically for women during this time. Some of the 25 courses women could partake in included library science , nursing , home economics , and fashion .

By 1910, all of the departments of the Institute were organized as individual schools including the Library School, School of Domestic Science, School of Fine and Applied Arts, and the School of Science and Technology.


World War One Memorial in the Rose Garden

As World War I
World War I
faced the nation in 1914, Pratt partnered with the United States
United States
Government to aid in the war effort. The School of Science and Technology had its own Student Army Training Corps which taught enlistees engineering skills needed for the war. Students designed aircraft used in the war and trained operators. In 1927, mechanical engineering alumni Donald A. Hall designed the Spirit of Saint Louis , used by Charles Lindbergh in the world's first transatlantic flight.

By the 1938 most programs at the school began offering four-year Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science
degrees and Pratt transformed itself from being a technical school to a rigorous college . By granting bachelor's degrees, Pratt had to revise its curriculum from being a two-year school to now being a four-year college. The changes also reflected New York State requirements for granting degrees and stricter government and professional licensing regulations for graduates. During this decade, the foundation program for all Art School students was also founded. In 1940 Pratt began granting graduate degrees.

During World War II
World War II
Pratt also helped in the war effort as it did during World War I
World War I
with the engineering school training servicemen before they were deployed. Students helped to design camouflage for soldiers, buildings, and weapons. Following the war, the school saw a large influx of veterans enrolling as part of the GI Bill
GI Bill

In the 1940s the School of Science and Technology changed its name to the School of Engineering and in 1946 established its own honor society with mechanical engineering being the most popular major at all of Pratt. In 1953, Francis H. Horn became the first President of Pratt who was not a member of the Pratt family. Enrollment continue to climb throughout the decade and in 1948 the Institute reached an all-time high in attendance with 6,000 students. By 1950 Pratt had become an accredited institution by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools . In 1954 the architecture department split from the Engineering School to become its own school.


DeKalb Avenue Gate of Enclosed Campus

As part of white flight in the 1950s and 1960s which affected the majority of New York City
New York City
the neighborhood of Clinton Hill began to see a transformation from an upper-class, affluent, white community to one chiefly populated by poor and working-class people of color. During this time, Pratt considered moving its campus to more affluent Long Island
Long Island
or Manhattan
and increase its attractiveness but decided to stay at its original Brooklyn
campus due to the history and Charles Pratt's original mission.

As part of Robert Moses\' plan for urban renewal in New York City, Pratt’s physical campus saw the greatest amount of change in its history. Prior to the 1950s, the school was located in separate buildings located on several public streets. However, after Moses' clearance of many of the structures located between Pratt's buildings, the land was given over to the school, and a true campus was established. Ryerson Street, Grand Avenue, Steuben Street, and Emerson Place ceased to allow automobile traffic, and the campus became enclosed, forming the Grand Mall to connect the Institute's buildings. The elevated train running along Grand Avenue between the East Building/Student Union and the Engineering Quad was dismantled. As a result of new real estate, the school was able to build several new structures, all designed by the firm of McKim, Mead "> Cannon Court Main Building as viewed from Rose Garden

Pratt Institute’s main campus is located on a historic, award winning, enclosed 25-acre (100,000 m2) campus located in the Clinton Hill neighborhood in Brooklyn, 2 miles from Downtown Brooklyn
and 3 miles from Lower Manhattan
. Midtown Manhattan
is just 5 miles from the campus.

The campus is accessible by two public entrances, both of which close in the evening hours and are guarded by security 24 hours a day. The main gate located at Willoughby Avenue on the north side of campus is accessible for pedestrians and vehicles while the secondary pedestrian-only gate located at the corner of Hall Street and DeKalb Avenue at the southwest part of campus is convenient for commuters and for students to get to Higgins Hall. In addition, there are two other swipe card access gates available only for student use. The campus is very park-like and fully landscaped and provides a stark contrast to the urban neighborhood which surrounds the school.

The four main areas of the campus include the Library Rose Garden, Cannon Court, Newman Mall and Amphitheater, and the Engineering Quad:

* The historically significant ROSE GARDEN is located directly north of the library and was built as a part of the library acting as a public park. At the center of the garden is a 1926 World War I memorial flagpole detailed with eagles, male, and female busts. * The CANNON COURT is located directly south of the library and serves as the main entrance from the Hall Street gate. A central feature of the court is a large bronze Spanish cannon from 1720 originally from Seville
, Spain
and brought to Pratt from Morro Castle in Havana, Cuba in 1899. Trees and meandering pathways lead to the library and Newman Mall. * The NEWMAN MALL takes up the center of the campus with many of the academic buildings alongside the mall. The mall is characterized by brick pathways with mature trees lining a central lawn. To the north of the mall is a small amphitheater, designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill . * The ENGINEERING QUADRANGLE, which is recognized as a historic landmark, is located north of the Newman Mall toward the eastern side of campus with the Chemistry, Machinery, and Engineering buildings enclosing the quad which has terraced landscaping and gardens with many mature trees.

The entire campus is open to the public as park space during the daytime. Throughout the campus many contemporary sculptures fill the gardens and landscape, making the campus home to the largest sculpture park in New York City. The sculptures are loaned to Pratt and are changed on a rotating basis. Public Art Review recognized the campus as having one of the 10 best college and university art collections in the country.


Library Memorial Hall East Hall Engineering Building Chemistry Building

Pratt is home to a diverse collection of buildings composed of several architectural styles. Most of the buildings at the school were built before World War II
World War II
in the style of Romanesque Revival , Victorian , and Neoclassical styles and were designed by prominent nineteenth and twentieth century architects. After the war, Pratt began building more contemporary styled buildings.

In 2011, Architectural Digest named Pratt as being one of the top ten most architecturally significant college campuses in the country, for its seamless collection of buildings ranging from since the 1800s.

The Main Building, East Hall Building, and Student Union are all located adjacent to one another and make up a complex of the original buildings, all built specifically for the Institute in 1887:

* Located at the north-central part of campus, the MAIN BUILDING is a six-story Romanesque Revival brick building designed by Lamb and Rich and was the first building to open at the school. The roof features an iconic clock tower, which overlooks the Rose Garden. The building houses administrative offices, classrooms, and art studios for the Arts Department of the School of Art and Design. In February 2013 a fire erupted throughout the top floors of the building, destroying much of the interior structure and students work. * EAST HALL is located directly behind Main Hall and faces Grand Walk. Designed by William Windrim, a main feature of the brick building is the large smokestack which served the Institute’s power generation plant. Within the Hall are a variety of services for students including Career Services, Student Activities, International Student Affairs, and the Pratt Chapel. Located in the lower level of the building is Pratt’s continuously operating, privately owned, steam-powered electrical generating plant built originally to serve the power needs of the school. In 1977 the facility was recognized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and named a National Mechanical Engineering Landmark . The plant, located in the basement is available for public viewing from a two-story balcony. * The STUDENT UNION, by architect William Tubby , was originally built as the Trade School building but soon after completion was completely remodeled as the Student Union complete with gymnasium and swimming pool. In 1982 the building was renovated again as the new Student Union. All three buildings wrap around an interior courtyard which connects out to the Newman Mall and Library Rose Garden. The centerpiece of the courtyard is a 17th-century Italian marble well-head fountain purchased by the Pratt family in 1900.

Other structures include:

* SOUTH HALL, located along Reyerson Walk to the direct south of Main Building, was finished in 1892 by William Tubby and was built as the Pratt High School. When the high school closed near the turn-of-the-century, the building was used for the School of Domestic Arts and Sciences. The building is now home to classrooms, studios, and offices for programs in the Department of Fine Arts, part of the School of Art and Design. * PRATT INSTITUTE LIBRARY, which was opened in 1888 to serve students and the general public as well, became the first free Public Library in Brooklyn. The architect of the building was William Tubby of Brooklyn. The decoration in the building was done by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company . * The CHEMISTRY, MACHINERY, and ENGINEERING BUILDINGS are located across from Grand Walk and East Building, which are clustered around the Engineering Quad’s lawn and gardens. They were built in phases between 1908 and 1928 and designed by architecture firm Howells font-size:105%; font-weight:bold; background: #A8EDEF; line-height:1.5"> Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute
Historic District

U.S. National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places

U.S. Historic district

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LOCATION Roughly bounded by Hall St., Dekalb Ave., Willoughby St. and Emerson Pl., Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn, New York

COORDINATES 40°41′28″N 73°57′50″W / 40.69111°N 73.96389°W / 40.69111; -73.96389 Coordinates : 40°41′28″N 73°57′50″W / 40.69111°N 73.96389°W / 40.69111; -73.96389

AREA 9 acres (3.6 ha)


ARCHITECTURAL STYLE Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Renaissance, Romanesque



ADDED TO NRHP March 23, 2005

A number of Pratt Institute’s buildings and landscapes are historically significant. The PRATT INSTITUTE HISTORIC DISTRICT is a national historic district that comprises 10 contributing buildings built between 1885 and 1936. Several buildings are recognized as being New York City
New York City
Designated Landmarks . It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005 and was awarded the Getty Foundation Campus Heritage Grant. Two buildings outside the historic district, Higgins Hall and the Caroline Ladd Pratt House are also listed on the historic register as being a part of the Clinton Hill Historic District . The buildings and structures listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
for their architectural or historical significance are:

* Caroline Ladd Pratt House * Chemistry Building * Children’s Portico * East Hall * Engineering Building

* Engineering Quadrangle * Higgins Hall * Machinery Building * Main Building * Main Building Courtyard * Memorial Hall

* Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute
Library * Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute
Library Rose Garden * South Hall * Student Union


Pratt, a residential campus, offers seven different residence options for its students. All residence hall students are provided with a bed (twin extra-long), a desk, a chair and a dresser. Students residing in a dorm on campus are required to be on a mandatory meal plan (Stabile, Cannoneer, ELJ, and Pantas), while those off campus are able to sign up for an optional meal plan (Willoughby and Grand Avenue). Cannoneer Court, Leo J. Pantas Hall, and Vincent A. Stabile Hall are the primary freshman dorms. In total, 51 percent of undergraduate students reside on campus while 92 percent of incoming freshmen students reside on campus. Pratt offers the following residence halls for students to choose from:

* CANNONEER COURT, was designed by architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in 1986 and was constructed using modular construction. Each individual dorm room was constructed off-site and then set into place like building blocks. This is Pratt’s only traditional, corridor-style residence hall and houses students in double rooms. Bathrooms are communal. The building has a lounge and study/work area as well as a garden courtyard. The rooms are air-conditioned and carpeted. Cannoneer Court is primarily a freshman residence hall. * ESTHER LLOYD-JONES HALL is named for a trendsetter in modern American higher education. The building was originally a private apartment building built in 1921 but was acquired by Pratt in 1964 as use for dormitories. ELJH accommodates students single and double rooms in apartment-style accommodations. ELJH is occupied primarily by upperclassmen continuing students. * GRAND AVENUE RESIDENCE is home to new and continuing graduate students. The building can accommodate 50 students in efficiency apartments (double and single) and private single rooms within two- and three-bedroom apartments. A double-efficiency apartment is two students sharing a one-room apartment (with kitchen and bath). A single-efficiency apartment is one student in a private one-room apartment with kitchen and bath. A shared single is two or more students, each with its own private bedroom, sharing kitchen, bath, and living room. The building is located one block from campus. Each living room is furnished with a sofa, club chair, coffee table, kitchen table, and chairs. * LEO J. PANTAS HALL was opened in 1987 and designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and sits centrally located on campus. Students live in four-person suites, which consist of two double rooms (two people in each double room), and each suite has its own bathroom. Suites are single sex, but floors are co-ed. This building has no air conditioning. The building boasts a work/study rooms and communal lounges. The building was design in brick with a clock tower, echoing the style of original 1887 Main Building. Pantas is primarily a freshmen residence hall.

The historic Pratt Townhouses

* THE PRATT TOWNHOUSES are historic landmarks which were originally constructed from 1901 to 1910 in the colonial revival style to serve as faculty housing. The townhomes were designed by Hobart C. Walker. After being neglected for several years, Pratt is in the process of renovating the apartments to be used by upperclassmen. * VINCENT A. STABILE HALL opened in the Fall of 1999 and designed by Pasanella+Klein, Stolzman+Berg Architects. Named for the donor and graduate of the Engineering School, it was designed for new undergraduate students. It houses 240 students in four-person suites. Each suite consists of two double rooms with a shared bath. There are kitchenettes located on each floor. Stabile is primarily a freshmen residence hall. * WILLOUGHBY HALL is a former private apartment building built as part of Robert Moses ’ urban renewal projects surround Pratt, and is the largest residence hall. Built in 1957 by architect John Mead Howells , the 16-story building accommodates 800 undergraduate men and women. In addition to the standard furniture, all apartments have a kitchen table, stove, and refrigerator. All students are assigned to double, triple, or single spaces. The converted apartments consist of at least one double or triple that occupies the former living-room space of the apartment. The number of students residing in a given apartment ranges from two to six students, depending upon the size of the converted apartment—studio, one, two, or three bedroom.


The Clinton-Washington Avenues subway station of the G train is close to Pratt's Brooklyn

Pratt does not provide any official sponsored transportation options for its students, but there are several public transportation options located directly off Pratt's main campus.

The school is served by MTA New York City
New York City
Bus routes with the B38 bus route servicing the campus to the south with stations along DeKalb and Lafayette Avenues and the B54 bus route serving the area north of the campus along Myrtle Avenue. In addition, the New York City
New York City
Subway 's G train has a station located at the intersection of Washington and Lafayette Avenues. The Clinton–Washington Avenues station (IND Crosstown Line ) is located directly across the street from Higgins Hall. In addition, the C train has an entrance to Clinton–Washington Avenues station ( IND Fulton Street Line ) four blocks south of the Hall Gate entrance and three blocks south of Higgins Hall.

New York City's public bike-share program, Citi Bike , has stations nearby at Lafayette Avenue and Saint James Place; at Hall Street and Willoughby Avenue; and at Emerson Place and Myrtle Avenue.

The Long Island
Long Island
Rail Road at Atlantic Terminal , is located a short walk from the campus. Pratt participates in New Jersey Transit’s University Partnership Program where students can receive a twenty-five percent discount on monthly passes based out of Penn Station in Manhattan.


Pratt Manhattan

The PRATT MANHATTAN campus, located at 144 West 14th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue, is home to Pratt's associate degrees programs in graphic design, illustration, and digital design and interactive media, an undergraduate program in construction management and several of Pratt's graduate programs including the master's degrees in the School of Information , Communication Design (MFA and MS), Historic Preservation, Facilities management, Design Management and Arts and Cultural Management. This seven story historic building was acquired by Pratt in 2000. The Institute restored the building's exterior to its original facade highlighting its decorative architectural and design elements and renovated the interior to feature its high ceilings and wood beams. A lovely staircase from the building's lobby leads to the Pratt Manhattan
Gallery offering a rich array of shows from fine art and sculpture to fashion.

This new building houses the School for Information , the Graduate Programs in Communications and Package Design, Design Management, Arts and cultural Management and the two-year associate degree Programs in Digital Design, Graphic Design and Illustration. The modern building has many resources like a library, computer lab and meeting spaces.

In 1974, the New York Phoenix School of Design, formerly the New York School of Applied Design for Women and the Phoenix Art Institute
Phoenix Art Institute
, merged with the Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute
to form the Pratt-New York Phoenix School of Design , which offered three-year certificate programs in art and design at least into the late 1970s. It is located in the landmark New York School of Applied Design Building at 160th Lexington Avenue, at the northwest corner of Lexington and 30th Avenue. At this time, Manhattan
had long been the epicenter of publishing design during the latter-twentieth century. This new commercial-art-dedicated satellite was modeled to apply intensely concentrated vocational training in graphic design, illustration, package design, and textile design. Its faculty was largely composed of Manhattan's working professionals, who themselves had achieved the level of skill necessary to meet the city's global-defining standards. Magazines, books, music albums, movie posters, print and television advertisements and packaging for all forms of retail products were the intended goals for its graduates, as well as Manhattan's omnipresent fashion industry. In addition, the below-ground space in the school was converted into a state of the art printmaking facility, teaching artist-created lithography, silk screening and engraving.

In 2010 Pratt acquired the entire third floor of a building on West 18th Street to serve as a studio space for its new MFA program in Communications Design.



Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute
is divided into 5 schools and more than 28 departments and divisions offering over 22 undergraduate majors and 25 graduate majors. Hall Street pedestrian entrance

The schools include:


* Department of Undergraduate Architecture * Department of Graduate Architecture * Department of Construction Management * Department of Facilities Management * Department of Graduate Architecture and Urban Design * Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment


* Department of Foundation Art * Department of Art and Design Education * Department of Creative Arts Therapy * Department of Arts and Cultural Management * Department of Communications Design * Department of Graduate Communications/Packaging Design * Department of Digital Arts * Department of Design Management * Department of Fashion
Design * Department of Film and Video * Department of Fine Arts * Department of the History of Art and Design * Department of Industrial Design * Department of Interior Design * Department of Media Arts * Associate Degree Programs


* Department of English and Humanities * Critical and Visual Studies * Intensive English Program * Department of Math and Science * Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies * Writing Program

* SCHOOL OF INFORMATION (Pratt has the oldest continuously accredited library-science program in the United States.) * CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Former Schools

* School of Domestic Arts and Sciences * School of Engineering


Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute
offers the following joint degree programs:

* J.D./Master in City and Regional Planning: Brooklyn
Law School and Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute
jointly sponsor a program leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in City and Regional Planning. * LL.M./Master in Library and Information Science: Brooklyn
Law School and Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute
jointly sponsor a dual degree program for those who have already earned a J.D. The program leads to a M.S.L.I.S. and LL.M. in Information Law and Society.



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9 2015 Architecture - Undergraduate DesignIntelligence

11 2014 Architecture - Undergraduate DesignIntelligence

10 2013 Architecture Archifund

10 2013 Architecture GA

11 2013 Architecture - Undergraduate DesignIntelligence

6 2013 City and Regional Planning U.S. News & World Report

3 2013 Fashion
Design Fashionista Magazine

7 2013 Fashion
Design Huffington Post

12 2013 Graphic Design U.S. News & World Report

11 2013 Archives and Preservation U.S. News & World Report

In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute
as being one of the top 20 best colleges in the north. In addition, University Business ranked Pratt as being the number 10 college in the United States . Princeton Review has named Pratt as being one of the best colleges in the northeast, making it among the top 25% of all four-year colleges and universities in the United States. Many of Pratt’s programs have been ranked in the top-5 by U.S. News as well as women's soccer, tennis, cross-country, indoor/outdoor track, and volleyball.

The men's basketball team has a storied tradition, including the 4th longest collegiate basketball rivalry in the nation between Pratt and Polytechnic University (Brooklyn, NY), with Pratt holding the overall record 78-59. The Cannoneers also took home a national collegiate championship title in 1901, and made four NAIA ('59, '60, '61, and '62) and two ECAC ('77,'79) post-season appearances. Former players included Ed Mazria ('62), who was drafted by the New York Knicks, and Anthony Heyward ('94), who currently tours with the And1 streetball team as "Half Man Half Amazing". Bernard Chang was formerly captain of the Men's Varsity basketball team.

The men's soccer team won the NAIA tournament in 1959, edging Elizabethtown College
4-3 in double overtime.

The women's cross-country team recently captured the 2006 HMWAC championship title and coach Dalton Evans won "Coach of the Year" honors. The men's cross-country team also has a championship title. The women's tennis team has won three HVWAC titles, including an appearance in the ECAC tournament.

In addition, there are intramural activities schedules throughout the year, ranging from individual (tennis and track & field) to team sports (soccer, basketball, volleyball, and touch football). Two premier student intramurals events include the fall classic Halloween Pratt Ratt Outdoor Obstacle Relay Race and the annual Mr. & Ms. Pratt All Thatt Fitness "> The station later re-emerged in 2001 as a legitimate internet-only station.


The Inter-Greek Council is responsible for all Greek life organizations at Pratt Institute. In total, Pratt offers two fraternities for male students and two sororities for female students:

* Kappa Sigma
Kappa Sigma
* Pi Sigma Chi * Theta Phi Alpha * Sigma Sigma Sigma


* The music video of Billy Joel
Billy Joel
's song The Longest Time was filmed in its entirety at Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute
in 1984. * Comic book
Comic book
artist Daniel Clowes 's experience at the Pratt Institute provided the inspiration for his satirical comic Art School Confidential , upon which the 2006 film of the same name was based. * Segments of the 1990 movie Jacob\'s Ladder were filmed at Pratt, as well as scenes for the 2006 film The Good Shepherd , directed by Robert De Niro . Some episodes of Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit were filmed on campus. * Pam Beesly from The Office was accepted to Pratt in the episode " Goodbye, Toby
Goodbye, Toby
." She studies for three months and leaves Pratt by the episode " Business Trip ." * Liz Lee , star of the quasi-reality series My Life as Liz currently attends Pratt and much of the filming of the second season was done on location. * In the first season of the TV show Fringe , Pratt was used as a shooting location to stand in for Harvard
University . * Season 2 of In Treatment features April, an architecture student at Pratt who has cancer. * The Art of Brooklyn
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* Lloyd Espenschied * Joshua Davis * Bill Garity * Donald A. Hall * Irving Langmuir , recipient of the 1932 Nobel Prize in Chemistry .

* John M. Pierce * David Sarnoff


* Martin L. Beck * Guy Bolton * Alfred Mosher Butts * Richard Foster * Henry Hohauser * Malcolm Holzman * Fay Kellogg * Johannes Knoops * Edward Mazria * Alan Mruvka * George Ranalli * Wallace Rayfield * Mott B. Schmidt * Annabelle Selldorf * Peter L. Shelton * Robert Siegel
Robert Siegel
* William Van Allen * Bruce Wasersztein * Lorenzo Snow Young * Peter Zumthor



* Lynne Stewart


* Joseph Amenowode * William D. Byron * Ben Knight * George Lincoln Rockwell (left in his final year)


* Charles E. Pont * William Howard Hoople


* Irvin Leigh Matus


* Mary Elizabeth Wood


* Leo Frank (1902) factory manager; lynched in 1915 for the murder of a 13-year-old girl; subject of the musical Parade



* Suzanne Fiol * John Flansburgh * Kim Schifino * Matt Johnson * Rob Zombie * James Reams * Lindsey Way


* Harvey Fierstein * Terrence Howard * Martin Landau
Martin Landau
* Jeff Morrow * Robert Redford * Phoebe Robinson


* Shawn Christensen * Bob Giraldi
Bob Giraldi
* Eric Goldberg * Hawley Pratt * Glenn Ficarra * John Requa * Robert Wilson


* Gwendolyn B. Bennett * Mark Mathew Braunstein * Rich Burlew * Daniel Clowes * Bryan Collier * Sarah Louise Delany
Sarah Louise Delany
* Tomie dePaola * Glenn Ficarra * Norton Juster * Arnold Lobel * Marcus McLaurin * Laura Numeroff * John Peterson * Matthew Reinhart * John Requa * Michael Rosen
Michael Rosen
* Elliot Tiber * Dante Tomaselli


* George Lois * Earl Mayan * Paul Rand * Robert Riger * Louis Silverstein



* William Boyer * Todd Bracher * Pres Bruning * Jason Freeny * Donald Genaro * Pelle Petterson * Charles Pollock (designer)


* Jeffrey Banks * Donna Chambers * Ben de Lisi * Betsey Johnson * Vera Maxwell * Norman Norell * Jeremy Scott


* Marshall Arisman * C. C. Beall * Daniel Clowes * Cheryl Hanna * Jacqui Morgan * Kadir Nelson * Roberto Parada * Robert Sabuda * Bernard Safran * Pamela Colman Smith
Pamela Colman Smith
* Leonard Starr * Samm Schwartz (Archie comics illustrator) * Chris Tsirgiotis


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