College Junior 2013-11-01T01:42:57Z
strictness of the school is pretty overall good, since they are open to the creative minds its a bit chill, but not on everything. still generally rules apply
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:40:33Z
great its an art school so a lot of creative and interesting place, very fun and hip. and aesthetics of the area is pretty in tune to nature even thou its in the heart of brooklyn.
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:38:33Z
its New York, no one drives, best to always walk or bike or take the train only way to go.
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:37:15Z
weather doesn't really affect the campus, its new york so it has all kinds of weather, sometimes its cold sometimes its hot, sometimes its windy, list goes on. but access to the campus is easy and effective so the campus is within areas of trees and shelters.
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:35:32Z
international student not acceptable for financial aid
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:34:39Z
Health & Safety:
Safety and security on campus is pretty good, there isn't any crime from what i have experience and campus seems always safe and secure.
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:33:16Z
Well its new york its mostly bikes and trains, thats only way to get around effectively if your student.
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:31:30Z
Well as a graduate we don't really have time for school spirit and being apart of the school activities but from i have see its pretty good, everyone comes out to support when they can.
College Junior 2013-11-01T01:27:49Z
Guys & Girls:
Well Pratt is your typical type of Art school filled with kids who dress very creative but when you speak with them they are very chill and just like everyone else. There a lot of hot asian girls if your into that and even though for an art school kids are quite active in sports and stuff, which had surprised me.
College Junior 2013-10-31T19:37:41Z
Well off-campus housing at Pratt is pretty average, if you don't want live on campus they provide list of sites in which you can check around for. but its not a case were they will find it for you. its more so if you want a good place they you have to go out and find it yourself basically. Personally I found place in Brooklyn on craigslist, which was relatively easy but i had to do a lot of searching to find a reasonable place what was great for me. Although the place i got was a fantastic steal with a lot of space and storage and roommates are nice and clean. but its new york pretty expensive and sometimes you mind yourself with a really uncomfortable situation with roommate what you don't like if you are not careful. New York is pretty safe from what I had experience thus far, just don't go neighborhood what you know are bad spots, but easy commute once you live close to a train line, if not a bicycle is your best option.
College Junior 2013-10-31T18:23:25Z
well its pretty average for the diversity of the campus, they are a lot of different cultures and Religious background but mostly Asian students, other than that everyone is pretty friendly and does there own little thing, if you want to get involve their are main events and things to do. some of the challenge for the international kids from countries what english isn't there first language it takes them awhile to express themselves properly if they are proficient in it
College Junior 2013-10-31T18:13:27Z
Well off-campus dining its pretty good, its new york after all. since most of my classes are in the manhattan campus there a lot more expensive places around, but you still can find pretty decent places for average or cheap prices. and if you want variety and great food there is always a place to go, place i always tend to go for cheap and effect food is a place called "two bros pizza" amazingly cheap pizza for a dollar which awesome and its really big slices too. so great value for money, not very healthy thou but you can easily find places thou.
College Junior 2013-10-31T18:08:45Z
So far my overall college at Pratt has been awesome, being a international student its even better than i am use to, although the work load is pretty intense and if your not careful it will creep up on you and you would swamp. Being smart and having time management is better, you can still have bunch of fun, since majority of my classmates are from different countries all over the world, and the amazing mix of diversity is amazingly constructive. You not just learn from the lecturers but also from your peers. I always know how design, but now i have developed a way better understanding and knowledge to hone these skills and professor are amazing, some are more chilled than other but all seem to really be in tune to really making sure you understand and get the best out of the class.
College Senior 2013-10-15T17:46:55Z
I would like to start by saying that I am a Fine Arts major. So in part this rating may may seem like we offer bad classes filled with bunch of people that are horrible at painting. On the contrary, I've had some truly amazing professors and am surrounded by equally awesome classmates.
I have also been sleep deprived from the heavy workload, so my perception of learning under such strains has changed a bit. It is mainly the limited view of art, the need for pressure and a lack of economic understanding that I have experienced here, that made me give a slightly lowered grade in the Academia dept. What I mean by this is that though you may love what you are doing, there will always be an ungodly amount of work to do, and for those with jobs going full-time it is hard to really get the full experience in this education and can be straining without an sympathy. Also, for those wanting to be involved in showing and selling their work there is no business classes taught to help you understand laws, contracts, etc that will in fact be a great portion of what you deal with in the industry outside of school. Given all this, our academics go beyond the norm, and often end up teaching us life lessons. Also there a lot of internships at galleries (unpaid/for credit) here. Just keep in mind the term "starving artist" exists for a reason, and it isn't nearly as romantic as it seems.
College Senior 2013-10-15T17:26:42Z
The labs are open late (12 am) most days, and during finals and midterms they basically only close between 4 am and 7 am. This doesn't include the library and other centers. There are a lot of new resources like laser-cutting, 3D printers, fabric design printing and photo, normal copying, etc. The speed can fluctuate, but all in all they are good and available all around campus. You do have to pay for your printing, which is usually a reasonable or slightly cheaper price than a professional copying center. The only things that are frequently used/broken are scanners and the My.Pratt or LMS websites. I think they are working on it, though.
College Senior 2013-10-15T17:16:39Z
Guys & Girls:
We have ratio of females that is higher to males, which isn't a shocker as that is a world-wide phenomena, but the percentages are a bit more obvious here, especially because of those males that are around it seems only a little over half are straight in orientation. If you are gay, then this is a definite plus, as if being in NYC wasn't already. And even if you are straight or somewhere inbetween it could work out. If you are a female and not into anything but straight and narrow, then look more towards the Architecture department or the rest of this massive city. We do have a bunch of very attractive people who understand art and design
(and even some into comics/cosplay or whatever weird stuff you're into) which makes them even sexier in my opinion. But to be honest as these hot people walking around doesn't mean it's the best place for dating. You're work is much more likely to be in your bed every night.
College Senior 2013-10-15T17:09:42Z
There are surprising offerings from liberal arts and sciences at this school, however it is easy to get overwhelmed with the average course load being 15- 18 credits and so a great deal of students don't take some brilliant but strenuous professors. Also there are a few cooks just like anywhere else, but if you care about what you are doing there will always be a professor or two that will further motivate you here.
College Sophomore 2013-10-12T06:43:49Z
Guys & Girls:
They're are more girl's than guys at Pratt.
College Sophomore 2013-10-12T06:41:29Z
Health & Safety:
There are cameras all around campus.
College Sophomore 2013-09-13T20:14:18Z
The computer labs are great (Macs and pc's available with all the programs needed for the various computer intensive majors there are) and never too crowded.
College Sophomore 2013-09-13T20:13:22Z
It's there but being a small school it doesn't have the huge impact on campus life as in other schools. They are great for making friends and doing volunteer work though.
College Sophomore 2013-09-13T20:11:51Z
It's New York so there's snow and heat but usually the school is pretty flexible with weather days.
College Sophomore 2013-08-29T20:39:19Z
Ugh Palermo's Pizza if you have no car,which most don't. if you do, then you still have a bit of a drive before "good" food. Utica just isn't that poppin.
College Sophomore 2013-08-29T20:38:14Z
Since weed is a drug, and this is an art school, many take part and are devoted to smoking it. Mostly everyone drinks.
College Freshman 2013-08-24T22:15:43Z
The dorms (though they're just typical dorm rooms) are much more spacious than I had imagined. Also, there's a laundry room on each floor and the cost of laundry is quite reasonable. All of the dorms have central heating though not all of them have central air conditioning. The dorms lie in close proximity to classes, taking under ten minutes to commute to each class from the housing facilities.
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