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Tips mention: Interview (4), ACT/SAT (8), Grades (16), Sports/Extracurriculars (2), College Essay (6)
I submitted my portfolio ON the deadline date, postmarkedApr 29 2010Art & Design Department
i submitted my portfolio ON the deadline date, postmarked on the date, by accident of course. I don't even know how i got accpeted, my portfolio was probably not as good as half of the people that Pratt declined. I had extracurriculars, but does that even count in an art school? and so did everyone else. I had a pretty decent SAT score, but a lot of people had better, most in fact. Its a really prestigious school, and I really couldn't tell you how i got in.
ACT: 27 SAT: 1830 Female
Wasn't too hard getting inFeb 20 2010Architecture
Wasn't too hard getting in. The problem was staying there. Many people left after a year or two. When they couldn't get past Statics and Steel Structures courses, they got the idea that they'd never be an architect. I guess they didn't understand what they were getting into.
Have a 3Feb 17 2010Communications
Have a 3.0+ gpa they might accept lower but a good gpa can make up for a poor portfolio.

Your portfolio has to have around 20 pieces (i think). make sure at least 50% is pretty strong. Number of pieces matters, 2 great pieces doesn't count as a whole portfolio, and 50 bad pieces won't do either. Have good presentation, don't send in a messy sketchbook if you can avoid it. Show variety in technique, medium, and subject matter. Taking saturday classes at a local art center is a great way to build your portfolio. They like to see life drawings/paintings, they can tell if you work from photos.

I don't think going to the summer pre-college program gives you much of an advantage. In some cases it can hurt you, especially if you don't do well in your classes.

good luck!

Best advice: Show your uniqueness in writing styleOct 28 2009English
Best advice: Show your uniqueness in writing style. Submit a broad portfolio. Have good grades and test scores (I mean really good if you want to get in JUST off of that).

Main thing: Portfolio needs to show you know how to write some good shit. Bottom line. It doesn't have to be perfect. But have a voice. Don't try to bend it to "college standards" because Pratt doesn't care. They look for talent. So just submit the stuff you feel closest to as a writer and you should be fine ^__^
SAT: 1990 Male

It's not an easy school to get into butOct 26 2009Interior Design
It's not an easy school to get into but if you love what you do and are good at it, it's not difficult either. As long as you're passionate about your work and work hard in school, you'll be just fine. It's very much worth it :)
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