These schools are similar to Pratt Institute-Main in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
100% of students
The accommodations people in the lac are very willing to assist and advocate for you. They are friendly and helpful.
If you don't vibe with a teacher in the first two days switch out as fast as you can. They don't use scare tactics, they're mostly just mean.
I enjoy the New York atmosphere and the chance to meet a variety of people from different backgrounds and professions.
I did not enjoy the cafeteria and food options.
The professors are great. The classes given to you really do help you e excel in your art journey.
The tuition overall was expensive and there were not many scholarship opportunities.
Some of the professors are good at giving advice design-wise and they can be really encouraging. Some classes seem badly organized and structured. First-years of architecture is an eye-opening experience. Contrary to what people may think, it is actually not that difficult. It just seems like a great load because it is the first time we experience such a culture and environment. It is important to sketch and to clearly think out your ideas and design. Every move and detail must have a purpose and intention. The library is nice and has many books that are inspiring and can help influence the design process for projects. It is an expensive institution which is not something that is appealing, but it has some good qualities. Mental health can take a toll, it is recommended to have a source of support somewhere. Some don't like the counselors from campus so I'd say look for a better source outside. On-campus food is okay, could be better, could be worse. If you want to go to school for architecture, Pratt may seem great and it can be, but it's also great to maybe consider other options, too. If the money isn't a problem then Pratt is fine for you. Most students are friendly and we're all struggling in some way.
Be prepared mentally and financially.