Earn your degree from one of the best art and design colleges in the United States

prattmwp alumni profiles 9409358868 oStudents chose PrattMWP for many reasons, including individualized attention from a faculty of professional artists and designers, an intimate, focused campus, the significant cost savings and generous scholarships, the prestige of Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, the seamless transition to Pratt’s main campus in Brooklyn, and Pratt’s rankings, to name a few.

Pratt Institute’s Rankings

  • #1 Webdesigndegreecenter.org (2017)
    (Ranked first of the top 20 best art schools in the world)
  • #1 PayScale (2014)
    (Ranked Pratt first among the best schools for art and design majors on the mid-career salary of its graduates.)
  • #5 QS World University Rankings by Subject
    (Ranked fifth in the world for art and design out of 50 colleges, 2017)
  • #5 Graphic Design USA
    (Ranked fifth out of the top ten most influential design schools of the past half century)
  • #6 Ranker.com
    (Ranked Pratt sixth of the top 30 best art and design schools in the world, 2016)
  • #6 Business Insider
    (Ranked sixth in Business Insider’s rankings of the World’s 25 Best Design Schools)
  • Pratt was ranked among the top design schools by BusinessWeek
  • College Factual
    Ranked among the top one percent of schools for visual arts and design and among the top five percent for architecture and fine art, 2018
  • Blouin Art Info
    Ranked among the world’s top seven best art schools, 2018, www.blouinartinfo.com

Program Rankings

  • #1 Design and Applied Arts
    (Ranked first in New York and second in the nation by College Factual, 2019)
  • #1 Fine Art and Studio Programs
    (Ranked first nationally in USA Today, 2015, by College Factual)
  • #1 Design and Applied Arts Programs
    (Ranked first of 217 colleges offering design and applied arts programs, College Factual, 2018)
  • #4 Fine Arts
    (Ranked fourth in New York by College Factual, 2019)
  • #5 Art and Design
    (Ranked fifth in the world for art and design out of 50 colleges by QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017)
  • #5 Illustration
    (Ranked fifth (top four percent) by Animation Career Review, 2019)
  • #5 Photographic Arts
    (Ranked fifth of 127 colleges nationwide (top five percent) offering film, video and photographic arts, College Factual, 2018)
  • #6 Fine and Studio Arts
    (Ranked sixth of 508 colleges, College Factual, 2018)
  • #6 Graphic Design
    (Ranked sixth nationally (top one percent) by Animation Career Review, 2019, sixth among private schools and colleges, sixth regionally, second in New York, and second in New York City)
  • #7 Communications Design B.F.A.
    (Ranked seventh of the top 20 best visual communications degree programs by graphicdesigndegreehub.com)

Pratt’s rankings are a reflection of the quality of its education as well as the success of its students. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is a not-for-profit organization, encompassing a School of Art division; PrattMWP College of Art and Design. PrattMWP and Pratt Institute are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Middle States Association, and New York State Education Department.

To learn more

  1. Request a catalog. Note that you will be directed to Pratt Institute’s request form, where you may select PrattMWP in Utica as well as Pratt Institute
  2. Schedule a campus visit