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

Students 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

  • PrattMWP is ranked among the top design schools in the United States in Graphic Design USA.
  • #1PayScale (2014) (Ranked Pratt #1 among the best schools for art and design majors on to the mid-career salary of its graduates.
  • #1 Global Language Monitor (Ranked first nationally among all schools of art and design by Global Language Monitor in a survey that measures "electronic buzz" about schools)
  • #5 QS World University Rankings by Subject (Ranked fifth in the world for art and design out of 50 colleges, 2015)
  • #5 Graphic Design USA (Ranked number five out of the top ten most influential design schools of the past half century)
  • #6 Business Insider (Ranked sixth in Business Insider’s rankings of the World’s 25 Best Design Schools)
  • #8 Red Dot Design (Ranked eighth in Red Dot Design’s 2013 international ranking of universities)
  • #10 University Business (Ranked as the tenth college in the US in the UniversityBusiness magazine's exclusive "Higher Education 2013 TrendTopper MediaBuzz Rankings" report)
  • #20 US News and World Reports (Ranked number 20 in U.S. News and World Report's "Regional Universities North" category. Pratt was the only independent college of art and design to place in this category)
  • Pratt was ranked among the top design schools by BusinessWeek.

Program Rankings

  • #1 Fine Art and Studio Programs (Ranked first nationally in USA Today, 2015, by College Factual)
  • #5 Art and Design (Ranked fifth in the world for art and design out of 50 colleges by QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2015)
  • #7 Graphic Design (Ranked seventh by Animation Career Review, 2015)

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