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Pratt Institute, NY

One of the top undergraduate art colleges in America, the Pratt Institute has earned accolades from Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the best design schools in the world. Among the school's programs are architecture, creative writing, interior design, fashion design, graphic design, history of art and design, illustration, jewelry design and library and information science among others.

Strangely enough, the Pratt Institute began as a school for industrial engineers in 1886, founded by oil pioneer Charles Pratt. However, the engineering program ended in 1993 giving way to the Pratt Institute's arts and design programs. The school's 25-acre campus is located on Clinton Hill in Brooklyn and contains a contemporary sculpture park available to daytime visitors and students alike. Additionally, Pratt is owner of the oldest, private steam-powered electrical plant still operating in the U.S. The school's library was also the first free public library to open in Brooklyn.

The Pratt Institute offers a variety of university housing and off campus housing options as a part of Brooklyn's landscape. The historic main campus has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The school also has two other campuses in Manhattan and Utica. Student living and off campus living include access to Brooklyn and New York City's various art and cultural centers like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim.

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