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Pratt Institute

200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Pratt Institute is a private, nonsectarian, non-profit institution of higher learning located in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. It has a satellite campus at 14th Street in Manhattan and an extension campus in Utica, New York (Pratt MWP). It originated in 1887 with programs primarily in engineering, architecture, and fine arts.

Comprising six schools, the Institute is primarily known for its highly ranked programs in architecture, interior design, and industrial design, and offers both undergraduate and Master's degree programs in a variety of fields with a strong focus on research.

The institute has an elaborate set of steam-powered generators, and until 2014 the chief engineer produced a New Year's Eve steam-whistle salute.

The institute was a shooting location for "Jacob's Ladder" (1990) and "The Good Shepherd" (2006). It was a stand-in for Harvard University in the first season of the sci-fi TV show "Fringe."

Notable alumni include actors Terrence Howard, Martin Landau and Robert Redford.

Library access: Pratt has libraries at its Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses. Access is limited to students, faculty and staff with some exceptions. Outside researchers can request access to collections for up to two weeks, with no borrowing privileges. Alumni can obtain access and borrowing rights by joining Friends of the Libraries for $50 per year. Others can join Friends of the Libraries for a minimum of $100 per year. Academic Libraries of Brooklyn (ALB) members also have access and borrowing privileges.

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