Culinary Institute of America
Hyde Park, NY, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
97%
Acceptance Rate
1,170
Students Applied
99%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
497
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
17%
Out-Of-State Students
66%
US States Represented
53
Countries Represented
46
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
20%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
9%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
9
Top 25%
26
Top 50%
58

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-285-4627
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
Be sure to send in your application early. Be honest on your application and explain in detail. Definitely take a step back and really think about whether or not you want to dedicate your career to the food service industry, because if you aren't sure, the Culinary Institute of America isn't for you. The CIA is very fast-paced, hard-working and challenging, but well worth it if you are dedicated and interested.
Kristopher from Chesterbrook, PA
If you feel this career choice is something you will stick to no matter what happens, this is the school for you. There is so much knowledge to be learned but in a very short amount of time. If you are diligent, dedicated then this is the place for you.
Herbert from Marlboro, NJ
1. Get your name out there and apply to a lot of places when looking for your required 6 months in the field
2. Continuously look for scholarships before and after entering this school
3. Get the most out of your 6 months in the field because the more you learn then the more you can expand when you arrive at school
Alyssa from Hillsborough, NJ
Make sure you are dedicated to culinary, if not I can almost promise that you will quit. Some chefs have no mercy and want you to give up. It's like military school if you can't listen and have authority problems you will get weeded out quick.
Michael from North Canton, OH
Get involved in Student Activities. There are plenty and it's a fun way to meet people. It's expensive so try and apply for scholarships - start early. Read what you can and cannot bring. Bring ties! There is a dress code.
Calum from Tampa, FL
Plan accordingly. Attending the best Culinary school in the country is expensive.
Make sure you have 6 months of industry training.
C.D. from Tampa, FL
just follow your dreams, and don't let your fears ruined it.
angelika mae from philippines
Be proactive toward ones education. Work hard and have good work ethic. Have a positive attitude. Learn to be a good team member. Cultivate your learning experience. Challenge yourself with the opportunities the CIA can offer. Network with your peers and faculty because they will give you the tools to be successful.
Sarah from San Diego, CA

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