The Culinary Institute of America

Hyde Park, NY, USA
4.02 Average Rating

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is a private, not-for-profit, Middle-States-accredited college offering food- and hospitality-focused associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs. At the CIA’s main campus in New York, as well as at the branch campuses in California and Texas, students get experiential learning through 1,300 hours of hands-on instruction in its kitchens, bakeshops, and on-campus restaurants, along with an internship at one of 2,000+ CIA-approved properties. CIA students can customize their education to fit their interests with a variety of academic concentrations and study abroad opportunities. As graduates, they join the CIA’s 50,000+ alumni network, which includes industry leaders.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • 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
94%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
17%
Out-Of-State Students
74%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
3,131
Total Number of Undergrads
3,116
Academic Calendar

Other academic year

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
60%
20-39 Students
38%
40-99 Students
1%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$30,321
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$28,630
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$28,630
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,010
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
93%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,042
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
93%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,353
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$12,211

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,571
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$155
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
31
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Steels
School Colors
Green/Gold
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
San Francisco
Philadelphia
Boston
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
76%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,400
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What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
outstanding school to attend, offers bachelor degree in culinary arts/management and great place to meet a variety of chefs
Jeffrey from PHILADELPHIA, PA
The Culinary Institute of America is a great college to go to for Culinary Arts. The skills and techniques that you are taught is something you will not learn in typical culinary schools. They push you to try your hardest and help you produce the best product.
Zakiya from Oakland, FL

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