Culinary Institute of America, The

Campus Description

Situated on 170 acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is located about 75 miles north of New York City. For 60 years, the Institute has been committed to providing the world's best professional culinary education. Approximately, 3200 students annually pursue associate degrees in culinary arts or baking and pastry arts (21-month programs) or Bachelor's degrees in culinary arts management, baking and pastry arts management, culinary science or applied food studies (38-month programs). A private, not-for-profit educational institution, The Culinary Institute of America has 42 professional kitchens and 5 public restaurants to assure hands-on experience and 161 instructors from more than 20 nations.

1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
Two branch campuses located in St. Helena, CA and San Antonio, TX. Also a location at the Singapore Institute of Technology.

Toll-free 800.CULINARY/800.285.4627 or 845.452.9430

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Degrees Offered

Associate (21-month Associate degree in culinary arts or in baking and pastry arts), Bachelor's (38-month programs in culinary arts management, baking and pastry arts management, culinary science, or applied food studies)


Intramural Sports: Coed: basketball, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, indoor and outdoor soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, weightlifting. Intercollegiate: basketball (male/female), cross country (male/female), soccer (male/female), tennis (male/female), volleyball (female). Club Sports: volleyball (male)  

Clubs and Activities

Alliance, Bacchus Wine Society, Bakers Club, Black Culinarian Society, Catholics at the Culinary, Chefs Harnessing Outdoor Pursuits Together, Chefs Mastering Community Service, Culinary Christian Fellowship, Culinary Science, Culinary Women's Network, Cultural Society, Eta Sigma Delta, Fromage Friends, Gourmet Society, Hispanic Culture Society, International Club, Jewish Culture Club, Korean Association of the CIA, La Papillote (Newspaper), Slow Food on Campus CIA, Table Top Gaming Club, The Word-Poetry Club, Veterans Association & Auxiliary

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 2,859 (Full-time: 1,435 men, 1,424 women; Part-time: n/a)
32% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
10% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 450 – 560
SAT math range: 450 – 570
ACT range: 18 – 25
67% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
33% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American5.0%n/a
% Asian6.5%n/a
% Hispanic / Latino16.5%n/a
% White, Non-Hispanic52.3%n/a
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.5%n/a
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0.2%n/a
% International / Nonresident Alien12.2%n/a
% Two or more races3.4%n/a
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity3.4%n/a

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
New York Campus: $10,365 (all students required to eat meals on campus; most rooms double occupancy; housing guaranteed to incoming freshmen; board only $2,800)

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
rolling, 16 entry dates per academic year for associate degree; bachelor's degree students enter 3 times a year

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):

Application Requirements

School achievement record; 6 months of work experience in the food service industry; SAT/ACT tests not required for admission, but if taken it is recommended that students submit their scores.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid: