Culinary Institute of America

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1946 Campus Drive

Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

Phone: (845) 452-9600
2013-2014 Tuition
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Culinary Institute of America is a private institution. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,827, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 170 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $29,160 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

For more than half a century, The Culinary Institute of America has been dedicated to providing the world's best professional culinary education. The CIA offers associate and bachelor degree programs in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts; and a new bachelor Culinary Science degree program. Our students benefit from an award-winning faculty, outstanding facilities, and a curriculum that features over 1,300 hours in the kitchen or bakeshop; rotations in on-campus, public-dining restaurants; and an externship at more than 1,200 CIA-approved sites around the world. Backed by the CIA's industry-wide reputation for excellence, these students go on to become leading professionals cooking in restaurants, writing about food, styling food for the camera, baking, owning restaurants, teaching in culinary schools, and more. In 1995, the CIA added a branch campus in the heart of California's Napa Valley - The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. The CIA continued to grow, and in 2008, established a second branch campus, this time in San Antonio, TX. In 2010, in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Technology, the CIA opened its Singapore location on the campus of Temasek Polytechnic.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded N/A
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Culinary Institute of America, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Culinary Institute of America is $50.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate N/A
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Culinary Institute of America is 17:1. The most popular majors at Culinary Institute of America include: Culinary Arts/Chef Training; Restaurant/Food Services Management; Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef; and Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other.

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Student-faculty ratio 17:1
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Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 55%
Restaurant/Food Services Management 22%
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 18%
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other 5%

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Student Life

Culinary Institute of America has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,827, with a gender distribution of 52.6 percent male students and 47.4 percent female students. At this school, 80 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 20 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 2,827
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Culinary Institute of America offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Culinary Institute of America also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Culinary Institute of America, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Culinary Institute of America.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Culinary Institute of America, 64.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,487.

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Tuition and fees $29,160 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,830 (2013-14)
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