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- Party SceneC
- Campus FoodA+
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Food is your passion; the foundation for the life you want. That makes the CIA the only college for you, because food is our everything, too. Founded in 1946, the CIA is a private, not-for-profit, Middle States-accredited institution recognized as the world’s premier culinary college. With food- and hospitality-focused associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs; academic concentrations; and study abroad opportunities, the CIA offers the ability to customize your education to fit your specific interests and career goals.
At the CIA, you’ll benefit from experiential learning, including 1,300 hours of hands-on kitchen instruction, a choice of 2,000+ résumé-building internships, and real-world experience in our award-winning restaurants. The CIA’s trademark foundation of skills, knowledge, and professionalism will prepare you for an amazing career filled with opportunity. As a CIA graduate, you’ll have the unrivaled advantage of joining our powerful 50,000+ alumni network.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.95 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.97 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.97 responses
CIA Hospitality Management Bachelor's Program
Interested in delivering top-tier customer experiences in hotels, casinos, resorts, or cruise ships? To be a successful leader, you need a strong understanding of food and the professional kitchen—it's vital to every hospitality organization! And unlike most other hospitality programs, the CIA’s groundbreaking degree in hospitality mgt gives you 10x more hands-on food and beverage experience.
- of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.22 responses
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