Skip to Main Content
The Culinary Institute of America
blue checkmark
  • 4 Year
  • HYDE PARK, NY

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

There’s no better way to see what the CIA has to offer than to visit one of our campuses. Join us for an intimate walking tour of campus conducted by our admissions staff, check out an upcoming open house or attend an online event showcasing our career-focused degree and certificate programs. Learn More

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

1946 CAMPUS DRIVE
HYDE PARK, NY 12538
About The Culinary Institute...
Athletic Division
No data available  
Athletic Conference
No data available  
From The Culinary Institute of America

You love food, it’s your passion. If this sounds like you, then The Culinary Institute of America is the only place to be. As the world’s premier culinary college, we believe in the power of food to change lives…and the world. For nearly 75 years, we’ve poured our energy, passion, and industry smarts into providing the best food-focused education. Only at the CIA will you get the immersive learning and industry connections you need to lead in the kitchen, hotel operations, or anywhere else you want to go in food or hospitality.

At the CIA we offer associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Expect to build a strong foundation and learn by doing through 1,300+ hands-on hours in our kitchens and bakeshops, paid internships and our award-winning public restaurants. Explore concepts in the way most meaningful to you—through food. Wherever your career leads, the CIA will prepare you for it all.

Check out all three of our amazing campuses in New York, California, and Texas.

Upcoming Events

The Culinary Institute of America Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
98%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Will You Get In?

Find Student Loans

Find Student Loans

YouTube Video

Cost

Net Price
$30,095 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,909 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 95 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 98 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 98 responses

Majors

CIA Hospitality Management Bachelor's Program

This next-level program provides an arsenal of business-focused skills, then goes beyond to give you the critical hands-on food and beverage experience you need to become a well-rounded hospitality leader. With 10x more food and beverage instruction than most other hospitality programs, you’ll gain a distinct advantage across the many facets of hospitality—from hotel operations to event planning.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,012 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Passionate
    71%
  • Creative
    12%
  • Stressed
    12%
  • Lame
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
74%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 23 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 99 responses
  • The Harvard for culinary art students
    36%
  • The best of the best for culinary and baking
    12%
  • The West Point of culinary arts.
    12%
  • Fun and exciting
    7%
  • A great and educational school all around.
    6%
  • Enlightening, most of the time
    4%
  • Military-esque yet very forgiving and nurturing
    4%

Instagram Posts

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%

More opinions are needed to display this poll.  Take our survey

The Culinary Institute of America Reviews

Rating 4.13 out of 5  1,055 reviews
Selecting a category below will take you to another page
All Categories
Rating 4 out of 5  
Start Your Review of The Culinary Institute of America
Rating 5 out of 5  
Rating 2 out of 5  

Add to List