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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
The Culinary Institute of America is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1946 Campus Dr
Hyde Park, NY 12538

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

Acceptance Rate
94%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$31,913/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,869/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,342/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,867/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,332/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,521/ year
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.95 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,774Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
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What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • The Harvard for culinary art students
    34%
  • The West Point of culinary arts.
    15%
  • The best of the best for culinary and baking
    11%
  • Fun and exciting
    9%
  • Military-esque yet very forgiving and nurturing
    5%
  • A great and educational school all around.
    5%
  • Enlightening, most of the time
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%

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I love being apart of The CIA. There have been plenty of opportunities for me to thrive and learn as much as I can about the culinary industry. My student life experience is continuously getting better, I have a fantastic time meeting people and connecting with foreign students! The CIA is a major benefactor of diversity, and it definitely shows. This school has always been my dream school, and I could not believe that I actually had the ability to pursue such an incredible education.
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Culinary Institute of America is a premier culinary school with an excellent campus and strong community that wishes to revolutionize food. The faculty are helpful and friendly. Though the area is quite desolate, it's only an 1 1/2 hour drive to New York City!
The Culinary Institute of America is filled with talented, passionate, and diverse people. Not only are the students all of these things but the Professors are as well! This environment makes learning not only possible but fun. The campus is absolutely gorgeous with water fountains and waterfalls as well as a clear view of the Hudson river. It's spacious, colorful, and full of places to eat!
What more could one ask for in a college!?!?