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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A-
About Walnut Hill College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
4207 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
From Walnut Hill College

Founded in 1974 as The Restaurant School, Walnut Hill College is one of Philadelphia’s first colleges to focus on excellence in hospitality education. We prepare our students for the real world by combining classroom teaching with hands-on training in our award-winning restaurants, which are open to the public. Of course, the training we offer doesn’t just happen on campus. Our students live and learn in the heart of University City, Philadelphia, home to one of the largest student populations in America. With a bustling environment of restaurants and hotels right in our backyard, our students have incredible access to top-notch internships and jobs. And well beyond Philadelphia, our students go on tuition-paid travel adventures around the world! Trips to France, England, Florida, and the Bahamas are the highlight of our programs. By studying the industry both locally and globally, students from Walnut Hill College can expand their knowledge and thrive wherever their careers take them.

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Walnut Hill College 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
97%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$30,684/ 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
$4,540/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.7 responses
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
334Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
76%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
43%
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  • They focus on your career
    92%
  • Home away from home
    8%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $33,000/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    60%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    89%
    National
    83%

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    Walnut Hill College Reviews

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    This college features an outstanding restaurant and pastry shop for the public to dine on exquisite food and pastries. Walnut Hill offers four majors: Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management. Professors, Chef Instructors, and Staff are energetic, hospitable, and enthused to teach. Courses in Culinary and Pastry Arts are taught by “seasoned” professionals varying from Classic Culinary Techniques, Sausage Making, and International Cuisine to Pastry Production, Sugar Sculpting, and Extravagant Wedding Cake Decorating. Courses in Hotel and Restaurant Management has been perfected, taught by former managers and industry professionals, teaching the ways of running your own business, global wines and dining room etiquette. You will not be disappointed with what Walnut Hill has to offer! Each student upon the end of completing their degrees will venture to France, England and the Bahamas, which includes one in a lifetime chances and memories beyond belief.
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    My experience at Walnut Hill College so far has been very up and down. I think the school is a great school and has many positives and downsides. To start, there is a huge team of amazing chef instructors. You get a lot of real world experience here. I wouldn’t recommend coming here unless you have worked in a restaurant or attended the summer institute. You should know if you enjoy the industry before investing so much money. This school is very driven towards French technique. I wish the school would teach us different cooking styles & allow us to express our own creativity. The hands on classes are really cool but repetitive. You make recipes and learn different techniques while doing them. A chef evaluates you and gives you a grade. I feel like this system is easy to punch random things in and favoritize certain students. Academics classes are super boring and not engaging. The school’s great but u would evaluate all options before choosing.
    Walnut Hill College is one of the absolute best schools for anyone looking to go into the food service and or hospitality industry. Although quite small, this closeness offers students a more personal experience. Rather than being overlooked in a class of hundreds each student has their own unique experience at the school. As, they are able to may small connections with other students and instructors who are always willing to take time out of their own day to guide and assist their students through the day to day challenges of the industry. Not only this, they offer a wide variety of ways for students to network themselves through job fairs and volunteer events, their #1 priority is absolutely their students. Their is no doubt in my mind that coming to this school was the best options for me, it is giving me the communication and technical school I need to to succeed.