Tuition & Fees

$29,990

$29,990

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
41%
400-499
40%
300-399
6%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
20%
500-599
39%
400-499
33%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
31%
400-499
50%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
19%
18-23
49%
12-17
25%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
29%
18-23
40%
12-17
30%
30-36
4%
24-29
23%
18-23
56%
12-17
17%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1
18

teacher

students

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,173
Declined + 100
Total Received 1,273
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Private (nonprofit)

2,859

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is an independent, non-profit, specialized college. Its 172-acre main campus is located in New York (Hyde Park).

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,859
Established in 1946
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Hyde Park, NY

172-acre campus in Hyde Park (population: 21,571), 82 miles from New York City; Major airport serves Newark, NJ (70 miles); smaller airport serves Newburgh (21 miles); bus and train serve Poughkeepsie (three miles). Public transportation serves campus.

The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
59%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
30%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
41%
400-499
40%
300-399
6%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
20%
500-599
39%
400-499
33%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
31%
400-499
50%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
19%
18-23
49%
12-17
25%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
29%
18-23
40%
12-17
30%
30-36
4%
24-29
23%
18-23
56%
12-17
17%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,173
Declined + 100
Total Received 1,273

Admissions Factors

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Rachel Birchwood
Director of Admissions
P: 800 285-4627
admissions@culinary.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,477,067
State $503,129
Institutional $16,494,498
Other external $634,084
Total $21,108,778

Non-need-based

Federal $52,705
State $37,870
Institutional $1,241,521
Other external $189,402
Total $1,521,498

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
soccer
tennis

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Steels
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Applied Food Studies
Baking/Pastry Arts
Baking/Pastry Arts Management
Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts Management
Culinary Science
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Undergraduate

100%

2,859
students

Female
50%
1,424

Male
50%
1,435

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

%

2,859
students

Female
50%
1,424

Male
50%
1,435

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

93%

Transfer applicants accepted

71%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

36

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 34
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Korea
Mexico
Thailand
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Donna Walsh
Manager-International Students
845 451-1527
d_walsh@culinary.edu

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