Tuition & Fees

$31,616

$31,616

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
12%
500-599
45%
400-499
34%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
47%
400-499
35%
300-399
7%
600-699
9%
500-599
38%
400-499
35%
300-399
17%
200-299
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
17%
18-23
45%
12-17
28%
6-11
2%
24-29
27%
18-23
43%
12-17
30%
30-36
2%
24-29
21%
18-23
51%
12-17
26%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 735
Declined + 49
Total Received 784
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Private (nonprofit)

2,351

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 2,351
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
66%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
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
6%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
61%
Bottom 1/2
39%
Bottom 1/4
11%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
12%
500-599
45%
400-499
34%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
47%
400-499
35%
300-399
7%
600-699
9%
500-599
38%
400-499
35%
300-399
17%
200-299
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
17%
18-23
45%
12-17
28%
6-11
2%
24-29
27%
18-23
43%
12-17
30%
30-36
2%
24-29
21%
18-23
51%
12-17
26%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
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

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 735
Declined + 49
Total Received 784

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 $3,118,912
State $483,761
Institutional $16,129,799
Other external $706,379
Total $20,438,851

Non-need-based

Federal $3,235
State $21,772
Institutional $2,318,531
Other external $162,885
Total $2,506,423

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%

2,351
students

Female
51%
1,199

Male
49%
1,152

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

%

2,351
students

Female
51%
1,199

Male
49%
1,152

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Student Break-down

14%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

94%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

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
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • 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
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Mexico
South Korea
Taiwan
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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