Private 4 Year

Culinary Institute of America

Hyde Park, New York

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Culinary Institute of America overview
Location Hyde Park, New York
Online ciachef.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Culinary Institute of America overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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The Culinary Institute of America, located in Hyde Park, New York, is a specialized institution renowned for its expertise in culinary education and hospitality management. Established in 1946, the institute boasts a scenic campus in the Hudson Valley, approximately 90 miles north of New York City. Featuring state-of-the-art kitchens and facilities designed for the culinary arts, the institute provides an immersive setting that augments the learning experience. The Culinary Institute of America's academic profile offers a range of associate and bachelor's degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and management, with a selective admissions process. Students can reside on campus, with housing options that foster a collaborative environment centered on culinary and gastronomic studies. While not primarily known for its athletic programs, the institute emphasizes practical, hands-on training that prepares students for a competitive and dynamic field.

In the most recent statistical year 1,887 prospective students applied, and 1,790 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 674 enrolled in the school.  2,984 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 140 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $33,850 plus fees of $2,770.












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Admission Standards

Culinary Institute of America overview
SAT 980/1240
ACT 20/27
GPA 3.26

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Culinary Institute of America
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,770
Room and Board $13,110
Budget for Other Expenses$3,800
Total One Year Cost$54,530

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,600 per year

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Culinary Institute of America students
Subject Percent of Class
Personal and Culinary Services 78%
Business 22%

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