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Culinary Institute of America Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Culinary Institute of America

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
97%
Admission Difficulty for Culinary Institute of America
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Culinary Institute of America and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Culinary Institute of America is 97%.  It ranks #154 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Culinary Institute of America is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,718 out of 1,777 applicants were admitted.

Culinary Institute of America typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.08. 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Culinary Institute of America. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

Culinary Institute of America SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
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SAT Scores for Culinary Institute of America
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Culinary Institute of America
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Culinary Institute of America ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for Culinary Institute of America
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Culinary Institute of America
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Culinary Institute of America GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.08
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Culinary Institute of America?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Culinary Institute of America. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Culinary Institute of America was 3.08 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #105 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.08 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Culinary Institute of America accepts 97% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Culinary Institute of America students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 6.19% Good
3.75 to 3.99 9.12% Good
3.50 to 3.74 10.1% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 17.59% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 17.59% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 19.54% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 16.61% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 3.26% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Applying

Admission Statistics

Culinary Institute of America admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,026 751 1,777
Accepted 1,001 717 1,718
Acceptance Rate 98% 95% 97%
Enrolled 284 286 570
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 40% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Culinary Institute of America is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Culinary Institute of America and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Culinary Institute of America Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Culinary Institute of America
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190503 IPEDS survey data for Culinary Institute of America.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Culinary Institute of America?

97% of those who apply are granted admission to Culinary Institute of America. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.