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Reviews 457 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall CIA will push you to become a greater person. You will learn a lot in a short amount of time. Just keep studying hard, have a passion for food, and have a depth of curiosity. Use what the CIA has to offer, use it to an advantage, allow it to become a firm base.

Even though it may seems expensive, but it is a very invaluable experience to have.

Keep in mind, do you want to regret for not attending at the CIA?

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: Tutoring services are very helpful , be sure to contact them ahead of time. Especially for wines, during your class for wines be sure to attend their study group sessions, they are very helpful!

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: The network can be slow on some days, sometimes the network can just shut down without notice.

Printing on campus, where having to pay with culinary cash which is $0.10. Wish it was like possibly 500 pages max per whenever, but it is a downside with the amount of money we have to pay for.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The facilities here at the CIA is special. Campus life I would say that there are many clubs on campus. Just get active and participate the clubs here on campus, because it make a difference while attending at the CIA.

4 College Junior

Student Body: Diversity is good and plenty of it at the CIA. Hardworking, driven, and passionate about food. One language that speaks and connects people around the world is food.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The unique aspect about the CIA's program is that each class is only 3 weeks. You only take 1 kitchen class per 3 weeks, maybe with a little academic class later in the day. They are informing, challenging, and productive. Everyday you have to attend to class, because in the restaurant world you are expected to be there ready to work. Sometimes the faculty can vary, if you are an AM or PM student. Personally, I would say they will push you. Come to class prepared everyday, having game plans detailed, know your fundamentals, understand your recipes before coming to class and most important, keep your knives sharp at all times.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The classes are chosen for you during the AOS program, and books are given to you. If continuing to the BPS program, you have the freedom to pick your classes, but you are responsible for your own books. Most instructors would post their information on moodle, where it is very important to use that tool.

Generally the workload is come to prepare to class everyday, and if your an AM student be ready to wake up at least 5:30am to go to class at 6. Or maybe 4:30am and be ready at the kitchen by 5:30am. There will be some instructors who will ask you to complete study questions and key terms. Most of them will require a detailed game plans and the required recipes.

If having trouble in a class be sure to go and use the tutoring services. They are very helpful, and be sure to contact them ahead.

4 College Junior

Career Services: Career services is a very helpful tool that every student should go to them. Even though sometimes drop ins can be popular and be backed up, you might have to wait at least 20 to 40 minutes to meet with a counselor.

Though they are very helpful, where they can even help you find an externship place, find jobs, proofread your resume, and can even offer services after you graduate. Though it is up to the student if they want to use that service.

College Junior

Online Courses: CIA does not offer online courses.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Academic flexibility, there is only at least a set schedule for everyone. You can be either AM or PM student.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: There are plenty of ways to get the most out of your experience. Activities like the Student Garden Project, Edible Explorations student club, and family meal give you the chance to connect with peers. Attend events like the annual Worlds of Flavor® Conference & Festival and join with fellow students and faculty members to keep the Greystone campus "green"—through the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients; emphasis on health and nutrition; and sustainable agriculture practices.

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4 College Junior

Student Body: The students are hard working and driven.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Facilities: I am very passionate about food and cooking. CIA's programs are very serious and intense that's why it's a perfect fit for me. If you're not planning on dedicating your entire life to food industry then this is not the place for you.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel that for someone with my past experience and age, I could've used more assistance in making sure I got in the right program. I feel I would've been better suited for the ACE program that I thought I was in. Being in a class filled with 18 year olds is very challenging at times. I know they say age is just a number, but a lot happens in life between 18 and 36, 37. I've had many experiences that they've only dreamed about. I've had many different careers as well. So I really wish I could've been at least moved into an ACE program.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Career Services: I'm not really sure, because I haven't really looked into it yet. Still in my freshman year.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: Once again, being older with different responsibilities and requirements of my time can make it difficult. Sometimes the teachers are understanding and sometimes they are not, unfortunately

College Freshman

Online Courses: All of our courses have an online course guide and study guide but there are no online courses offered

3 College Freshman

Student Body: Being 36 going on 37 in a sea of 18 year olds is a challenge in itself. I find that most of them seem to be lost and not very focused on what they are there to do.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: The library is really nice as well as the learning commons. The tutors are very helpful and the rooms for studying are great!

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Only really use the wi-fi when I'm at the school, haven't really used the other computer resources because I live off campus

3 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: I've never had to file for financial aid before. I feel that they make it fairly painless. The school is extremely pricey and I think I can understand why. I'm sure it can't be cheap to keep up a campus like that and food isn't cheap and since that is what we deal with all day, I can understand where a huge part of the cost can be equated into that.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: I've really enjoyed the process of learning but being in a hospitality driven industry, I would think that hospitality would be a priority at the school and it's not. Time and time again it's been proven to me that all they care about is the money unfortunately. I've enjoyed most of my professors/chefs as well, that is until I met Chef Viverito. He's an arrogant asshole that should not be teaching. I really hope that my experience gets better, but so far I would not recommend this school to anyone interested in a culinary future.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: I wonder what it used to be like, I've heard the curriculum was a lot different not too long ago. I don't understand why they got rid of the charcuterie class and I don't understand why you only have Fundamentals 2 days a week. I think more time in the kitchen is essential for learning the skills that are needed to pass.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: there is wireless access if you have your own laptop and there are tech people if there is a problem with computers.

2 people found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Online Courses: Have not taken and online course.


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