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Reviews 492 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Junior

Campus Resources: On campus I think the best resource we have is the career services office. There we can find jobs, internships, get help building our resumes and much more. In my opinion it is the best resource a student can ask for.

2 College Junior

Campus Resources: Although we have computer labs all across campus the biggest issue is the wireless network. It's awful. It's constantly crashing or it's extremely slow or just won't work at all which is inconvenient when you have homework to do but can't do it because the internet won't work.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: The Culinary Institute of America lives up to it's name as the premiere culinary school. It's resources reach far beyond what I expected. The faculty are extremely gifted in their own rights and are passionate about passing their knowledge onto their students. Although the course work can be challenging and overwhelming at times I find that there are a dozen people at my disposal who are more than willing to help me in any way they can. The resources also don't just apply to current students, alumni also have a network where they can get job placement help and more. The school really does try and provided everyone with amazing opportunities to grow in their field.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The curriculum itself is designed to push it's students. I broken up into blocks, and during these blocks you take one class and it's a concentration of work for three weeks. Then you move on to the next class. You are constantly moving and working and being pushed. Which is great because you can't get lazy or slack off. You have to stay on top of your work and push yourself to get through it even when it's hard. I am a Baking and Pastry student so my courses range from Breads, to Chocolates, to Cake Decorating, to Plated Desserts. You learn so much so quickly that you can't fall off and it makes it difficult to fail.

2 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Because of the accelerated curriculum at CIA and it's strict attendance policy I find it very difficult to find the time around my classes to do things personally. Like go to the doctor. Missing one class can drop you down one letter grade.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: it is expensive but i am receiving the very best of culinary education, i learn something new everyday and there is always someting exciting in the classroom.

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3 College Junior

Student Body: there is not a lot of diversity within the student body because this school is very expensive, there is people from all different types of cultures but not necesarily from different financial backgrounds.

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3 College Junior

Facilities: because it is a culinary school only the atmosphere is great because no matter the age of the student or professor we all share the same love for food and we are understanding of each others dreams. to be able to be a succesful student here you have to have your game face on all the time and have a driving passion for the art of food every day no matter if you are baking or culinary major.

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3 College Junior

Campus Resources: there is many activities offered for studebts, the library is open everyday almost all day and it has a wide variety of books to choose from. There is a student learning center where free tutoring and computer usage is available, printing is also avauilable if the student provide its own paper. The student recreation center offers a gymnasium and a workout room but it is currently under construction and has some restrictions due to the remodeling being done.

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2 College Junior

Campus Resources: The wireless network is very unstable specially in the dorm building i reside in, and some computers sometimes do not work properly because the internet is unstable and some programs such as microsoft office does not work properly.

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3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: after being here for 3 months there was a fee applied to my account for the completion of a "semester" that i was not aware of, it made me feel frustrated because i was not notified prior to signing up for school that this fee would be charged to me three months within the program and i had to acquire loans to pay for such amount. It is a very expensive program but the school accepts FAFSA and most scholarships are applicable to the school.

5 College Junior

Career Services: We have career fairs every two months or so, we also have daily updates on places that are hiring for alumni from the CIA.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: At the beginning of my journey here I had to make great accomodations within my personal schedule and my life style; this school has a very fast paced enviroment within the classroom, school work, and activities. Most of our classes only last three weeks, and there is so much information that is needed to take in, at the beginning it is hard to get used to it and it can be frustrating but i believe it is good practice for out fast paced industry that we will be in after graduation.

The school does offer counseling services for anyone that needs to vent out their frustrations and there is a lot of extra curriculum activities available for students to have a little fun within the school.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: we have very detailed three week classes on subjects required in the culinary industry and have great chefs and MITs that are always available for questions any student has.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: We have classes that are focused on specified things that are required knowledge in our industry, such as the seafood ID and fabrication class that teaches us all about the different types of fish, bone structure, methods of cooking and fabrication. If any student has trouble with a class free tutoring is offered on campus daily and chefs are always very helpful when students require assistance or have questions.

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.

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