Culinary Institute of America

754 reviews
  1. Hyde Park, NY
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    B-
Culinary Institute of America is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
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Address
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Culinary Institute of America Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$31,441/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,280/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,231/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,546/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,800/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,648/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.95 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.75 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,778Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
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What one word or phrase best describes your school?
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  • The Harvard for culinary art students
    34%
  • The West Point of culinary arts.
    14%
  • The best of the best for culinary and baking
    12%
  • Fun and exciting
    9%
  • Military-esque yet very forgiving and nurturing
    5%
  • A great and educational school all around.
    5%
  • Enlightening, most of the time
    5%

After Culinary Institute of America

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%

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Reviews

754 reviews
  • Excellent
    224
  • Very Good
    302
  • Average
    194
  • Poor
    22
  • Terrible
    12
From walking around campus to dorm life food, food and food education are everywhere. I would not trade this school for the world. At the Culinary Institute of America, the students are not just all studying our majors. The students are a diverse community of food enthesiasts and food professionals all living and moving forward towards one common goal. Before coming to this school I felt like something was missing, some part of me was missing and I had not discovered it yet. Going to the CIA was and still feels like coming home. The chefs although very rough are very helpful and want to see us succeed, the professors all wrote the books they teach us from, and the residence life staff plans food events and tasting for the students like 3 times a week for example on October 2nd, 2016 we are having a chili cook off for the entire student population to compete at, and for the public to try too!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
The maximum number of student in our program is about 22 per class. The bad part is the limited number of chefs available to teach the same subject. We only have one chocolates chef! And truthfully the class duration even though they are a few days longer than Johnson & Wales are still too short. You only learn the basics in each class. There really isn't an option for you to take another higher level class once you decide what you want to specialize in, except for breads which offers two classes in the subject.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 6 months ago
I loved this school! I had a blast and I just arrived at this school! This is an amazing school and the teachers at the best there is. We have the most Master Chefs teaching at this school. And the food is amazing, the smell just dances around your nose tempting you. I learned so much in the kitchen in just a short amount of time. I love it here and hope to have more fun in the kitchen and learning new techniques that can further my culinary experience!
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago