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The Culinary Institute of America

Hyde Park, NY 4-Year Private

About CIA

The Culinary Institute of America is a private, nonprofit school located in the suburban setting of Hyde Park, NY

Founded in 1946, CIA currently enrolls around 3,231 students a year, including 3,102 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About CIA

Acceptance rate: 0%

Average GPA: 3.08

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

CIA Acceptance Rate 2021

Admission to CIA is moderately difficult. CIA accepts around 0 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at CIA is 3.08 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is CIA a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at CIA, around 81 percent return for their sophomore year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $51,200 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does CIA sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is CIA a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1946 Campus Drive Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

Campus Setting: Suburban

CIA Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CIA is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

CIA ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

19 to 25

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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CIA SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

480 - 600

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Reading SAT Range

500 - 620

CIA Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$46,570

In State

$46,570

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$31,080
$31,080
Fees
$2,610
$2,610
Housing
$11,880
$11,880
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at CIA is like? There are approximately 3,094 students enrolled at CIA, including 3,007 undergraduate students and 87 graduate students. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 35% percent are from NY and 65% percent of students are from other states.

100%

Full Time

Unknown

Part Time

35%

In State

65%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,094

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

Unknown

Tuition and Fees

In State

$33,690

Out-of-State

$33,690

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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