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The Culinary Institute of America

Hyde Park, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance RateN.A.
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About CIA

The Culinary Institute of America Overview

The Culinary Institute of America is a private, nonprofit school in the suburban setting of Hyde Park, New York. CIA was founded in 1946 and the school enrolls around 2,965 students a year, including 2,854 undergraduates. CIA offers housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at CIA!

Interested in music or performing?

Are you interested in journalism and communications? CIA students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

CIA does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? CIA has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at CIA on the Student Life page.

2022 CIA Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 23%
Tuition $33,850

Is CIA a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better idea of what CIA offers and if it seems like a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at CIA

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 64% of students who start at CIA come back for their second year of college. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook CIA Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with CIA directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at CIA

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on CIA's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $51,200 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at CIA.

Based on this information, does CIA seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is CIA a good school for you?

If The Culinary Institute of America seems like a school you want to apply to, click the heart button to save it to your college list.


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Where is The Culinary Institute of America Located?

CIA is located in the suburban setting of Hyde Park, New York.

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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

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

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

17 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

17 to 26

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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CIA SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

930 - 1195

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Math SAT Range

460 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

485 - 610

CIA Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$14,840

In State

$14,840

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
Unknown
Unknown
Fees
$2,650
$2,650
Housing
$12,190
$12,190
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at CIA is like? There are approximately 2,965 students enrolled at CIA, including 2,854 undergraduate students and 111 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 30% percent are from NY and 70% percent of students are from other states.

95%

Full Time

5%

Part Time

30%

In State

70%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,965

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

Unknown

Out-of-State

Unknown

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Unknown
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