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Culinary Institute of America Overview

Culinary Institute of America is a private not-for-profit institution located in Hyde Park, New York. Hyde Park is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Culinary Institute of America Known For?

760 Undergraduate Awards
$39,209 Avg Cost After Aid
97% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at The Culinary Institute of America is the master's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from The Culinary Institute of America makes roughly $43,200 a year. This is 6% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Culinary Institute of America Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at The Culinary Institute of America.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Culinary Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Culinary Arts Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Personal & Culinary Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards The Culinary Institute of America has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef Schools College Factual
#1 Best Culinary Arts/Chef Training Schools College Factual
#1 Best Culinary Science/Culinology Schools College Factual
#2 Best Culinary Arts Schools College Factual
#3 Best Personal & Culinary Services Schools College Factual
#167 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual

Where Is Culinary Institute of America?

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Contact details for The Culinary Institute of America are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
Phone: 845-452-9600

How Do I Get Into The Culinary Institute of America?

You can apply to The Culinary Institute of America online at: https://apply.culinary.edu/Datatel.ERecruiting.Web.External/Pages/welcome.aspx

Admission Requirements for The Culinary Institute of America

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into The Culinary Institute of America?

97% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 97%, The Culinary Institute of America is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 95%, and the acceptance rate for women is 98%.

Can I Afford Culinary Institute of America?

$39,209 Net Price
61% Take Out Loans
7.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of The Culinary Institute of America is $39,209. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At The Culinary Institute of America, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $13,672 a year. That adds up to $54,688 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at The Culinary Institute of America is 7.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Culinary Institute of America Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,102 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are also 129 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,102 full-time undergraduates at The Culinary Institute of America, 52% are male and 48% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Culinary Institute of America students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 228
Black or African American 259
Hispanic or Latino 530
White 1,476
International Students 342
Other Races/Ethnicities 267

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Culinary Institute of America. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 48 countries are represented at The Culinary Institute of America. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and India.

Online Learning at Culinary Institute of America

376 Took All Classes Online
2,646 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2019-2020, 2,646 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at The Culinary Institute of America has changed over the last few years.

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Culinary Institute of America Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Culinary Arts 504 39 0 543
Hospitality Management 0 183 8 191
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 34 0 34
TOTAL 504 256 8 768

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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