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The Culinary Institute of America opened in 1946 as the New Haven Restaurant Institute, a small cooking school in downtown New Haven, CT, with an enrollment of 50 students and a faculty consisting of a chef, a baker, and a dietitian. The college purchased a five-story, 150-room building, on a campus overlooking the Hudson River in 1970. 1993, the college was approved by the New York Board of Regents to offer two Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees--one in culinary arts management, the other in baking and pastry arts management. The main campus is located in Hyde Park, New York. The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, a branch campus located in California's Napa Valley, opened its doors to food and wine professionals in 1995.

Website: www.ciachef.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,116
Undergraduate
Students
(50.4%) 1,569 Women
(49.6%) 1,547 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
97% of 1,170 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.10
SAT Math
480-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
547 average
500-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
17-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$50,370
Tuition and Fees
$33,690
Room and Board
$11,880
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Freshman Award
$19,352
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$51,200
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
141
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 53% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Hyde Park Population
21,571
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.6% Asian
7.4% Black/African-American
18.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.1% White
3.3% Unknown
International Students
14.8% from 46 countries
First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
76%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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