Culinary Institute of America

Hyde Park, NY

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
$48,180
Tuition and Fees
$32,720
Room and Board
$11,560
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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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 4  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1946 Campus Drive
City, State, Zip
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
Phone
(845) 452-9430
Fax
(845) 452-8629
E-mail
admissions@culinary.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Affidavit of Support recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
97% of 1,170 applicants were admitted
Women
97% of 699 applicants were admitted
Men
97% of 471 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
433 (38%) of 1,137 admitted students enrolled
Women
239 (35%) of 681 admitted students enrolled
Men
194 (43%) of 456 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.10
3.75 and Above
13%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
15%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
480-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
Score of 500 - 600
46%
Score of 400 - 500
31%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
547 average
500-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
23%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
17-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
28%
Score of 18 - 23
40%
Score of 12 - 17
28%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 9%
Top quarter: 26%
Top half: 58%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$48,180
Tuition and Fees
$32,720
Room and Board
$11,560
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,900
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
SFRS@culinary.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 007304
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
373 (85.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
343 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
343 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
29 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$19,352
Need-Based Gift
Received by 334 (95.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,234
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 261 (94.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,385
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 335 (86.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
73 (17.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,853

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,010 (69.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,788 (89.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,788 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
128 (6.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$16,505
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,732 (92.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,799
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,363 (87.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,530
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,653 (76.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
138 (4.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,454

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
63%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$51,200
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
22.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
13.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,295
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
118
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,410
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Culinary Science/Culinology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Personal and culinary services, Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Double major, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
141
Part-Time Faculty
42
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Not accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Not available

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
81,878
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
227
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Hyde Park Population
21,571
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
170 acres

Weather

Temperature
11 average low in January, 79 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Poughkeepsie
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Poughkeepsie

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
CCTV & Nightly Visitor Screening

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Soccer x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Soccer x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
student newspaper, bacchus wine society, tea club, kacia, culinary christian fellowship, black culinarian society
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,116
Women
1,569 (50.4%)
Men
1,547 (49.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,116
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
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
76%
Average Starting Salary
76%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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