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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,774
   Women 1,426 (51.4%)
   Men 1,348 (48.6%)
Graduate Students 19
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 94% of 1,045 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.10 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 504 average
450-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 501 average
448-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21 average
17-23 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $45,100
  Tuition and Fees $30,730
  Room and Board $10,010
Average Percent of Need Met 79%
Average Freshman Award $18,382
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates Not reported
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 64% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Hyde Park Population 21,571
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 88% of freshmen, 59% of all students
Athletic Conferences  
Sororities 12% of women participate
Fraternities 10% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.9% Asian
7.3% Black/African-American
18.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.0% White
3.8% Unknown
International Students 12.4% from 37 countries
First-Year Students Returning  
Students Graduating Within 4 Years Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported