Culinary Institute of America (CIA)

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Culinary Institute of America can be found in Hyde Park, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around three thousand students are enrolled at Culinary Institute of America.

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Overall CIA Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Culinary Institute of America was reported as 97.7% in Fall 2020 with over 1,670 applications submitted to CIA. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Culinary Institute of America has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 94.3%
  • 2017-2018: 97.2%
  • 2018-2019: 98.0%
  • 2019-2020: 97.7%
  • Projected CIA Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 90.4%

How Does CIA Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Culinary Institute of America is seventy-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Vassar College23.7%
Mount Saint Mary College93.8%
Bard College64.8%
United States Military Academy12.0%
Bard College at Simon's Rock93.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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