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 two thousand students are enrolled at Culinary Institute of America.

This school has an acceptance rate of around 90 percent with 50 percent of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall CIA Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Culinary Institute of America was reported as 89.7% in Fall 2013 with over 1,120 college 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Culinary Institute of America has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 87.6%
  • 2010-2011: 86.5%
  • 2011-2012: 81.3%
  • 2012-2013: 80.6%
  • 2013-2014: 89.7%
  • Projected CIA Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 85.3%

How Does CIA Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Culinary Institute of America is sixty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Vassar College23.8%
Mount Saint Mary College86.0%
Bard College37.6%
United States Military Academy9.0%
Bard College at Simon's Rock92.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • 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 2013)

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