Culinary Institute of America Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) was founded in 1946 by Frances Roth and Katharine Angell. Located in Hyde Park, New York, the CIA was established to provide a professional education to aspiring chefs and culinary professionals. Initially, the institute offered two-year associate degree programs in restaurant management and culinary arts. Over the years, the CIA has expanded its academic offerings to include bachelor’s and associate degrees in baking and pastry arts, culinary science, applied food studies, hospitality management, and more. In addition to its educational programs, the CIA also provides continuing education courses for professionals as well as custom corporate training services. The institute‚Äôs library also houses over 10 thousand volumes on food-related topics.

The CIA has become an internationally renowned institution due to its commitment to excellence in culinary education. It is one of only two schools in the world to be accredited by both The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC) and The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Additionally, it is recognized as a leader in sustainability initiatives such as energy conservation practices on campus. In 2018 alone, the CIA diverted over 2 million pounds of waste from landfills through composting efforts at their Hyde Park campus. The institute has also been featured on several television shows such as Top Chef Masters and Chopped Junior. Through its many accomplishments over the years, the Culinary Institute of America continues to set itself apart as a leader in culinary education.

Culinary Institute of America, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Culinary Institute of America. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Culinary Institute of America, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is a well-respected culinary school located in Hyde Park, New York. It has an acceptance rate of around 65%, making it a highly competitive school to gain admission into. The CIA has an enrollment of more than 2,500 students, with the majority coming from the United States and over 30 countries represented. Nearly 50% of enrolled students are female and nearly 40% are international. Additionally, the CIA has a diverse student body with nearly 20% identifying as people of color. The average GPA for accepted students is 3.2, although this can vary depending on the program and other factors. The average SAT score for accepted students is 1110 out of 1600 with an ACT composite score of 24 out of 36. Finally, the CIA requires applicants to submit two letters of recommendation from teachers who can attest to their academic ability and character traits that are relevant to their chosen field.

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Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 81%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 1,151
Female applicants 541
Male applicants 610
Applicants accepted 936
Female applicants accepted 487
Male applicants accepted 449
Freshman enrollment 627
Female freshman enrollment 297
Male freshman enrollment 330
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Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 65%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 88%
Average high school GPA 3.1
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Freshman students submitting SAT scores 47%
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Freshman students submitting ACT scores 20%
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