The Culinary Institute of America

  • College Campus

    The college should have a vital and diverse campus community and a variety of clubs, activities, and special events.

    • The CIA’s main campus in New York offers the total college experience—a fabulous culinary education and the fun of being on a major college campus. With 170+ acres of educational and recreational facilities, it offers everything you want in a rich college life: sports, clubs, student events, and lots of other fun things to do. It's a dynamic atmosphere, and you’ll be immersed in it.
    • The CIA’s branch campus in California—“Greystone”—is the college’s culinary “think tank.” Set in the heart of the Napa Valley, the CIA at Greystone is one of the world's most unique and inspiring places for culinary education. There are so many amazing conferences, research projects, and education programs going on here, you can't help but get caught up in the excitement.
    • The CIA’s branch campus in Texas is a vibrant learning environment, with a special passion for Latin cuisines. Located along the San Antonio River, this campus attracts a unique blend of future chefs, food lovers, and established culinary leaders. The campus is part of the historic Pearl center, which features an exciting array of shops, restaurants, and attractions.

    The availability of attractive campus housing and recreational facilities contributes to a dynamic, fun student life experience.

    • The CIA’s New York and California campuses offer comfortable and convenient campus housing choices for students. And their exurban settings offer a variety of recreational opportunities. As the CIA’s main campus, New York’s facilities include the Student Recreation Center, home to a gymnasium, a game room, tennis courts, cardiovascular and weight rooms, an aerobics studio, a six-lane pool, saunas, and more.

    Look for a college that has access to a major city where you can benefit from additional entertainment, cultural learning, and exposure to leading foodservice businesses.

    • New York City, San Francisco, San Antonio, and Austin—the locations of the CIA’s three U.S. campuses give students the opportunity to explore these major cities. There they can extend their education with exposure to restaurants, theaters, museums, professional sports, and cultural diversity. They also have the unique opportunity to gain more experience and make important connections on weekends or school breaks by “staging” for leading chefs in their signature restaurants.