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    CIA Admissions

    Your Food Career Starts Here

  • High School Students

    High School Students

    Are you a high school student or graduate who's eager to get on the path to a career in the food business? Start here!
    Transfer Students

    Transfer Students

    Make a smooth transition to the CIA with our transfer credit policy—you can transfer up to 36 credits!
     
    College Grads / Adult Students

    College Grads / Adult Students

    Already earned a college degree and/or started working? Maximize your career opportunities with a CIA degree.
     
    International Students

    International Students

    Join an enriching campus community with students from diverse backgrounds and cultures around the world.
     
    Veteran Students

    Veteran Students

    The CIA was originally founded for veterans, and we’ll support you today as you pursue your dreams.
    Accepted Students

    Accepted Students

    Congratulations on being accepted to the world’s premier culinary college! Here are your next steps.
     
     
  • Open House
    ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE
    Join us on January 27.
    Dream Food Career Quiz
    WHAT'S YOUR DREAM FOOD CAREER?
    Take Our Quiz to Find Out Now!
    Special Grants and Scholarships
    SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
    Enroll by May 31, 2017 for special opportunities.
  • Take Your Passion for Food to Culinary College

    Do you dream of building a career in the food business doing what you love? Then you’ll feel right at home at The Culinary Institute of America. Everyone here has one very important thing in common—a passion for food.

    Check out our three world-class campuses across the U.S. and comprehensive selection of degree and certificate programs—you’ll find the right program for you. Our admissions counselors are available by phone, e-mail, and text messaging to answer your questions. Applying is easy, either online or via The Common Application. Plus, you’re always welcome to come visit us at any campus—there’s nothing quite like seeing the CIA in person!

    Let's Get Started  Create your account to get more information about our programs or to start your application today.

  • Anne Burrell, CIA culinary arts alumna, chef, and television host

    Alumni Spotlight

    Anne Burrell '96
    Chef Burrell has also worked at some of the top restaurants in New York, studied the culinary landscape and traditions of Italy, and battled alongside Mario Batali on Food Network's Iron Chef America.
    Kersti Bowser, CIA culinary arts alumni, is owner of Gourmet Butterfly Media & Special Events

    Alumni Spotlight

    Kersti Bowser '01
    As food stylist and owner of Gourmet Butterfly Media & Special Events, Kersti Bowser provides food, prop styling services, and catering for special events, chef book tours, culinary demos, and television.
  • Food is big business, and you won’t find business education anywhere as food-focused as the CIA’s.
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