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    CIA Admissions

    Your Food Career Starts Here

    Start This Fall
  • Feed Your Passion for the Culinary Arts

    The CIA is ready to help launch your career in the food business. Feel right at home among a community of friends, students, teachers, and alumni, all of whom share one thing in common—a passion for food.

    In addition to locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore, we offer several degree and certification programs to best match your career goals. Our expert admissions team is also ready to answer your questions about applying to the CIA, financial assistance, classes and culinary facilities, student life, and professional development opportunities.

    We offer two easy ways to apply:

    Also remember that you’re always welcome to visit our campuses at any time. Plan Your Visit

  • Come visit one of CIA's 3 campuses: New York, California, and Texas
    Come to CIA's baking and pastry open house for students in March
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  • High School Students

    High School Students, Parents, and Educators

    If you’re in high school, the parent of a high school student, or a secondary school teacher, discover how the CIA best prepares young learners for careers in the food industry.
    Transfer Students

    Transfer Students

    Learn about the CIA’s generous transfer credit review policies and our accelerated programs.
    College Grads / Adult Students

    College Grads / Adult Learners

    Even if you already have a college degree, the CIA offers many more ways to expand your culinary knowledge and best position yourself for future career growth in the food industry.
    International Students

    International Students

    Read about international admission policies, student visas, and other information that will help you join the CIA’s diverse campus community.
    Veterans Students

    Veterans

    The CIA is committed to ensuring the brave servicemen and servicewomen of the U.S. armed forces receive the special attention they deserve.
    Accepted Students

    Accepted Students

    Congrats, you’ve been accepted to the CIA! Here’s what you should do next.
  • Carolina Gomez, CIA culinary arts alumni, is co-owner, Three Little Pigs Charcuterie & Salumi.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Carolina Gomez
    Owner, Straw Stick & Brick Delicatessen
    Students often make valuable connections at The Culinary Institute of America, and that was especially true for Carolina Gomez. That’s where she met fellow student Jason Story ’11, who would not only become her husband, but her business partner as well.
    Genevieve Meli, baking and pastry arts associate degree alumna of The Culinary Institute of America.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Genevieve Meli
    Chef, Author, Educator
    The Zagat Survey recently named Genevieve to their 2016 30 Under 30 Rock Stars Redefining the Industry list.
  • 100% of CIA students get real-world experience during externships—there are more than 2,000 approved sites!
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