High School Seniors

  • It’s Your Time to Shine at CIA

    When it comes to learning about food and food business, we can say with complete confidence that CIA is truly the best place to begin your future. It’s our hands-on experiential courses; our expert faculty; our unrivaled global reputation. You’ll get all this and moreonly at CIA.

    Excited by what you’ve heard so far? Take the first step and apply today. You’re going to love it here! Apply now.

    Learn hands-on at the CIA

    Learn Hands-on

    It’s the absolute best way! You’ll learn by doing in our kitchens, bakeshops, labs, gardens, restaurants, internships, and study abroad. And in our classrooms, you’ll explore subjects in the way most meaningful to you—through food.

    College Life with a Culinary Twist

    College Life with a Culinary Twist

    Variety is the spice of life when it comes to campus activities. Whatever your passion, you’re sure to find countless opportunities involving food, friends and fun. Get involved in student led clubs, join a sports team or mix things up at our many special events, like the annual chili cookoff and the Run for Your Knives 5K.

    Discover Your Future Calling

    Discover Your Future Calling

    The world of food and hospitality has never been more exciting, and CIA is where you’ll explore it all! You’ll definitely discover new career interests, because food is everywhere—in every facet of business, culture, and society. And with the foundation of skills and knowledge you’ll get here, you’ll be prepared for anything you choose to do. Check out what CIA graduates are doing now.

    Tuition and Financial Aid

    Tuition and Financial Aid

    Supporting your success begins with getting you here. Our financial aid team is ready to help. And the support doesn’t stop once you’re a CIA student—we'll continue helping you with scholarship resources, tutoring, counseling…whatever you need, whenever you need it.

    Visit our YouTube playlist for on-demand videos just for high school students to learn more about CIA’s academics, campus life, financial aid, and more!

    Excited? Then join other high school seniors and visit CIA! Check out our full list of admissions events, including online open houses and campus tours. And after a few hours, you’ll know this is the college for you.

    Invest in your future! CIA is number one in ROI among all degree-granting culinary colleges. Our powerful network of 50,000+ alumni work in every segment of the food industry.

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    Invest in your future! CIA is number one in ROI among all degree-granting culinary colleges.
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  • What's Hospitality? Learn More

    What’s Hospitality?

    Have you ever been on a cruise? Stayed in a beautiful hotel? Then you know the warmth, welcome, and total guest experience that is hospitality. Earn a CIA degree in hospitality management for an exciting career in resorts, wedding venues, sports stadiums, restaurants, and luxury tourist destinations.

  • One of the 50 Most Beautiful Campuses

    Our Hyde Park, NY campus made Condé Nast Traveler's recent list!
  • Did You Know?

    Our faculty literally wrote many of the definitive culinary books that other colleges teach from—including, The Professional Chef.
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