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 the 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 the 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 the 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 the 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! The 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! The CIA is number one in ROI among all degree-granting culinary colleges.

  • You Could Be Next—Apply for September 2023!

    See what happens when our CIA admissions team drops in on a student to deliver some big acceptance news. Excited is an understatement! Be our next “yes” for admission to CIA. Apply now >

  • One of the 50 Most Beautiful Campuses

    Our Hyde Park, NY campus made Condé Nast Traveler's recent list!
  • 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.

  • Contact Us

    Admissions Office
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
  • Did You Know?

    Intrapreneurship students create and run their own pop-up business venture in the CIA Innovation Kitchen.
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