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    Welcome, High School Students!

  • Your Life In Food Starts Here

    Have you dreamed of becoming a renowned chef or running your own restaurant or bakery? How about exploring a career as an event planner, food policy advocate, or even a food technologist? You’ve come to the right place! The world of food and hospitality has never been more exciting, and with our food focused degree programs, the CIA is where you’ll explore it all. Here you’ll master techniques, explore global cuisines, develop creative menus, and learn to lead in the kitchen or anywhere else you want to go in food. If a future in food is your passion—you’ve just found your dream school!

  • Apply for Fall 2023

    Ready to join our Fall 2023 class? There’s no better time to make your move! Our priority application deadline for fall is February 1 so don’t miss out. You’ll receive an expedited admission decision and automatically be reviewed for scholarships too—and who doesn’t love scholarships!

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    Juniors and Younger

    Connecting with us is the best way to learn more about exciting careers in food and hospitality, get invited to campus events, and find out about scholarships. Let’s do this!

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    You’re going to love it at the CIA. Here you’ll find all the ingredients you need to create a college experience that’s uniquely yours—guided by your passions, your interests, and your imagination. Let’s explore!

  • I'm a High School Senior

    I’m a Senior

    You’ve found your dream school! Find out why the CIA is the perfect college for you.
    I'm a High School Junior

    I’m a Junior

    There are SO many career possibilities in food and hospitality. See where a CIA degree can take you!
    I’m a High School Sophomore or Younger

    I’m a Sophomore or Younger

    You love, love, love food. We do too! Learn how you can make food your career and your life.
  • Did You Know?


    CIA is the only school with nine student-run, award-winning public restaurants in top U.S. foodie destinations.
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