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, 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

    Don’t miss out—there’s no better time to make your move and join our incoming fall class! You’ll receive an expedited admission decision and automatically be reviewed for scholarships too—and who doesn’t love scholarships!

    Apply Now

    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 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!

    Get a Taste of CIA with Senior Preview Days

    There’s no better way to experience college life with a culinary twist than to visit our New York campus. And now, with Senior Preview Days—exclusively for 2024 seniors—you’ll get the perfect taste of what awaits you here. Don’t miss out. Sign up today!

    We Want You at Senior Preview Days. Learn More

  • I'm a High School Senior

    I’m a Senior

    You’ve found your dream school! Find out why 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.
  • Speak to a Student

    Are you curious about what it’s really like to be a CIA student? We’ve got you covered. Our students are ready to answer the questions you haven’t asked anyone else, share their own personal experiences, and give you expert and genuine advice—because they’ve gone through it, too. Find out what it means to be part of the CIA family. Connect with someone now or see more students here!

  • Contact Us

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

    CIA graduates join the food world’s most powerful alumni network with over 50,000 food industry leaders and change makers.
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