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College Life with a Culinary Twist

Majestically overlooking the Hudson River, our beautiful 170-acre New York campus is unmatched by any other culinary college in the world. If you’re looking for an incredible campus filled with everything an aspiring food professional could dream of, a fun college experience, and friends from all over the globe, you just found it here—at The CIA.

Your Time Is Now.
Fire up your future at the CIA

Welcome to Your Next Adventure

Find On-Campus Fun

Comedians, competitive chili cook offs, student clubs and casino nights—just a taste of the fun that awaits with our on-campus activities.

Check Out the Egg

The center of all campus activity—it’s the place to play, dine, or just hang with friends.

Explore the Hudson Valley

Home to outdoor adventure, the arts, and a thriving food scene, the Hudson Valley is brimming with things to do, taste, and enjoy.

Only at CIA

Join a Diverse Community

With students from more than 45 countries and all walks of life, join a diverse community that fosters creativity and shares your passion for food.

You’re Going to Love It Here


At the CIA, 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. Each of our campuses offers a distinct flavor, a unique feel; yet at everyone, you’ll be part of a tight-knit, diverse community of students and instructors from all over the world, united in your shared passion for food.

I took the drive up to the New York campus. I fell in love with the beauty of the Hudson Valley; I had never seen such breathtaking views. The CIA provides the best culinary education you can get. I felt like I found a place where I belonged.

Deep Patel ’17
Associate Research and Development Chef, McCormick & Company

I really hit my stride when I got to the Hyde Park campus. I’d finally found ‘my people.’ It was hard but it was also fun and it felt right.

Julia Collin Davison ’96
Co-air Co-host, America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country; Executive Editor, America’s Test Kitchen 

What They’re Saying

With our CIA Cares program, you’ll be supported from your very first day on campus until your last.  Experience a dedicated team of faculty and staff, academic and career advisors, and others, that’s custom-made for you. You’ll always have someone to answer your questions and help guide your decisions—it’s the CIA way.

The CIA Way

You’re going to love it at the CIA because no matter where in the world you come from, you’ll be surrounded by people who totally get you. And no matter where or how high you want to go in your food career, the CIA will prepare you for it all.

You’ve Found Your Place

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