California Culinary Academy: Narrative Description

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625 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA 94102-3368
Tel: (415)771-3500; 800-BAY-CHEF; Admissions: 800-229-2433; Fax: (415)771-2194; Web Site:

Description: Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1977. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 822. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Full-time: 822 students, 45% women, 55% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 12 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 7% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 62% 25 or older, 39% live on campus. Core. Calendar: continuous. Services for LD students, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $65.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: dining club. Most popular organization: Student Council. Major annual event: Career Fair. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 246 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. Option: coed housing available. Academy Library plus 1 other with 3,000 books and 70 serials. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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