Main Profile

At A Glance

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College is college with 427 students located in Philadelphia, PA.

Open Admissions

Contact

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College's Full Profile

Also Consider

Also Consider

Overview

Overview

People are saying

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College says

Since 1974, The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College has received national acclaim for its innovative approach to education. Graduates from any of our four majors Culinary Arts, Hotel Management, Pastry Arts, and Restaurant Management, often jump start their careers and enter the profession in managerial positions.

We offer an interactive educational experience in a bustling restaurant environment in the heart of University City, Philadelphia - home to one of the largest student populations in America.

Students participate in resume-building internships and a tuition-paid travel experience - Tour of France, Florida Cruise and Resort Tour, or England Tour serves as an exciting climax to each of the programs. And the real value The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College has to offer is one of the lowest tuitions among private hospitality and culinary institutions.

Latest Tweet

Student Life

Student Life

People are saying

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 427
Gender 46% Male / 54% Female
Geography 56% In State / 43% Out of State / % International
Socio-Economic Diversity 43% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 59%
Multi-racial 4%
Hispanic/Latino 9%
Ethnicity Unknown 8%
Black or African American 18%
Asian 2%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $850.00. Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

16% of students live on-campus.

30% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered

Activities

  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Music Ensembles

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: study skills assistance tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling
  • Facilities: students interact with numerous food and beverage outlets open to public. 4 uniquely themed restaurants and pastry shop/cafe.
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): independent study internships
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Culinary Arts/Chef Training (40%), Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef (35%), Culinary Arts/Chef Training (6%), Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef (5%), Hotel/Motel Administration/Management (3%), Restaurant/Food Services Management (3%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to manage operations and facilities that provide lodging services to the traveling public. Includes instruction in hospitality industry principles; supplies purchasing, storage and control; hotel facilities design and planning; hospitality industry law; personnel management and labor relations; financial management; marketing and sales promotion; convention and event management; front desk operations; and applications to specific types of hotels and motel operations.

Job Opportunities:

Food Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
Lodging Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

A program that prepares individuals to plan, manage, and market restaurants, food services in hospitality establishments, food service chains and franchise networks, and restaurant supply operations. Includes instruction in hospitality administration, food services management, wholesale logistics and distribution, franchise operations, business networking, personnel management, culinary arts, business planning and capitalization, food industry operations, marketing and retailing, business law and regulations, finance, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Food Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
Lodging Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to manage operations and facilities that provide lodging services to the traveling public. Includes instruction in hospitality industry principles; supplies purchasing, storage and control; hotel facilities design and planning; hospitality industry law; personnel management and labor relations; financial management; marketing and sales promotion; convention and event management; front desk operations; and applications to specific types of hotels and motel operations.

Job Opportunities:

Food Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
Lodging Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

A program that prepares individuals to plan, manage, and market restaurants, food services in hospitality establishments, food service chains and franchise networks, and restaurant supply operations. Includes instruction in hospitality administration, food services management, wholesale logistics and distribution, franchise operations, business networking, personnel management, culinary arts, business planning and capitalization, food industry operations, marketing and retailing, business law and regulations, finance, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Food Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
Lodging Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to serve as professional bakers and pastry specialists in restaurants or other commercial baking establishments. Includes instruction in bread and pastry making, bread and pastry handling and storage, cake and pastry decorating, baking industry operations, product packaging and marketing operations, and counter display and service.

Job Opportunities:

Chefs and Head Cooks
Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
Bakers
Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

A program that prepares individuals to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. Includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking of foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, the management of food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity or mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques.

Job Opportunities:

Chefs and Head Cooks
Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.
Cooks, Private Household
Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.
Cooks, Restaurant
Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.
Cooks, All Other
All cooks not listed separately.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to serve as professional bakers and pastry specialists in restaurants or other commercial baking establishments. Includes instruction in bread and pastry making, bread and pastry handling and storage, cake and pastry decorating, baking industry operations, product packaging and marketing operations, and counter display and service.

Job Opportunities:

Chefs and Head Cooks
Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
Bakers
Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

A program that prepares individuals to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. Includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking of foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, the management of food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity or mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques.

Job Opportunities:

Chefs and Head Cooks
Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.
Cooks, Private Household
Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.
Cooks, Restaurant
Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.
Cooks, All Other
All cooks not listed separately.

Administration & Faculty

President Daniel Liberatoscioli
Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Full-time Faculty 17
Student : Faculty Ratio 24 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 82 : 17
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Application Essay, Recommendations, Level Of Applicants Interest, Interview

Important: Standardized Test Scores, Academic GPA, Character Personal Qualities, Class Rank

Also Considered: Talent Ability, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Alumni Relation, Extracurricular Activities, Work Experience, Volunteer Work

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $30,288 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $31,180
$30K-$48K $31,480
$48K-$75K $32,680
$75K-$110K $32,880
$110K+ $32,980

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $19,650, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $19,650 Same as On-Campus
Fees $3,900 Same as On-Campus
Housing $9,950 $9,825
Books $1,520 $1,520
Total (before financial aid) $35,020 $34,895

Students Receiving Aid

67% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 84% $4,500
Federal Scholarships/Grants 43% $2,300
Institutional Grants 45% $1,850
Other Loans 24% $7,000
Pell Grants 43% $2,300
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 63% $1,400
Student Loans 84% $6,516

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.walnuthillcollege.edu/financialaid.asp.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.walnuthillcollege.edu/financialaid.asp.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

50% of students graduated in six years.

95% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

WalletHub

#222 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America
Questions about The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College

Want more info about The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College? Get free advice from education experts and Noodle community members.