The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College

  • Centrally located in the cultural center of the world-class city of Philadelphia, The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College offers students dynamic Bachelor's and Associate degree programs in Culinary Arts, Hotel Management, Pastry Arts, and Restaurant Management and includes tours of France, Bahamas and England.  Hospitality is at the heart of all we do.  We look forward to meeting you.
School Highlights
  • The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College serves 396 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College is one of 12 community colleges within Philadelphia County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College is Lincoln Technical Institute-Center City Philadelphia (0.7 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty21 staff25 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment396 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:125:1
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# Full-Time Students396 students372 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
130300
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% Asian
4%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
7%
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% Black
14%
14%
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% White
74%
63%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.430.57
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,900$34,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $23,550 is more than the state average of $16,683. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$23,550$16,683
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,500$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate87%84%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded by a restaurateur, chef, maitre'd, and educational specialist, the school's campus has been designed to support industry trends and educational goals. Its European Courtyard complex features open-to-the-public restaurants including our new Bistro Perrier featuring Chef Georges Perrier, Master in Residence. This academic setting enables students to participate in a real-life kitchen setting and to manage front-of-house service. The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College offers a specially designed curriculum for individuals planning a successful career in the culinary and hospitality field. For over 44 years, The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College has received national acclaim for its innovative approach to education. We offer a real life, 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 are encouraged to join one of our student organizations, which provide them a chance to explore famous restaurants, hotels, pastry shops, and local wineries. Our clubs enable students to network with industry leaders and build their rm The heart of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College's campus is a picturesque European courtyard situated in the midst of an American college environment. The college's major building, Allison Mansion, features bright restaurant kitchens, multi-media enhanced lecture halls, computer labs, a library, and four different themed open-to-the-public restaurants, which serve as part of educational life. As the college grows and new buildings are added, the Mansion continues to service as the hub of campus life.

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