• Centrally located in the cultural center of the world-class city of Philadelphia, Walnut Hill College, formerly The Restaurant Schook, 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

Walnut Hill College serves 396 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 396 students
  • Private-state tuition: $23,550
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Minority enrollment: 25%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
Walnut Hill College
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private, for profit
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
21 staff
56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of 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 Walnut Hill College diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
396 students
477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
396 students
331 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
146 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
130 students
314 students
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% Asian
4%
3%
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% Hispanic
6%
11%
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% Black
14%
15%
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% White
75%
56%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
n/a
11%
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Diversity Score
0.41
0.64
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,900
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $23,550 is more than the state average of $17,415. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$23,550
$17,415
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
91%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$20,000
$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,834
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
87%
86%
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SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
465
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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. Walnut Hill College, formerly The Restaurant School, offers a specially designed curriculum for individuals planning a successful career in the culinary and hospitality field. For over 44 years,  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 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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 396 students
  • Private-state tuition: $23,550
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Minority enrollment: 25%
  • Source: Verified school update

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For Philadelphia County, PA private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,252 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Philadelphia County, PA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Philadelphia County, PA is The Workforce Institute's City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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