• 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 159 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 159 students
  • Private-state tuition: $23,550
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 50%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Walnut Hill College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Walnut Hill College
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
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 declined by 52% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Walnut Hill College diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
159 students
447 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
159 students
282 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
165 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
286 students
312 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
159 students
292 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
229 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
120 students
330 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
7%
9%
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% Black
30%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Walnut Hill College and the percentage of Black community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
50%
61%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Walnut Hill College and the percentage of White community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
5%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
5%
11%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score
0.65
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
59%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
2.22%
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,900
$34,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Walnut Hill College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of PA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $23,550 is more than the state average of $17,669. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$23,550
$17,669
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
92%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Walnut Hill College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$20,000
$13,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Walnut Hill College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$6,111
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Walnut Hill College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
75%
85%
This chart display the percent admitted of Walnut Hill College and the community college average percent admitted of PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
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: 2021 (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Walnut Hill College cost?

Walnut Hill College's private state tuition is approximately $23,550.

What is the acceptance rate of Walnut Hill College?

The acceptance rate of Walnut Hill College is 75%, which is lower than the state average of 85%.

What is Walnut Hill College's ranking?

Walnut Hill College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Pennsylvania for: Diversity in US community colleges.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 159 students
  • Private-state tuition: $23,550
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 50%
  • 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 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Philadelphia County, PA is ASPIRA City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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