Hey all, I posted here a couple months back when I was a junior. I'm now a senior and am getting hit with all kinds of stress. I had the FCI/LCB/CIA/JWU/NYU on my list but I've shortened it to the CIA and JWU because I need another school as my back-up. (CIA being my dream school) I've heard that the FCI changed its name to ICC but the CIA still seems much better, as well as cheaper. My dad wants me in New York to be with my sister so I feel CIA is the absolute best choice for me. Question time... 1) For those who have attended the CIA, is it true you'll get as much out as you put in? I'm highly dedicated and am truly willing to do anything to succeed in the culinary field. 2) Was it worth it? I am fully aware of how hard it is to make it in the food industry and know I will not be considered a chef when I come out of the CIA. I am planning to join the ROTC sometime in between my college career..(Need that experience and mainly, money) 3) I keep reading articles on how chefs will have absolutely no social life or breathing room so that is slightly discouraging me... I'm still passionate and all but, is the culinary life that lonely/time consuming? 4) Any other advice you can spare me? Thank you!