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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    D+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
The Citadel is an above-average public college located in Charleston, South Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,559 undergraduate students. The Citadel acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, and Civil Engineering. Graduating 73% of students, The Citadel alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,600.
About Citadel Military College of South Carolina...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference
Address
171 Moultrie St
Charleston, SC 29409

Citadel Military College of South Carolina Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1020-1220
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$17,017/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,281/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,559Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
278
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
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  • Principle leader. Honorable, ethical students
    70%
  • Extremely dedicated. Highly disciplined.
    30%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.29 responses
Poll
43%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • The road less traveled.
    71%
  • Road less traveled. Unless you're their favorite
    18%
  • Full Bodied.
    12%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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I am a future Citadel graduate but an incoming freshman this year. I had my mind set on taking a year off before going to college until I received the acceptance letter from The Citadel. There was no was I could ever pass up this opportunity. I visited the Citadel with my mother and became even more excited abut my upcoming college years. Everything that the Citadel stands for is everything I'm looking for. Growing up with my mom in the Army I have grown to desire the camaraderie and the family friendship that develop. To have others be there and push you to accomplish you goals. To know you're never really alone and see genuine concern for those around you. The staff is genuinely concerned, care for the students and want to uphold their legacy. I am more excited now than ever to be a part of this organization.
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This Is a Military College in which it holds a very high foundation for leadership to provide and holds all cadets to same standards of honor, duty and respect. I have enjoyed the friendship and brotherhood developed as a student and will carry these relationships for years to come. The academic level holds high standards and are always helpful when needed.

Some changes I would recommend some of the choices of Leadership with in the cadets. The professors should meet with the Commandant or President of the school to get a better understanding of the required cadet system so that the cadets are successful.
Citadel is a place you love not while you're there, but after you graduate. The first year they cit my hair and then decided to change the rule 3 months after my hair was all gone. Dumb right ? Everyone at the school has it engrained in their heads that physical activity and working out are much more important than an education because they all just want to go shoot guns. I was told that it was a great school to come from, but realized that the academics are not great at all. The structure you create for your life is what you really take from it, if youre lucky.