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  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
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  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 2,654 undergraduate students. The Citadel acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 74% of students, The Citadel alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,600.
171 Moultrie St
Charleston, SC 29409
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference

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.

The Citadel Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1050-1230
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$17,723/ 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
$11,920/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
87%

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

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    5%
  • On Campus
    92%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,654Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
257
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
  • 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
  • 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
74%
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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The school is definitely challenging, it involves people yelling at you, a lot of physical activity, and extra military aspects that make it a lot different than attending a regular college. However, despite the difficulties that the school puts in front of its students, the overall experience is one that students and their families can be proud of. In the end, it teaches you how to be a strong person in the world. You learn leadership and professional development skills that can definitely be of value in any career field students decide to pursue after graduating.
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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.
I hate the school I currently attend every day I wake up and ask why did I come here? why am I still here? what's the point of all this? and each time I remind myself why I came to the Citadel in the first place. I didn't come to this college to party for four years nor did I come here to enjoy life and waste time and money. I came to this school to challenge myself and force me to think about who I currently am and who I want to become. This school has challenged me not only in academics, as every school should, but it has also taught me how people act in artificially stressed situations and how to work with them no matter the circumstances. The character, values, and overall drive for success instilled in each graduate amazed me and made me realize this was a place that I would be proud to call my alma mater. One thing which I believe needs improvement is the communication between the school and student body could be improved upon with easier access to people who can enact change.