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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    C
  10. Campus Food
    D-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
The Citadel is an above-average public college located in Charleston, South Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,504 undergraduate students. The Citadel acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, and Civil Engineering. Graduating 69% of students, The Citadel alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,100.
About Citadel Military College of South Carolina...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference
Address
171 Moultrie St
Charleston, SC 29409
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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
82%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1160
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
$18,465/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,399/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,999/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,229/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,652/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,250/ year
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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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,504Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
14%
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
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  • 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
$54,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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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.
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There has been lots of changes recently that are unpopular with lots of students. However, I believe that without change there can be no improvement. The 4th class system enforced at this school has taught me a lot about leadership and followership. I also learned time management and prioritization.
The Citadel is a small barracks based, campus with a corps of little over 2000 Cadets. Students are enabled to have more one on one time with their professors. Cadets are taught discipline and pride for one's country as they are enrolled in an intensive freshman year. This life is not desirable to everyone as cadets are taught to march, wear uniforms, disassemble rifles, and properly prepare for uniform inspections. Many of the operations that take place on campus are cadet run and supervised by Cadet rank holders. Responsibility is delegated through cadet officers, and NCOs and most importantly students are given a firm education in leadership.