Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodC-
- Student LifeB+
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.
Citadel Military College of South Carolina Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration87 Graduates
Political Science and Government60 Graduates
Civil Engineering51 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering44 Graduates
Electrical Engineering33 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science31 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.29 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.35 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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Citadel Military College of South Carolina Reviews
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.
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.