About Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Founded in 1842, Citadel Military College of South Carolina. is a Public college. Located in South Carolina, which is a city setting in South Carolina, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,773 full time undergraduate students, and 829 full time graduate students.

The Citadel Military College of South Carolina Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 193 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Citadel Military College of South Carolina include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate82%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range950-1160
ACT Range20-25

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,21% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 28 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

71% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 33% were in the top quarter, and 12% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Citadel Military College of South Carolina.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
27%
“We know about current events and vote”
64%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
9%
“Sometimes, but not often”
73%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
18%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
82%
“I feel extremely safe”
30%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
20%
“We bought the gear”
50%
“We live for the big game”
36%
“It”s not really our thing”
27%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
36%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
9%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
9%
“They keep regular office hours”
82%
“They”re always available”
82%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
9%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
9%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
36%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
27%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
82%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
18%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
27%
“We know about current events and vote”
64%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
9%
“Sometimes, but not often”
73%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
18%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
82%
“I feel extremely safe”
30%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
20%
“We bought the gear”
50%
“We live for the big game”
36%
“It”s not really our thing”
27%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
36%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
9%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
9%
“They keep regular office hours”
82%
“They”re always available”
82%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
9%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
9%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
36%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
27%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
82%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
18%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Citadel Military College of South Carolina REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    43 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    20 Students rated off-campus housing 2.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    55 Students rated campus food 2.1 stars. 4 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    57 Students rated campus facilities 3.5 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    57 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    57 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    58 Students rated local services 3 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    57 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Citadel Military College of South Carolina?

14 Students rated Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Ron - 11/07/2020

As a veteran student I love it. We are well treated except for the hard core alumni that think we should not be there unless we go through the cadet program. They fail to see the significant growth we account for within the school and veterans by far have actually served their country vice the roughly half of cadets who never will yet pretend they do while acknowledging thanks for their service from moronic civilians who do not understand the system.

Sam

It surely isn't the best place to be at, but the resources and community help take the edge off. The weekends in Charleston are highly anticipated because most people can't leave during the week. If you want freedom in the least bit, go somewhere else.

Madelaine

The environment is strict and the students are a well representation of success. Personally, the food could be better, but it is college and for a typical college it is bearable. There is a chickfila and and it is in the hear of Charleston; one oft he greatest cites in the world.

Prentiss

This is a four year leadership laboratory with a faculty and staff that make sure things are running the way they're supposed to. The cadets on this campus are highly disciplined and adhere to a strict honor code. The school's core values of Honor, Duty, and Respect are drilled into the cadets' heads from their first day on campus and they practice it every day for the rest of their lives. The food isn't the best in the world but accommodations for religious or dietary reasons are made. The school genuinely cares about its cadets and strives to provide a hospitable living environment. It is a relatively safe campus, with guards posted at the entrances to campus and barracks' from early in the morning until late at night, and a 24-hour police presence. Cadets are also taught to report any suspicious activity, behavior, or persons, and any abuse or crimes known being committed. The campus is awe inspiring, with large white stone edifices, and uniformed cadets moving about all day.

Citadel Military College of South Carolina FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Citadel Military College of South Carolina?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Citadel Military College of South Carolina is 82%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Find the college that suits you is half the battle. If you are not happy there you will not do as well. Being at a military college I have learned to adapt to many things but I knew what I was getting myself into. I wanted to challege myself mentally, physically and emotionally. I chose this place because it was going to suit me in the up and comming years. Make sure that you are happy with the college, professors, and the surrounding area before you decide to go there.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Some of the alumni do not like the fact that women have become intigrated into the insitution. We have been assimulating women into the insitution for almost 12 years now. Some men (older almuni) believe that women do not belong here. Some make it a point to tell it to our faces and make rude and nasty comments. However, that does not represent the all the men who have come through the school.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    In order to attend this school, a person must be mentally strong and able to endure hardship.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish i would have known how hard it was to actually pay for this. I have a brother who attends yale and has always been in the spotlight and ive always tried to outshine him. And being here finally gave me a chance to prove myslef, but might get thrown away after this tear because my family cannot afford it anymore.My dad had a 10% salary cut and lost over 50,000$ in overtime.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Somone who is hard-headed, and unable to take negative criticism all the time. Free-spirited individuals as well.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    Trying to survive these four years, and expecting to make a lot of money based on the origin of their degree.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My School is best known for the ring. The ring is a sign that you made the tough journey through the life as a cadet it has a level of prestige that is equal to an ivy league school. The life as a cadet at the Citadel is tough and it is meant to be. Everyone knows that to have gotten the ring means that you have overcome the adversity of a cadets life.

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  9. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    a conservitive military college focused on producing strong ethical and devoted leaders for both the civilain and military sectors.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    The pride behind going to this school, because you have to earn your right of passage.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    My school is a lot harder than yours and that my freshmen year has grown me as a person.

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I can guarantee my school is by far the most unique school in the country. Even compared to other military colleges, my school is very different from them especially in the knob (freshman) year. No other school can teach you how to be a gentleman or lady like my school does. No other school has a more loyal and supportive alumni and current student network. No other school has more pride, or a student body that knows its schools history so well. My school is unique because it's much more than just a college.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The administration can be overly strict.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    This school is a very organized, professional and leadership oriented institution that thrives threw its military structure, and senior military leadership.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

11%

female

89%

male

2,773

Total Undergrad Enrollment

829

Total Grad Students

44%

Out-Of-State

55%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

64

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

69%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
76%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

85% of students attending Citadel Military College of South Carolina receive some sort of financial aid. 22% were awarded federal grants. While 52% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$32,812

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$7,795

Books and Supplies

$6,549

Room and Board

47,156

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$11,399
$30 - $48K
$14,999
$48 - $75K
$19,229
$75 - $110K
$19,652
$110K & UP
$21,250

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