Tuition & Fees

$12,755

$34,518

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
40%
400-499
37%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
19%
500-599
49%
400-499
30%
300-399
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
34%
18-23
56%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

89%

11%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,156
Declined + 464
Total Received 2,620
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Public

2,773

undergraduate students

829

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Mechanical Engineering
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Codes

SAT 5108
ACT 3838

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School Facts

The Citadel, founded in 1842, is a public, liberal arts, military college. Its 300-acre campus is located in Charleston, SC.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,602
Established in 1842
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Charleston, SC

300-acre, urban campus in Charleston (130,113). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

The Citadel
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
100%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
30%
Top 1/2
65%
Bottom 1/2
35%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
40%
400-499
37%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
19%
500-599
49%
400-499
30%
300-399
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
34%
18-23
56%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,156
Declined + 464
Total Received 2,620

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
State residency

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Essay
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Lt. Col. John W. Powell, Jr., USMCR (Ret.)
Director of Admissions
P: 800 868-1842
F: 843 953-7036
admissions@citadel.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,896,412
State $2,580,400
Institutional $4,168,390
Other external $5,889,110
Total $15,534,312

Non-need-based

Federal
State $1,796,450
Institutional $1,863,368
Other external $4,333,286
Total $7,993,104

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
riflery
soccer
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Bulldog
School colors
Citadel blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Clinical Counseling
Computer Science
Computer/Information Science
Counselor Education
Criminal Justice
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
English
Health/Exercise/Sports Science
History
Intelligence/Security Studies
Interdisciplinary STEM Education
International Politics/Military Affairs
Leadership
Literacy
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Middle Grades Education
Modern Languages/Literatures/Cultures
Physical Education/Grades K-12
Physics
Political Science
Project Management
Psychology
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Science
Social Studies Education
Sport Management
Superintendency
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Undergraduate

77%

2,773
students

Female
11%
300

Male
89%
2,473

Graduate

23%

829
students

Female
60%
497

Male
40%
332

undergraduateFull-time

90%

2,504
students

Female
8%
195

Male
92%
2,309

undergraduatePart-time

10%

269
students

Female
40%
105

Male
60%
164

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

39%

Transfer applicants accepted

79%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 8
Countries most often represented Costa Rica
Taiwan
Thailand
Special services offered for international applicants Other

International Student Contact

Major Clarissa Lugo
Associate Director, Admissions
800 868-1842
lisa.lugo@citadel.edu

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