The Citadel

Charleston, SC

The Citadel

Charleston, SC

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Tuition & Fees

$14,483

$38,368

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
35%
500-599
53%
400-499
8%
700-800
6%
600-699
26%
500-599
56%
400-499
12%
30-36
4%
24-29
39%
18-23
54%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

87%

male

13%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,049
Declined 693
Total Received 2,742
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Public

2,923

undergraduate students

844

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 3,767
Established in 1842
Coeducational Coeducational

300-acre, urban campus in Charleston (population: 136,208). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Charleston International

The Citadel
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC
29409

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
100%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • The Republican Society
  • Semper Fi Society
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Campus Outreach
  • Criminal Justice Society

Top Events

  • Parents' Weekend
  • Homecoming
  • Principled Leadership Symposium/Corps Day/Recognition Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
71%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
35%
500-599
53%
400-499
8%
700-800
6%
600-699
26%
500-599
56%
400-499
12%
30-36
4%
24-29
39%
18-23
54%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.78

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,049
Declined 693
Total Received 2,742

Admissions Factors

Very Important

level of applicant's interest
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
state residency
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
volunteer work

Not Considered

application essay
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 9
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

87%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,038

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,483
Room & board $7,957
Books & supplies $8,144
Other fees $2,037
Total $32,621
Average Financial Aid - $5,038
Total with Avg. Aid $27,583
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

golf, hurling, ice hockey, judo, jujitsu, lacrosse, pistol, rugby, sailing, soccer, swimming, triathlon/road racing, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

ice hockey, judo, jujitsu, pistol, rugby, sailing

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Riflery, Rugby, Sailing, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Fencing, Football, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Riflery, Rugby, Sailing, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Weight lifting, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Intelligence, General
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

3,767

total students

67%

in-state

33%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

2,923
students

Female
13%
376

Male
87%
2,547

22%

844
students

Female
50%
426

Male
50%
418

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

2,688
students

Female
12%
311

Male
88%
2,377

9%

235
students

Female
28%
65

Male
72%
170

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 86%
Student 4 year graduation rate 63%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

121

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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