The Citadel

Charleston, SC

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

The Citadel

Charleston, SC

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
9%
24-29
31%
18-23
48%
12-17
12%
30-36
1%
24-29
41%
18-23
44%
12-17
14%
30-36
4%
24-29
39%
18-23
54%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

87%

male

13%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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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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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 3,767
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)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  NASP (National Association of School Psychologists)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Charleston, SC

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

The Citadel
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
7%

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
9%
24-29
31%
18-23
48%
12-17
12%
30-36
1%
24-29
41%
18-23
44%
12-17
14%
30-36
4%
24-29
39%
18-23
54%
12-17
3%

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

74%

acceptance rate

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

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

Financial Aid

67%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$19,584.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,483
Room & board $7,957
Books & supplies $8,144
Total $30,584
Average Financial Aid - $19,584
Total with Avg. Aid $11,000
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 868-1842
F: 843 953-6759
financial_aid@citadel.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Hank Fuller
Director of Financial Aid
fullerh@citadel.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
riflery
soccer
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
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/Recreational Sports

air pistol, badminton, basketball, billiards, climbing, corn hole, darts, dodgeball, flag football, flying, football, indoor triathlon, inner-tube water polo, kickball, pickleball, racquetball, scuba diving, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, swimming, table tennis, team hand ball, team quadrathlon, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (beach/indoor), weight lifting

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Athletic Directors

Mike Capaccio (men's)
Director Of Intercollegiate Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

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

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

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

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 Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

Transfer Admissions

48%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

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
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

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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/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 11
Countries most often represented China
Taiwan
Thailand
Special services offered for international applicants Other

International Student Contact

Major Clarissa Weber
Associate Director, Admissions
843 953-7078
lisa.lugo@citadel.edu

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