The Citadel – The Military College of South Carolina

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School Overview

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina (also known as The Citadel), is a comprehensive state-supported college located in Charleston, South Carolina. One of six Senior Military Colleges in the U.S., it places emphasis on military discipline, academics and physical challenges.

The Citadel has 17 academic departments divided into five schools: Engineering; Science and Mathematics; Humanities and Social Sciences; Business Administration; and Education. There are 19 majors and 35 minors offered. The school also has an evening graduate program, The Citadel Graduate College, has 19 programs with concentrations in computer science, business, psychology and education.

The Citadel is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

In 2013, U.S. News & World Report tapped The Citadel as the top public institution in the Regional Universities –" South category and fourth out of all 92 universities in that category. The previous year, U.S. News ranked The Citadel as eighth best value in the Regional Universities –" South category.

Athletics

Known as the Bulldogs, Citadel athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I and have been members of the Southern Conference since 1936. Men compete in cross country, indoor and outdoor track, football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, and rifle; women compete in soccer, volleyball, cross country, rifle, golf and indoor and outdoor track.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Citadel offers grants, loans, and scholarships, including cadet scholarships and veterans' benefits, to help students defray the cost of attendance. All applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Library System

The Daniel Library, renamed in honor of Charles E. Daniel and Robert Hugh Daniel, houses more than 200,000 volumes of material in addition to electronic access to thousands of journals. The campus archives and museum are also housed here, as well as special collections.

The library was originally named The Memorial Library and Museum when it opened in 1960. It was renamed in 1972 to honor the two lifelong benefactors.

Student Housing

Undergraduate students must live on campus all four years at The Citadel. Housing is provided in the following barracks: Murray Barracks, Padgett-Thomas Barracks, Law Barracks, Stevens Barracks and Watts Barracks.

General Information

Admission Office

171 Moultrie Street

Charleston, SC 29409

(843) 953-5230

(800) 868-1842

Fax: (843) 953-7036



Contact: John Powell

Director of Admissions
Main Address

171 Moultrie Street

Charleston, SC 29409

(843) 225-3294

www.citadel.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,288

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 607

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,241

Graduate enrollment: 1,040

Setting

Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 75%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 84%


College Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Physical Education B
Secondary Education B

Engineering

Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Citadel Military College of South Carolina Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (843) 225-3294
Website: www.citadel.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.citadel.edu/root/applyhub
Address: 171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,763
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 69%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,032 (81% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $12,516
Out-of-state Tuition: $34,988
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 88%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $11,930

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Citadel Military College of South Carolina Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Citadel Military College of South Carolina.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 121
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 111
Education 328
Engineering 1133
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 11
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
History 111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences 111
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 122
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 111
Social Sciences 12
Grand total 242223

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Citadel Military College of South Carolina and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $12,516
Out-of-state $34,988
Books and supplies $7,950

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $10,890
Out-of-state $18,540

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 607 88%
Grant or scholarship aid 534 78% $11,930
Student loan aid 392 57% $11,257

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,830 65% $11,878
Federal student loans 1,362 48% $6,605

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Citadel Military College of South Carolina. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Citadel Military College of South Carolina students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,672 2,247 425
Percent admitted 100% 82% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 26% 28% 18%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Citadel Military College of South Carolina Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 3,763
Undergraduate enrollment 2,911
Graduate enrollment 852

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Citadel Military College of South Carolina Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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