The Citadel Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Thompson Hall at The Citadel
Thompson Hall at The Citadel. ProfReader / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Citadel Military College of South Carolina has generally open admissions. Only around one-quarter of those who apply will not be accepted to the school. Students interested in applying to The Citadel need to submit scores from either the SAT or ACT to the school. They also need to fill out the online application (found at the school's website), submit a high school transcript, pass a physical exam, and meet other requirements outlined by the school.

Admissions Data (2016)

The Citadel Description

Founded in 1842, The Citadel is a public university located in Charleston, South Carolina, that is well known for its Corps of Cadets. Citadel students are educated in a military system that emphasizes leadership and character training. About a third of Citadel graduates accept military commissions. The college has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and students come from 40 states and 12 countries. The Citadel does well in regional and national rankings because of its high four-year graduation rate and strong academic programs. In athletics, The Citadel Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference, and the school is proud of its athletes' high graduation rates.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 3,602 (2,773 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 89% Male / 11% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,734 (in-state); $32,812 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $7,795 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,549
  • Other Expenses: $1,760
  • Total Cost: $27,838 (in-state); $48,916 (out-of-state)

The Citadel Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 73%
    • Loans: 53%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,669
    • Loans: $7,892

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Criminal Justice, Electrical Engineering, History, Physical Education, Political Science

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 20%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 60%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Rifle, Wrestling, Tennis, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Rifle, Golf, Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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