The Citadel


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: South Carolina


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 15 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.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Criminal Justice, Electrical Engineering, History, Physical Education, Political Science

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 3328
Total Grad Students: 873
Undergraduate Students: 2455
Faculty: 167

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Percent Male: 91%
Percent Female: 9%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

171 Moultrie St
Charleston South Carolina 29409


Main Email:

Main Phone: 843-225-3294

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
LtCol John W. Powell, Jr.
Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
CDR Chip Nimmich
Assoc Dir of Admissions, Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
2.0 (2.5 preferred)

Minimum Grades for Transfer:

Credits (Min/Max):

Test Scores for Applying:

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:
To receive consideration for academic scholarship, please apply before October 1st. If offered academic acceptance, you must submit a $300.00 deposit.

Other Requirements:
1) High School Graduate or GED
2) medically approved by The Citadel Surgeon.
3) Must not be married
4) Must be at least 17 and less than 23 years of age on the date of matriculation

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 23
English 1 24
Math 18 24
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 470 580
Math 490 590

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 57%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -57%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 6440

Other Expenses: 1249

Room and Board: 5979

Tuition and Fees: 27033

Total Cost: 40701

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 10216

Total Cost – In-State: 23884

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7286

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 77%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 65%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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