The Citadel

171 Moultrie St, Charleston, United States
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Overview of The Citadel

About this school

The Citadel, founded in 1842, is a public, liberal arts, military college. Its 100-acre campus is located in Charleston.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,837
    • Men:2,536 (89.4%)
    • Women:301 (10.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to The Citadel is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
171 Moultrie Street
City, State, Zip
Charleston, SC  29409
Phone
(843) 953-5230
Fax
(843) 953-7084
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
81% of 2,642 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 381 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 2,261 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
724 (34%) of 2,142 admitted students enrolled
Women
70 (25%) of 284 admitted students enrolled
Men
654 (35%) of 1,858 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.68
375 And Above
39%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
551 average |510-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
23%
• Score 500 - 600
53%
• Score 400 - 500
20%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
558 average |510-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
32%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
17%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
9%
• Score 24 - 29
34%
• Score 18 - 23
54%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $14,368|Out-of-state: $36,131
  • Room & Board: - $6,600 (36.48021224850763%)
  • Other Expences: - $7,700 (42.560247623258896%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,792 (20.959540128233474%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


The Citadel accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003423
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
598 (87.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
474 (79.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
458 (96.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
76 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$15,346
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 397 (86.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,764
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 354 (77.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,372
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 59 (12.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
139 (20.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,233

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,921 (75.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,512 (78.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,465 (96.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
387 (26.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$17,136
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,215 (82.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,862
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,116 (76.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,292
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 288 (19.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
589 (23.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,228

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,039
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Engineering/Technologies, Humanities, Military Science, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Journalism/Publications, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


201

Part-Time Faculty


116

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


60%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 19% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 55% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
408,943

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
350
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


The Citadel provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


85.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


63.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


70.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


73.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (17)


  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • History, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (24)


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • National Security
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Student Affairs

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


125,583

Nearest Metropolitan Area


300 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
37.7 average low in January, 87.6 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Charleston
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Charleston
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Charleston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


100% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldog
School Colors
Light blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, racquetball, riflery, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


The Citadel offers choral groups, marching band, student newspaper, the republican society, semper fi society, american society of civil engineers, campus outreach, criminal justice society

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Mostly men

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,559

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,837
Women
301
Men
2,536

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.2% Asian
  • 9.2% Black/African-American
  • 6.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 76.2% White
  • 0.8% Unknown

International Students


0.6% from 8 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


880

Student Resources

Study resources