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The Citadel - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


The Citadel

The Citadel

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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 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.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,499 (2,629 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 90% Male / 10% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,838 (in-state); $29,639 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $6,940 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,264
  • Other Expenses: $1,399
  • Total Cost: $25,442 (in-state); $44,243 (out-of-state)

The Citadel Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 83%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 66%
    • Loans: 59%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,815
    • Loans: $8,815

Scholarships for The Citadel (powered by Cappex.com)

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): 84%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 56%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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The Citadel Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.citadel.edu/main/about/mission.html

"The Citadel's mission is to educate and prepare graduates to become principled leaders in all walks of life by instilling the core values of The Citadel in a challenging intellectual environment.

The Citadel strives to produce graduates who have insight into issues, ideas, and values that are of importance to society. It is equally important that Citadel graduates are capable of both critical and creative thinking, have effective communication skills, can apply abstract concepts to concrete situations, and possess the methodological skills needed to gather and analyze information.

Throughout its history, The Citadel's primary purpose has been to educate undergraduates as members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and to prepare them for post-graduate positions of leadership through academic programs of recognized excellence supported by the best features of a structured military environment. The cadet lifestyle provides a disciplined environment that supports the growth and development of character, physical fitness, and moral and ethical principles.

A complementary purpose of The Citadel, realized through The Citadel Graduate College is to provide the citizens of the Lowcountry and the State of South Carolina opportunities for professional development by offering a broad range of educational programs of recognized excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. These programs are designed to accommodate the needs of non-traditional students seeking traditional and demanding academic challenges."

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