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Welcome to The Citadel!

We are achieving excellence in the education of principled leaders.

The Citadel is a landmark in Charleston and South Carolina that is noted for its educational reputation as well as its rich history. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has an undergraduate student body of about 2,300 students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Another 1,000 students attend The Citadel Graduate College, a civilian evening program that offers graduate and professional degrees as well as undergraduate programs.

The Citadel is best known nationally for its Corps of Cadets, which draws students from about 45 states and a dozen countries. The men and women in the Corps live and study under a classical military system that makes leadership and character development an essential part of the educational experience.


The Citadel - US News World Report Ranking 2015For the fourth straight year, The Citadel has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top public college in the South for institutions granting up to a master's degree.


PT Barracks, The Citadel Campus