A Citadel education in high demand
As The Citadel begins preparations for the arrival of the Class of 2008, interest in a challenging, traditional military-style college education is at an all-time high.
As of May 1, the Office of Admissions reached a record-breaking 2,303 applications from high school seniors seeking admission in the fall. At the same time last year, the college had received 2,067 applications. That is an 11.4 percent increase from one year to the next. Since 2000, applications have increased 14.3 percent.
those young men and women seeking to be part of the South Carolina Corps
of Cadets for the fall, between 720 and 740 freshmen are expected to matriculate
this summer. That's up from previous years because the reconstructed Padgett-Thomas
Barracks will open this summer. The opening will create additional bed
space on campus. The Citadel's four barracks can house about 1,910 cadets.
All cadets must live on campus.