When you commit to The Citadel Experience, you stand out from the rest.
When you choose The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, you make a commitment to be challenged. As a member of the Corps of Cadets, you will join an extraordinary group of young individuals driven by a strong moral code and a desire to make a difference. You are strong, but when you join your classmates, you become part of a team. Together you become resilient. You form lifelong bonds that define who you are. You learn to uphold standards and learn the value of accountability and integrity. And in this process, you realize that you are capable of more than you ever thought.
Public University in the South
The Citadel is proud to have nationally ranked programs among our 30 majors and 50 minors. The Citadel boasts of our 11:1 student to faculty ratio, honors program, and multiple study abroad opportunities. The Citadel’s commitment to produce career ready graduates through experiential learning environments lead to 88% being placed in employment, military, or internship at graduation with the average graduate salary exceeding the national average. The Citadel is also proud to boast the highest 4yr graduation rate in the state of South Carolina.
The Citadel offers students a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills through our strenuous four-year model. Students live on campus for four years developing skills in communication and teamwork while also learning to problem solve. The Citadel’s focus is developing principled leaders, who are ready to be successful in any future endeavors and our military atmosphere is a key pillar to that future success. The Citadel’s unique environment encourages students to bond together leading to friendships that will last a lifetime.
Community Service & Campus Life
The Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics strives to create leadership development through community outreach and service opportunities for students. In addition, The Citadel has a very robust Cadet Activities department on campus that hosts over 90 different clubs and groups. These clubs and groups support academics, religious, political, and other extracurricular interests of students here on campus.
The Citadel offers ROTC in all branches of the armed forces. Students can earn commissions into the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Space Force and Coast Guard while at The Citadel. All students, whether they plan to commission or not, participate in two years of ROTC classes. Those seeking a commission continue with ROTC classes and labs for their remaining two years. Approximately 33% of each graduating class earn commissions into the US military upon graduation. Additional scholarship funding is also available to those who have earned a ROTC scholarship in high school.
The Citadel hosts 16 NCAA Division I sport teams and competes in the Southern Conference for both men and women. Beyond NCAA sports, The Citadel also offers both club and intramural sports. Club teams travel all over the southeast, while intramural sports take place on campus providing cadets some heathy competition between companies.
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Tuition and Financial Aid
Your Citadel experience will challenge you in many ways, but paying for it shouldn’t. Our Financial Aid office will assist you in making a Citadel education affordable. Last year, 81 percent of students received some form of financial aid, and $13.7M in ROTC scholarships were awarded. Check out our tuition, cost and financial aid information to get started, and then contact us to learn more.
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