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Our Mighty Citadel

Choose something different

You'll never be the same

Our Mighty Citadel

The decision to attend The Citadel is 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.

Choose something different… and you’ll never be the same.

Thomas Taylor

Thomas Taylor

Veteran Day Student

Branch: United States Army

Major: Exercise Science

Thomas Taylor planned to spend his career in the Army, but when his back was injured after a building in Afghanistan collapsed on him, he was forced to change his plans. And that’s when he started exploring the idea of pursuing a college education.

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Page Tisdale

Page Tisdale

Faculty & Staff

Career Center

Page Tisdale, the director of The Citadel Career Center, is on a mission to make sure every cadet walks across the stage on graduation day ready to step into a career. When others challenge her ambition, her response is simple—why not?

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Kayla Funes

Kayla Funes

Hometown: Conway, SC

Company: Victor

Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Kayla Funes believes engineers can make a difference and create change in the world. At The Citadel, she began designing and building water filters to provide access to clean water for people in developing countries.

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Kate Manzione

Kate Manzione

Hometown: Newbury Park, CA

Company: F-Troop

Major: Nursing

Whether on the field or in formation, taking advantage of the opportunity to lead has developed Cadet Kate Manzione into a person that she wouldn't have recognized when she arrived at The Citadel.

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#1 Public College in the South

The Citadel has been ranked #1 Public College in the South offering up to a master's degree by U.S. News & World Report for 8 years in a row.

1 in 3 Cadets Earn a Commission

Approximately 1 in 3 cadets earn a commission into the U.S. Armed Forces upon graduation.

Citadel Graduate College

The Citadel Graduate College offers 25 graduate degrees programs with 22 concentration options, 25 graduate certificates and 10 undergraduate degree completion programs.

12:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

The 12:1 student-faculty ratio ensures direct access to nationally recognized scholars.

2,300 Cadets

Approximately 2,300 students comprise the South Carolina Corps of Cadets at The Citadel.

Over 90% Cadet Placement

Over 90% of Cadets report professional employment, military, or graduate school acceptance within 6 months of graduation, which is significantly above the national average.

$250,690,056 Raised

20,784 donors contributed to the Foundation for Leadership campaign, a 6 year effort to support the college.

Over 1,100 Non-Traditional Students

The Citadel Graduate College has a population of over 1,100 students, 23% of whom are a part of the undergraduate degree completion program.

16 Varsity Athletic Teams

The Citadel is part of the Division I Southern Conference with 9 men's varsity teams and 7 women's varsity teams.

Learning in 23 Countries

Citadel cadets and students study abroad in 23 countries across several continents.

22% Veteran Students

22% of the Citadel Graduate College are veteran students studying locally and abroad with The Citadel ranked as #1 Public College for Veterans in the South.

24 Undergraduate Majors

The Citadel offers 24 undergraduate majors and 39 minors.

#1 College for Alumni Giving in the South

The Citadel is ranked #1 College for Alumni Giving in the South with a current alumni network of over 39,000 people.

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