College Profile

The Citadel

Charleston, South Carolina
  • Public
    4 year
  • 2,629
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:13
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 6%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $17.8K
    Avg. Financial Aid
The Citadel is a landmark in Charleston, 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 1,200 students attend The Citadel Graduate College, a civilian evening program that offers graduate and professional as well as undergraduate programs. The Citadel is best known nationally for its Corps of Cadets which draws students from about 40 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 training an essential part of the educational experience.
Over 42,000 courses transfer into The Citadel
silhouette of a person walking past a historic building
family posing in a dorm room with bunk beds
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football players in action on the field
cadet operating a radio during a field exercise
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women's soccer team in a huddle on the field


Founded 1842
Total Faculty 182
Full-Time Undergraduate 2,438
Part-Time Undergraduate 191
Application Acceptance Rate 77%
Transfer Students 48
Programs 36 Programs
Courses 1,562 Courses
Transfer Agreements 13 incoming Transfer Agreements
Equivalencies 42,230 incoming Equivalencies
7,940 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $14,703
Out-of-State Tuition $38,586
Books and Supplies $8,470
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid 53%
Federal Loans: Average amount received $6,757
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid 59%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received $11,065

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
    Yes. Transfer students are accepted into the Corps of Cadets only at the beginning of the fall semester. Transfer students are accepted into non-cadet programs at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.
  • Transfer Applications Received:
    160 (fall 22)
  • Transfer Applications Accepted:
    98 (fall 22)
  • Percentage Accepted:
    61% (fall 22)
  • Transfer Applicants Enrolled:
    53 (fall 22)
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  • Degree Completion Programs:

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
    Cumulative GPA of 2.5 preferred
  • Official Transcripts:
    High School & Previous College Transcripts
  • SAT Scores:
    Optional, but not required
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    Optional, but not required
  • Essay:
    Optional, but not required
  • Application Fee:
    $40 application fee. To receive consideration for academic scholarship, please apply before October 1st. If offered academic acceptance, you must submit a $300.00 deposit.
  • Interview:
    Not required, but campus visits are encouraged.
  • Other Requirements:
    1) High School Graduate or GED
    2) medically approved by The Citadel Surgeon.
    3) Must not be married
    4) Must be at least 17 and less than 23 years of age on the date of matriculation
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Transfer Credit Policy

  • Minimum Grade:
    Must earn a grade of "C" or higher to be considered for transfer credit.
  • Credits (Min/Max):
    In order to earn a Citadel degree, a student must spend at least three (3) years as a full-time student at The Citadel--regardless of how much college work has been attempted or transferred.

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The Citadel

171 Moultrie St
Charleston, South Carolina 29409
United States
Main Phone:
(843) 953-5230


Transfer Admission Contact:
Jeffrey B. Price
Deputy Director, Admissions
Last updated on 4/13/2023 by The Citadel.