Home to about 2,858 undergraduates in 2020, The Citadel is a small, public college located in Charleston, South Carolina. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, The Citadel offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by The Citadel can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our The Citadel Guide to Distance and Online Learning.
Individuals with disabilities make up 12.0% of the student population at The Citadel. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit The Citadel Disability Services.
While not a "service academy", The Citadel does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit The Citadel Veteran Services . For more information, check out our The Citadel for Veterans Guide.
The Citadel offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
The Citadel has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,858 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 2,654 (92.9%). Part-time attendance was 204 (7.1%).
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, The Citadel is less diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank The Citadel #2372 out of 3,451.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
The Citadel has a total of 456 student athletes, 350 men and 106 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$12,843,289|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$12,841,413|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Citadel Military College of South Carolina Athletics