The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina: Narrative Description

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Charleston, SC 29409
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1842. Setting: 130-acre urban campus. Endowment: $39.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $179,878. Educational spending 2003-04: $5544 per student. Total enrollment: 3,351. Faculty: 230 (153 full-time, 77 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,173 applied, 79% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 67% from top half. Full-time: 2,061 students, 6% women, 94% men. Part-time: 116 students, 42% women, 58% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 29 other countries, 51% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 8% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 6% 25 or older, 100% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 4 members of the Charleston Higher Education Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: 9/1. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $5900 full-time, $182 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,518 full-time, $365 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $928 full-time, $15 per term part-time. College room and board: $4684.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 37 open to all. Major annual events: Parents' Day, Homecoming, Corps Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,913 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Daniel Library with 233,745 books, 1.2 million microform titles, 583 serials, 2,868 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.4 million. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.