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The Citadel

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1842
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,238
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $185,362,611
Admissions Address

171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409

Website

http://www.citadel.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@citadel.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Lt. Col. John W. Powell, Jr.
Admissions office telephone: (843) 953-5230
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: October 26
 
Decision sent by: N/A
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.applyweb.com/apply/citadel/ Tuition deposit: $300 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 3 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 4 N/A
Total academic units 20 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Very important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 75%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 64%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 76%
Total applicants: 1,999
Total acceptances: 1,494
Total freshman enrollment: 538
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,808
Male acceptances: 1,343
Male freshman enrollment: 510
 
Female applicants: 191
Female acceptances: 151
Female freshman enrollment: 28
Out-of-state freshmen: 55%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 12%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 32%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 69%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 79%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 80%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 490 – 590
Math: 510 – 610
Combined: 1000 – 1200

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.9% 4.6%
600-699 22.7% 23.9%
500-599 46.9% 54.8%
400-499 28.1% 16.5%
300-399 0.5% 0.2%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 18%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 20 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.0% N/A N/A
24-29 31.3% N/A N/A
18-23 66.7% N/A N/A
12-17 1.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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