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Citadel Military College of South Carolina Admission Requirements

Charleston, South Carolina

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Chances of getting into Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
80%
Admission Difficulty for Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Citadel Military College of South Carolina and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Citadel Military College of South Carolina is 80%.  It ranks #27 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Citadel Military College of South Carolina is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,018 out of 2,524 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent (SAT 1030/1210 ACT 21/26). Citadel Military College of South Carolina typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.81. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Citadel Military College of South Carolina application fee is $40 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Citadel Military College of South Carolina. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 60% of students submitted SAT scores and 40% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Citadel Military College of South Carolina SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1030-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT 
60%
SAT Scores for Citadel Military College of South Carolina
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Citadel Military College of South Carolina
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Citadel Military College of South Carolina?

Citadel Military College of South Carolina typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. Citadel Military College of South Carolina ranks #5 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 60 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Citadel Military College of South Carolina admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1210 and Above Good >88%
1120 to 1210 Avg + 80%-88%
1030 to 1120 Avg - 68%-80%
940 to 1030 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 940 Low <53%
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Citadel Military College of South Carolina ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
40%
ACT Scores for Citadel Military College of South Carolina
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Citadel Military College of South Carolina
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Citadel Military College of South Carolina?

Admission data indicates that Citadel Military College of South Carolina regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Citadel Military College of South Carolina.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Citadel Military College of South Carolina admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >90%
23 to 26 Avg + 80%-90%
21 to 23 Avg - 71%-80%
19 to 21 Reach 59%-71%
Less than 19 Low <59%
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Citadel Military College of South Carolina GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.81
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Citadel Military College of South Carolina?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Citadel Military College of South Carolina. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Citadel Military College of South Carolina was 3.81 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.81 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Citadel Military College of South Carolina accepts 80% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Citadel Military College of South Carolina students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 36.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 16.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 17.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 10.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 6.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

63% of Citadel Military College of South Carolina freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Citadel Military College of South Carolina students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 32%
Top 50% of class 63%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Citadel Military College of South Carolina admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 448 2,076 2,524
Accepted 346 1,672 2,018
Acceptance Rate 77% 81% 80%
Enrolled 70 512 582
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 31% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Citadel Military College of South Carolina is $40.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Citadel Military College of South Carolina and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Citadel Military College of South Carolina Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Citadel Military College of South Carolina
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217864 IPEDS survey data for Citadel Military College of South Carolina.

FAQs

Does Citadel Military College of South Carolina prefer SAT or ACT?

60% of students submit their SAT scores to Citadel Military College of South Carolina. 40% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Citadel Military College of South Carolina?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to Citadel Military College of South Carolina. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Citadel Military College of South Carolina?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1210. 60% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Citadel Military College of South Carolina?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 40% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.