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Citadel Military College of South Carolina Admission Requirements

Charleston, South Carolina

Chances of getting into Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80.8%
Admission Difficulty for Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Citadel Military College of South Carolina and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #32 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,159 out of 2,672 applicants were admitted making Citadel Military College of South Carolina an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Citadel Military College of South Carolina typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Citadel Military College of South Carolina SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1220
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 610
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

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 requires 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 60 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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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
1220 and Above Good >88%
1125 to 1220 Avg + 81%-88%
1030 to 1125 Avg - 71%-81%
935 to 1030 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 935 Low <60%
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Citadel Military College of South Carolina ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
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 20
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 25
Average ACT Score 22

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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Citadel Military College of South Carolina.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Citadel Military College of South Carolina admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >89%
22 to 25 Avg + 81%-89%
20 to 22 Avg - 74%-81%
18 to 20 Reach 65%-74%
Less than 18 Low <65%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.53
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school 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 3.53 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #14 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.53 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Citadel Military College of South Carolina accepts 81% 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
3.75+ 31% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

71% 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 12%
Top 25% of class 34%
Top 50% of class 71%
Bottom 50% of class 29%
Bottom 25% of class 4%

Admission Statistics

Citadel Military College of South Carolina admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 425 2,247 2,672
Accepted 314 1,845 2,159
Acceptance Rate 74% 82% 81%
Enrolled 78 625 703
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 34% 33%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Citadel Military College of South Carolina and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Citadel Military College of South Carolina Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

81% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1220. 60% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 40% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.