The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is a public institution and senior military college in Charleston. The Citadel confers undergrad degrees in 23 academic majors and all students become part of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. In addition, all cadets are required to enroll in at least one ROTC course per semester. As a military college, The Citadel hosts a number of military-related groups including a regimental band and pipes and a rifle legion drill team.
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Potential freshmen please understand that this is a military type school. It will be a different college experience. You will get yelled at, and worked hard mentally and physically But, if you make it through the first year, it gets much better.
The Citadel is a college like no other, offering advanced training and learning experiences that have named it the #1 Public School of the South. While the first year here as a knob is absolutely miserable, the reward upon graduation is very substantial. The Citadel is a school that is a privilege to attend; it instills high ideals such as honor, uprightness, loyalty, patriotism, obedience, initiative, leadership, professional knowledge, and pride in achievement.
Ben from Charleston, SC, SC
The Citadel has been ranked #1 School in the South two years in a row. It is a institution of higher learning striving to mold the minds, morals, and bodies of the next generation of leaders. It is easy to get into but hard to stay.
Wyatt from Decatur, IL
It's one of the most challenging places. If you want to make something of yourself and actually learn something come to the Citadel, but be it takes some thick skin to excel. It's a great school with an amazing alumni network. If you want a different experience than the stereotypical college,( you will NOT get a degree in beer pong, one night stands, or pot smoking here) this college is not for you.
george from Athens, GA
The leadership qualities and discipline that I learned at this college will go beyond college. I have learned hard work and determination. This school strives itself on academics and making sure each student attends classes.
Miles from Mount Pleasant, SC
A school that upholds tradition in ways such as all cadets must uphold the Honor Code, A cadet does not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do. All cadets are trained during their freshman year as knobs who learn to live by the core values of honor, duty, and respect. No one person knows why they choose to come to live the life they go through when going through knob year, and maintaining that discipline until they graduate, but they all learn it as they go: the fact that this institution molds you into a principled leader that this world needs more and more.
Frederick from Charleston, SC
It is a challenging school were self discipline and time management are key. The campus is great with a multitude of activities if you keep an open mind. People are every where and making new friends and meting new people is beyond simple.