Join the Corps of Cadets!
When you commit to The Citadel Experience,
you stand out from the rest.
The Citadel provides the best qualities of a military and disciplined environment to support the development of principled leaders. Academic instruction, plus preparation in character development, military training, and physical fitness prepares cadets to assume leadership roles in whatever path they choose following commencement. The Citadel gives consideration to all applicants who meet the personal, physical, and educational requirements for admission to the Corps of Cadets.
For the fifth consecutive year, The Citadel has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2016 Best Colleges rankings as the top public college in the south for institutions granting up to a master's degree.
Also for the fourth consecutive year, readers of Condé Nast Traveler named Charleston the No. 1 city in the United States.