Citadel Military College of South Carolina Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (5)
The Citadel instills cadets with the discipline, commitment, honor and integrity needed to succeed in all walks of life through vigorous mental, physical and academic commitments. Every graduate earned his/her degree with the utmost honor and respect.
The Citadel is an extremely difficult institution to attend, however this institution is second to none when it comes to preparing the future leaders of America how to properly lead. Granted you have to substitute Thirsty Thursdays with mandatory study hall, however in return you will be leagues ahead of your peers from other university. The constant drilling of discipline and integrity will help sculpt you into an individual that one day you will be able to look into the mirror and be proud of. The professors are second to none and try to accommodate for the rigors that the institute naturally have. With it being a small college you typically become close with your professors and they know you on a first name basis and are genuinely concerned about you. Last but not least the bond you build with your classmates, you can not find anywhere else. The classmates you make there will be the people in your wedding and lifetime friends.
This was the best thing that ever happened to me. It prepares you for the real world and gets you ready to be an adult. You come out with so many tools that will benefit you in life.
The Citadel is an amazing institution. The professors are awesome and many have been and remain active participants in their fields. I know the business and english departments very well and have been impressed by the majority of my professors. One of my business teachers owns her own business and incorporates much of that into her lectures, However, all of my professors go above and beyond to help when asked. I have received invaluable resume help, internship recommendations, and an immense amount of leadership advice. The classes are generally no more than twenty or so, depending on your major. I have had a class as big as thirty and as small as nine. These numbers only further the professor's ability to assist their students. This school prides itself on "the development of principled leaders". This may sound cliche but it really does do this. This school is what you make of it. If you do not intend to work hard and do not consider yourself up for one of the most challenging experiences physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, then do not apply. But if you are looking for an experience that will help to grow and mold you into the potential that you may be aware you have, and even further into the potential you never knew existed, then this is the institution for you. Also, if you are interested in the military but unsure of which branch, The Citadel is the perfect place to explore those options. All branches are represented and you do not have to commit to the military unless you decide to, but commissioning can be made available to you should you desire it. This powerful place brought out in me a confidence that I never could have found anywhere else. It has also brought me in contact with friends that I will be remain in touch with all my life. Other colleges may offer a substantial networking opportunity but no one stands by it like The Citadel. The mentors that I have and the relationships I have developed only add to my love of the affect the school has had on me. Of those that apply, most fear the first year, knob year. However, do not, you will be fine. I have had the pleasure to be a part of the leadership this year and have witnessed the change in training. The professionalism being taught and the leadership advice is truly enlightening. Trust me, if I can do it, so can you. I am just a scrony, 100 pound, little girl and I survived. Yes, I chose the road less traveled and can now seen the light at the end of the tunnel. This fall I will receive my ring and in the spring become a member of the long grey line. I will never regret my choice to come to The Citadel and am looking forward to entering the world with the sound foundation of moral and leadership training it has provided. To you who are reading this, thank you for listening, and good luck on the decisions that are at your feet. Trust yourself and, here's the key, listen to yourself, because only you know where you want to go, who you want to become. This school helped me to discover my love of art, ironically, and Charleston provided the perfect playground for me to explore that interest. Whatever your choice, let the school you go to work its magic on you and develop you into a better person, one that people will respect, listen to, trust, and even follow. Again, good luck, and thank you for listening.
I entered the graduate program after I joined the Army. I entered into the biology program and after my first class, I knew I had chosen the right school. I work full-time but in the biology field so the professors were able to work with me as a colleague and a student. My adviser for my master's thesis was awesome and not-to-serious. He wanted me to have fun but to also be serious about my research. I focused on avian ecology with community response to seasonal and successional stages of abandoned rice fields on the Cooper River, South Carolina. It was a really intense research project that has helped me in my career as a biologist. I learned a lot more at the Citadel than I think I could have at a major university because the classes were smaller but full of relevant information. I didn't have to take those filler classes where they weren't used to further my career. I also used my GI Bill and Federal Tuition Assistance and the admin staff there is awesome. Anytime I had problems, they knew exactly what I needed to do. I earned a lot of commendations, awards, and scholarships because of my research thanks to the program.