Citadel Questions???

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  1. jeffwar613

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    1/ Upon graduation would I be a marine 2nd Lt.?
    2/ Is it under contract I do a certain amount of military service?
    3/ How is the acceptance rate compared to the USNA?
    4/ Is the Citadel for all branches of the military?
     
  2. tucker92

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    1/ Only if you complete 4 years of Marine ROTC and choose to enter the Marines.

    2/ See number 1.

    3/ An awful lot higher.

    4/ Yep. ROTC for every branch.
     
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    If you are accepted into the citadel are you also accepted into to ROTC
     
  4. tucker92

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    In a sense. If you attend The Citadel (as with VMI and Norwich), you MUST take ROTC, even if you don't plan to commission after college. The choice of branch, I believe, is yours.

    EDIT: To make clear, if you want an ROTC scholarship to use at The Citadel, that is another application process altogether, as you probably know.
     
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    Even without a scholarship can I be sure, if accepted, I could be on the right course to become a marine officer.
     
  6. tucker92

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    I suspect you can find the answers to your questions on The Citadel's website, but I'm pretty certain that if you successfully complete 4 years of NROTC/Marine Corps option, on scholarship or not, at The Citadel and you request to be commissioned, you will receive a commission.
     
  7. America's Finest

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    Yes, if you succesfully complete all four years of ROTC at the citadel you will be able to commission as an officer, with or without a scholarship.

    The acceptance rate of the citadel is CONSIDERABLY higher than USNA.
     
  8. Mixmaestro

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    But is the academic program as tough?
     
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    The acceptance rate is about 60% higher. The Academic work is whatever you make it. You can make it just as hard, harder, or way easier than the USNA. Its whatever you make of it.
     
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    I can't say for sure but I am willing to bet USNA has tougher academics but is also easier in the way that you have more extra help availible.
     
  11. OmarY

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    The rigors of The Citadel, particularly during Knob Year are at the very minimum, parallel to USNA, especially if pursuing a contact with the Naval Department. It should be known that no scholarships/contracts are just handed out, you have to earn them.

    Especially with the Marine contingency of The Citadel.

    The "extra help" available at The Citadel, I would argue, is elevated in respects to one on one help. With a faculty that has a smaller student:faculty ratio, the education becomes a more personal one than the service academies could ever wish to provide.
     

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