Question about the Citadel and VMI

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  1. USMC 2012

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    I was wondering how I would look to the Citadel and VMI. I am a Junior and am applying at the end of the year in early June to the Citadel. I have a GPA of 3.00 - 3.01 (unweighted) at a college prep school, and SATs of around 1600 - 1700. I also have things like Eagle Scout, and Class President and Varsity Soccer with some letters. I was just wondering if there are any Knobs or Citadel Grads out there that know how I look to the Citadel.

    Thanks,
    USMC 2012
     
  2. MikeC

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    Your ECs are great. I'm going to the Citadel starting this year, I can't really speak for the others in my freshman class but you can check collegeview.com to get an idea of the average SAT and GPA
    Just my opinion but you probably will get into the Citadel.

    Good luck
     
  3. bruno

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    I can't tell you what your chances are for admission- but you can look at the profile of the class of 2014 at VMI and see where you stand:
     
  4. btexino

    btexino CidGrad/VMIdad

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    Here’s the profile for The Citadel’s Class of 2014:

    U.S. States represented: 37
    Foreign countries: 5
    Transfer students: 46
    High school graduates matriculating: 656
    Total minority: 174
    International students: 9
    South Carolina residents: 378
    Out-of-state and international: 356
    SAT average: 1080
    HS GPA: 3.36
    Top 25 percent of high school class: 166
    Top majors
    Business Administration: 123
    Criminal Justice: 104
    Civil & Environmental Engineering: 100
    Political Science: 74
    History: 64
    Biology: 60
    Health, Exercise and Sports Science: 47
    Electrical Engineering: 46
    Computer Science: 26
    Top four states
    South Carolina: 378
    Florida: 49
    Georgia: 43
    North Carolina: 43

    Also, The Princeton Review’s website shows the following statistics for this year’s knob class:

    SAT:
    % Submitting Score: 70%
    Critical Reading Middle 50%: 470 - 580
    Math Middle 50%: 490 - 590

    ACT:
    % Submitting Score: 34%
    ACT Middle 50%: 20 - 23

    Average High School GPA: 3.37
    % with GPA 3.75 of higher: 26%
    % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74: 15%
    % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49: 15%
    % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24: 19%
    % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99: 22%
    % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49: 3%

    Students in Top Tenth of HS Class: 11%
    Students in Top Quarter of HS Class: 35%
    Students in Top Half of HS Class: 69%

    Total applicants: 2,426
    Total applicants who are accepted: 1,384
    Total of accepted students who enroll: 626
    % of students who return for their sophomore year: 80%

    This information should give you a pretty good idea as to how you fit in. Go 'Dogs!!
     
  5. bruno

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    btexino CidGrad/VMIdad

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    But Bruno, I frequently wear my VMI “Rat in the Family” tee-shirt and even finally succumbed to putting a “VMI Dad” decal on the back window of my car. Surely those things count for something. Okay, how about, “GO KEYDOGS!” Is that better? :wink:
     
  7. bruno

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    :thumb::thumb:
     
  8. eagleman

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    Can i get into VMI

    I apologize that I am posting this on someone's thread, but I am new to this and can not seem to figure out how to create a new thread. I am interested in your thoughts on how likely I am to get into VMI. Thanks!

    GPA: 3.5
    ACT:24

    Extracurricular:
    Varsity Basketball: (9-10)
    Varsity Cross-Country: (11)
    Varsity Tennis: (9-11)
    National Forensics League: (10)
    Sports editor of school newspaper: (9)

    Community Service:
    300+ hrs.

    Leadership:
    Life Scout (working on my Eagle)
    Student Senate Treasurer: (9-10)
    Tennis Team Captain: (10)
    recipient of the Hugh O'Brian Leadership Award

    Work experience
    was a counselor at a summer camp for 2 wks.
    various landscaping and home care jobs
     
  9. NAS

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    Re:VMI/Citadel Question

    Unfortunately, getting into VMI will be tougher than getting into the Citadel, but being from Charleston SC, I can tell you it is a great town! The admission requirements at VMI are tougher and the military life at VMI is certainly more difficult than the Citadel--Lexington is also a gorgeous town. If you don't get into VMI, you can always go to the Citadel.
    As a SC resident, I visited both schools and chose VMI because the accomplishments of VMI Alumni (from both a military and civilian view) and it's network were far more impressive to me. VMI also paid for my education--the endowment of VMI is about twice the size of the Citadel's and enables VMI to take care of student need... "no cadet in good standing leaves VMI because of money" is what a VMI officer told me nearly 20 years ago!!
    When you look at the fine print, the schools are very different in certain regards... but both fine schools--good luck either way!
     
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  10. CitadelGrad

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    One thing that you have to remember about admissions at The Citadel is that if you are an in-state applicant, the admissions standards are considerably lower than those for out-of-state applicants. If you are an out-of-state applicant, as I was, you can't rely on published GPA and SAT/ACT scores that you'll find in the class profiles. You'll have to do quite a bit better than those averages.
     
  11. Rat

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    This is why im going VMI. as for requirements. If your gpa drops (ie. senioritis) below a 3.0 then dont even apply. I have about a 3.4 but i had 1900 on my SATs also being an Eagle scout really helps. If you are serious about it go to an open house and check it out make sure to do early decision. Its non-comittal and it saves the hassle of dieing all through aApril as you wait.

    And when it comes to money. I received all but 4500 a year so dont even worry about that.
     

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