The Citadel

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  1. Fengawr

    Fengawr Member

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    In the future, I am thinking about applying for The Citadel. My grades are good, I play sports all throughout the year and I was in student government (I didn't run this semester because I was doubling up on math and I didn't want to miss those classes). I feel like I have a decent chance of getting in, but the only problem is that I live in a far away state called Oregon. I have heard some people say that The Citadel tries really hard to mostly let in the students of South Carolina. Will I still have a decent chance to go if I get a decent score on my SAT and ACT?
     
  2. Rhino35

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    Just an FYI..My son is in 2nd yr and is from Florida. He has had roommates from NY, Maryland, and Texas. So not being from South Carolina should not be much of an issue as long as you meet the requirements...good luck
     
  3. sprog

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    Where is this mythical land of which you speak? Do dragons dwell there?:shake:

    Seriously, you'll be fine. Plenty of OOS cadets at the SMCs. I was OOS at VMI. Just be advised that the costs will be considerably more than what in-state guys pay (if you don't receive any type of aid).

    Good luck.
     
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    Being out of state doesn't really mean anything. If you're a strong applicant, they don't care where you're from. So much of The Citadel's cadet population comes from SC because it's so famous here. There are families who have had people going there for over a hundred years.
     
  5. Fengawr

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    Hahaha this actually made me laugh out loud.. As far as I know it, no dragons dwell there but who knows what the government is hiding now a days :p

    As far as payment is concerned, I am going to try and apply for the Army ROTC scholarship. I will probably also apply for the ROTC scholarship to other in-state schools in Oregon, so if I don't get accepted for the scholarship at The Citadel, I have a few back up plans.
     
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    I am from Connecticut and received an acceptance letter maybe 3 weeks ago. I think you'll be fine location wise
     
  7. btexino

    btexino CidGrad/VMIdad

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    I was from Connecticut and one of my Citadel classmates was from Madras, Oregon. So, good luck to Fengawr and cjoyce28, especially if you head off to Charleston.
     
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    The Citadel does encourage in-state applicants, but more than half of the corps is from out of state. If you're a qualified applicant, they'll admit you irregardless of where you're from. I think it would only come into play if you are borderline.
     
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    The Citadel was one of the military colleges my daughter applied and was accepted to with a scholarship and she is from Pennsylvania. Her first choice is the Air Force Academy and she also applied to Norwich University where my son is a sophomore.
     
  10. CitadelGrad

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    I attended The Citadel from St. Louis. My roommate was from Long Island. Typically, more than 40 states, any number of U.S. territories and several foreign countries are represented in the Corps of Cadets. Some of my classmates came from as far away as San Francisco and Phoenix.
     

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