The Citadel - Honor, Duty, Respect

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    The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, commonly referred to simply as The Citadel, is a state-supported, comprehensive college located in Charleston S.C. Founded in 1842, it is one of the six Senior Military Colleges in the United States.......

    In 1829 South Carolina constructed an arsenal on what is now Marion Square in downtown Charleston to house arms and ammunition. The State entered into an agreement with the War Department in 1830 for Federal troops from nearby Fort Moultrie to guard this new arsenal, state militia replaced them in 1832. Over the next 10 years arsenals throughout the state were consolidated in Charleston and Columbia, Governor John Richardson eventually proposed converting both into military academies and on December 20, 1842 the South Carolina Legislature passed "an Act to convert the Arsenal at Columbia and the citadel and magazine in and near Charleston, into Military Schools" thereby transforming the two state arsenals into the South Carolina Military Academy...

    When South Carolina seceded from the Union in December 1860, Major Robert Anderson moved his garrison of U.S. troops to Fort Sumter and requested reinforcements from the federal government. On January 9, 1861, a battery on Morris Island manned by Citadel Academy cadets fired on the Federal steamer Star of the West, preventing it from reaching Fort Sumter with troops and supplies and thus firing what some consider the first shots of the Civil War. Citadel cadets also manned several guns at "the battery" on Charleston harbor during the firing on Fort Sumter of April 12–13, 1861; The first shot of the bombardment is believed by many historians to have been fired by Second Lieutenant Henry S. Farley, Class of 1860......

    In 2014 for the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Citadel highest among public institutions in the "Regional Universities – South" category and fourth out of all 92 universities (public and private) in the same category, defined as those institutions offering "a full range of undergrad programs and some master's programs but few doctoral programs". In 2012 U.S. News & World Report also ranked The Citadel as the eighth best value among institutions in the "Regional Universities – South" category, In 2005 Newsweek named The Citadel as one of America's "hottest colleges".

    U.S. News & World Report also ranked The Citadel's School of Engineering 17th among all undergraduate engineering programs in the United States in 2012 and ranked the civil engineering program eighth in undergraduate engineering specialty programs.

    In 2010, The Citadel ranked first nationally in graduation rate for public colleges with students having a median SAT of 1085. As of 2012, the four-year graduation rate is 63% compared to a national average of 30%; the six-year rate is 72%.....
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