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Citadel Military College of South CarolinaCharleston, SC
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Western Carolina UniversityCullowhee, NC
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#13 in Federal Region IV Universities
#7 in South Carolina Colleges
Rankings*#30 in Federal Region IV Universities
#14 in North Carolina Colleges
Public, 4 or more years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS CertificateOffered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$12,620 South Carolina Residents
$35,876 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$4,277 North Carolina Residents
$8,277 Out-of-State
expensive$10,890 South Carolina Residents
$18,540 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitioncheaper$7,414 North Carolina Residents
$17,821 Out-of-State
More$11,878Average Financial Aid AmountLess$6,218
Admission
Higher1,140 SAT
23 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,110 SAT
23 ACT
Easier75%Acceptance RateTighter69%
Favorable32%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower28%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller3,763Total EnrollmentLarger11,639
Smaller2,911Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger10,027
Smaller852Graduate Student PopulationLarger1,612
Smaller381Online Student PopulationLarger2,151
Completion & Outcomes
Higher74%Graduate RateLower62%
Lower18%Transfer-out RateHigher29%
Higher84%Retention RateLower80%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityStudy Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,362)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 4,552)
Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,706)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty12 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty17 to 1
318Number of faculties743
Higher$77,792Average Faculty SalaryLower$70,510
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.