VMI vs. Citadel

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VMI vs. Citadel


Both VMI and Citadel are public. VMI is located in Lexington, VA and Citadel is located in Charleston, SC.
  • VMI has more expensive tuition of $48,324 than Citadel ($35,826).
  • VMI has tighter acceptance rate of 0.5314318975553% than Citadel (0.8107494322483%).
  • VMI has higher SAT scores of 1,190 than Citadel (1,120).
  • Citadel is larger with 3,740 students than VMI (1,698 students).

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#61 in Liberal Arts Colleges
#6 in Virginia
Rankings#7 in South Carolina
Public, 4 yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 years
Lexington, VALocationCharleston, SC
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Baccalaureate College - Arts & SciencesCarnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Tuition & Fees
$19,670 Virginia residents
$48,324 out-of-state
Undergraduate$12,570 South Carolina residents
$35,826 out-of-state
Graduate$10,890 South Carolina residents
$18,540 out-of-state
$12,299Financial Aid$12,363
$40Application Fee$40 undergraduate
$40 graduate
0.5314318975553%Acceptance Rate0.8107494322483%
1,190 SAT, 25 ACTTest Scores1,120 SAT, 24 ACT
Student Population
1,698Total Students3,740
Online Enrollment628
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
85%Graduation Rate71%
12%Transfer-out Rate19%
80%Retention Rate87%
$65,200Average Earning after Graduation$59,600
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Not OfferedDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,751)
$2,840 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,362)
✔ (21 meals per week)
$6,642 average annual costs
Meal Plan✔ (20 meals per week)
Faculties and Staffs
11 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio12 to 1
142 Full-time
44 Part-time
Number of Faculties208 Full-time
103 Part-time
573 Full-time
84 Part-time
Number of Staffs641 Full-time
103 Part-time
$63,489 for Faculties
$51,222 Part-time
Average Salary$79,601 for Faculties
$59,535 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020