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The Citadel Military College of South Carolina

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Worst school ever.Quite BrightBiology
Worst school ever. they dont give two ****s about you . all they care about is waking up at 5am everyday and treating you like crap. transfering out asap . and also they hate everyone from the north.
1st Year Male -- Class 2015
Scholastic Success: A+, Education Quality: F
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I chose Citadel because I thought it wouldQuite BrightEnglish
I chose Citadel because I thought it would help me prepare to be a Marine officer and the alumni networking would help when I got into the fleet. I transferred in after two years at a junior college and got an enormous wake-up call the moment I got there. If you are transferring, this school is NOT for you. The whole "break down and rebuild you" philosophy is admirable as long as it doesn't affect academics. But as a knob that is not the case! You have two inviolate hours per day of study and (in my case) seven classes (per semsester)! Plus I was given, by the admissions staff, the impression that I would only be taking a few lower-division courses, mostly sticking to my major and graduating in two years. WRONG! I got stuck taking ONE english course and six classes in math/science or a foreign language. So I'd be spending almost four years there playing catch-up in calculus and physics to get a BA in ENGLISH! I will NEVER understand the modern military's myth of engineers making future Napoleons. The man said to study Frederick the Great and Caesar, not differential equations!Long story short it's an academic paradise for engineers because they are "tested" on their strongpoint. Thus a fifth of the freshmen class gets disqualified from return on academics alone their first year! And that doesn't even touch the guys who drop out through standard attrition! Btw, those pretty things at the College of Charleston really don't want anything to do with cadets. They're all locked up dogs who should be put down, as I was told. The only people who like the cadets are the elderly and the tour buses that point out another historical remnant of Charleston's slave past.
1st Year Male -- Class 2009
Surrounding City: A+, Education Quality: F
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I should have gone to another school and maybe I'd have a job.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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