The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • UCI has more expensive tuition & fees ($43,529) than Cal Poly ($28,105).
  • It is harder to admit to Cal Poly than UCI.
  • UCI has a higher submitted SAT score (1,315) than Cal Poly (1,315).
  • UCI has higher submitted ACT score (29) than Cal Poly (29).
  • UCI has more students with 36,303 students while Cal Poly has 22,440 students.
  • UCI has more full-time faculties with 2,125 faculties while Cal Poly has 881 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and University of California-Irvine.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Cal PolyUCI
Cal Polyvs.UCI
San Luis Obispo, CaliforniaLocationIrvine, California
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Master's degreeHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$10,195
Out-Of-State$28,105
Tuition & Fees
In-State$13,775
Out-Of-State$43,529
53% ($6,996)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)69% ($18,273)
$6,996Average Amount of Financial Aid$18,273
34.61 %Acceptance Rates36.51 %
31.24 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)21.07 %
1,315SAT Score1,330
29ACT Score30
83 %Graduation Rate85 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate8 %
94 %Retention Rate94 %
22,440Student Population36,303
881Number of Faculties2,125
21 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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