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.
  • UC Riverside has more expensive tuition & fees ($43,508) than Cal Poly ($28,105).
  • It is harder to admit to Cal Poly than UC Riverside.
  • Cal Poly has a higher submitted SAT score (1,315) than UC Riverside (1,180).
  • Cal Poly has higher submitted ACT score (29) than UC Riverside (27).
  • UC Riverside has more students with 26,434 students while Cal Poly has 22,440 students.
  • UC Riverside has more full-time faculties with 1,051 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-Riverside.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Cal PolyUC Riverside
Cal Polyvs.UC Riverside
San Luis Obispo, CaliforniaLocationRiverside, 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)
Tuition & Fees
53% ($6,996)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)91% ($16,159)
$6,996Average Amount of Financial Aid$16,159
34.61 %Acceptance Rates57.23 %
31.24 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)18.39 %
1,315SAT Score1,180
29ACT Score27
83 %Graduation Rate77 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate14 %
94 %Retention Rate91 %
22,440Student Population26,434
881Number of Faculties1,051
21 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio22 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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