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 State Fullerton ($18,856).
  • It is harder to admit to Cal State Fullerton than UC Riverside.
  • Cal State Fullerton has more students with 40,738 students while UC Riverside has 26,847 students.
  • UC Riverside has more full-time faculties with 1,051 faculties while Cal State Fullerton has 1,018 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - California State University-Fullerton and University of California-Riverside.
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Cal State Fullertonvs.UC Riverside
Fullerton, CaliforniaLocationRiverside, California
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Doctoral/Research UniversityCarnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$6,976
Out-Of-State$18,856
Tuition & Fees
In-State$13,754
Out-Of-State$43,508
66% ($8,483)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)78% ($18,445)
$8,483Average Amount of Financial Aid$18,445
45.72 %Acceptance Rates57.23 %
21.19 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)18.39 %
-SAT Score-
-ACT Score-
71 %Graduation Rate76 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate16 %
87 %Retention Rate88 %
40,738Student Population26,847
1,018Number of Faculties1,051
25 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio24 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, 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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