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.
  • UCSB has more expensive tuition & fees ($44,171) than Cal State Fullerton ($18,856).
  • It is harder to admit to UCSB than Cal State Fullerton.
  • Cal State Fullerton has more students with 42,051 students while UCSB has 26,179 students.
  • UCSB has more full-time faculties with 1,097 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-Santa Barbara.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Cal State FullertonUCSB
Cal State Fullertonvs.UCSB
Fullerton, CaliforniaLocationSanta Barbara, California
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctoral/Research UniversityCarnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
68% ($8,612)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)63% ($18,590)
$8,612Average Amount of Financial Aid$18,590
45.72 %Acceptance Rates32.81 %
21.19 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)16.90 %
-SAT Score-
-ACT Score-
69 %Graduation Rate84 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate-
89 %Retention Rate91 %
42,051Student Population26,179
1,018Number of Faculties1,097
27 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 ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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