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  • Both are Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years schools.
  • USC has more expensive tuition & fees ($56,225) than Stanford University ($51,354).
  • It is harder to admit to Stanford University than USC.
  • Stanford University has higher submitted SAT score (1,495) than USC (1,440).
  • Stanford University has higher submitted ACT score (101) than USC (97).
  • USC has more students with 45,687 students while Stanford University has 17,534 students.
  • USC has more full-time faculties with 2,133 faculties while Stanford University has 1,603 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Stanford University and University of Southern California.
Stanford Universityvs.USC
Stanford, CaliforniaLocationLos Angeles, California
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
$51,354Tuition & Fees$56,225
4,195 (59.39%)Number Receiving Financial Aid11,622 (60.63%)
$47,106Average Amount of Financial Aid$37,647
4.73 %Acceptance Rates15.95 %
81.53 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)37.14 %
1,495SAT Score1,440
101ACT Score97
94 %Graduation Rate92 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
98 %Retention Rate96 %
17,534Student Population45,687
1,603Number of Faculties2,133
12 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare