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, private (not-for-profit) schools.
  • USC has more expensive tuition & fees ($61,503) than Stanford University ($56,169).
  • It is harder to admit to Stanford University than USC.
  • Stanford University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,520) than USC (1,475).
  • Stanford University has higher submitted ACT score (35) than USC (34).
  • USC has more students with 46,287 students while Stanford University has 15,953 students.
  • Stanford University has more full-time faculties with 3,724 faculties while USC has 2,403 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Stanford University and University of Southern California.
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Stanford Universityvs.USC
Stanford, CaliforniaLocationLos Angeles, California
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
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)
$56,169Tuition & Fees$61,503
61% ($53,346)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)65% ($39,909)
$53,346Average Amount of Financial Aid$39,909
4.73 %Acceptance Rates15.95 %
81.53 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)37.14 %
1,520SAT Score1,475
35ACT Score34
96 %Graduation Rate92 %
1 %Transfer-out Rate-
86 %Retention Rate91 %
15,953Student Population46,287
3,724Number of Faculties2,403
4 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

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