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 Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years schools.
  • USC has more expensive tuition & fees ($60,275) than Stanford University ($56,169).
  • It is harder to admit to Stanford University than USC.
  • Stanford University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,505) than USC (1,445).
  • Stanford University has higher submitted ACT score (34) than USC (33).
  • USC has more students with 47,310 students while Stanford University has 17,381 students.
  • Stanford University has more full-time faculties with 3,533 faculties while USC has 2,444 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Stanford University and University of Southern California.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Stanford UniversityUSC
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)
$56,169Tuition & Fees$60,275
59% ($47,106)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)61% ($37,647)
$47,106Average Amount of Financial Aid$37,647
4.73 %Acceptance Rates15.95 %
81.53 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)37.14 %
1,505SAT Score1,445
34ACT Score33
94 %Graduation Rate92 %
1 %Transfer-out Rate-
99 %Retention Rate97 %
17,381Student Population47,310
3,533Number of Faculties2,444
5 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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