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  • 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 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.
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)
$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