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.
  • UC Berkeley has more expensive tuition & fees ($43,980) than CU Boulder ($38,314).
  • It is harder to admit to UC Berkeley than CU Boulder.
  • UC Berkeley has a higher submitted SAT score (1,420) than CU Boulder (1,280).
  • UC Berkeley has higher submitted ACT score (33) than CU Boulder (28).
  • UC Berkeley has more students with 42,327 students while CU Boulder has 37,437 students.
  • UC Berkeley has more full-time faculties with 1,847 faculties while CU Boulder has 1,711 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Berkeley and University of Colorado Boulder.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UC BerkeleyCU Boulder
UC Berkeleyvs.CU Boulder
Berkeley, CaliforniaLocationBoulder, Colorado
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
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)
In-State$14,226
Out-Of-State$43,980
Tuition & Fees
In-State$12,496
Out-Of-State$38,314
59% ($19,359)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)50% ($10,933)
$19,359Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,933
17.11 %Acceptance Rates79.84 %
43.84 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.76 %
1,420SAT Score1,280
33ACT Score28
92 %Graduation Rate72 %
-Transfer-out Rate16 %
96 %Retention Rate85 %
42,327Student Population37,437
1,847Number of Faculties1,711
19 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study AbroadSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
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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