The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • UC Berkeley is a public and USC is a private (not-for-profit) school and both are four-years schools.
  • USC has more expensive tuition & fees ($61,503) than UC Berkeley ($43,980).
  • It is harder to admit to USC than UC Berkeley.
  • USC has more students with 46,287 students while UC Berkeley has 42,327 students.
  • USC has more full-time faculties with 2,403 faculties while UC Berkeley has 1,847 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Berkeley and University of Southern California.
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UC Berkeleyvs.USC
Berkeley, CaliforniaLocationLos Angeles, California
four-years, publicSchool 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)
In-State$14,226
Out-Of-State$43,980
Tuition & Fees$61,503
59% ($19,359)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)65% ($39,909)
$19,359Average Amount of Financial Aid$39,909
17.11 %Acceptance Rates15.95 %
43.84 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)37.14 %
-SAT Score1,475
-ACT Score34
93 %Graduation Rate92 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
96 %Retention Rate91 %
42,327Student Population46,287
1,847Number of Faculties2,403
19 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study AbroadSpecial 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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