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  • UC Berkeley is a Public and USC is a Private (not-for-profit) school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • USC has more expensive tuition & fees ($58,195) than UC Berkeley ($44,007).
  • It is harder to admit to USC than UC Berkeley.
  • USC has higher submitted SAT score (1,430) than UC Berkeley (1,430).
  • Both UC Berkeley and USC have the same submitted ACT scores (97).
  • USC has more students with 47,310 students while UC Berkeley has 42,501 students.
  • USC has more full-time faculties with 2,444 faculties while UC Berkeley has 1,754 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Berkeley and University of Southern California.
UC Berkeleyvs.USC
Berkeley, CaliforniaLocationLos Angeles, California
Public, 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)
Tuition & Fees$58,195
57 (0.18%)Number Receiving Financial Aid61 (0.31%)
$18,993Average Amount of Financial Aid$37,647
17.11 %Acceptance Rates15.95 %
43.84 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)37.14 %
1,430SAT Score1,445
97ACT Score97
91 %Graduation Rate92 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
97 %Retention Rate97 %
42,501Student Population47,310
1,754Number of Faculties2,444
20 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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