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 Davis has more expensive tuition & fees ($44,399) than Cal Poly ($28,105).
  • It is harder to admit to Cal Poly than UC Davis.
  • UC Davis has more students with 39,074 students while Cal Poly has 22,440 students.
  • UC Davis has more full-time faculties with 2,678 faculties while Cal Poly has 881 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Davis and California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
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UC Davisvs.Cal Poly
Davis, CaliforniaLocationSan Luis Obispo, California
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedMaster's degree
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$14,645
Out-Of-State$44,399
Tuition & Fees
In-State$10,195
Out-Of-State$28,105
69% ($17,476)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)53% ($6,996)
$17,476Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,996
43.36 %Acceptance Rates34.61 %
19.08 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)31.24 %
-SAT Score-
-ACT Score-
87 %Graduation Rate85 %
-Transfer-out Rate1 %
93 %Retention Rate94 %
39,074Student Population22,440
2,678Number of Faculties881
20 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio21 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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