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 State Long Beach ($18,726).
  • It is harder to admit to Cal State Long Beach than UC Davis.
  • UC Davis has a higher submitted SAT score (1,280) than Cal State Long Beach (1,130).
  • UC Davis has higher submitted ACT score (29) than Cal State Long Beach (23).
  • Cal State Long Beach has more students with 40,069 students while UC Davis has 39,074 students.
  • UC Davis has more full-time faculties with 2,678 faculties while Cal State Long Beach has 1,087 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Davis and California State University-Long Beach.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UC DavisCal State Long Beach
UC Davisvs.Cal State Long Beach
Davis, CaliforniaLocationLong Beach, California
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 ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$14,645
Out-Of-State$44,399
Tuition & Fees
In-State$6,846
Out-Of-State$18,726
69% ($17,476)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)72% ($8,722)
$17,476Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,722
43.36 %Acceptance Rates27.99 %
19.08 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)23.44 %
1,280SAT Score1,130
29ACT Score23
86 %Graduation Rate73 %
-Transfer-out Rate2 %
93 %Retention Rate89 %
39,074Student Population40,069
2,678Number of Faculties1,087
20 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio24 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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