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 Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • UCI has more expensive tuition & fees ($43,507) than Cal Poly ($25,971).
  • It is harder to admit to Cal Poly than UCI.
  • Cal Poly has a higher submitted SAT score (1,295) than UCI (1,295).
  • Both UCI and Cal Poly have the same submitted ACT scores (29).
  • UCI has more students with 36,032 students while Cal Poly has 22,013 students.
  • UCI has more full-time faculties with 1,987 faculties while Cal Poly has 881 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Irvine and California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UCICal Poly
UCIvs.Cal Poly
Irvine, CaliforniaLocationSan Luis Obispo, California
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
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$13,753
Out-Of-State$43,507
Tuition & Fees
In-State$10,071
Out-Of-State$25,971
65% ($18,644)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)53% ($6,755)
$18,644Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,755
36.51 %Acceptance Rates34.61 %
21.07 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)31.24 %
1,295SAT Score1,340
29ACT Score29
84 %Graduation Rate82 %
9 %Transfer-out Rate2 %
93 %Retention Rate94 %
36,032Student Population22,013
1,987Number of Faculties881
18 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
Remedial Service, 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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