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.
  • UCI has more expensive tuition & fees ($43,529) than Cal Poly ($28,105).
  • It is harder to admit to Cal Poly than UCI.
  • UCI has more students with 36,505 students while Cal Poly has 22,231 students.
  • UCI has more full-time faculties with 2,125 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.
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UCICal Poly
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UCIvs.Cal Poly
Irvine, 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$13,775
Out-Of-State$43,529
Tuition & Fees
In-State$10,195
Out-Of-State$28,105
72% ($18,687)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)52% ($6,821)
$18,687Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,821
36.51 %Acceptance Rates34.61 %
21.07 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)31.24 %
-SAT Score-
-ACT Score-
84 %Graduation Rate85 %
9 %Transfer-out Rate1 %
93 %Retention Rate95 %
36,505Student Population22,231
2,125Number 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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