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 State Fullerton ($18,834).
  • It is harder to admit to UCI than Cal State Fullerton.
  • UCI has a higher submitted SAT score (1,295) than Cal State Fullerton (1,115).
  • UCI has higher submitted ACT score (29) than Cal State Fullerton (22).
  • Cal State Fullerton has more students with 40,280 students while UCI has 36,032 students.
  • UCI has more full-time faculties with 1,987 faculties while Cal State Fullerton has 997 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Irvine and California State University-Fullerton.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UCICal State Fullerton
UCIvs.Cal State Fullerton
Irvine, CaliforniaLocationFullerton, California
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral/Research University
In-State$13,753
Out-Of-State$43,507
Tuition & Fees
In-State$6,954
Out-Of-State$18,834
65% ($18,644)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)69% ($8,268)
$18,644Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,268
36.51 %Acceptance Rates45.72 %
21.07 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)21.19 %
1,295SAT Score1,115
29ACT Score22
84 %Graduation Rate69 %
9 %Transfer-out Rate2 %
93 %Retention Rate88 %
36,032Student Population40,280
1,987Number of Faculties997
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio25 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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