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.
  • UCSB has more expensive tuition & fees ($44,160) than UCI ($43,507).
  • It is harder to admit to UCSB than UCI.
  • UCSB has a higher submitted SAT score (1,330) than UCI (1,330).
  • UCSB has higher submitted ACT score (30) than UCI (30).
  • UCI has more students with 36,303 students while UCSB has 26,179 students.
  • UCI has more full-time faculties with 2,125 faculties while UCSB has 1,097 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Irvine and University of California-Santa Barbara.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UCIUCSB
UCIvs.UCSB
Irvine, CaliforniaLocationSanta Barbara, California
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$13,753
Out-Of-State$43,507
Tuition & Fees
In-State$14,406
Out-Of-State$44,160
69% ($18,273)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)63% ($18,590)
$18,273Average Amount of Financial Aid$18,590
36.51 %Acceptance Rates32.81 %
21.07 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)16.90 %
1,330SAT Score1,345
30ACT Score31
85 %Graduation Rate84 %
8 %Transfer-out Rate-
94 %Retention Rate91 %
36,303Student Population26,179
2,125Number of Faculties1,097
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 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 ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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