The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • UCLA is a Public and USC is a Private (not-for-profit) school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • USC has more expensive tuition & fees ($60,275) than UCLA ($43,003).
  • It is harder to admit to USC than UCLA.
  • USC has a higher submitted SAT score (1,415) than UCLA (1,415).
  • Both UCLA and USC have the same submitted ACT scores (32).
  • USC has more students with 46,287 students while UCLA has 44,589 students.
  • UCLA has more full-time faculties with 4,153 faculties while USC has 2,403 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Los Angeles and University of Southern California.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UCLAUSC
UCLAvs.USC
Los Angeles, CaliforniaLocationLos Angeles, California
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$13,249
Out-Of-State$43,003
Tuition & Fees$60,275
72% ($16,180)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)65% ($39,909)
$16,180Average Amount of Financial Aid$39,909
16.10 %Acceptance Rates15.95 %
36.69 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)37.14 %
1,415SAT Score1,435
32ACT Score32
91 %Graduation Rate92 %
4 %Transfer-out Rate-
96 %Retention Rate91 %
44,589Student Population46,287
4,153Number of Faculties2,403
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study AbroadSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad
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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