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 four-years schools.
  • USC has more expensive tuition & fees ($64,726) than UCLA ($43,473).
  • It is harder to admit to UCLA than USC.
  • USC has more students with 48,945 students while UCLA has 46,430 students.
  • USC has a lower number of students per faculty with 9 to 1 while UCLA's ratio is 18 to 1.
  • 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.
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Los Angeles, CaliforniaLocationLos Angeles, California
Four-years, PublicSchool Typefour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
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)
2023 Tuition & Fees$64,726
56%% Receiving Financial Aid68%
$19,994Average Amount of Financial Aid$41,493
9.00 %Acceptance Rates12.00 %
50.00 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)41.00 %
-SAT Score1,520
-ACT Score34
92 %Graduation Rate92 %
4 %Transfer-out Rate-
97 %Retention Rate96 %
46,430Student Population48,945
4,153Number of Faculties2,403
18 to 1Students 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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