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.
  • UC Riverside has more expensive tuition & fees ($43,508) than Cal State Fullerton ($18,856).
  • It is harder to admit to Cal State Fullerton than UC Riverside.
  • Cal State Fullerton has more students with 40,738 students while UC Riverside has 26,847 students.
  • UC Riverside has more full-time faculties with 1,051 faculties while Cal State Fullerton has 1,018 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Riverside and California State University-Fullerton.
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UC RiversideCal State Fullerton
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UC Riversidevs.Cal State Fullerton
Riverside, CaliforniaLocationFullerton, California
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral/Research University
Tuition & Fees
78% ($18,445)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)66% ($8,483)
$18,445Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,483
57.23 %Acceptance Rates45.72 %
18.39 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)21.19 %
-SAT Score-
-ACT Score-
76 %Graduation Rate71 %
16 %Transfer-out Rate2 %
88 %Retention Rate87 %
26,847Student Population40,738
1,051Number of Faculties1,018
24 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio25 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
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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