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 CSUN ($18,923).
  • It is harder to admit to UC Riverside than CSUN.
  • UC Riverside has a higher submitted SAT score (1,180) than CSUN (1,005).
  • UC Riverside has higher submitted ACT score (27) than CSUN (19).
  • CSUN has more students with 40,381 students while UC Riverside has 26,434 students.
  • UC Riverside has more full-time faculties with 1,051 faculties while CSUN has 906 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Riverside and California State University-Northridge.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UC RiversideCSUN
UC Riversidevs.CSUN
Riverside, CaliforniaLocationNorthridge, 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 ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Tuition & Fees
91% ($16,159)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)75% ($9,442)
$16,159Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,442
57.23 %Acceptance Rates57.65 %
18.39 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)30.06 %
1,180SAT Score1,005
27ACT Score19
77 %Graduation Rate55 %
14 %Transfer-out Rate6 %
91 %Retention Rate83 %
26,434Student Population40,381
1,051Number of Faculties906
22 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio28 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), Study Abroad, 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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