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.
  • UCI has more expensive tuition & fees ($43,529) than UC Riverside ($43,508).
  • It is harder to admit to UCI than UC Riverside.
  • UCI has a higher submitted SAT score (1,180) than UC Riverside (1,180).
  • UCI has higher submitted ACT score (27) than UC Riverside (27).
  • UCI has more students with 36,303 students while UC Riverside has 26,434 students.
  • UCI has more full-time faculties with 2,125 faculties while UC Riverside has 1,051 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Riverside and University of California-Irvine.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UC RiversideUCI
UC Riversidevs.UCI
Riverside, CaliforniaLocationIrvine, California
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
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$13,754
Out-Of-State$43,508
Tuition & Fees
In-State$13,775
Out-Of-State$43,529
91% ($16,159)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)69% ($18,273)
$16,159Average Amount of Financial Aid$18,273
57.23 %Acceptance Rates36.51 %
18.39 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)21.07 %
1,180SAT Score1,330
27ACT Score30
77 %Graduation Rate85 %
14 %Transfer-out Rate8 %
91 %Retention Rate94 %
26,434Student Population36,303
1,051Number of Faculties2,125
22 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 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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