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 Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • UCSB has more expensive tuition & fees ($44,160) than UC Riverside ($43,613).
  • It is harder to admit to UCSB than UC Riverside.
  • UCSB has a higher submitted SAT score (1,230) than UC Riverside (1,230).
  • UCSB has higher submitted ACT score (27) than UC Riverside (27).
  • UCSB has more students with 25,976 students while UC Riverside has 23,922 students.
  • UC Riverside has more full-time faculties with 1,034 faculties while UCSB has 1,027 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Riverside and University of California-Santa Barbara.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UC RiversideUCSB
UC Riversidevs.UCSB
Riverside, CaliforniaLocationSanta Barbara, California
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
82% ($18,277)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)62% ($18,427)
$18,277Average Amount of Financial Aid$18,427
57.23 %Acceptance Rates32.81 %
18.39 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)16.90 %
1,230SAT Score1,355
27ACT Score31
76 %Graduation Rate83 %
15 %Transfer-out Rate-
89 %Retention Rate92 %
23,922Student Population25,976
1,034Number of Faculties1,027
23 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio22 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 ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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