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.
  • UCSB has more expensive tuition & fees ($44,171) than Cal Poly ($28,105).
  • It is harder to admit to UCSB than Cal Poly.
  • UCSB has a higher submitted SAT score (1,345) than Cal Poly (1,315).
  • UCSB has higher submitted ACT score (31) than Cal Poly (29).
  • UCSB has more students with 26,179 students while Cal Poly has 22,440 students.
  • UCSB has more full-time faculties with 1,097 faculties while Cal Poly has 881 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Santa Barbara and California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UCSBCal Poly
UCSBvs.Cal Poly
Santa Barbara, CaliforniaLocationSan Luis Obispo, California
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarshipHighest Degree OfferedMaster's degree
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$14,417
Out-Of-State$44,171
Tuition & Fees
In-State$10,195
Out-Of-State$28,105
63% ($18,590)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)53% ($6,996)
$18,590Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,996
32.81 %Acceptance Rates34.61 %
16.90 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)31.24 %
1,345SAT Score1,315
31ACT Score29
84 %Graduation Rate83 %
-Transfer-out Rate2 %
91 %Retention Rate94 %
26,179Student Population22,440
1,097Number of Faculties881
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio21 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, 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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