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 Cal Poly ($25,971).
  • It is harder to admit to UCSB than Cal Poly.
  • UCSB has a higher submitted SAT score (1,355) than Cal Poly (1,340).
  • UCSB has higher submitted ACT score (31) than Cal Poly (29).
  • UCSB has more students with 25,976 students while Cal Poly has 22,013 students.
  • UCSB has more full-time faculties with 1,027 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
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
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$14,406
Out-Of-State$44,160
Tuition & Fees
In-State$10,071
Out-Of-State$25,971
62% ($18,427)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)53% ($6,755)
$18,427Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,755
32.81 %Acceptance Rates34.61 %
16.90 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)31.24 %
1,355SAT Score1,340
31ACT Score29
83 %Graduation Rate82 %
-Transfer-out Rate2 %
92 %Retention Rate94 %
25,976Student Population22,013
1,027Number of Faculties881
22 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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