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 State Fullerton ($18,834).
  • It is harder to admit to UCSB than Cal State Fullerton.
  • UCSB has a higher submitted SAT score (1,355) than Cal State Fullerton (1,115).
  • UCSB has higher submitted ACT score (31) than Cal State Fullerton (22).
  • Cal State Fullerton has more students with 40,280 students while UCSB has 25,976 students.
  • UCSB has more full-time faculties with 1,027 faculties while Cal State Fullerton has 997 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Santa Barbara and California State University-Fullerton.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UCSBCal State Fullerton
UCSBvs.Cal State Fullerton
Santa Barbara, CaliforniaLocationFullerton, California
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarshipHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral/Research University
In-State$14,406
Out-Of-State$44,160
Tuition & Fees
In-State$6,954
Out-Of-State$18,834
62% ($18,427)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)69% ($8,268)
$18,427Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,268
32.81 %Acceptance Rates45.72 %
16.90 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)21.19 %
1,355SAT Score1,115
31ACT Score22
83 %Graduation Rate69 %
-Transfer-out Rate2 %
92 %Retention Rate88 %
25,976Student Population40,280
1,027Number of Faculties997
22 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio25 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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