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 State Fullerton ($18,856).
  • It is harder to admit to UCSB than Cal State Fullerton.
  • Cal State Fullerton has more students with 40,738 students while UCSB has 26,124 students.
  • UCSB has more full-time faculties with 1,097 faculties while Cal State Fullerton has 1,018 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Santa Barbara and California State University-Fullerton.
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UCSBCal State Fullerton
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UCSBvs.Cal State Fullerton
Santa Barbara, CaliforniaLocationFullerton, California
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarshipHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral/Research University
In-State$14,417
Out-Of-State$44,171
Tuition & Fees
In-State$6,976
Out-Of-State$18,856
62% ($18,341)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)66% ($8,483)
$18,341Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,483
32.81 %Acceptance Rates45.72 %
16.90 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)21.19 %
-SAT Score-
-ACT Score-
85 %Graduation Rate71 %
-Transfer-out Rate2 %
91 %Retention Rate87 %
26,124Student Population40,738
1,097Number of Faculties1,018
17 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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