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.
  • UCSB has a higher submitted SAT score (1,345) than Cal State Fullerton (1,090).
  • UCSB has higher submitted ACT score (31) than Cal State Fullerton (21).
  • Cal State Fullerton has more students with 42,051 students while UCSB has 26,179 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.
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
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
63% ($18,590)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)68% ($8,612)
$18,590Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,612
32.81 %Acceptance Rates45.72 %
16.90 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)21.19 %
1,345SAT Score1,090
31ACT Score21
84 %Graduation Rate69 %
-Transfer-out Rate2 %
91 %Retention Rate89 %
26,179Student Population42,051
1,097Number of Faculties1,018
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio27 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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