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 Long Beach ($18,726).
  • It is harder to admit to Cal State Long Beach than UCSB.
  • Cal State Long Beach has more students with 40,069 students while UCSB has 26,179 students.
  • UCSB has more full-time faculties with 1,097 faculties while Cal State Long Beach has 1,087 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Santa Barbara and California State University-Long Beach.
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UCSBCal State Long Beach
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UCSBvs.Cal State Long Beach
Santa Barbara, CaliforniaLocationLong Beach, California
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarshipHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
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$6,846
Out-Of-State$18,726
63% ($18,590)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)72% ($8,722)
$18,590Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,722
32.81 %Acceptance Rates27.99 %
16.90 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)23.44 %
-SAT Score-
-ACT Score-
85 %Graduation Rate75 %
-Transfer-out Rate2 %
91 %Retention Rate89 %
26,179Student Population40,069
1,097Number of Faculties1,087
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio24 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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