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 Long Beach ($18,726).
  • It is harder to admit to Cal State Long Beach than UCSB.
  • UCSB has a higher submitted SAT score (1,355) than Cal State Long Beach (1,145).
  • UCSB has higher submitted ACT score (31) than Cal State Long Beach (23).
  • Cal State Long Beach has more students with 37,466 students while UCSB has 25,976 students.
  • Cal State Long Beach has more full-time faculties with 1,076 faculties while UCSB has 1,027 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Santa Barbara and California State University-Long Beach.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UCSBCal State Long Beach
UCSBvs.Cal State Long Beach
Santa Barbara, CaliforniaLocationLong Beach, California
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
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$14,406
Out-Of-State$44,160
Tuition & Fees
In-State$6,846
Out-Of-State$18,726
62% ($18,427)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)71% ($8,560)
$18,427Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,560
32.81 %Acceptance Rates27.99 %
16.90 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)23.44 %
1,355SAT Score1,145
31ACT Score23
83 %Graduation Rate74 %
-Transfer-out Rate2 %
92 %Retention Rate87 %
25,976Student Population37,466
1,027Number of Faculties1,076
22 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio23 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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