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 CSUN ($18,923).
  • It is harder to admit to UCSB than CSUN.
  • CSUN has more students with 40,381 students while UCSB has 26,179 students.
  • UCSB has more full-time faculties with 1,097 faculties while CSUN has 906 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Santa Barbara and California State University-Northridge.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UCSBCSUN
UCSBvs.CSUN
Santa Barbara, CaliforniaLocationNorthridge, 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 ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$14,417
Out-Of-State$44,171
Tuition & Fees
In-State$7,043
Out-Of-State$18,923
63% ($18,590)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)75% ($9,442)
$18,590Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,442
32.81 %Acceptance Rates57.65 %
16.90 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)30.06 %
-SAT Score-
-ACT Score-
84 %Graduation Rate55 %
-Transfer-out Rate6 %
91 %Retention Rate83 %
26,179Student Population40,381
1,097Number of Faculties906
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio28 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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