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 California State University-Northridge ($18,897).
  • It is harder to admit to UCSB than California State University-Northridge.
  • UCSB has a higher submitted SAT score (1,355) than California State University-Northridge (1,020).
  • UCSB has higher submitted ACT score (31) than California State University-Northridge (19).
  • California State University-Northridge has more students with 40,212 students while UCSB has 25,976 students.
  • UCSB has more full-time faculties with 1,027 faculties while California State University-Northridge has 947 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?
UCSBCalifornia State University-Northridge
UCSBvs.California State University-Northridge
Santa Barbara, CaliforniaLocationNorthridge, California
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
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$14,406
Out-Of-State$44,160
Tuition & Fees
In-State$7,017
Out-Of-State$18,897
62% ($18,427)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)73% ($9,097)
$18,427Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,097
32.81 %Acceptance Rates57.65 %
16.90 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)30.06 %
1,355SAT Score1,020
31ACT Score19
83 %Graduation Rate55 %
-Transfer-out Rate6 %
92 %Retention Rate81 %
25,976Student Population40,212
1,027Number of Faculties947
22 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio26 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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