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.
  • UC Davis has more expensive tuition & fees ($44,399) than UCSB ($44,171).
  • It is harder to admit to UCSB than UC Davis.
  • UCSB has a higher submitted SAT score (1,345) than UC Davis (1,280).
  • UCSB has higher submitted ACT score (31) than UC Davis (29).
  • UC Davis has more students with 39,074 students while UCSB has 26,179 students.
  • UC Davis has more full-time faculties with 2,678 faculties while UCSB has 1,097 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Santa Barbara and University of California-Davis.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UCSBUC Davis
UCSBvs.UC Davis
Santa Barbara, CaliforniaLocationDavis, 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 ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$14,417
Out-Of-State$44,171
Tuition & Fees
In-State$14,645
Out-Of-State$44,399
63% ($18,590)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)69% ($17,476)
$18,590Average Amount of Financial Aid$17,476
32.81 %Acceptance Rates43.36 %
16.90 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)19.08 %
1,345SAT Score1,280
31ACT Score29
84 %Graduation Rate86 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
91 %Retention Rate93 %
26,179Student Population39,074
1,097Number of Faculties2,678
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio20 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 ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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