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 UC Riverside ($43,508).
  • It is harder to admit to UCSB than UC Riverside.
  • UC Riverside has more students with 26,434 students while UCSB has 26,179 students.
  • UCSB has more full-time faculties with 1,097 faculties while UC Riverside has 1,051 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of California-Santa Barbara and University of California-Riverside.
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UCSBvs.UC Riverside
Santa Barbara, CaliforniaLocationRiverside, 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)
Tuition & Fees
63% ($18,590)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)91% ($16,159)
$18,590Average Amount of Financial Aid$16,159
32.81 %Acceptance Rates57.23 %
16.90 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)18.39 %
-SAT Score-
-ACT Score-
85 %Graduation Rate76 %
-Transfer-out Rate16 %
91 %Retention Rate91 %
26,179Student Population26,434
1,097Number of Faculties1,051
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio22 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), 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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