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.
  • UC Berkeley has more expensive tuition & fees ($44,066) than CU Boulder ($38,284).
  • It is harder to admit to UC Berkeley than CU Boulder.
  • UC Berkeley has a higher submitted SAT score (1,250) than CU Boulder (1,250).
  • UC Berkeley has higher submitted ACT score (28) than CU Boulder (28).
  • UC Berkeley has more students with 42,501 students while CU Boulder has 36,681 students.
  • UC Berkeley has more full-time faculties with 1,754 faculties while CU Boulder has 1,610 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Colorado Boulder and University of California-Berkeley.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
CU BoulderUC Berkeley
CU Bouldervs.UC Berkeley
Boulder, ColoradoLocationBerkeley, California
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$12,466
Out-Of-State$38,284
Tuition & Fees
In-State$14,312
Out-Of-State$44,066
47% ($11,109)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)57% ($18,993)
$11,109Average Amount of Financial Aid$18,993
79.84 %Acceptance Rates17.11 %
22.76 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)43.84 %
1,250SAT Score1,430
28ACT Score33
69 %Graduation Rate93 %
19 %Transfer-out Rate-
88 %Retention Rate97 %
36,681Student Population42,501
1,610Number of Faculties1,754
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
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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