The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • CU Boulder is a public and USC is a private (not-for-profit) school and both are four-years schools.
  • USC has more expensive tuition & fees ($61,503) than CU Boulder ($38,314).
  • It is harder to admit to USC than CU Boulder.
  • USC has a higher submitted SAT score (1,280) than CU Boulder (1,280).
  • USC has higher submitted ACT score (28) than CU Boulder (28).
  • USC has more students with 46,287 students while CU Boulder has 37,437 students.
  • USC has more full-time faculties with 2,403 faculties while CU Boulder has 1,711 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Colorado Boulder and University of Southern California.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
CU BoulderUSC
CU Bouldervs.USC
Boulder, ColoradoLocationLos Angeles, California
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
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$12,496
Out-Of-State$38,314
Tuition & Fees$61,503
50% ($10,933)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)65% ($39,909)
$10,933Average Amount of Financial Aid$39,909
79.84 %Acceptance Rates15.95 %
22.76 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)37.14 %
1,280SAT Score1,475
28ACT Score34
72 %Graduation Rate92 %
16 %Transfer-out Rate-
85 %Retention Rate91 %
37,437Student Population46,287
1,711Number of Faculties2,403
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, 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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