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.
  • UHM has more expensive tuition & fees ($34,218) than Cal Poly ($28,105).
  • It is harder to admit to Cal Poly than UHM.
  • Cal Poly has more students with 22,231 students while UHM has 19,098 students.
  • UHM has more full-time faculties with 1,131 faculties while Cal Poly has 881 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Hawaii at Manoa and California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
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UHMCal Poly
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UHMvs.Cal Poly
Honolulu, HawaiiLocationSan Luis Obispo, California
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedMaster's degree
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Tuition & Fees
60% ($7,835)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)52% ($6,821)
$7,835Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,821
83.15 %Acceptance Rates34.61 %
27.84 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)31.24 %
1,185SAT Score-
24ACT Score-
59 %Graduation Rate85 %
-Transfer-out Rate1 %
80 %Retention Rate95 %
19,098Student Population22,231
1,131Number of Faculties881
14 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio21 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, 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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