The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • USC is a private (not-for-profit) and UC Berkeley is a public school and both are four-years schools.
  • USC has more expensive tuition & fees ($61,503) than UC Berkeley ($43,980).
  • It is harder to admit to USC than UC Berkeley.
  • USC has a higher submitted SAT score (1,475) than UC Berkeley (1,420).
  • USC has higher submitted ACT score (34) than UC Berkeley (33).
  • USC has more students with 46,287 students while UC Berkeley has 42,327 students.
  • USC has more full-time faculties with 2,403 faculties while UC Berkeley has 1,847 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Southern California and University of California-Berkeley.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
USCUC Berkeley
USCvs.UC Berkeley
Los Angeles, CaliforniaLocationBerkeley, California
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, public
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)
$61,503Tuition & Fees
65% ($39,909)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($19,359)
$39,909Average Amount of Financial Aid$19,359
15.95 %Acceptance Rates17.11 %
37.14 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)43.84 %
1,475SAT Score1,420
34ACT Score33
92 %Graduation Rate92 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
91 %Retention Rate96 %
46,287Student Population42,327
2,403Number of Faculties1,847
9 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
ROTC, Study AbroadSpecial 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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