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  • USC is a Private (not-for-profit) and UC Berkeley is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • USC has more expensive tuition & fees ($58,133) than UC Berkeley ($44,007).
  • It is harder to admit to USC than UC Berkeley.
  • USC has higher submitted SAT score (1,445) than UC Berkeley (1,430).
  • Both USC and UC Berkeley have the same submitted ACT scores (97).
  • USC has more full-time faculties with 2,444 faculties while UC Berkeley has 1,754 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - University of Southern California and University of California-Berkeley.
USCvs.UC Berkeley
Los Angeles, CaliforniaLocationBerkeley, California
Private (not-for-profit), 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)
$58,133Tuition & Fees
61% ($37,647)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)57% ($18,993)
$37,647Average Amount of Financial Aid$18,993
15.95 %Acceptance Rates17.11 %
37.14 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)43.84 %
1,445SAT Score1,430
97ACT Score97
92 %Graduation Rate93 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
97 %Retention Rate97 %
6,106Student Population6,106
2,444Number of Faculties1,754
9 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio20 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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