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 CU Boulder is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • USC has more expensive tuition & fees ($60,275) than CU Boulder ($36,668).
  • It is harder to admit to USC than CU Boulder.
  • USC has a higher submitted SAT score (1,445) than CU Boulder (1,250).
  • USC has higher submitted ACT score (33) than CU Boulder (28).
  • USC has more students with 47,310 students while CU Boulder has 36,681 students.
  • USC has more full-time faculties with 2,444 faculties while CU Boulder has 1,610 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Southern California and University of Colorado Boulder.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
USCCU Boulder
USCvs.CU Boulder
Los Angeles, CaliforniaLocationBoulder, Colorado
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)
$60,275Tuition & Fees
In-State$12,466
Out-Of-State$36,668
61% ($37,647)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)47% ($11,109)
$37,647Average Amount of Financial Aid$11,109
15.95 %Acceptance Rates79.84 %
37.14 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.76 %
1,445SAT Score1,250
33ACT Score28
92 %Graduation Rate69 %
-Transfer-out Rate19 %
97 %Retention Rate88 %
47,310Student Population36,681
2,444Number of Faculties1,610
9 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
ROTC, Study AbroadSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
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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