Cal State Long Beach vs. UC Berkeley

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California State University-Long BeachLong Beach, CA
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University of California-BerkeleyBerkeley, CA
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#5 in Federal Region IX Universities
Public, four-years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
School TypePublic, four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), Doctorate (Other)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$6,846 California Residents
$18,726 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$14,226 California Residents
$43,980 Out-of-State
cheaper$8,280 California Residents
$17,784 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitionexpensive$14,160 California Residents
$29,262 Out-of-State
Less$8,722Average Financial Aid AmountMore$19,359
Easier46.85%Acceptance RateTighter14.44%
(Enrollment Rate)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Admission Test Scores
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Smaller40,069Total EnrollmentLarger42,327
Larger34,216Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller30,799
Smaller5,853Graduate Student PopulationLarger11,528
Larger38,645Online Student PopulationSmaller31,439
Completion & Outcomes
Lower75%Graduate RateHigher93%
2%Transfer-out Rate-
Lower89%Retention RateHigher96%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,722)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 9,678)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,464)Board/Meal Plan
More Students per Faculty24 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty19 to 1
2,309Number of faculties2,703
Lower$92,496Average Faculty SalaryHigher$170,122
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.