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California State University-Long BeachLong Beach, CA
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University of California-Los AngelesLos Angeles, 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, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
2023 Tuition & Fees
cheaper$6,883 California Residents
$18,764 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$13,400 California Residents
$43,473 Out-of-State
cheaper$8,318 California Residents
$17,822 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitionexpensive$13,322 California Residents
$28,424 Out-of-State
Less$8,820Average Financial Aid AmountMore$19,994
Easier46.85%Acceptance RateTighter10.77%
(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)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Smaller40,190Total EnrollmentLarger46,116
Larger33,897Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller32,122
Smaller6,293Graduate Student PopulationLarger13,994
Larger10,047Online Student PopulationSmaller5,453
Completion & Outcomes
Lower75%Graduate RateHigher92%
Lower2%Transfer-out RateHigher4%
Lower87%Retention RateHigher97%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,206)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 20,372)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,324)Board/Meal Plan
More Students per Faculty23 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty18 to 1
2,309Number of faculties5,267
Lower$92,496Average Faculty SalaryHigher$177,632
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.