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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, 4 or more years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
School TypePublic, 4 or more 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)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$6,846 California Residents
$18,726 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$13,258 California Residents
$43,012 Out-of-State
cheaper$8,280 California Residents
$17,784 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitionexpensive$13,036 California Residents
$28,138 Out-of-State
Less$8,722Average Financial Aid AmountMore$16,180
Lower1,130 SAT
23 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,415 SAT
32 ACT
Easier42%Acceptance RateTighter14%
(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
Smaller40,069Total EnrollmentLarger44,589
Larger34,216Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller31,636
Smaller5,853Graduate Student PopulationLarger12,953
Larger38,645Online Student PopulationSmaller35,115
Completion & Outcomes
Lower73%Graduate RateHigher91%
Lower2%Transfer-out RateHigher4%
Lower87%Retention RateHigher97%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,722)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 18,688)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,464)Board/Meal Plan
More Students per Faculty23 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty18 to 1
2,309Number of faculties5,267
Lower$92,253Average Faculty SalaryHigher$175,092
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.