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California State University-Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA
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University of California-BerkeleyBerkeley, CA
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#17 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, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Other)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$6,785 California Residents
$18,665 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$14,226 California Residents
$43,980 Out-of-State
cheaper$8,219 California Residents
$17,723 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitionexpensive$14,160 California Residents
$29,262 Out-of-State
Less$10,159Average Financial Aid AmountMore$19,359
Easier90.54%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
Smaller26,745Total EnrollmentLarger42,327
Smaller22,832Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger30,799
Smaller3,913Graduate Student PopulationLarger11,528
Smaller26,603Online Student PopulationLarger31,439
Completion & Outcomes
Lower52%Graduate RateHigher93%
3%Transfer-out Rate-
Lower83%Retention RateHigher96%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,061)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 9,678)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $3,936)Board/Meal Plan
More Students per Faculty25 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty19 to 1
1,551Number of faculties2,703
Lower$90,598Average Faculty SalaryHigher$170,122
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.