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Stanford UniversityStanford, CA
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University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), Doctorate (Other)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$56,169Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$60,275
expensive$53,151Graduate Tuitioncheaper$48,715
More$53,346Average Financial Aid AmountLess$39,909
Admission
Higher1,495 SAT
33 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,435 SAT
32 ACT
Tighter5%Acceptance RateEasier16%
Favorable82%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower42%
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller15,953Total EnrollmentLarger46,287
Smaller6,366Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger19,786
Smaller9,587Graduate Student PopulationLarger26,501
-Online Student Population37,923
Completion & Outcomes
Higher95%Graduate RateLower92%
Higher99%Retention RateLower97%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,614)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 8,700)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,169)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,102)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty5 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty9 to 1
4,224Number of faculties3,708
Higher$188,567Average Faculty SalaryLower$139,069
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.