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University of California-RiversideRiverside, CA
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California State University-Long BeachLong Beach, CA
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#5 in Federal Region IX Universities
Public, 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), Doctorate (Other)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$13,754 California Residents
$43,508 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$6,846 California Residents
$18,726 Out-of-State
expensive$13,467 California Residents
$28,569 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitioncheaper$8,280 California Residents
$17,784 Out-of-State
More$16,159Average Financial Aid AmountLess$8,722
Higher1,180 SAT
27 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,130 SAT
23 ACT
Easier66%Acceptance RateTighter42%
(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
Admission Test Scores
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Smaller26,434Total EnrollmentLarger40,069
Smaller22,693Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger34,216
Smaller3,741Graduate Student PopulationLarger5,853
Smaller23,497Online Student PopulationLarger38,645
Completion & Outcomes
Higher77%Graduate RateLower73%
Higher14%Transfer-out RateLower2%
Higher89%Retention RateLower87%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 6,578)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,722)
Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,464)
23 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio23 to 1
1,211Number of faculties2,309
Higher$129,016Average Faculty SalaryLower$92,253
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.