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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, four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePublic, four-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)
2023 Tuition & Fees
expensive$13,873 California Residents
$43,946 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$6,883 California Residents
$18,764 Out-of-State
expensive$13,749 California Residents
$28,851 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitioncheaper$8,318 California Residents
$17,822 Out-of-State
More$18,445Average Financial Aid AmountLess$8,820
Easier65.38%Acceptance RateTighter46.85%
(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
Smaller26,847Total EnrollmentLarger40,190
Smaller22,868Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger33,897
Smaller3,979Graduate Student PopulationLarger6,293
Smaller5,136Online Student PopulationLarger10,047
Completion & Outcomes
Higher76%Graduate RateLower75%
Higher16%Transfer-out RateLower2%
Higher88%Retention RateLower87%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 8,597)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,206)
Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,324)
More Students per Faculty24 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty23 to 1
1,211Number of faculties2,309
Higher$133,120Average Faculty SalaryLower$92,496
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.