UCSD vs. UC Berkeley

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University of California-San DiegoLa Jolla, CA
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University of California-BerkeleyBerkeley, CA
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Public, four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePublic, four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$14,700 California Residents
$44,454 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$14,226 California Residents
$43,980 Out-of-State
cheaper$13,564 California Residents
$28,666 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitionexpensive$14,160 California Residents
$29,262 Out-of-State
Less$18,914Average Financial Aid AmountMore$19,359
Easier34.20%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
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Smaller39,576Total EnrollmentLarger42,327
Larger31,842Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller30,799
Smaller7,734Graduate Student PopulationLarger11,528
Smaller26,615Online Student PopulationLarger31,439
Completion & Outcomes
Lower89%Graduate RateHigher93%
Lower94%Retention RateHigher96%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 15,272)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 9,678)
Board/Meal Plan
19 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
3,433Number of faculties2,703
Lower$149,013Average Faculty SalaryHigher$163,401
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