Cal State Long Beach vs. UC Riverside

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Cal State Long Beach vs. UC Riverside

Cal State Long Beachvs.UC Riverside

Both Cal State Long Beach and UC Riverside are public. Both schools are located in California.
  • UC Riverside has more expensive tuition of $43,613 than Cal State Long Beach ($18,726).
  • Cal State Long Beach has tighter acceptance rate of 0.27994543839614% than UC Riverside (0.57234101002701%).
  • UC Riverside has higher SAT scores of 1,230 than Cal State Long Beach (1,145).
  • Cal State Long Beach is larger with 37,466 students than UC Riverside (23,922 students).
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#29 in California
Rankings#113 in National Universities
#27 in California
Public, 4 yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 years
Long Beach, CALocationRiverside, CA
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Doctorate (Other)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$6,846 California residents
$18,726 out-of-state
Undergraduate$13,859 California residents
$43,613 out-of-state
$8,280 California residents
$17,784 out-of-state
Graduate$13,584 California residents
$28,686 out-of-state
$8,560Financial Aid$18,277
$55 undergraduate
$55 graduate
Application Fee$70 undergraduate
$80 graduate
0.27994543839614%Acceptance Rate0.57234101002701%
1,145 SAT, 23 ACTTest Scores1,230 SAT, 27 ACT
Student Population
37,466Total Students23,922
443Online Enrollment161
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
74%Graduation Rate76%
2%Transfer-out Rate15%
87%Retention Rate89%
$53,000Average Earning after Graduation$55,300
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Graduate
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesStudy Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,722)
$7,650 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 6,578)
Not offered or not ReportedMeal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
23 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio23 to 1
1,076 Full-time
1,140 Part-time
Number of Faculties1,034 Full-time
161 Part-time
2,738 Full-time
1,224 Part-time
Number of Staffs3,973 Full-time
483 Part-time
$91,600 for Faculties
$66,542 Part-time
Average Salary$120,711 for Faculties
$71,081 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020