Stanford University vs. UC Berkeley

Two Rivalry Colleges in Pacific-12 Conference

Stanford University vs. UC Berkeley

Stanford Universityvs.UC Berkeley

Stanford University is a private school while UC Berkeley is a public school. Both schools are located in California.
  • Stanford University has more expensive tuition of $56,169 than UC Berkeley ($44,066).
  • Stanford University has tighter acceptance rate of 0.047307875570077% than UC Berkeley (0.17107614881708%).
  • Stanford University has higher SAT scores of 1,495 than UC Berkeley (1,420).
  • UC Berkeley is larger with 42,327 students than Stanford University (15,953 students).
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#1 in National Universities
#1 in California
Rankings#18 in National Universities
#6 in California
Private, 4 yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 years
Stanford, CALocationBerkeley, CA
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$56,169Undergraduate$14,312 California residents
$44,066 out-of-state
$55,011Graduate$14,245 California residents
$29,347 out-of-state
$53,346Financial Aid$19,359
$90 undergraduate
$125 graduate
Application Fee$70 undergraduate
$105 graduate
0.047307875570077%Acceptance Rate0.17107614881708%
1,495 SAT, 33 ACTTest Scores1,420 SAT, 33 ACT
Student Population
15,953Total Students42,327
Online Enrollment31,439
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
95%Graduation Rate92%
Transfer-out Rate
86%Retention Rate96%
$141,300Average Earning after Graduation$79,000
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 OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,614)
$9,594 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 9,678)
Not offered or not ReportedMeal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
4 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
3,724 Full-time
500 Part-time
Number of Faculties1,847 Full-time
856 Part-time
15,271 Full-time
1,402 Part-time
Number of Staffs10,343 Full-time
1,779 Part-time
$188,567 for Faculties
$111,107 Part-time
Average Salary$163,401 for Faculties
$89,276 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