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 $58,416 than UC Berkeley ($44,467).
  • Stanford University has tighter acceptance rate of 4.73% than UC Berkeley (17.11%).
  • UC Berkeley is larger with 45,307 students than Stanford University (18,283 students).
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#1 in National Universities
#1 in California
Rankings#36 in National Universities
#10 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
$58,416Undergraduate$14,395 California residents
$44,467 out-of-state
$57,210Graduate$14,476 California residents
$29,578 out-of-state
$50,762Financial Aid$21,056
$90 undergraduate
$125 graduate
Application Fee$70 undergraduate
$120 graduate
4.73%Acceptance Rate17.11%
1,550 SAT, 35 ACTTest Scores
Student Population
18,283Total Students45,307
Online Enrollment4,681
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
96%Graduation Rate93%
1%Transfer-out Rate
98%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
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 14,162)
$11,682 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 9,765)
✔ (19 meals per week)
$6,937 average annual costs
Meal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
5 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
$191,816 for Faculties
$116,183 Part-time
Average Salary$170,122 for Faculties
$90,941 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2021-2022