Stanford University vs. UCLA

Two Rivalry Colleges in Pacific-12 Conference

Stanford University vs. UCLA

Stanford Universityvs.UCLA

Stanford University is a private school while UCLA is a public school. Both schools are located in California.
  • Stanford University has more expensive tuition of $58,416 than UCLA ($43,473).
  • Stanford University has tighter acceptance rate of 4.73% than UCLA (16.10%).
  • UCLA is larger with 46,430 students than Stanford University (18,283 students).
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#1 in National Universities
#1 in California
Rankings#37 in National Universities
#9 in California
Private, 4-yearsSchool TypePublic, 4-years
Stanford, CALocationLos Angeles, CA
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
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$13,401 California residents
$43,473 out-of-state
$57,210Graduate$13,322 California residents
$28,424 out-of-state
$50,762Financial Aid$19,994
$90 undergraduate
$125 graduate
Application Fee$70 undergraduate
$120 graduate
4.73%Acceptance Rate16.10%
1,550 SAT, 35 ACTTest Scores
Student Population
18,283Total Students46,430
Online Enrollment5,453
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
96%Graduation Rate92%
1%Transfer-out Rate4%
98%Retention Rate97%
$141,300Average Earning after Graduation$73,200
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: 14,162)
$11,682 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 22,884)
✔ (19 meals per week)
$6,937 average annual costs
Meal Plan✔ (19 meals per week)
Faculties and Staffs
5 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
3,724 Full-time
500 Part-time
Number of Faculties4,153 Full-time
1,114 Part-time
15,271 Full-time
1,402 Part-time
Number of Staffs22,224 Full-time
3,032 Part-time
$191,816 for Faculties
$116,183 Part-time
Average Salary$177,632 for Faculties
$80,948 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