Stanford University vs. USC

Two Rivalry Colleges in Pacific-12 Conference

Stanford University vs. USC

Stanford Universityvs.USC

Both Stanford University and USC are private. Both schools are located in California.
  • USC has more expensive tuition of $60,275 than Stanford University ($56,169).
  • Stanford University has tighter acceptance rate of 0.047307875570077% than USC (0.15953842896464%).
  • Stanford University has higher SAT scores of 1,495 than USC (1,435).
  • USC is larger with 46,287 students than Stanford University (15,953 students).
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#1 in National Universities
#1 in California
Rankings#20 in National Universities
#7 in California
Private, 4 yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4 years
Stanford, CALocationLos Angeles, CA
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Doctorate (Other)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$53,346Financial Aid$39,909
$90 undergraduate
$125 graduate
Application Fee$80 undergraduate
$90 graduate
0.047307875570077%Acceptance Rate0.15953842896464%
1,495 SAT, 33 ACTTest Scores1,435 SAT, 32 ACT
Student Population
15,953Total Students46,287
Online Enrollment37,923
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
95%Graduation Rate92%
Transfer-out Rate
86%Retention Rate91%
$141,300Average Earning after Graduation$88,800
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: 8,700)
$9,298 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
4 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
3,724 Full-time
500 Part-time
Number of Faculties2,403 Full-time
1,305 Part-time
15,271 Full-time
1,402 Part-time
Number of Staffs14,295 Full-time
2,353 Part-time
$188,567 for Faculties
$111,107 Part-time
Average Salary$139,069 for Faculties
$84,534 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