UC Berkeley vs. USC

Two Rivalry Colleges in Pacific-12 Conference

UC Berkeley vs. USC

UC Berkeleyvs.USC

UC Berkeley is a public school while USC is a private school. Both schools are located in California.
  • USC has more expensive tuition of $64,726 than UC Berkeley ($44,467).
  • USC has tighter acceptance rate of 15.95% than UC Berkeley (17.11%).
  • USC is larger with 49,318 students than UC Berkeley (45,036 students).
UC Berkeley

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#36 in National Universities
#10 in California
Rankings#23 in National Universities
#4 in California
Public, 4-yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4-years
Berkeley, CALocationLos Angeles, CA
Post-Bachelor Certificate
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
$14,395 California residents
$44,467 out-of-state
$14,476 California residents
$29,578 out-of-state
$21,056Financial Aid$41,493
$70 undergraduate
$120 graduate
Application Fee$85 undergraduate
$90 graduate
17.11%Acceptance Rate15.95%
Test Scores1,475 SAT, 34 ACT
Student Population
45,036Total Students49,318
4,681Online Enrollment7,556
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
93%Graduation Rate92%
Transfer-out Rate
96%Retention Rate96%
$79,000Average 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: 9,630)On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 8,700)
$10,098 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
20 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
1,847 Full-time
856 Part-time
Number of Faculties2,403 Full-time
1,305 Part-time
10,343 Full-time
1,779 Part-time
Number of Staffs14,295 Full-time
2,353 Part-time
$170,122 for Faculties
$90,941 Part-time
Average Salary$142,538 for Faculties
$88,866 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