4 publics, 4 privates

The “Comparison 8” institutions are the eight universities—four public and four private—with which UC regularly compares faculty pay scales and student fees. This group is widely recognized as appropriate for purposes of comparison by such external agencies as the California Department of Finance.

Public Universities
University of Illinois
University of Michigan
University of Virginia
SUNY Buffalo

Private Universities
Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stanford University
Yale University