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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Southern Utah is an above-average public university located in Cedar City, Utah. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,279 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southern Utah acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Education, and Biology. Graduating 47% of students, Southern Utah alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,500.
About Southern Utah University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
351 West University Blvd
Cedar City, UT 84720
Website

Southern Utah University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1220
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,451/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,762/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,391/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,184/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,730/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,717/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.91 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.104 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.104 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,279Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 75 responses
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  • Friendly
    35%
  • Social
    27%
  • Mormon
    21%
  • Really good, kind, and compassionate people.
    9%
  • Extremely independent.
    4%
  • Crazy
    1%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.124 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.167 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    47%
  • Diverse
    22%
  • Experience
    18%
  • Intimate
    11%
  • Tedious
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.68 responses
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I have loved the time I have spent at Southern Utah University. I have made so many connections through different organizations, through my professors, along with other staff at the university. The campus is one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen. Southern Utah University is a campus surrounded by the outdoors and so many national parks. Professors at SUU are so welcoming and always willing to see their students strive for success, and would do anything to help those showing their determination to be successful in life. The students are always so welcoming, there are so many different organizations on campus that really work to promote student individuality and the ability for one to truly figure out who they are as an individual. I was worried about feeling like I would be homesick when coming to school, but SUU has found a way to ensure that I find a home away from home.
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I love this school! I transferred from a different school and what a difference it's been. The professors really try to get to know you and they know your name by week two. They care very much about your education and you as a person. You can really connect with these professors. They make the lessons fun and interactive. The town is a great college town. There is so much to do outside here. Overall, this is a wonderful school!
This school was okay, but I had a really difficult time with it. I loved every single one of my professors and Cedar City is a really cool place, but if you are someone who is going to need to be working with administration or disability services or counselors or really anyone besides your professors or academic advisors, I wouldn't recommend it. I won't give specifics, but only they have been willing to work with me, as I have been pretty severely sick this whole year. Like in and out of the hospital sick. If you don't need anything besides the professors, then by all means, because they are all great. It's just everyone else that sucks.