B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Southern Utah University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
351 West University Blvd
Cedar City, UT 84720
Website
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Southern Utah University is a caring campus community where students come to explore their interests and prepare for meaningful careers and life experiences. With more than 140 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs across six academic colleges, SUU proudly offers world-class, project-based learning opportunities where students gain professional experience before entering the job market.

Located in the world's best backyard, SUU is the University of the Parks thanks to its close proximity to several outdoor recreational areas and its educational partnerships with the National Park Service.

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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
890-1150
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$14,024/ 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
    $11,143/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,672/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,788/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,683/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,843/ year

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
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.98 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.98 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,879Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
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  • Friendly
    32%
  • Social
    29%
  • Mormon
    23%
  • Really good, kind, and compassionate people.
    9%
  • Extremely independent.
    4%
  • Crazy
    1%
  • Unaccepting/closeminded
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.118 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.161 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    47%
  • Diverse
    21%
  • Experience
    20%
  • Intimate
    10%
  • Tedious
    1%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
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 my first year of college! I have become involved in multiple groups, I have learned a lot, and I have felt safe and protected as well. I enjoy the smaller class sizes and I love all of the outdoor opportunities available for me here in Cedar City, UT. This school has something to offer everyone, regardless of interest. There is so much here at SUU, this school is truly rich in opportunity.
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The atmosphere on campus is amazing. There are always school sponsored events going on, and plenty of things to do in the community. It has many outdoor adventures just waiting for you to explore, and many new and friendly people to meet! With St. George just a 40 minute drive away, more adventures are out there as well!
I did the Campus tour and also attended the Red Riot Weekend! It was a blast. They have a great campus, advisors, teachers and the food was great too. The campus is close to a lot of outdoor activities. I'm going into Business and my advisor was great help, to get me signed up for the right classes. I can't wait to start at SUU this Fall.