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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
    A-
  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 6,808 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southern Utah acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Education, and Nursing. Graduating 49% of students, Southern Utah alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,200.
351 West University Blvd
Cedar City, UT 84720
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference

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.

SUU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1250
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$14,702/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,798/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

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.111 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.111 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    42%
  • On Campus
    54%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,808Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,463
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 82 responses
  • Friendly
    37%
  • Social
    24%
  • Mormon
    20%
  • Really good, kind, and compassionate people.
    9%
  • Adventurous and ready to go
    4%
  • Extremely independent.
    4%
  • Crazy
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.131 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.174 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 83 responses
  • Welcoming
    45%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Experience
    17%
  • Intimate
    10%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Encompassing
    1%
  • Tedious
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.68 responses
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This is my very first year attending Southern Utah University and I already feel like I am home! I haven't even met any of my professors but I have made many friends that tell me that SUU is the best. Even though I am only a freshman I have received ample support and opportunities to get involved that excites me about getting started. It is very clear to me that here at SUU, they want their students to love being here and to be successful.
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I absolutely LOVE SUU! It is such a cute town, and all the faculty and professors really want you to succeed. I really feel loved by the people at SUU. This is definitely amplified by the incredibly small class sizes. My largest class that I am in currently has about 25 students in it. This really allows me to get to know my professors, as well as makes it really easy for students in general to get to know their professors which in turn improves our grades!
I'm doing the Masters of Public Administration ONLINE and if you are considering it because they say that they are geared for the working professional, DON'T GO HERE. While I have learned and some of the professors are great (Ravi Roy!) Most of them have experience working the field, but have no idea how to teach (if I wanted to just read textbooks, I wouldn't need class) AND have little to no consideration of the schedule constraints of those working full-time jobs.
I've had multiple classes only open assignments for less than a week, and won't let you look at them a head of time. This prevents students from working a head, when life permits, in order to accommodate when life doesn't. As a teacher, the end of these classes is the same time as the busiest part of my teaching schedule, I work a head to prevent overload and subpar work. When professors say, "Online classes are not to be confused with home study courses." They show how little they care. Go somewhere else.