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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    NG
  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 6,279 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 $30,200.
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

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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,029/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

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.109 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.109 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,279Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,271
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 80 responses
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  • Friendly
    35%
  • Social
    25%
  • 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.129 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.172 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    44%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Experience
    17%
  • Intimate
    10%
  • Encompassing
    1%
  • Home away from home
    1%
  • Tedious
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
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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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!
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I absolutely love Southern Utah University. I'm majoring in Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism and there isn't a better University for it. The classes are small, allowing for better professor/student relationships. The professors are very approachable and more than willing to help every student. The classes themselves are interesting in their subjects while still getting the requirements. For example, my Geology 1050 focuses on the National Parks, helping me for my future career as a Park Ranger. The small campus makes for timely transportation between classes. Additionally, it's known as University of the Parks because it's less than a 5 hour drive to 5 national parks. Not to mention it's proximity to local canyons, lakes, trails, and other national features. The campus life is big enough to have many activities to choose from daily, but small enough to recognize people and make friends.
Southern Utah University is a great school. They have unique opportunities that no other schools have. The professors and advisers really do care about each student individually and their are so many activities around campus that anyone can find a spot for them. People here are so friendly and so welcoming. The campus can be freezing so make sure you bring warm clothes, but it's comforting to know that just a half hour away is a nice warm retreat. Cedar city is really beautiful and they have well manicured biking trails for outdoors people. I believe anyone can really enjoy this institution if they apply themselves to their studies and into finding a club or extracurricular activity they believe in. I really love my professors and I'm excited to spend the rest of my undergrad experience here.