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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 5,879 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southern Utah acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Education, and Biology. Graduating 49% 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
72%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1150
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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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
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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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.103 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.103 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 74 responses
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  • Friendly
    34%
  • Social
    27%
  • Mormon
    22%
  • 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.123 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.166 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    48%
  • Diverse
    21%
  • Experience
    19%
  • Intimate
    11%
  • Tedious
    1%

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 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!
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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.
My experience/observation with Southern Utah University, was overall great. The town of Cedar City was great. The University is completely embraced by the town around it. The businesses treat the students outstanding, they are very encouraging, and genuinely interested in the students. The class sizes are on the smaller size, which is wonderful, dorms are all within walking distance, and very nice. Everyone is so helpful, friendly, and kind. The campus is beautiful and laid out very well. The only thing I would change with SUU is the non-residence tuition. Make it a little closer to the resident tuition.