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
900-1160
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Test Scores and GPA for Southern Utah University

Cost

Net Price
$14,429/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,553/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,556/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,853/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,275/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,872/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.91 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.93 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.93 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,647Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Social
    31%
  • Friendly
    30%
  • Mormon
    25%
  • Really good, kind, and compassionate people.
    8%
  • Extremely independent.
    3%
  • Crazy
    2%
  • Unaccepting/closeminded
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.113 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.156 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    43%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Experience
    22%
  • Intimate
    11%
  • Tedious
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
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 SUU! They are committed to their students and want the best for you. They always have events going, tons of free food and events. They want you to get out there and have fun on top of classes and studying. Their library is brilliantly set up to accommodate all levels of needs and have computers and printers for those (me!) that don't have one at their dorm
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The scenery and town are absolutely gorgeous. The town isn't too small or too big. The school has a gorgeous, small campus. There are usually quite a few activities a month that get you out of boredom. The cafeteria food isn't great. They have great study areas and a wonderful, huge library with many resources available. The class sizes are small in general, so you can get more one on one and direct attention in your educational needs. There are more girls than boys at SUU, so the dating life is kind of skewed. Cedar City is very windy, with constant wind warnings, gets fairly warm in the summer, and gets very cold in the winter. There are plenty of job options throughout the town, and a lot of on campus and off campus housing to choose from. There are a lot of outside activities close by to do, including hikes, state parks, national parks, and skiing resorts.
SUU is a fantastic school! My experience here has been a very positive one. My small class size, and amazing professors have made my learning personal and I have been able to get the help I need to be successful. The campus is beautiful and the student body are welcoming. I have loved me time here at SUU and am very excited for my future here.