Tuition & Fees

$6,530

$19,810

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
18

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,050
Declined + 2,337
Total Received 8,387
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Public

8,035

undergraduate students

846

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. General Studies
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Pre-Nursing
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Codes

SAT 4092
ACT 4271

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
36%
400-499
33%
300-399
7%
700-800
4%
600-699
12%
500-599
43%
400-499
30%
300-399
11%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
35%
400-499
37%
300-399
10%
30-36
16%
24-29
37%
18-23
36%
12-17
10%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
44%
18-23
37%
12-17
15%
30-36
7%
24-29
43%
18-23
42%
12-17
8%
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School Facts

Southern Utah is a public, comprehensive university. It was founded in 1897, adopted coeducation in 1987, and gained university status in 1991. Its 113-acre campus is located in Cedar City, in southwestern Utah.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 8,881
Established in 1897
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Cedar City, UT

129-acre campus in Cedar City (population: 29,162), 160 miles from Las Vegas; branch campus in St. George. Served by bus; major airport serves Las Vegas; train serves Milford (50 miles).

Southern Utah University
351 West University Boulevard
Cedar City, UT 84720

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
10%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
30%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
36%
400-499
33%
300-399
7%
700-800
4%
600-699
12%
500-599
43%
400-499
30%
300-399
11%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
35%
400-499
37%
300-399
10%
30-36
16%
24-29
37%
18-23
36%
12-17
10%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
44%
18-23
37%
12-17
15%
30-36
7%
24-29
43%
18-23
42%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
May 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,050
Declined + 2,337
Total Received 8,387

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work

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Admissions Contact

John Allred
Interim Executive Director of Enrollment Management
P: 435 586-7740
F: 435 865-8223
adminfo@suu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,530
Room $3,100
Board $3,790
Books & supplies $1,600
Total $15,020
Average Financial Aid - $8,439
Total with Avg. Aid $6,581

Financial Aid

59%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,439

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $12,386,524
State $104,389
Institutional
Other external
Total $12,490,913

Non-need-based

Federal
State $446,875
Institutional $10,971,438
Other external $790,350
Total $12,208,663

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
gymnastics
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big Sky Conference
Mascot
Thunderbirds
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agriculture
Agriculture Science/Industries
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot/Flight Crew
Art
Art Composite
Art Education
Arts Administration
Athletic Training
Biology Education
Biology/Botany
Biology/Zoology
Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Business Administration/Management
Cabinet Making/Millwork
Chemistry
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry/Forensics
Communication
Computer Science
Construction Management
Construction Technology
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice/Forensic Science
Dance Education
Dance Performance
Design Technology
Early Childhood Development
Economics
Education
Electronic Technology
Elementary Education
Engineering Technology
English Education
English/Creative Writing
English/Literature
Finance
Forensic Science
French
French Education
General Studies
Geology/Earth Science
German
German Education
Graphic Design
History
History Education
Hospitality Management
Hotel/Resort Management
Human Development/Family Life
Information Systems
Information Technology
Integrated Engineering
Interior Design
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Music Education
Music Performance
Nursing
Nutrition
Outdoor Recreation
Paralegal Studies
Philosophy
Physical Education
Political Science
Pre-Engineering
Professional Communications
Psychology
Public Administration
Secondary Education
Social Science Composite
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Education
Special Education
Sports Conditioning/Performance
Studio Arts
Technology Education
Theatre Arts/Acting
Theatre Arts/Design/Technical
Theatre Arts/Directing
Theatre Education
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Undergraduate

90%

8,035
students

Female
57%
4,600

Male
43%
3,435

Graduate

10%

846
students

Female
60%
507

Male
40%
339

undergraduateFull-time

70%

5,647
students

Female
54%
2,999

Male
46%
2,648

undergraduatePart-time

30%

2,388
students

Female
68%
1,601

Male
32%
787

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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