Tuition & Fees

$6,770

$21,586

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
33%
500-599
43%
400-499
20%
700-800
4%
600-699
24%
500-599
50%
400-499
19%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
36%
400-499
41%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
30-36
18%
24-29
34%
18-23
36%
12-17
11%
6-11
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
43%
18-23
36%
12-17
15%
30-36
10%
24-29
41%
18-23
40%
12-17
8%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,846
Declined + 2,589
Total Received 12,435
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Public

9,271

undergraduate students

925

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 4092
ACT 4271

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Location

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 10,196
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: 31,806), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
10%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
31%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
33%
500-599
43%
400-499
20%
700-800
4%
600-699
24%
500-599
50%
400-499
19%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
36%
400-499
41%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
30-36
18%
24-29
34%
18-23
36%
12-17
11%
6-11
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
43%
18-23
36%
12-17
15%
30-36
10%
24-29
41%
18-23
40%
12-17
8%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
($40 for Premier applicants, $55 for international applicants)
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

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,846
Declined + 2,589
Total Received 12,435

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

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
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Brandon Wright
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 435 586-7740
F: 435 865-8223
adminfo@suu.edu

Financial Aid

61%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,765

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,006
Room $3,325
Board $4,024
Additional fees $764
Books & supplies $1,600
Total $15,719
Average Financial Aid - $9,765
Total with Avg. Aid $5,954

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $13,789,675
State $54,199
Institutional
Other external
Total $13,843,874

Non-need-based

Federal
State $1,134,200
Institutional $24,400,973
Other external $1,212,417
Total $26,747,590
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 435 586-7735
F: 435 586-7736
finaid@suu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

David Hughes
Director, Financial Aid
hughes@suu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, dance

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Athletic Directors

Debbie Corum (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Big Sky Conference
Mascot
Thunderbirds

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Advertising
Agriculture Science/Industries
Anthropology
Art Education
Art History
Art/Photography
Art/Studio Art
Arts Administration
Athletic Training
Biology
Broadcast
Business Administration
Business Education
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Science
Computer/Information Systems Security
Construction Management
Construction Technology
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice/Forensic Science
Cybersecurity/Information Assurance
Dance Education
Dance Performance
Economics
Education
Elementary Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English/Creative Writing
English/Literature
English/Secondary Education
Equine Studies
Family Life/Human Development
Finance
French
French Education
Geology
Graphic Design
History
History Education
Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality Management
Human Nutrition
Information Systems
Information Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Journalism
Library Media
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Technology
Nursing
Nutrition
Outdoor Recreation
Physical Education
Physical Science
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Education
Special Education
Sports Conditioning/Performance
Theatre Arts Education
Theatre Arts/Acting
Theatre Arts/Design/Technical
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Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy

10,196

total students

82%

in-state

18%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

9,271
students

Female
58%
5,384

Male
42%
3,887

9%

925
students

Female
54%
501

Male
46%
424

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

73%

6,808
students

Female
56%
3,759

Male
44%
3,049

27%

2,463
students

Female
66%
1,625

Male
34%
838

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
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

74%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

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

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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