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Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT, USA
3.74 Average Rating

Southern Utah University is a 4-year public school in southwest Utah. SUU confers bachelor’s degrees in 101 academic majors and the university features a project-based curriculum that focuses on professional experience. Known as The University of the Parks, the SUU campus is a short distance from numerous outdoor recreational areas and holds an educational partnership with the National Park Service. In addition to its classroom offerings, the university is well-known for its annual Utah Shakespeare Festival hosted during the summertime. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
76%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
77%
Out-Of-State Students
21%
93%
Submitting ACT
9%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1078
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
9,468
Total Number of Undergrads
8,550
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
42%
20-39 Students
42%
40-99 Students
14%
0
100
19%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
37%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,451
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,770
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$20,586
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,250
Books and Supplies
$1600

Aid & Grants

0
100
62%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,486
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,398
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,785

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
64%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,155
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$11,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$117
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
189
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
8%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Thunderbirds
School Colors
Red/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big Sky Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Flagstaff
Salt Lake City
Las Vegas
Provo
Phoenix
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
Southern Utah University provides students with a quality education; small class sizes, and real-world experience make your learning more meaningful and worthwhile.
Bradley from Stansbury Park, UT
It wasn't my originally my first choice, but I'm so glad I came here! I know that this is where I belong because of how friendly everyone is, all of the amazing resources on campus, and the incredible on campus housing experience! I give SUU 5 stars!
Jenica from Tooele, UT
Southern Utah University is a great school. All the academic advisers are very helpful and will help you register for classes. Campus is very small and it's very easy to get to classes.
Emily from Lehi, UT
suu is an incredible school for a great value! you receive the education and opportunities that usually come from a larger school but with smaller class sizes and more individual attention from your professors. suu works very hard to make sure each student has the opportunity to succeed in their academics by creating great professor office hours, learning labs, and an atmosphere that is not only fun, but also very conducive to learning.
T from Springville, UT
suu is a great learning atmosphere because it is reasonably priced and has small classroom sizes, making learning easier and more convenient. your professors typically know you by name and are willing to work with you if there are any difficulties. also, the location is great, offering plenty of outdoor activities and learning opportunities.
Chelsea from Draper, UT

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