Students Say

“I love SUU,” says one student, whose bubbly enthusiasm is typical among her classmates. “My professors are great. . . . One time I was struggling to write a paper for English, so I called my professor’s house, and he met up with me at the university library and helped me work on my paper. . . . I [also] dream of being a basketball coach . . . and the head basketball coach lets me . . . watch practice and . . . even got me a volunteer job at a local middle school . . . coach[ing] a 7th and 8th grade team.”

Overview

Applicants
8,268
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
460 - 570
SAT Math
450 - 570
SAT Writing
440 - 550
ACT Composite
20 - 26

Deadlines


Regular
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

“I love SUU,” says one student, whose bubbly enthusiasm is typical among her classmates. “My professors are great. . . . One time I was struggling to write a paper for English, so I called my professor’s house, and he met up with me at the university library and helped me work on my paper. . . . I [also] dream of being a basketball coach . . . and the head basketball coach lets me . . . watch practice and . . . even got me a volunteer job at a local middle school . . . coach[ing] a 7th and 8th grade team.” We’re told that professors demonstrate “passion for the subjects they teach, but are more concerned about the student and his or her potential than the subject and thus will do everything possible to ensure” student success. Administrators are also “helpful” and “know you and why you are here.” Strong programs include “theater, business, and nursing”; the first boasts strong ties with the annual 4-month-long Utah Shakespearean Festival, and the last is simply no piece of cake. School “was a whole lot of fun during my nursing prerequisites,” says one student, “and a whole lot of work now that I’m in the program.” Retention is a problem in the student body at large---less than a third of all students graduate in 6 years.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
463
with Terminal Degree
227

290
Men
173
Women
32
Minority
8
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
20%
Graduate in 5 years
32%
Graduate in 6 years
38%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agriculture, General
  • Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
  • Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology

  • Construction Trades

  • Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
  • Carpentry/Carpenter

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Engineering Science
  • Pre-Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Engineering Technology, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Child Development
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Human Nutrition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Cartography
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Diploma
Master's
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
73
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Nov 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bang For Your Buck

Southern Utah has more than 7,000 students on campus, of which over three-quarters are full-time, and enrolled about 1,300 freshmen last year. Each student pays $616 in student fees, with books and supplies around $1,600, but the resident and nonresident tuition amounts differ. Incoming freshmen who are residents can expect to pay just over $5,000 in tuition, while nonresidents can expect something just a little north of $17,000. Room and board ranges between $2,000 and $6,700 depending on which dorm the student lives in. The average financial aid package is nearly $8,000.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,344

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,413

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,843

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$14,978

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
52%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,416
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,874
Required Fees
$722
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,600

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,800
Transportation for Commuters
$2,400

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Students tell us that the “typical T-bird” has “an eagerness for learning, a passion for involvement, and a contagious friendliness” that combine to put other students at ease. “It is fairly easy to strike up a conversation with a random student on campus.” Students are heavily “into [the] outdoors,” and proximity to the Utah Shakespearean Festival also attracts “many theater” types. In addition, “a large majority of the students belong to the LDS faith.” This homogeneity has its fans and detractors: one student enjoys having his fellow “Mormons . . . among the student body, because their morals are so high,” while another LDS student found it “hard coming from a community college [that] was highly diverse. . . . The school could use some diversity training [for] students, faculty, and staff.” There are two non-LDS Christian groups and six multicultural organizations on campus. Students are “accepting.” Students say that “everyone is treated with respect” and “fits in,” and no one “absolutely hates” anyone else---“except” when it comes to “school politics.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,953
Out of State

International
6%
Foreign Countries Represented
26

Demographics

1.30%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.38%
African-American
5.32%
Hispanic
85.14%
Caucasian
4.08%
Unknown
5.71%
International

55% female
45% male
74% are full time
26% are part time

Overview

Students Say

SUU’s prime Cedar City location puts students within 150 miles of Bryce Canyon, Zion, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon---and those are just the big-name national parks. Students take ample advantage of the “remarkable” setting by “hiking, kayaking, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, caving,” and “exploring.” In addition, “We’re not afraid to put forth a little effort to have fun,” says one undergrad. “Three days ago we drove an hour and a half to hang out in a . . . hot spring in minus-12-degree weather.” Extreme recreation goes beyond the outdoorsy: “This weekend we’re actually planning on lining a U-Haul truck with mattresses and driving around Cedar taking sharp turns to see if we can ‘surf’ in the back of the truck.” Students also play recreational sports---“football, Ultimate Frisbee,” “racquetball, basketball, [and] volleyball”---on campus, although they say that intercollegiate “Sports [are] not a very strong point” and “Athletic [events] aren’t even worth going to.” “There are tons of clubs” on campus: “I am not a music major, but I am still actively involved in five music ensembles,” says one student. More than 20 couples belong to “a married kids club” that holds “date nights [with] dinner and a movie.” Whatever your interests, we’re told that “the small student body. . . . makes it easy to make friends.” “The only thing that we are in desperate need of,” says one student, is better “shopping. Luckily, St. George is 40 minutes away, and Las Vegas is 2 hours.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
10%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
94
First-Year Students living on campus
38%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Student Support Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Carmen R. Alldredge

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
WRAT WAIS TEST WOODCOCK JOHNSON

Documentation Requred for ADHD
WAIS-3 WJ MMPI-2 WURS

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Thunderbirds)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Thunderbirds)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
34

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admissions Welcome Center

Address
Southern Utah University
351 W University Blvd
Cedar City, UT 84720

Phone
4355867741


Experience College Life


Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates:
Times: 10:15 and 13:15
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation