About Southern Utah University

Founded in 1897, Southern Utah University. is a Public college. Located in Utah, which is a city setting in Utah, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 8,407 full time undergraduate students, and 892 full time graduate students.

The Southern Utah University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 282 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Southern Utah University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate72%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range890-1150
ACT Range20-26

Admissions at SUU are considered Selective, with ,69% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

77% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 41% were in the top quarter, and 17% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Southern Utah University.

1%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
73%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
57%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
19%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
23%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
77%
“I feel extremely safe”
12%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
23%
“We bought the gear”
65%
“We live for the big game”
1%
“It”s not really our thing”
9%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
45%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
44%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
1%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
56%
“They”re always available”
8%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
37%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
55%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
60%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
28%
“We only party on weekends”
1%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
85%
“There might be people who do”
4%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
1%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
73%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
57%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
19%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
23%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
77%
“I feel extremely safe”
12%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
23%
“We bought the gear”
65%
“We live for the big game”
1%
“It”s not really our thing”
9%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
45%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
44%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
1%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
56%
“They”re always available”
8%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
37%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
55%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
60%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
28%
“We only party on weekends”
1%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
85%
“There might be people who do”
4%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Southern Utah University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    139 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    100 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    149 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    158 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    159 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    159 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    159 Students rated local services 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    157 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Southern Utah University?

95 Students rated Southern Utah University

Edgar - 04/13/2022

As a student that has been here for almost 4 years, I can assure you that Southern Utah University is a great college to go to. There is so many extracurricular activities to do. The professors are really supportive. I haven't met a bad professor. Living on campus was a great experience. It was where I met my friends, had fun times and a safe place on campus. Sports is great here. The football games are always fun, and the basketball games are always a blast. In case you ever fall down on tough times, there is help. The campus offers great assistance for financial aid, therapy, career goals, personal financial wellness, and even if you are just needing friends. There are always great resources on campus to help you.

Leona - 01/15/2022

As someone who appreciates the opportunity to study at a smaller school, Southern Utah University has been a great experience for me. Most classes have a relatively small amount of people in them, which has allowed me to get to know my teachers on a more personal basis. It is also a very small campus, which works well for me as I don’t have a car. It’s easy to get from one side to the other. We have a gym, pool, and a library, which are great resources. I will say that they are smaller than a lot of other schools’ which has been frustrating to me at times. My major and minor are in the arts and I love the program. The teachers are caring and engaging, but will get you where you need to go. We also work with the Utah Shakespeare Festival. It can be competitive to actually get in with the festival but there are opportunities. As a theatre education major I have already gotten chances to teach kids theatre, which has been an amazing opportunities.

Kyra - 04/12/2021

It's a pretty solid school. There's definitely a general attitude of learning. The music department specifically is very close-knit and we all at least get along. They are accepting of anybody that want s to come and learn music. There's also a lot of acceptance for different identities throughout campus.

Mindy - 12/11/2020

I love this school set in a small rural community that has a slower pace than most cities. If you are an avid outdoor student, there are activities everywhere to get into nature and unwind. There is a safe homey feel to the campus that lets the professors be available and interested in the success of their students. It is a wonderful school

Southern Utah University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Southern Utah University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Southern Utah University is 72%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I think the most important thing I've learned by attending Southern Utah University is that people different from me are interesting people. It sounds cliche, but I never paid attention to the people that were different than me in high school. I hung out with my group of friends and never ventured out of my comfort zone. In college, I have no choice. I came here alone without any of my friends. I have to open up to people different than me, otherwise I'm going to be in for a lonely 4 years. I've discovered that the people I once thought were mean, dorks, weird, (insert any descriptive word here), are, for the most part, very interesting and friendly people! My world has opened up as I've tried new things and made new friends. These skills I'm learning now would have been very useful in high school and will be invaluable in my future.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are superbly funny and hilariously intelligent.

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  4. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I would have packed more snow gear -- this campus gets very cold in the winter! Luckily just an hour drive south is a very warm urban community, so many students travel there on the weekends to thaw out.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I have not found anything about my school that I don't like yet.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who is willing to work hard to get their degree but also loves to have fun and enjoys the outdoors because that is what Southern Utah University can provide.

    Read all  25 answers
  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    This school is the best one for someone who has ambition to success.

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The classes here are wonderful and the campus is absolutely stunning. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. There are places to study and relax all over campus, though the library is most definitely my favorite.

    Read all  23 answers
  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The kind of person that shouldn't attend this school are people that want to live in a large city, or people that want to go to a large university. People who aren't willing to work hard should also not attend Southern Utah University.

    Read all  20 answers
  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Southern Utah is best known for its Education prgrams.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The parking is limited. A parking garage would be very beneficial and aid in students arriving to class on time.

    Read all  15 answers
  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It's like one big family. Everyone accepts you, the teachers are amazing and nice, and it seems even easier than high school.

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  13. What's unique about your campus?

    I would choose the "closeness" of the school. When I say closeness I mean the abillity the school has to personally connect with each of it's students. With a student population just under 8,000 it makes it more than possible for the Profressors to personally get to know their students. It is a college level learning atmosphere with a "home" feel about it. I have found that it is very easy to not only gain a close relationship with my Professors but also with the other students in which I associate myself with.

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  14. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Somewhat, but there are a great number of non-trad students (I am one) and many non-mormons.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    The professors are generally easy to work with (there are exceptions!) I would say the academic rigor is only average, and the classes no better (some worse!) than at the state college I attended.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There are lots of clubs, groups organizations on campus. Our biggest sporting events are gymnastics, our team is amazing. The meets are so much fun to go to. The football games are also a big event. Our homecoming week is also very fun, with a concert and True T-birding. Another big event is our Halloween party, The Scream. I am in a sorority of campus and I love it. They are so welcoming and have got me more involved on campus. Greek life is not huge on campus but we are known. It is college so there are wild parties with drinking and drugs, but there are definitely things to do with out drinking. We have a bowling alley, 2 movie theaters, and campus does lots of stuff. Our PE building has swimming, racquetball, and basketball courts to use. We have a comedy club also that they do shows a lot. There is definitely things to do, you might have to get creative.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    That students are young and Mormon.

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  18. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    i absolutely love SUU. Small class sizes (my largest was around 50) and huge student involvement. I have loved all of my professors and they are all interested in my learning. There is so much to do on campus, they have something almost every week.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I think there is a lot of stereotypes for college students, and I think you could find any of them to be true at any university.

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

8,407

Total Undergrad Enrollment

892

Total Grad Students

21%

Out-Of-State

77%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

2

Fraternities

1

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

9%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
74%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

96% of students attending Southern Utah University receive some sort of financial aid. 33% were awarded federal grants. While 60% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$19,810

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,600

Books and Supplies

$7,067

Room and Board

28,477

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$11,143
$30 - $48K
$11,672
$48 - $75K
$13,788
$75 - $110K
$15,683
$110K & UP
$15,843

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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