Southern Utah University, in the heart of the American Southwest, is surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscape on earth. 

SUU students enjoy rock climbing, mountain biking, and skiing, as well as hiking in Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, and the Grand Canyon. Las Vegas and Los Angeles are popular weekend destinations. SUU offers bachelors and masters degrees in a variety of fields in Business, Education, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Performing & Visual Arts. The student population is 10,000, roughly 600 of whom are international, in a town of 30,000 residents. Welcome to SUU!

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Cedar City, Utah
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 85%
  • Average ACT: 22-26
  • Average SAT: 1050-1200
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application accepted? No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Agriculture, Anthropology, Art History, Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Dance, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Film/Cinema Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, History, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Humanities, Information Sciences/Systems, International Relations, Journalism, Languages, Law, Liberal Arts, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Military Sciences, Museum Studies, Music, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Work, Sociology
  • Full list of majors available:,Graduate,Associate


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $30,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football, Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Women's Gymnastics, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball

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