Southern Utah University

1,549 reviews
  1. Cedar City, UT
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Southern Utah University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
351 West University Blvd
Cedar City, UT 84720
Website

Southern Utah University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
910-1140
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$14,118/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,375/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,983/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,378/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,331/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,194/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.91 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.90 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.90 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,131Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Social
    31%
  • Friendly
    28%
  • Mormon
    26%
  • Really good, kind, and compassionate people.
    8%
  • Extremely independent.
    3%
  • Crazy
    2%
  • Unaccepting/closeminded
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.110 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.153 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    45%
  • Diverse
    24%
  • Experience
    19%
  • Intimate
    10%
  • Tedious
    2%

After Southern Utah University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.68 responses

Reviews

1,549 reviews
  • Excellent
    254
  • Very Good
    611
  • Average
    537
  • Poor
    102
  • Terrible
    45
Southern Utah University is one of the best schools I have visited, and because of this I chose to attend there. Not only do I feel that I am among some of the most steadfast, and smart students, but my professors have all been better than I could have even imagined. The class sizes are one of the main reasons I decided to enroll, with them being smaller (my largest class was 42 students) you are able to connect more with your professor and get to know everyone in your classes. School work might not be one of my more favorite things, but by being enrolled at SUU, my professors helped me want to learn, and challenged me in a positive way more than I thought they would! But of course not only are the classes awesome, but the student life in Cedar is wonderful! I got to attend some amazing and fun events with my friends that I am excited for this upcoming year! I would strongly suggest looking into this school, and if its a match for you and you apply, you wont regret it. I know I didn't!
  • College Sophomore
  • June 29 2015
Everything about the academics at the school is amazing. They really make sure that you get the education that you want. There are many programs that help you pick our your classes in order to graduate on time! The registration process is extremely easy, there are tons of classes to choose from and the workload isn't really too bad. The popular study areas on campus are the living room in the Sharwan Smith Center and the library. Professors here are extremely friendly and love learning our names as well. Overall, the education aspect of this school is the best.
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 14 2014
In reference to this semester, It was very easy. I called to the financial aid office to set up an appointment with my advisor to talk with her about scholarships I may qualify for and the young lady on the phone offered me a scholarship right then and there. The semester I was trying to attend before however was a much different story. I met with my advisor and she proceeded to tell me that I did not qualify for scholarships. I have not changed anything about my scores or anything when I was offered the scholarship I needed this semester. It honestly helped me make the decision to wait a whole year before attending again because I do not feel I should pay the full amount for schooling when I qualify just as much as some students who are getting a full ride!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • May 3 2015