Southern Utah University

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351 West University Boulevard

Cedar City, UT 84720

Phone: (435) 586-7700
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
May 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#71 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Southern Utah University is a public institution that was founded in 1897. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,633, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 129 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Southern Utah University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 71. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,924 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,902 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school): N/A

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1897
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $18,686,808


When applying to Southern Utah University, it's important to note the application deadline is May 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Southern Utah University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 57.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 57.3%
Application deadline May 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Southern Utah University is 21:1, and the school has 38.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Southern Utah University include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Psychology; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 21:1
4-year graduation rate 20%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 22%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 12%
Health Professions and Related Programs 8%
Psychology 8%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 7%

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Student Life

Southern Utah University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,633, with a gender distribution of 44.9 percent male students and 55.1 percent female students. At this school, 11 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 89 percent of students live off campus. Southern Utah University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 8,297
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Southern Utah University offers a number of student services including placement service, health service, and health insurance. Southern Utah University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Southern Utah University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Southern Utah University, 66.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,855.

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In-state tuition and fees $5,924 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,902 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,758 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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