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Southern Utah University

School Profile

  • Southern Utah UniversityPublic Four-year University in Cedar City, UT
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Accreditation: Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 6,784
First-year Undergraduate Students: 1,244
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 5,434
Graduate Students: 732

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of Animal Husbandry
  • Associate of CabinetmakingMillwork
  • Associate of CAD/CADD Drafting/Design
  • Associate of Carpentry
  • Associate of Chemical Engineering
  • Associate of Child Development
  • Associate of Civil Engineering
  • Associate of Computer Engineering - General
  • Associate of Computer Networking/Telecommunications
  • Associate of Drafting and Design Technology
  • Associate of Electrical Engineering Technologies
  • Associate of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Associate of Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair
  • Associate of Environmental Engineering
  • Associate of General Studies
  • Associate of Horse Husbandry/Equine Science
  • Associate of Information Technology
  • Associate of Materials Engineering
  • Associate of Mechanical Engineering
  • Associate of Nursing - Practical
  • Associate of Paralegal/Legal Assistance
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Business
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biology Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Commercial/Advertising Art
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Construction Site Management
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Drama/Dance Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Education - General
  • Bachelor of Education of Learning Disabled
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology - General
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Family/Consumer Sciences - Education
  • Bachelor of Family/Consumer Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Forestry - General
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of French Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of German Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of History Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Human Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Parks, Recreation & Fitness - General
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Pre-allied health
  • Bachelor of Prelaw
  • Bachelor of Pre-medical technology
  • Bachelor of Premedicine
  • Bachelor of Prepharmacy
  • Bachelor of Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Bachelor of Preveterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Social Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Speech Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Technology/Industrial Arts Education
  • Bachelor of Trade/Industrial Education
  • Certificate of Civil Drafting/Civil Engineering
  • Certificate of GIS technology
  • Certificate of Medical Administrative Assistance
  • Certificate of Medical Transcription
  • Certificate of Nursing Assistance
  • Certificate of Public Administration
  • Certificate of Speech/Rhetorical Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $4,269
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,847

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 500


Member: NAIA , NCAA
Team name: Thunderbirds


  • Ranked #71 Regional Universities (West)
  • Ranked #343 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #173 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #24 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #98 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #158 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

351 West Center Street
Cedar City, UT 84720
(435) 586-7740
Fax: (435) 865-8223
Contact: Stephen Allen
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 77%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 77%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 3,876
Female applicants 2,345
Male applicants 1,531
Applicants accepted 3,003
Female applicants accepted 1,834
Male applicants accepted 1,169
Freshman enrollment 1,319
Female freshman enrollment 811
Male freshman enrollment 508
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 97%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 9%
SAT Critical Reading average score 519
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 460-580
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 506
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 450-560
SAT Math score breakdown
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 90%
Average ACT Composite score 23
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 19-26
ACT Composite score breakdown
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 18-24
ACT English score breakdown
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 18-25
ACT Math score breakdown

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