Southern Utah University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Adams Theatre at Southern Utah University
Adams Theatre at Southern Utah University. twbuckner / Flickr

Southern Utah University Admissions Overview:

Students interested in Southern Utah University will need to submit, along with an application, high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or the ACT. The school admits around three-quarters of applicants each year; those with B-averages and test scores within or above the ranges listed below have a good chance of being accepted. To learn more about applying, and to schedule a visit to the campus, be sure to get in touch with the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

Southern Utah University Description:

Founded in 1897, Southern Utah University is a public university located in Cedar City, Utah. Outdoor lovers will find national parks and skiing nearby, and Las Vegas is just a two-and-a-half hour road-trip to the southwest. The university is made up of six schools and colleges. Majors in education, business, communications, biology and psychology are particularly popular with undergraduates. Academics are supported by a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active with over 100 clubs and organizations, and visitors should check out the Utah Shakespearean Festival and Utah Summer Games. On the athletic front, the Southern Utah University Thunderbirds compete in the NCAA Division I Summit League for most sports. Women's gymnastics competes in the Western Athletic Conference and football competes in the Great West Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 9,299 (8,407 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 70% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,530 (in-state); $19,810 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,067
  • Other Expenses: $4,800
  • Total Cost: $19,997 (in-state); $33,277 (out-of-state)

Southern Utah University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 90%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,486
    • Loans: $3,906

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Communication, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Nursing, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 22%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 39%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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