SUU

Southern Utah University

351 W University Boulevard, Cedar City, United States
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  • Class Notes
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  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    18
  • Previously Enrolled
    26

Overview of Southern Utah University (SUU)

About this school

Southern Utah is a public, comprehensive university. It was founded in 1897, adopted coeducation in 1987, and gained university status in 1991. Its 113-acre campus is located in Cedar City, in southwestern Utah.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:8,550
    • Men:3,727 (43.6%)
    • Women:4,823 (56.4%)

Location

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Admission Information (SUU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Southern Utah University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
351 West University Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Cedar City, UT  84720-2498
Phone
(435) 586-7740
Fax
(435) 586-5475
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
-

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
76% of 11,693 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 6,293 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 5,400 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,598 (29%) of 8,863 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,452 (30%) of 4,810 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,146 (28%) of 4,053 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.50
375 And Above
42%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
547 average |500-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
23%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
21%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
567 average |510-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
29%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
16%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
9%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
40%
• Score 12 - 17
10%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SUU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,676|Out-of-state: $20,288
  • Room & Board: - $7,067 (52.47642385089478%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,600 (11.880894037276304%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,800 (35.64268211182892%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Southern Utah University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 14
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003678
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,176 (79.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
926 (78.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
920 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
188 (20.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$8,984
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 488 (53.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,192
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 767 (83.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,907
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 424 (46.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
457 (30.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,060

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,132 (72.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,599 (87.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,577 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
394 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$9,187
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,517 (70.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,397
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,052 (85.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,672
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,276 (35.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,401 (24.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,517

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
52%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$16,824
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (SUU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


303

Part-Time Faculty


278

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


31%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 14% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 18% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 12% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
706,150

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Southern Utah University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


71.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


19.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


30.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


37.0%

Programs & Majors (SUU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (59)


  • Accounting
  • Agriculture, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Family and consumer sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study (8)


  • Accounting
  • Arts Administration
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Education--General
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Public Administration

Campus Life (SUU)

Location & Geography

Population


29,118

Nearest Metropolitan Area


130 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
19.3 average low in January, 82.8 average high in September
Rain
85 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
165 mile(s) from campus in Las Vegas, Nev.
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Cedar City
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Milford

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


8% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Thunderbirds
School Colors
Scarlet and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Southern Utah University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,279

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
8,550
Women
4,823
Men
3,727

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.2% Asian
  • 2.5% Black/African-American
  • 6.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 79.6% White
  • 6.4% Unknown

International Students


4.9% from 46 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


918

Student Resources (SUU)

Study resources