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Southern Utah University

Cedar City, Utah
  • Public
    4 year
  • 15K
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:21
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 5%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $12.9K
    Avg. Financial Aid
Southern Utah University, also known as the University of the Parks, is a safe, residential campus located in beautiful Cedar City, Utah. With more than 150+ undergraduate programs, 32 graduate and certificate programs, and a new professional doctorate degree, students are offered world-class opportunities to gain professional experience giving them a competitive edge before entering the job market.Located in the world’s best backyard, SUU is the University of the Parks thanks to its close proximity to several outdoor recreational areas and its educational partnerships with the National Park Service. SUU’s safe, residential campus allows students (over 15,000) to create lifelong friendships and find academic success.
Over 128,000 courses transfer into Southern Utah University
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Founded 1897
Total Faculty 389
Full-Time Undergraduate 8,984
Part-Time Undergraduate 6,049
Application Acceptance Rate 84%
Transfer Students 816
Programs 338 Programs
Courses 2,638 Courses
Equivalencies 128,111 incoming Equivalencies
16,919 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $3,003
Out-of-State Tuition $9,911
Books and Supplies $300
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid 84%
Federal Loans: Average amount received $5,162
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid 96%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received $7,777
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid:
    Undergraduate admissions applicants are automatically considered for academic scholarships. Leadership scholarship require an application process and attending a Leadership Weekend. Admissions applications must be completed before the scholarship deadline: March 1 for transfer students. If interested in a talent scholarship, please contact the specific department for requirements.

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:

Application Deadlines for Transfer

Fall August 1
Spring December 1
Summer April 1

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
    Transfer students with 24+ credits earned from a post-secondary institution (not including concurrent enrollment) will be admitted to SUU based on their college cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Transfer students with less than 24 credits earned from a post-secondary institution will be admitted to SUU based on their college cumulative GPA and their high school unweighted GPA. Test scores are not required but encouraged.
  • Official Transcripts:
    Students with less than 24 semester hours must submit official high school transcripts. The submission of official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions is required.
  • SAT Scores:
    Students with less than 24 transferable, post-secondary semester hours may submit official standardized test scores but is not required.
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    The submission of letters of recommendation is not required.
  • Essay:
    The submission of an essay is not required.
  • Application Fee:
    SUU does not charge an application fee.
  • Interview:
    A personal interview is not required for admission consideration.
  • Associates Degree Required:
    Not required but recommended.
  • Other Requirements:
    Official transcripts must be sent in from all institutions that credit has been earned. Concurrent (Dual) Enrollment as well as any AP test scores.
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Transfer Credit Policy

  • Minimum Grade:
    The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is D.
  • Credits (Min/Max):
    The minimum number of credits you must complete at Southern Utah to earn an associate degree is 30 upper division and 50% of credit hours. For a bachelor's degree, at least 30 (20 upper division and 10 credit hours in your major).

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Southern Utah University

351 West University Blvd
Cedar City, Utah 84720
United States
Main Phone:
(435) 586-7700
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Delivery Method:
Online, face-to-face, hybrid


Transfer Admission Contact:
Admissions Office
International Admissions Contact:
Nicole Funderburk
Director International Marketing & Recruitment, International Affairs
(435) 586-1996
IM Screen Names:
Veterans Services Contact:
Veterans Office
Veterans Resource and Support Center, Veteran Affairs
(435) 865-8477
Last updated on 4/23/2024 by Southern Utah University.