Southern Utah University in Cedar City

Cedar City, UT

(Rating 3.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Southern Utah University offers 240-degree programs and 30 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 61%. The most popular test is SAT - 15% of students submitted it in comparison to 94% of students who submitted ACT. 39.7% are women, and 60.3% are men. 4% percents of international students. Southern Utah University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Southern Utah University is 12951$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $12538 and $19428 per year. 51% of full-time Southern Utah University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $38,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Southern Utah University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$12,951
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Southern Utah University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,375
$30,001 - $48,000$11,983
$48,001 - $75,000$13,378
$75,001 - $110,000$15,331
$110,001+$15,194

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Finance

    Charges:

    • Typical room charge for academic year: 3167

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -

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    Percent of students with financial aid

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    17%

    Types of financial aids

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    4220 of Southern Utah University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 61 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Southern Utah University number 9 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Utah.

    Students at Southern Utah University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    82.67%
    $5,313
    $30,001 - $48,000
    100%
    $6,310
    $48,001 - $75,000
    97.76%
    $5,013
    $75,001 - $110,000
    85.25%
    $2,591
    $110,001+
    92.13%
    $2,994

    Salary After Attending

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    $38,100

    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services

    Career

    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Disability services

    3%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in Southern Utah University.

    ROTC

    ROTC - Army

    Study abroad

    Weekend/evening college

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate

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    51%
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    Southern Utah University graduation rate is below the national average.

    51% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Southern Utah University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    6 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

    Recommended:

      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Completion of college-preparatory program
      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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      61%

      In comparison to National Average

      Southern Utah University acceptance rate is below national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 78%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 17%.

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      61%
      BELOW AVERAGE

      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Southern Utah University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 7%.

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      61%
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      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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      24%

      Total

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      23%

      Full time

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      1%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      64%

      Part-time retention rate

      33%

      The Southern Utah University full-time retention rate is 64% and part-time retention rate is 33%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Southern Utah University students submitting SAT scores

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      15%

      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      1340 - 1730

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 450 - 590
      Math: 450 - 570
      Writing: 440 - 570

      SAT Test Score Range

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      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Southern Utah University students submitting ACT scores

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      94%

      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      20 - 27

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 20 - 27
      Math: 19 - 26
      Writing: 7 - 8

      ACT Test Score Range

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      SAT Score Converter

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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Southern Utah University is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio

      18:1
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      Men/Women

      Number of international students

      560
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      4%

      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

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      Students enrollment in distance education

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      In Southern Utah University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown

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      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Southern Utah University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Utah.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Southern Utah University

      The campus located by 351 West University Blvd. address in Cedar City, Utah.

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      Southern Utah University in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Southern Utah University with 0.09% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Southern Utah University are burglary, forcible sex offense, and motor vehicle theft.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Southern Utah University offers 240 programs in total: 168 are for Bachelor's degree, 33 - for Associate's degree, 24 - for Master's degree, 12 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 81 universities in Utah state. Southern Utah University is one of the few institutions in Utah that offers an Associate's degree program.

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      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 30 distance education programs that are offered in the Southern Utah University: 21 are for Master's degree, 6 - for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Associate's degree.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Utah state average data to help you compare.

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      Southern Utah University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6110 students with 183309 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 690 with 16569 credit hours.

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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Southern Utah University

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      Me, my wife and our girls love watching sport events at SUU!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Hands down the most unorganized and unprofessional school I've ever encountered! Heaven forbid you bring anything to their attention cause they will deny all responsibility for their mistakes. They are notorious for being focused on being paid and not rectifying issues with being able to register for classes. Be prepared for zero support from the registrar or cashier's office as they are completely incompetent and have no sense of the fact that you are their customer. In fact if you get slightly annoyed of their incompetence a manager may ever HANG UP ON YOU! This school is a joke, the prices go up and the quality goes down. Have fun trying to get an education surrounded by uneducated administration.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Loved my experience here. Faculty was very passionate about their subjects and very interested in helping students succeed. One of the few colleges in the nation that gives you high quality education for a good price. My major was psychology. I earned a BA.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Southern Utah University is alright. I enjoyed my time in class and had excellent professors. The president of the school was also outstanding and was a good support while I have attended here. The repository is super cool as well as the other facilities. The school sponsors some pretty neat guest speakers and artists. They also have a wonderfully cheap study abroad program which has been amazing for me and my husband. Other opportunities have been readily accessible like internships, volunteer opportunities, research opportunities and it isn’t hard to get into good programs. The professors care and want you to succeed which is amazing. All of my professors know me by name and are constantly helping me prepare for grad school. The campus is beautiful and tuition is inexpensive however there were a few things I didn’t love. Student services were awful, I usually had to go to several offices before I could get anything done. The library hours were a little pathetic on the weekends, as well as the testing center especially for someone who doesn’t have access to a computer or WiFi at home.The culture on campus wasn’t my favorite, I hated going to school some days because my beliefs were disrespected quite often. I’ve had people ask if the reason why Mormons are so depressed was because we can’t face the fact that God isn’t real, And I’ve listened to several rants about how blind and passive Mormons are, just to name a few examples. It’s a great school with awesome opportunities! Just be prepared to face a few challenges if you believe in God or have a different political view than others. Other than that I would highly recommend suu, it has been a fun few years and it is a great location for the outdoors.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      I really like the campus, lots of grass and great places to sit back or play games with your friends. On the other hand, it seems to be a bit too politically slanted. Only if there was a college that didn't input politics into their system 😕

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 351 West University Blvd

      Place:

      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +4355867700

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: suu.edu

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