Southern Utah University (SUU)

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Southern Utah University can be found in Cedar City, UT, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around twelve thousand students enrolled each year at Southern Utah University.

Most of the students that got into Southern Utah University had an SAT score in the range of 1020 to 1240, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 20 to 27. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the SUU average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.45. SUU has an acceptance rate of around 78 percent with 20 percent of applicants deciding to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the SUU acceptance rate 2021 will be around 72%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SUU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Southern Utah University was reported as 78.4% in Fall 2020 with over 12,200 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SUU ACT Scores: 20 - 27
  • SUU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Southern Utah University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Southern Utah University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for SUU has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 72.3%
  • 2017-2018: 75.8%
  • 2018-2019: 79.2%
  • 2019-2020: 78.4%
  • Projected SUU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 72.0%

How Does SUU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Southern Utah University is thirty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Nevada State College84.8%
Colorado Mesa University78.2%
California Baptist University78.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SUU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 630
Math510 - 610
Total Score1020 - 1240
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math19 - 26
Composite Score20 - 27
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