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 eight 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 1370 to 1700, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 20 to 26. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the SUU average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.33. SUU has an acceptance rate of around 57 percent with 27 percent of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SUU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Southern Utah University was reported as 57.1% in Fall 2013 with over 8,320 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 SAT Scores: 1370 - 1700
  • SUU ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • SUU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for SUU has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 71.9%
  • 2010-2011: 81.3%
  • 2011-2012: 76.4%
  • 2012-2013: 57.3%
  • 2013-2014: 57.1%
  • Projected SUU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 64.4%

How Does SUU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Southern Utah University is three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Nevada State College50.4%
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott79.0%
Westminster College75.2%
Colorado Mesa University82.1%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SUU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 570
Math460 - 580
Writing440 - 550
Total Score1370 - 1700
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 26
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