Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University is a caring campus community where students come to explore their interests and prepare for meaningful careers and life experiences. With more than 145 undergraduate programs and 18 graduate and certificate programs across six academic colleges, SUU proudly offers world-class, project-based learning opportunities where students gain professional experience 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 (more than 10,000) to create lifelong friendships along with once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventures in conjunction with innovative academic endeavors.

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Scholarships & funding

Up to $8,500 (about 40%) per year in scholarships, making ours one of the lowest cost, highest value public institutions.


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Why study at Southern Utah University

We are known as the 'University of the Parks'. Go to our site, and search that term to see why. We have immediate access to 20 national parks and monuments from our location. Our programs are ranked extremely high in US News and World Reports in our class of school. As a regionally accredited public/state school, we have partnerships and access to a variety of big-time institutions and career opportunities all from a smaller US town in Southern Utah.

Southern Utah University is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Global rankings 2023 Top 10 Global rankings 2022 Top 10 global rankings 2021 badge

Awards & Accreditations

America's Best Value

Princeton Review

Best Regional College (West)

Princeton Review

Affordable Investment (Lowest Student Debt - West)

US News and World Report

Best in the West (Regional Universities)

US News and World Report

Best of State

The Great State of Utah

Academic Excellence

Utah's FIRST State University (Since 1897)

Student services & facilities

We have an active international student office that includes visa services, career counseling and on-campus or off-campus job placement. We have state of the art libraries. Go to our site and enter 'student services', 'international' and 'library' to read more.


Our primary campus is located in Cedar City, UT - a peaceful town in Southern Utah within a short drive to several national parks and monuments. We also have partner institutions with cooperative programs all over the world.

Student lifestyle

As a division one NCAA school for sports, we have all the main U.S. sports, and we excel at many. Women's gymnastics and volleyball are consistently top in the nation. American Football, Golf, Basketball, and more are a big part of student life. We also have a vibrant robotics club, political and international discussion groups, and a broad range of globally renowned speakers and presenters for special events. Our campus is also home to our internationally renowned 'Shakespeare Festival' where our campus houses one of only 15 modern reconstructions of Shakespeare's famed 'Globe Theatre'.


On campus, off campus, lots of common space, cooking, socializing, and study space. Go to our website, enter 'housing' in the search bar, and click on the first link. Use the left hand navigation menu to see details and galleries.


Average rating 5

Based on 24 reviews.

Peter D
Mahliyo Q

This program is essential for every student


SUU has a beautiful campus, surrounded by nature. It has lots of resources that student can use for basically everything they need help with. Also SUU organizes a lot of events which I love to go…they are so much fun! You get to meet new people and do something different other than studying all day


Southern Utah University

351 W University Blvd
84720 Cedar City Utah
United States of America

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