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Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT

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About This Campus

Southern Utah University is located in Cedar City, Utah, a city of approximately 24,000, situated in one of the most unique scenic and recreational areas in the nation. It is centrally located within an hour-and-a-half drive of Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and within a three-hour drive of the Grand Canyon. Las Vegas is a two-and-a-half hour drive away. For the outdoor enthusiast, the area offers hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, golfing, fishing and hunting. Students can enjoy a number of local festivals, including the Tony-Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. SUU is a comprehensive, regional liberal arts university offering graduate, baccalaureate, associate and technical programs. From the time of its founding, SUU has placed students first by featuring personalized and participative classes, combined with qualified and supportive faculty, staff and administration.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
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Fast Facts

Location | Cedar City
Population | 29,213
Enrollment | 10,995
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/27-12/14
Spring | 01/07-05/02

Campus Diversity

White | 72%
Black | 2%
Hispanic/Latino | 6%
Asian | 1%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 1%
Other | 16%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs

Education and some performing and visual arts courses. Students wishing to take upper-level performing and visual arts courses may need to submit a portfolio or audition.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Elementary Education
  • Business
  • Theater Art
  • Performance
  • Engineering

Unique Academic Programs

  • Outdoor Recreation Management - SUU offers a program called "Semester in the Parks" in which students spend almost an entire semester studying a variety of subjects in Bryce Canyon and surrounding national parks.
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Performance
  • Aviation Studies

Special Programs

Honors Access: Yes
Study Abroad Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aviation Studies

Agriculture: Agricultural Biology, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Animal Sciences, Equine Technology, Farm and Ranch Management, Land Resources, Life Sciences, Livestock Production

Anthropology: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: Art Studies, International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Arts Administration, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Design, Design Technology, Digital Arts, Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Athletic Training, Coaching, Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education, Sports Medicine

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Forensic Biology, Human Biology, Microbiology, Physiology, Wildlife Biology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Advertising, Business, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Information Systems, Business Law, Finance and Operation Management, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Investing, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Operations Management, Public Administration, Public Relations, Small Business Management, Supply and Logistics Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Electronic Media, Electronic Media News, Electronic Media Production and Management, Graphic Communication, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Media News, Newspapers, Organizational Communication, Print Media, Radio and Television Studies, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Visual Communication Technology, Visual Design/Web Media, Writing/Editing

Computer Science: System Administration

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Studies, Home Economics

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Earth Science, Geology, Physical Sciences, Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Athletic Training Education, Child Development, Childhood Studies, Early Childhood, Educational Administration and Supervision, Elementary Education, English, French, Home Economics, Human Development, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Reading, Science, Secondary Education, Spanish, Special Education, Technical Education, Technology Education, Theatre Education

Electronics: Electronics

Engineering: Agricultural Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Drafting and Design, Electronics Engineering, Engineering, Geological Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering

English: Business Writing, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Language and Literacy, Literature, Poetry, Professional Writing, Technical Writing, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Biology, Environmental Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Geology, Environmental Studies, Range Management/Resources, Wildlife Biology/Science, Wildlife Recreation Management

Food Science: Food Science, Food Services Management, Nutrition

General Studies: Arts and Science, Gender Studies, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Health Science, Physical Therapy

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Hotel/Travel Administration, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Industrial Studies: Construction Management, Industrial Technology

Information Studies: Applied Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Mathematics, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Data Processing, Information Systems, Information Technology, Robotics, Systems Programming

International Studies: International Relations, International Studies

Languages: Chinese, English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Greek, Spanish

Library Science: Library Science

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Biomathematics/Biometrics, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematics, Pure Math, Statistics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Acting, Ballet, Choral Music, Dance, Design/Technical, Directing, Dramatic Literature, Dramatic Writing, Modern Dance, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Technical Theater, Theater Arts Administration, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Education, Theater Production

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Geophysics, Physics

Political Science: American Political Science, Government, International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional, Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional

Psychology: Behavioral Science, Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies, Child Psychology, Counseling, Human Development, Medical Psychology, Psychology

Recreation: Outdoor Education, Outdoor Recreation Management, Parks Administration and Management, Recreation, Recreation Leadership

Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Social Science, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Technology: Computer Technology, Construction Technology, Design Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Equine Technology, Information Systems Technology, Instructional Technology, Robotics Technology, Surveying, Vocational Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525.00 paper, 197.00 computer or 71.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 07/29/19.
  • Estimated cost: $3384.75.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18 ($282 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($282 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/29/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $50 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $50 Year Plan A & B Optional
Parking Fee $30 Year Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $50 per semester.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003678

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/29/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 10% living on campus
  • Double: $1880
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 10
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 10
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $350
  • Proximity to campus: 0
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1430 per semester for 10 meals per week.
  • $1720 per semester for 15 meals per week.
  • $1950 per semester for 19 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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