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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.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

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Fast Facts

Location | Cedar City
Population | 29,213
Enrollment | 10,995
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 09/09-12/17
Spring | 01/07-4/22

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
Nursing and Aviation

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

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Agricultural Biology
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Education
  • Ancient Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training
  • Aviation Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Chinese
  • Choral Music
  • Civil Engineering
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Computer Graphics
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Data Processing
  • Design
  • Digital Arts
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Studies
  • Feed Science
  • Finance/Banking
  • Food Science
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • German
  • Government
  • Graphic Design
  • Greek
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Middle School Education
  • Land Use Planning and Management
  • Library Science
  • Literature
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music History
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Communications
  • Painting
  • Performance and Directing
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Radio and Television Studies
  • Range Management/Resources
  • Recreation Management
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Surveying
  • Teacher Education
  • Technical Writing
  • Technology Education
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Tourism Management
  • Toxicology
  • Visual Arts
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Zoology


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 Students
  • Figures are current as of 08/24/20.
  • 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 students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18 ($282 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18 ($282 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/24/20.

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

Financial Aid

Host Payment
For Host Payment 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 Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

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

Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment 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 08/24/20

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

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/24/20.

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

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