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Study abroad at Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University (SUU) is a respected institution based in Cedar City, Utah. SUU sits proudly on a sprawling 130-acre campus with countless green spaces and peaceful study spots.

The University offers over 140 dynamic undergraduate programs and 21 outstanding postgraduate qualifications across seven academic colleges. There are courses from a range of disciplines, from aviation to performing arts.

SUU’s 12,000 students have access to fantastic facilities. There are globally recognized restaurant brands on campus, a fabulous library, high tech computer labs, and a state of the art fitness center with swimming pools, climbing walls, and a gymnasium.

The athletics teams are known as the Southern University Thunderbirds. There are 15 teams competing in NCAA Division I. The Thunderbirds represent SUU in sports like basketball, football, volleyball, and golf.

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Why study at Southern Utah University?

  • Secure environment

    The safety and well-being of students is a top priority for SUU

  • Global population

    International students from across the world study at The University

  • Small learning groups

    Students benefit from personal attention from teaching staff

  • Amazing location

    There’s lots for students to discover and enjoy on their doorstep

  • Employability

    SUU has a 97% job placement rate for graduates

Life as an international student

Every year, hundreds of students from around the globe descend onto Cedar City to study at SUU. There are currently over 660 international students studying at The University. You’ll feel at home in no time, thanks to the friendly atmosphere.

SUU offers a host of on-campus accommodation options, from suite-style halls to modern apartment complexes. Student residences are clean, comfortable, and located in a secure setting. SUU’s friendly staff can also help you find off-campus housing.

There are so many ways to make friends at SUU. As an international student, you can enjoy hundreds of social events, over 130 student clubs and organizations, and plenty of volunteering and networking opportunities during the semester.

Student reviews for Southern Utah University

Overall rating
4.36756757 stars
Based on 37 reviews
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University facilities
4.3514 stars
University social
4.027 stars
  • Erdenechimeg Narmandakh
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    Southern Utah University Chemistry
    Tell us about Southern Utah University
    Our school has good academic programs. With social life, we have a lot of sources to engaged with different social activities. Campus is really nice and convinient. Everyone in our campus is super nice they always have smile on their faces.
  • Simon Langlois
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    Southern Utah University Biology
    Tell us about Southern Utah University
    I like the campus a lot. There are also a lot of different activities/events possible so you can stay busy easily.
  • Ricardo White
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    Southern Utah University Exercise Physiology
    Tell us about Southern Utah University
    The university provides facilities for all students regardless of field of study. All these facilities are readily available to students and everyone has an equal opportunity of accessing these. Facilities such as the writing and tutoring centers are just a few examples. Social life at SUU is actually pretty great considering the ongoing pandemic. Activites are still fun and effective while still observing Covid-19 protocols. International Students are assisted with weekly trips to Wal-Mart and other stores to ensure everyone is well prepared to handle school.
  • Tommaso Manghera
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    Southern Utah University Mechanical Engineering
    Tell us about Southern Utah University
    Good facilities! Very nice library, dining hall with several options, and many recreational opportunities at the Physical Education building featuring gym, climbing wall, indoor tuning track, and swimming pool among others. The student center is great to study, eat, relax, and hang out!
  • Victoria Johnson
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    Southern Utah University TESOL
    Tell us about Southern Utah University
    Southern Utah University (SUU) is known as the university of the parks as we are located near at least 20 National Parks, Monuments, and Recreation Areas such as horseback riding among the red rock hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park, hike to the top of Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park, cool caves at Great Basin National Park, or boating at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and more. I've visited Bryce Canyon National Park and the experience was amazing, it was like I was in a movie as the views and scenes were epic. SUU is a university that provides help and assistance for all its students. The campus has a wide variety resources and services to help students to develop and succeed academically, physically, emotionally and financially. There is somewhere on campus to help with these needs, just to name a few, Academic Advising/Student Success Advisors,(helps with academic guidance/planning) Campus Recreation (comprise of fitness center, open recreation, intramural sports), Career Center (provides career development and job search services), International Student & Scholar Services (promotes the academic and social success of international students and scholars) and Counselling and Psychological Services (offers individual, group, and couples counselling). There is also Dining Services on campus which includes dinning hall, Outtakes, Chick-fil-A, Papa John's and more. The issue I had is that I couldn't find anywhere that serves Jamaican food which was expected as I'm not in Jamaica but I found it ok to eat at the dinning hall, the food is healthy and provides you with a variety of meals that has a reasonable taste.

Student life & facilities

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    • Bars
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    • Cafe’s
  • Library
    • Museum
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Computer labs
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Dance Studio
    • Machines
    • Climbing Walls
    • Free Weights
    • Personal Trainers
    • Fitness Classes
    • Treatment Rooms
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    • Campus parking
    • Bike Rental
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Child Development Assessment & Immunization
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Minor Surgery
    • Maternity Care
    • Antenatal Clinic
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 160
  • Tutoring Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity

Fees and funding


The SUU International Student Scholarship Committee considers a number of factors when awarding scholarships including academic merit (GPA), geographic distribution, and financial need. Awardees typically have a 3.0 GPA. International Student Scholarships cannot be combined with other substantial SUU tuition scholarships.


  • International Founders’ Scholarships

    4-Year $8,500 Scholarships

  • International Deans' Scholarships

    4-Year $6,000 Scholarships

  • International Centurium Scholarships

    4-Year $3,000 Scholarships


  • International Graduate Founders’ Scholarships

    2-Year $8,500 Scholarships

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: US$20,822 per year
  • Graduate tuition: from US$12,956 to $16,836 per year


Southern Utah University

351 W University Blvd, Cedar City, UT 84720, United States

The University is conveniently located in the heart of Cedar City. Las Vegas, Hollywood, and Salt Lake City are easily reachable, giving you plenty to explore.

Visa requirements for Southern Utah University

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USA student visa requirements