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Southern Utah University

Check whether Southern Utah University is right for you as an international student.

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Cedar City, USA
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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.

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
4.36315789 stars
Based on 38 reviews
Overall experience
4.5526 stars
4.2632 stars
4.6316 stars
University facilities
4.3421 stars
University social
4.0263 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
    Overall experience 5 stars
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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.
  • Brandon Acajabon
    United States
    Overall experience 4 stars
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    Southern Utah University Biology
    Tell us about Southern Utah University
    If you like outside activities this is a great option, a lot of national parks are very close to SUU. The buildings look quite old. The classes are small and the professors get to know you and help you individually, it looks like they really care about you. They have many clubs so I'm sure you'll find something where you fit in. The best way of transport here it's your own vehicle.
  • Ricardo White
    Overall experience 5 stars
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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!

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
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  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Maternity Care
    • Antenatal Clinic
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Child Development Assessment & Immunization
    • Minor Surgery
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars
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  • Transport
    • Bike Rental
    • Campus parking
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
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    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 160
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - $20,822 per year
  • Graduate tuition - from $18,362 to $24,066 per year

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

  • International Graduate Deans' Scholarships

    2-Year $6,000 Scholarships


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.

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Visa requirements for Southern Utah University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements