Home of the Thunderbirds

Southern Utah University is a caring campus community where students come to explore their interests and prepare for meaningful careers and life experiences. Offering more than 150 undergraduate programs, 32 graduate and certificate programs, as well as a professional doctorate degree across seven 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 12,000 - to create lifelong friendships along with once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventures in conjunction with innovative academic endeavors.

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A Few of Our Awards

Best Colleges U.S. News & World Report Logo

2nd Regional University in Utah 

Committed to academic excellence

College of Distinction

College of Distinction

Innovative application of high impact educational practices

Colleges of Distinction for Career Development 2023-2024

Career Focused Learning

Experiential learning for future careers

Best Regional Universities in the West

Best in the West

Lowest student debt

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Small class sizes, career-focused learning, and hands-on experience all contribute to the quality of an SUU degree. SUU students will graduate with both a diploma and field experience through internships, research, or study abroad.

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Life as a T-Bird

College life is more than a class schedule. Your time as a T-Bird will be filled with red-rocked, outdoor adventures, access to world-class theatre, fairs and parades you can only get in a small town, and hundreds of campus events. What's more, SUU's residential campus keeps more than 90 percent of students within walking distance, so there's always a friend nearby to join in the fun.

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