About Southern Utah University

Accolades

A Reputation of Excellence

Southern Utah University is at the forefront of undergraduate research and scholarship, with a commitment to a personalized student experience not available at larger schools. This commitment to students and its unique educational opportunities attracts national attention, positioning SUU as a top university destination.

Best Colleges

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The Princeton Review

Using institutional data, campus visits, student surveys and professional evaluations, The Princeton Review's "Best Colleges: Region by Region" listing identifies the top schools across the nation that stand out for academic excellence in undergraduate education.

America's Best Value

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The Princeton Review

Using institutional data, campus visits, student surveys and professional evaluations, The Princeton Review's "Best Colleges: Region by Region" listing identifies the top schools across the nation that stand out for academic excellence in undergraduate education.

Best in the West

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U.S. News & World Report

One of 40 public schools to be included on U.S. News & World Report's annual collegiate ranking, SUU is ranked in the top tier of all universities in the West, for its strength at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of education.

America's 100 Best College Buys

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Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc.

SUU is ranked among the top 100 of the more than 8,000 accredited four-year colleges and universities across the nation, providing the very best education at an affordable price. What's more, SUU has the second lowest annual tuition among these top 100 schools in the U.S. and ranks in the top in the state of Utah.

Distinction for Excellence

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U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Through the Corporation for National and Community Service, President Barack Obama has appointed Southern Utah University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for four consecutive years. Most recently, the SUU logged 141,307 hours of community service among 4,468 students in just one academic year.

Colleges of Distinction

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Innovative application of high impact educational practices at Southern Utah University earned the school recognition among the nation's Colleges of Distinction. SUU is the only public university in Utah named with this prestigious designation. "High student engagement in college is one of the keys to a successful undergraduate education. With an increasing emphasis on hands-on learning techniques, Colleges of Distinction applauds SUU for practicing methodologies that prepare students for their futures."

National Society for Experiential Education

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Awarded the Outstanding Experiential Education Program Award from the National Society for Experiential Education, SUU is recognized as an institution with exceptional commitment to experiential education in its classrooms and campus. This award has been given to only one experiential education program in the country.