About Southern Utah University


A Reputation of Excellence

As the state’s premier and only public university of liberal arts and sciences, Southern Utah University is at the forefront of undergraduate research and scholarship, with a commitment to a personalized student experience that cannot be afforded at larger schools. This commitment to our students and their unique educational opportunities is gaining increasing national attention, positioning SUU as one of the top universities in the state, region and, even, the nation.

Best Colleges

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

The Princeton Review

As the only public or private school in the state of Utah and one of just 11 public schools within the western U.S. to be included among The Princeton Review’s “Best Value Colleges: 2013,” SUU is a truly unique value for the region’s students—the very best above all the rest.

Best in the West

U.S. News & World Report

As one of just 40 public schools to be included on U.S. News & World Report’s annual collegiate ranking, SUU is ranked within 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

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.

Lowest Student Debt

U.S. News

A tally of student indebtedness places SUU third among all schools in the West for having the lowest student debt at graduation. Just 50 percent of SUU graduates leave with any student debt at all, and the average amount of debt for an SUU graduate is just $12,632.

Distinction for Excellence

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.