Because of the passion, investment and dedication of SUU educators, students leave their classrooms with more than a grade, but with a friend and mentor. SUU professors go out of their way to serve their students, to learn their goals, and to be their friends, not because it’s their job, but because it’s what they love.
Beginning their careers at SUU, graduates leave with the possibility of going everywhere. With alumni singing on Broadway stages, leading the largest accounting firms, persuading juries and engineering new technology. SUU's 52,000 alumni are leading the charge and reaching new heights.
A Reputation of Excellence
As the state's premier 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 not found at larger schools. This commitment to the student experience and unique educational opportunities is gaining national attention, positioning SUU as a top university.
The Princeton Review
Identified as top school across the nation for stand out academic excellence in undergraduate education for 10 years running.
U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
The Community Service Honor Roll is awarded for an exceptionally high level of service. In 2015-2016, SUU logged over 200,000 hours of community service.
Most Outdoorsy University
2015-2016 National Outdoor Champions. With 20 plus national parks and monuments within a 5-hour drive from campus, SUU is the University of the Parks.
Best in the
U.S. News & World Report
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.
U.S. News & World Report
SUU is third among all public higher education institutions in the West for having the lowest student debt at graduation. 98% of SUU grads have less than $16,000 in debt; the national average is 25,550.
Big Sky Conference
SUU boasts 17 Division I athletic teams, with football and cross-country claiming Big Sky Conference titles in 2015.
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.
USA Arbor Day Foundation
SUU is honored as Tree Campus USA®, by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. SUU has 1,600 trees on campus providing students with personal comfort and beautiful views.
National Society for Experiential Education
The National Society for Experiential Education recognized SUU as an institution that demonstrates an exceptional commitment to experiential education preparing students for careers.