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Colleges / Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate89%

Southern Utah University Admissions

Southern Utah University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Southern Utah University is 89%. Last year, 17,209 students applied to Southern Utah University and 15,269 were admitted.

Consult with Southern Utah University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Southern Utah University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Southern Utah University's admissions stats.

Southern Utah University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 22%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 4%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 81%
Waitlist No

Southern Utah University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Southern Utah University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes
Regular Decision Yes 9 8

Considering Applying Early to Southern Utah University?

Southern Utah University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Southern Utah University directly for more information about early applications.

Some students apply early to college because they believe it will boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Southern Utah University Admissions

Transferring to Southern Utah University

For more information on transferring to Southern Utah University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Southern Utah University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Southern Utah University

What does Southern Utah University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important

Make sure to check with Southern Utah University for more information on admission factors.

Southern Utah University Application Requirements

To apply to Southern Utah University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Southern Utah University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Southern Utah University?

Students admitted to Southern Utah University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 78.7% submitted a class rank. At Southern Utah University 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 78% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Southern Utah University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 11.1%
3.75 and 3.99 37.9%
3.50 and 3.74 19.3%
3.25 and 3.49 11.6%
3.00 and 3.24 8%
2.50 and 2.9 8.7%
2.00 and 2.49 3.1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Southern Utah University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Southern Utah University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 4% of Southern Utah University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 81% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Southern Utah University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Southern Utah University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

To be most competitive at Southern Utah University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Southern Utah University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Southern Utah University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Southern Utah University

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is September 8. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Southern Utah University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Southern Utah University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Southern Utah University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Southern Utah University.

Does Southern Utah University accept transfer credits?

✅ Southern Utah University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Southern Utah University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations

Does Southern Utah University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Southern Utah University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Southern Utah University?

✅ Southern Utah University is not test optional.

What is Southern Utah University's acceptance rate?

✅ Southern Utah University has an acceptance rate of 89%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Southern Utah University?

🟨 Southern Utah University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Southern Utah University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Southern Utah University? Southern Utah University is a somewhat selective institution. The Southern Utah University acceptance rate is 89%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.


Southern Utah University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 8

Transfer Applications are Due

Sep 8

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southern Utah University is Sep 8.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southern Utah University is Sep 8.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Southern Utah University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

510 - 600


Reading SAT Range

520 - 640

Southern Utah University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Southern Utah University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.58. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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