Southern Utah University (SUU) is a public university located in Cedar City, Utah surrounded by breathtaking views of forests and canyons. The university has exceptional faculty, helpful staff and engaging classes coupled with a true understanding of diversity and distinctive academics.

Discover the reasons why more and more international students are choosing SUU for their higher education.

Enjoy a Charming, Safe Location

The SUU campus is a safe, friendly place where students can socialise, study, and succeed. Cedar City, Utah has plenty to keep students busy but when they feel the urge for a road trip, it is good to know that the campus is just two and a half hours from the stunning Grand Canyon, two hours from vibrant Las Vegas and six hours from iconic Disneyland amongst many other exciting destinations nearby.

Utah boasts the highest concentration of monuments and parks in the nation, so attending SUU means that Utah’s five national parks are all in your backyard - now that’s not something every student can brag about. SUU’s Outdoors Department organises activities and provides students with sports and camping rental equipment to use on their adventures. With all this, it is no surprise that SUU earned the title of 2015-16 National Outdoor Champions, making them the most outdoorsy school in the nation! So choose an activity and let Mother Nature do the rest - go rock-climbing, star-gazing, hiking, biking or rafting and start making some unforgettable college memories.


Nationally Recognised and Respected

Southern Utah University has over 9,000 enrolled students, and more than 500 of them are international students from 50 countries. With a dedicated International Affairs division, SUU is committed to attracting more students from around the world through an outstanding campus, programs, services and dedicated faculty – and did we forget to mention the many distinctions the university has received throughout the years?

The Princeton Review has named SUU one of the best colleges in the west for the last 10 years (2005 – 2015). The US News & World Report identifies SUU within the top tier of all universities in the western region of the United States. SUU has also been recognized by Institution Research & Evaluation, Inc. as among the top 100 of the more than 8,000 accredited four-year colleges and universities across the country for providing the very best education at an affordable price.

Immerse Yourself in Dynamic and Engaged Learning

Southern Utah University’s founders dedicated themselves to inspired education and meaningful student learning, and that spirit continues to the present day. SUU prides itself on practicing experiential learning – hands-on experiences in real-life situations and practical skills that will better prepare students for life after college. Critical thinking, reasoning, decision-making, leading – these are all skills that students learn at SUU through teacher guidance and a modern curriculum. Small class sizes ensure that professors take a personal interest in students’ academic growth and any hurdles they may encounter throughout their time at SUU. The institution instils a culture of community service, global responsibility and lifelong learning in all its students.


Get Involved on Campus

Make new friends on campus by joining one or more of the 160 university clubs offered by SUU. Last year, over 4,000 students joined a club, no matter where your interests lie. Students can find anything from Quidditch to Ceramics, Yoga to Music – with all this choice, you are sure to find an organisation that meets your interests and passions, and enhances your collegiate experience. The SUU Student Association also holds many free student activities throughout the year.  University facilities and activities such as the Fitness Center, Aquatic Center, Climbing Wall and Intramural Sports provide students with opportunities to interact with their peers and learn a new skill.

Giving Back Through Community Service

The SUU Community Engagement Center (CEC) provides many service opportunities to students to take part in – from animal rescues and pantry operations to senior citizen outreach and a Special Olympics Club. The CEC is a vital component of the university as it represents a large part of SUU’s vision and hope to help students understand the intrinsic and extrinsic benefits of giving back to society.    

A grand total of 197,000 hours of service was logged last year by SUU students keen to serve their community and the world. The university maintained its Carnegie Community Engagement Classification and was also awarded a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth year.


Study Healthcare With the AHEC Program

The Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program at SUU is committed to increase the “quality of rural health through leadership, advocacy, coalition building and education”. Through AHEC, youths are encouraged to pursue careers in health care and they receive guidance and training from the program administrators. The SUU chapter of AHEC helps health care students attain clinical rotations in the area and also aids them with organising personal logistics, such as transportation and lodging.  

Receive Career Advice and Guidance

Southern Utah University supports its students from day one to even after graduation. The Student Success Advisement department puts students in touch with a dedicated adviser who helps clarify educational goals and guides students through their academic career. The Career Center is also an invaluable resource where students are given useful information and beneficial support on deciding their majors and careers. The school facilitates internship opportunities for students so they can gain practical experience in a work environment and learn about the knowledge and skills required for their chosen field.


If you would like to find out more and apply to SUU, visit its SchoolApply profile page now!