Home of the Thunderbirds
Southern Utah University is a caring campus community where students come to explore their interests and prepare for meaningful careers and life experiences. Offering more than 150 undergraduate programs, 32 graduate and certificate programs, as well as a professional doctorate degree across seven academic colleges, SUU proudly offers world-class, project-based learning opportunities where students gain professional experience before entering the job market.
Located in the world’s best backyard, SUU is the University of the Parks® thanks to its close proximity to several outdoor recreational areas and its educational partnerships with the National Park Service. SUU’s safe, residential campus allows students - more than 12,000 - to create lifelong friendships along with once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventures in conjunction with innovative academic endeavors.
A Few of Our Awards
Best of State
Best Regional Universities in the West
Best in the West
Lowest Student Debt
College of Distinction
Innovation application of high impact educational practices
Most Affordable Online Colleges
Ranked #6 in the Nation
Discover SUU’s Academic Excellence
Small class sizes, career-focused learning, and hands-on experience all contribute to the quality of an SUU degree. SUU students will graduate with both a diploma and field experience through internships, research, or study abroad.
Life as a T-Bird
College life is more than a class schedule. Your time as a T-Bird will be filled with red-rocked, outdoor adventures, access to world-class theatre, fairs and parades you can only get in a small town, and hundreds of campus events. What's more, SUU's residential campus keeps more than 90 percent of students within walking distance, so there's always a friend nearby to join in the fun.
There's Always Something to Do
University of the Parks®
Our students have once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experiences, every day. We are within a five-hour drive of more than 20 national parks and monuments in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, so explore the World's Best Backyard on your visit to SUU!
Festival City, USA
Cedar City is Festival City, USA and home to dozens of festivals celebrating everything from film to sheep to UFOs. Be sure to check the events calendar to see what's happening while you're here.
Southern Utah Athletics
With Thor the Thunderbird leading the way, SUU's 15 athletic teams compete in Division 1 of the NCAA and are proud members of the Western Athletic Conference. Join the SUU Thunder Crew in the stands during our next athletic event!
Utah Shakespeare Festival
Then Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival is SUU's professional theatre organization. Students can attend and participate in productions, both on stage and behind-the-scenes.
Southern Utah Museum of Art
The Southern Utah Museum of Art features the artwork of regional artists known for their landscapes, faculty and student artists, and emerging and distinguished artists from around the country.
Weekly Campus Events
There are hundreds of events each semester for T-Birds of all ages. From large events like Paint the Town Red and Homecoming week to small club activities, you'll definitely find your place at SUU.
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