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Southern Utah University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Southern Utah University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.8%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Utah University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Southern Utah University and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate. Last year, 8,863 out of 11,693 applicants were admitted making Southern Utah University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent. Southern Utah University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Southern Utah University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
9%
SAT Scores for Southern Utah University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Southern Utah University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1190

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Southern Utah University?

Southern Utah University typically requires applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. 9 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern Utah University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >84%
1190 to 1290 Avg + 76%-84%
1090 to 1190 Avg - 65%-76%
990 to 1090 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 990 Low <52%
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Southern Utah University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
93%
ACT Scores for Southern Utah University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Southern Utah University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Southern Utah University?

Admission data indicates that Southern Utah University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Utah University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern Utah University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >85%
23 to 27 Avg + 76%-85%
20 to 23 Avg - 67%-76%
17 to 20 Reach 56%-67%
Less than 17 Low <56%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Southern Utah University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southern Utah University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Southern Utah University accepts 76% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Southern Utah University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 36% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

75% of Southern Utah University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Southern Utah University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 75%
Bottom 50% of class 25%
Bottom 25% of class 6%

Admission Statistics

Southern Utah University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,293 5,400 11,693
Accepted 4,810 4,053 8,863
Acceptance Rate 76% 75% 76%
Enrolled 1,137 758 1,895
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 19% 21%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern Utah University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Southern Utah University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Do not know
Demonstration of Competencies Do not know

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Southern Utah University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230603 IPEDS survey data for Southern Utah University.