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Southern Utah University Admission Requirements

Cedar City, Utah

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Chances of getting into Southern Utah University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.3%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Utah University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Southern Utah University and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Utah for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,596 out of 12,248 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 53 percent. Southern Utah University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Southern Utah University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Southern Utah University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
12%
SAT Scores for Southern Utah University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Southern Utah University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Southern Utah University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Utah for highest average SAT composite score. 12 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern Utah University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >86%
1130 to 1240 Avg + 78%-86%
1020 to 1130 Avg - 68%-78%
910 to 1020 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 910 Low <55%
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Southern Utah University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
95%
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. The school ranks #5 in Utah for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Utah University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern Utah University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >87%
23 to 27 Avg + 78%-87%
20 to 23 Avg - 69%-78%
17 to 20 Reach 59%-69%
Less than 17 Low <59%
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Southern Utah University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Southern Utah University?

Applicants require 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. The school ranks #3 in Utah for highest average GPA. 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 78% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Southern Utah University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Southern Utah University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,787 5,450 12,248
Accepted 5,354 4,237 9,596
Acceptance Rate 79% 78% 78%
Enrolled 1,166 718 1,884
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 17% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
226

Applicants have 226 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Southern Utah University is $50.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern Utah University and what student information is used for 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 Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

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.

FAQs

Does Southern Utah University prefer SAT or ACT?

12% of students submit their SAT scores to Southern Utah University. 95% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Southern Utah University?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to Southern Utah University. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Southern Utah University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1240. 12% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Southern Utah University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 95% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.