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Cedar City, Utah

Southern Utah University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Southern Utah University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
79.2%
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 79% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Utah for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,846 out of 12,435 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 51 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
1010-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
12%
SAT Scores for Southern Utah University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Southern Utah University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1130

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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 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 890. 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. 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
1250 and Above Good >86%
1130 to 1250 Avg + 79%-86%
1010 to 1130 Avg - 69%-79%
890 to 1010 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 890 Low <57%
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Southern Utah University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
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 21
ACT Scores for Southern Utah University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 #3 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern Utah University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >86%
24 to 27 Avg + 79%-86%
21 to 24 Avg - 69%-79%
18 to 21 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 18 Low <57%
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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. 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 79% 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

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 6,921 5,514 12,435
Accepted 5,465 4,381 9,846
Acceptance Rate 79% 79% 79%
Enrolled 1,298 775 2,073
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 18% 21%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
93

Applicants have 93 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Southern Utah University before the May 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

79% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1250. 12% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 95% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.