Southern Utah University Reviews

  • 16 Reviews
  • Cedar City (UT)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,586
100% of 16 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 16 students said they would recommend this school to others
Start Your Online College Search:

Student & Graduate Reviews

SUU is awful.
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2020
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"This school does not even understand the people they are servicing with their online education. I have no idea how the in person classes are, but the online teachers are completely detached from their students. You have teachers that do no understand if you're taking online classes that you are likely from a rural area, far away from the school. Yet they have zero understanding for the fact that when you're not in a big city, you don't have reliable internet. Almost failed 2 separate classes because a particular teacher wouldn't let me retake a test and then a mid term because my internet dropped 15 minutes into the exam. The same teacher pays very little attention to their class, and blatantly tell you that if you're in the online class, that you can expect to not be treated fairly. That's in his syllabus. Complete disregard for actual teaching, it's a cut and paste class that the teacher checks in on once or twice a month to tell the students he will not help them or teach them. This was in a mandatory class for this degree by the way. So if you expect to get an online degree here, I would recommend any other school. I'm am so disgusted with the emphasis on a grade and a test, and not the learning and understanding of a subject. If I fail a class solely because of my internet dropping in a test, you've failed as a teacher and institution. The two letter grades I dropped does not indicate my actual understanding of the subject, but represents the teachers stubborn and arrogant attitude."
Shannon Hall
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2019
  • Degree: Communications (Public Relations)
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"The number one hesitation I hear from students considering (or maybe not even daring to consider) Southern Utah University is, "What is there to do in Cedar City?" This question always baffles me because even though Cedar City is a small town, and SUU is a small school compared to many Utah has to offer, I was never bored while going to school there. If you love the outdoors, southern Utah is teeming with adventures from hiking to rock climbing to caving, but even if you don't, SUU does so many activities and has so much going on that you'll most likely never feel like you should have gone to a bigger school. Activities aside though, SUU gave me an incredible education. My largest class size was 60 students in a gen ed course, and once I got into upper division classes I never had one with more than 20-30 people in it. I never had a student teacher and every professor I had knew me by name and offered me advice and professional opportunities at every turn. The campus is beautiful and there are so many ways to get involved and learn even outside the classroom. I've never regretted going to SUU for even a second. It's an amazing school and I miss it all the time."
Danelle Sundell
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2019
  • Degree: Performing Arts
  • Graduation Year: 1999
"Southern Utah University was a great institution for anyone who is attending college for the first time. It is small enough that you are not overwhelmed by the size of campus or number of students in your classes. But, it is also large enough to where you can still get a college experience out the deal. It is located in a beautiful part of Utah, about sixes to Salt Lake and Las Vegas. In addition to these physical qualities, SUU is (at least it was when I was attending) a great deal for your education. Part of the small town charm and appeal comes with a reasonable pricetage for a full college education. I know that the institution has been growing over the past 20 years and they have started adding graduate programs at a regular pace. You can now get your bachelors and masters degrees from a great institution at one of the best prices in the state. One more additional perk is the requirement for an internship in your major area. This was established (I assume, as it was not available to me) to provide students with a real-world experience in their field of study. I think internships are priceless opportunities which can open the eyes of students and illuminate them to the realities of the real working world in your area of study. Internships also, occasionally, provide the opportunity for employment after graduation. If you make a good impression, you could easily walk away from a good internship experience with a job offer. As someone who did not have that as a requirement, I wish I had that as a requirement, take advantage of what you have at your disposal."
Danelle Sundell
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2019
  • Degree: Performing Arts
  • Graduation Year: 1999
"Southern Utah University was a great institution for anyone who is attending college for the first time. It is small enough that you are not overwhelmed by the size of campus or number of students in your classes. But, it is also large enough to where you can still get a college experience out the deal. It is located in a beautiful part of Utah, about sixes to Salt Lake and Las Vegas. In addition to these physical qualities, SUU is (at least it was when I was attending) a great deal for your education. Part of the small town charm and appeal comes with a reasonable pricetage for a full college education. I know that the institution has been growing over the past 20 years and they have started adding graduate programs at a regular pace. You can now get your bachelors and masters degrees from a great institution at one of the best prices in the state. One more additional perk is the requirement for an internship in your major area. This was established (I assume, as it was not available to me) to provide students with a real-world experience in their field of study. I think internships are priceless opportunities which can open the eyes of students and illuminate them to the realities of the real working world in your area of study. Internships also, occasionally, provide the opportunity for employment after graduation. If you make a good impression, you could easily walk away from a good internship experience with a job offer. As someone who did not have that as a requirement, I wish I had that as a requirement, take advantage of what you have at your disposal."
L. Hall
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2019
  • Degree: Fine Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I loved the learning experience from SUU. Every professor I had really opened my eyes to the different opportunities in each subject. As an art student, I was also given the opportunity to learn from traveling artists (who worked in all art mediums) at different workshops, opening up new worlds and opportunities to me."
Thy Mims
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2019
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"Southern Utah University is a wonderful institution with many opportunities for students academically and socially. During my time at Southern Utah University I was able to find employment and affordable housing while pursuing my BS degree full-time. The professors through the business school are knowledgeable, kind, and are very encouraging to students. The facilities were always clean which lends to a comfortable learning environment, and the student and staff associations worked together to host many opportunities for students, freshman and senior, to become involved and have a sense of belonging."
KitKat22
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2019
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"The teachers are good but the administration is horrible. I sent my transcript in six times and it still took them a semester and a half to put it in their systems. I could not take the classes I needed because they would not put my transcript in and wanted me to take beginner level courses even though I already had a two-year degree from another school. I could not take the number of classes I need so I have now had to take summer classes to try and graduate on time and still am behind 1 semester. they constantly hand you off to someone else and hide things from you till you've missed a deadline or don't have time to meet it. I couldn't figure out what I needed to do or take. It was impossible to find someone who could or would help you. Then they have this EDGE program which on paper sounds good but the way they run it makes everything miserable to even do. I have never heard any student say anything positive about and openly say it feels like it's just meant to make you jump through hoops, but the program teacher just laughs it off and treat it like a joke. This school was the worst two years of my life and I would never tell someone to come here"
Dashelle Holliday
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"The instructors at SUU's Nursing Department are amazing! Earning my Bachelor's Degree in Nursing has given me more opportunities in my career than I ever would've imagined. SUU's Nursing Department Director inspired me to pursue a graduate degree, and instilled a love for nursing I didn't know I had. I completed my BSN while working full-time. The instructors at SUU do a great job teaching all the necessary information for the degree, while leaving out all the "fluff" so many other programs provide. I would recommend this program to everyone who wants to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Nursing."
Mitchel Brown
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Attending Southern Utah University is one of the best choices I made both for my life at the time, and for my future. The University is a perfect blend of small class size, but big campus atmosphere! I never had a professor, from first class to last, who didn't know my first name a few weeks into the semester. The facilities are state of the art and the campus is kept immaculately through all the beautiful Southern Utah weather. I love this school!"
Kolton
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2016
  • Degree: Exercise Science
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Exercise Science and Kinesiology at Southern Utah University is a great major to have. It allowed to be able to learn about the body and how it functions. They not only teach this in the classroom, but they allow us to actually test and get hands on with what they are teaching us. I love it!"
Ephraim Teo
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2016
  • Degree: Special Education
  • Graduation Year: 1995
"Southern Utah University is a division 1A, 10K-15K student body, local university located in Cedar City Utah. It is the home of Utah's Shakespearean Festival each summer. My experience was awesome! I had great support and encouragement from professors and staff. The academic counselors were second to none! They created a clear path to graduation for me and was very involved in my degree completion and job placement afterwards. I would recommend Southern Utah University to anyone who is looking for a big time degree with a small town feel."
Justin
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2016
  • Degree: Communications (Strategic & Organizational)
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"The Communication Department makes a great focus on gaining real world experience while attending. Projects and some classes are geared directly to this focus. You will get to know your instructors well and they in turn will get to know you as an individual and not as a number. The experience you can receive at this institution is well worth the investment."
Anna
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2016
  • Degree: Elementary Education
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I love SUU's small campus! It's very homey and I don't have to travel a long ways to get to my next class. I also love SUU for the small class sizes; my teachers know me and are willing to work with their students. Because the class sizes are so small, I have also gotten to know and befriend most of the students in my program. Highly recommend!"
Lisa Hatch
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2016
  • Degree: Education Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"My experience with Southern Utah University has been a completely positive program. The professors are authentic, the counselors go above and beyond, and the coursework was relevant to my professional goals. The online opportunity was exactly what I needed to manage my personal and professional goals."
W.S.
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"SUU is excellent value for your money. The class sizes are small, which helps you get personalized help from faculty and gives you a better shot at being a part of opportunities like research teams, study abroad groups, etc. the campus is beautiful, and there is a wonderful local arts scene."
Richard Sherwood
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2014
  • Degree: Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"Southern Utah University was a great experience. My professors took the time to work with me and get to know me, in fact I knew most of them on a first name basis. The class sizes were small and the tuition was very affordable. I got a degree in Electronics and was able to find a 65k per year job right out of school. The only con with this program is that it's an engineering technology program and not an traditional engineering program so if you want to get a masters you will basically have to start over."