- 4 Year
- LARAMIE, WY
- Academicsgrade B+
- Valuegrade A minus
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Campusgrade B+
- Athleticsgrade A minus
- Party Scenegrade A minus
- Professorsgrade A
- Locationgrade B+
- Dormsgrade C+
- Campus Foodgrade B
- Student Lifegrade A minus
- Safetygrade B
The University of Wyoming is in the heart of Laramie, Wyoming. Mature spruce trees and granite boulders dot campus with updated facilities and sandstone buildings that have been charmingly preserved since 1886. Our engaging campus life, affordable tuition, student resources and groundbreaking research opportunities bring students in from all around the world. 200+ areas of study create an abundance of majors and multiple interdisciplinary programs, giving students practical and real-world skills. Home to nearly 32,000 residents, Laramie has a number of museums, countless one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants in addition to a dozen vibrant murals in the historic Laramie downtown. Whether you're heading to the Laramie River or lakes of the Snowy Range to fish, or utilizing the 2.9 million acres of nearby National Forest to hike, bike, camp or ski, epic adventure awaits you in all directions. Explore how UW can help you discover your passions and turn them into a lifelong career.
University of Wyoming Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Psychology147 Graduates
- Nursing126 Graduates
- Elementary Education107 Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Safety Studies103 Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science86 Graduates
- Marketing80 Graduates
- Management Sciences and Information Systems75 Graduates
- Business74 Graduates
- Physiology and Pathology74 Graduates
- Zoology and Entomology63 Graduates
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The University of Wyoming offers a wide range of both undergraduate and graduate degrees through seven colleges and multiple interdisciplinary programs. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1, UW is a close-knit community of scholars and learners committed to excellence. Every degree, major and minor at UW will prepare you for highly relevant experiences you'll face in your career.
- Mix of Online and on Campus57%
- On Campus26%
- Cold. It snows a lot.24%
- Going through the motions18%
- Overwhelmed with work and looking for a release3%
- Amazing, down home community.33%
- Best small college town in America15%
- Nice school. Terrible town.12%
- Country vibe, city slickers8%
- Great School, Small Town, Comforting.6%
- Nice school. Terrible weather6%
University of Wyoming Reviews
The university's response to covid was a bit messy (though that can be said of almost any organization in 2020). However, they did a good job of balancing offering quality, in-person instruction (particularly for labs) with keeping the student body safe. Financially, they didn't use the pandemic to overcharge their students like some universities did, in fact it was so much cheaper that I was able to buy myself a car with the money I saved during the 2020-21 school year.
Overall this is a great school, my only real caution is to prepare for some harsh winters!
I have worked three jobs on campus over my career; a work-study position, a teaching assistant in the Animal Science department, and finally as a Residence Hall RA. There are lots of job opportunities on campus!
I would like to see more communication from the department heads or "higher ups" and student input on campus issues. I would like to see higher paid individuals to ask for more student input and ideas to improve campus.
First off, the COJO department is such a great department to study for. My professors really cared about the material they were teaching and you could tell they were excited to come to class every day. There are so many wonderful faculty members on campus. The array of subjects students can study AND RESEARCH always blows my mind. There's so much opportunity here.
Game days are also so much fun.
Laramie is just such a great town for young people to find themselves in a judgment-free zone. I'm really proud of how different Laramie is from the rest of Wyoming and I love living here.
The snow gets a 3/10 most days, though! However, you get used to it.