A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
University of Wyoming is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
Corner of Ninth and Ivinson
Laramie, WY 82071
Website

University of Wyoming Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for University of Wyoming

Cost

Net Price
$11,856/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,886/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,154/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,347/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,402/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,102/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.99 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.100 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.100 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,272Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Involved
    43%
  • Going through the motions
    22%
  • Cold. It snows a lot.
    20%
  • Determined
    10%
  • Overwhelmed with work and looking for a release
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.125 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.158 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Amazing, down home community.
    35%
  • Best small college town in America
    16%
  • Nice school. Terrible town.
    16%
  • Country vibe, city slickers
    9%
  • Okay
    5%
  • Nice college town. I won't stay for all four years
    4%
  • Absolutely awful
    3%

After University of Wyoming

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.71 responses
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University of Wyoming Reviews

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University of Wyoming offers a lot of opportunities for students to be successful around campus. One of the best things about this university is that everyone is so involved with the school. The whole state seems like it's all about the college. The people you meet here are great as well and I have felt welcomed since the day I have got here. As an African American who attends the university, I enjoy being here a lot although there is not much diversity throughout the school, diversity is something I am more used to since I have grown up in a military family and moving quite frequently. The university makes me feel apart of family and everyone should consider attending here! Go Cowboys!
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This is my first year attending the University of Wyoming in pursuit of my undergrad degree. The campus of UW is decently sized; at an average walking pace you can get from the freshman dorms to the other side in about 15 minutes. Everyone is friendly and campus is beautiful! If you grew up in a small town or just have a preference towards them, UW might be a place to consider. It's large enough that you don't recognize every person you see, but still small enough that you don't feel completely lost in a sea of unknown people.
The University of Wyoming is the academic jewel of the state with a beautiful campus when it is not covered in snow, but even then is completely charming. The school strives to provide students with an exceptional education while maintaining low costs that make it possible to keep academics affordable for both resident and out of state students. The university works hard to bring in the best professors despite its isolation in the least populous state of the nation, refusing to compromise students' education. Often it seems that the mentality is that students owe the university for their education, but the University of Wyoming has reversed such thinking, they reward and appreciate students for putting their faith in the university for their education.