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University of Wyoming
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  • 4 Year
  • LARAMIE, WY

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Please see the following for the University's response to COVID-19. Conditions currently allow for students and employees to engage in in-person instruction. The university will continue to follow guidance from our partners at the Wyoming Department of Health and Albany County Public Health. As directed by the University Board of Trustees, UW will continue to consider state and federal guidelines. Learn More

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

CORNER OF NINTH AND IVINSON
LARAMIE, WY 82071
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
From University of Wyoming

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.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
94%
SAT Range
1040-1240
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$12,224 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,957 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 99 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 116 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 116 responses

Majors

Explore Programs and Majors

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.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    61%
  • On Campus
    2%
  • Online
    37%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,783 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,559
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 81 responses
  • Involved
    41%
  • Cold. It snows a lot.
    20%
  • Going through the motions
    20%
  • Determined
    11%
  • Overwhelmed with work and looking for a release
    4%
  • Cowboy
    2%
  • N/A
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 141 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 174 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 90 responses
  • Amazing, down home community.
    34%
  • Best small college town in America
    16%
  • Nice school. Terrible town.
    13%
  • Country vibe, city slickers
    9%
  • Okay
    6%
  • Nice college town. I won't stay for all four years
    4%
  • Great School, Small Town, Comforting.
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 71 responses

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