University of Wyoming
- 4 Year
- LARAMIE, WY
University of Wyoming Reviews
Rating 3.58 out of 5 1,915 reviews
Filters Applied: Overall Experience 3
Loved the University itself, but absolutely did not like living in Laramie. It's not a bad city by any means, some people love it, but I never connected to it. Honestly didn't feel safe off campus, or even on the edges of campus when it was dark. The weather was also rough, made me feel trapped there.
It was a very good program with fairly small classes. I didn't feel like the student teaching program prepared me very well to be a teacher.
They lie about tuition. The professors are okay, the diversity is minimal or non-existent and overall not that great.
My experience at the University of Wyoming was very challenging during my first 3 years. However, once I became more engaged with my professors, took advantage of the free mental health services on campus and focused less on my social life, prioritizing academics I really thrived in this environment. Unfortunately, the wonderful professors that were a part of the Geography Department through which I was seeking my degree have been dismantled with the program now being nonexistent and my degree, therefore, carrying much less wait. I was lucky enough to be graduating during the final semester that the program existed -I have friends that were less fortunate and were left high and dry with minimal class opportunities to complete the degree they had already invested so much time and money into. The politics at this school and priority given to student athletes was monumentally frustrating and countered any positives I experienced at this university.
UW has provided me many opportunities to stand out as a student, but the health sciences department has not been helpful in preparing me for my graduate degree at all.
I love the environment and the smaller classes. I love the opportunities for the students and learning, however it would be nice to see a change in the cost and quality of our education as we are taught mostly by graduate students or professors who are there to do research rather than teach.
The school is good. The professors are fine, I just wish there was more to do on campus, 1/2 Acre closes early, there is little for anyone under 21 to do on campus, especially if you live in the dorms. If you are from out of state is really hard to get connected unless you are in a sport.
There is not much do here if you aren't into the outdoors. There is no nightlife at all. Downtown gets boring really quickly. The campus is pretty but there isn't much to do on it. Our sports teams can be downright terrible at times and to be honest it is hard to support our God awful teams. The professors are very hit and miss depending on what department you are in. I honestly feel like going to this school was a bad investment. Other schools offer more scholarship opportunites than this school. To be honest, I wanted to like this school, but so many crappy things have happened to me since attending this school. It's hard to have pride in school that at times is a massive joke.
Laramie is a great town, but the university is an interesting place. There is not much diversity, and some of the programs are not up to par.
Advisers don't "advise" unfortunately people slip through the cracks because of under-staffing? I'm not sure the reason but they do the best they can its just disturbing to see college freshman count on employees who don't have the opportunity to focus on students individually. Overall a great college to attend with relatively decent tuition cost and most professors are excellent and accommodating.
I transferred from a community college. It's been a challenge, but there are a lot of resources to help students. Not just with academics, but also socially and in regard to their health.
A great campus with amazing professors. I feel like curriculum is very focused on your major and not a lot of busy work, only real world application. Athletics are average, but outside of football attendance isn't usually great. Laramie as a town is fairly awful. Not a whole lot of things to do, even less for those under 21. Outdoor opportunities are great if you have the transportation. Greek life is extremely tame and any parties there are get broken up quickly. The dorms and food could be worse, but they're certainly on the lower end.
The small town environment was nice because it felt like we were "all on the same team," and that there was a family aspect to it. However, all of the counselors I had were pretty horrible, and they didn't really seem to care how I was doing academically.
The University of Wyoming is full of opportunities for all of its students. The honors program leads students to top notch graduate schools. Wyoming does not have any professional sports, so the college athletics are extra exciting and filled with amazing resources. The University of Wyoming being the only large school in the State, offers a wide variety of majors for an affordable price also offering generous scholarships for deserving students.
The class sizes are usually nice and small which I like and the professors are very engaging and attentive overal, but the general feel of the school and the course selections leave something to be lacking.
The school itself is fine and a lot of programs are currently getting a facelift which is exciting. However, the weather here is terrible and the town is too small and secluded. It wasn't my first pick, but you can't beat their in state tuition. Probably will not stay for grad school.
Overall, it's a pretty good school. I had lots of opportunities that I might not have gotten at a bigger school.
The teachers are great however the community is not diverse.
Most all of my courses, in class and online, have gone well.It is very hit or miss with big lectures though. It will either be really good or really, really bad.
Overall my class size is good considering the classes I am taking.