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  • 08/20/2009

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    20 out of 29 people found this review useful. 6 people found this inaccurate. 1 of 120

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    In state students, and students who come from very small towns! Also has a great rodeo team! Plus this school is rich so everything everywhere is state of the art, bought brand new every year. Laramie has absolutely nothing to do though, which leads to only one thing, and this one thing is very damaging to your educational career, PARTYING! I had a blast, but looking back, since there was absolutely nothing to do but see movies and bowl, all we did was party, and that's all everyone I knew in everyone of my classes did too! You had to do something on a Friday or Saturday night, and you can only see so many movies and go bowling in their crappy bowling alley so many times, before partying is the only thing left to do. Don't get sucked into that like most students that go to small town large colleges do.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are an out of state student, don't come here. It is way too expensive to come here instead of going to the state university or a community college in your area first! I cant stress that enough, I am 15 grand in debt with student loans just from my freshman year, and that's with a scholarship from the school and work study and Stafford loans from the government! Where I'm at now, it's going to be just under 2 grand for me to take 14 credit hours, hmmm... 2 grand versus 10 grand? No contest

    Bang for the buck

    I was an out of state student who received a scholarship to go to UW, so I figured why not? But once I was there, I had to jump through every department's hoops, from financial aid to the office of the registrar in order to get all my student loan stuff, my work study stuff, and my scholarship stuff done. That process took me over 3 weeks to do, to the point where I was already well into classes and still didn't have money to buy books because my scholarship, student loans, and work study still hadn't cleared with the financial aid dept. at the school. As apposed to where I'm at now, where I got all that stuff taken care of in a day, and classes haven't even started yet. This school is way to expensive for out of state students, and they are not very helpful in taking care of your problems. When I was dealing with all the various offices, every person that ever helped my take care of financial things acted like it was not their problem and they couldn't believe I couldn't take care of this myself. The quality of education is great, but with everything else I didn't like about this school great education wasn't enough to keep me there.

    Did enjoy being here

    I enjoyed being at the school yes, the town? Not so much. Again, why my rating is only 3 stars instead of 5 is that the school was pretty cool, the campus is beautiful, but the town sucked. There is great activities that the school does such as friday night fever where they show movies on huge projectors movie theater style, and many of these movies are still in theaters! And they have concerts, I saw Third Eye Blind and Elton john here, but because those kinds of things are the only things to do in the whole town on a Friday night besides bowling, and concerts only come around once in a long while, my overall enjoyment of the school and town is only 3/5 stars. Plus the dorms suck so that doesn't help my overall enjoyment rating either.

    Did learn a lot

    I learned a lot of life lessons here. There were a lot of bad and a lot of good at this school. Overall, I learned a great deal from my extremely knowledgeable professors. But I only had a professor for about 3 classes my whole freshman year. I had graduate students for most of my classes. Having a graduate student inexperienced at teaching didn't help me much at most of my subjects. That is why my rating in learned a lot is only 3 stars instead of 5, the graduate students teach many freshman subjects there. Personally, I learn better from experienced teachers.

  • 01/02/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 out of 16 people found this review useful. 2 of 120

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that like individual attention and those motivated to take advantage of the great opportunities available

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Find what you love and go for it.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes in Wyoming are much cheaper than I could have found in Colorado. With fewer institutions to split federal money, UW has access to more money for scholarships and program development. Professors care about how the individual student is doing and work to provide opportunities outside of the range of general classes. Where as most universities restrict research to graduate students or seniors, UW encourages students at all levels to participate in works to further understanding and real world application of knowledge learned in class. I am have greatly enjoyed the opportunities I have been given to conduct research.

    Am enjoying being here

    Going to the University of Wyoming has to have been one of the better college decisions I have made. Laramie provides the feel of small college with the opportunities of any of the major state university. When I came up to school I knew no one. The student body develops tight knit groups that I have greatly enjoyed being a part of. The diversity of clubs and organizations available to students makes sure that there is something for most interests from professional societies to club sports and graphic design.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a sophomore level engineering student and have learned a great deal through my classes at the University. Professors go out of the way to make sure concepts are understood and are more than willing to put in time outside of class and office hours to clarify hazy points. Though not all of my instructors have been full professors, I have not run into an instructor incapable or unqualified to teach their given courses. Professors in addition to teaching courses have professional careers and are able to being real world practice into their courses. For those choosing to stay in the dorms, the freshmen interest groups and themed floors provide excellent opportunities to work with students in the same classes as yourself. Taking the opportunity to develop study groups in your major area from the start has helped greatly with understanding.

  • 10/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 3 of 120

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Wyoming is great for any student but the following attributes may be a better fit than others: 1. Not adverse to cold or rapidly changing weather, especially wind 2. Does not mind driving significant distances to get the next town (the closest towns are about 40 miles away in any direction). 3. Likes small towns- the population is only 27,000 so its small enough that people are not in much of a hurry but big enough that there is always something to do. 4. Those who are willing to work hard: the course work challenges you are requires about 20 hours a week OUTSIDE of class for studying 5. Have interests in history: Wyoming is the least populated state in the country but has deep roots in the history of the country and more specifically the development of the west. There are hundreds of historical sites and cool things to see. 6. Students who have a passion for horses: Laramie and the surrounding area is a great place to keep a horse and is decently priced 7. Students who like quiet: the only frequent loud noise you hear in Laramie is someone's truck revving down Grand Avenue. Police sirens and honking horns are a rarity. 8. Students who are looking for degree opportunities in natural resources or engineering: UW is emerging as a leader in both of these areas and is a great place to do both undergraduate and graduate work. 9. Students who don’t want a far walk from the dorms to class. Not including the dorms, the campus is only about 6 blocks wide so the walk to class is short. 10. Students looking to get out of their comfort zone, meet cool people, and earn a good degree at a good price.

    Tips for prospective students

    At the University of Wyoming-or any university for that matter- there are many scholarships that you can apply for but you have to look for them! Many scholarships through the school have deadline before the second semester of your senior year so be aware of this. Also, get involved: there is nothing worse that sitting alone in your dorm room on a Friday night. Meet new people, get involved in your school, and have fun (and this doesn't always mean drinking). If it came down to it, the 3 peices of adviced that i would give would be 1)be aware of deadlines 2) get involved and 3) make a good variety of friends. You don't want just partiers or just study buddies: have a few of both. Most of all, you get out what you put into the college experience. If you aren't enjoying yourself then you aren't trying hard enough.

    Bang for the buck

    When I started looking for colleges my junior year of high school, I quickly found that if I wanted to go to a university (as opposed to a community college), it was going to cost me a pretty penny. However, the University of Wyoming lies in a decent price range of $11,000 annual tuition for nonresidents, which is lower than that of Colorado State University or Colorado University-Boulder, two of my other options. The education that you receive is well rounded and in my experience thus far unbiased. The teachers are all very friendly and give a strong feeling that they are there to help you succeed in whatever you want to do (as long as effort on your part meets them half way.) On the extra-curricular side of the school, hundreds of events, activities, and resources are included in your tuition so you end up with a very well rounded, high bang for your buck. The only issue that I have had with the cost at the school is the room and board when living in the dorms. It averages out to nearly $1,000/month that you are living there and I struggle with this because there are ways to live cheaper but you are required to live in the dorms as a freshmen.

    Am enjoying being here

    The University of Wyoming in located in Laramie, WY and has a population of 27,000 people. For those of you who are looking for a small to medium town, Laramie is the place to be. I love the people both on and off the campus: they are friendly, willing to help, and most of all share the small town, tight-knit feeling that you would not expect to find in a college town. The college itself has an endless amount of activities and ways to get involved so I am never bored. The weather can be a bit rough in the winter but the spring and summer are gorgeous- the only thing you have to get use to is the never ending wind. The area is fun to be in and the college life here is priceless: I love it here.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a freshman at the University of Wyoming, so although I have not experiences finals or anything yet, I feel as if I am learning a lot. There is a good mix of professors and graduate students that teach the classes so experience different teaching styles and approaches to learning. There are quite a few large lecture classes but most do not reach over 200 students so there is still a good student to professor ratio. The teachers present well rounded, new information in every class and I find myself eager to attend class every day. The only place that I sometimes find that my learning is curbed is some of the classes with graduate students. They are learning new things parallel to their students so points they try to make are sometimes unclear. Otherwise, the professors are all very knowledgeable and have taught me a lot since the semester started a month ago. The 1000 level courses that most freshmen take are a good transition from high school to college and demand just enough attention from the students that if you work hard enough A's and B's are not unattainable.

  • 08/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 4 of 120

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The most wonderful thing about the University of Wyoming is that it is the only University in the state of Wyoming. This means that the state governments put a lot of money into making it an excellent school. UW has extremely strong programs in Engineering and Applied Sciences, Education, Business, Arts and Sciences, and many more. Because it is a school that caters to ALL of Wyoming, every department and field of study is very good and extremely well-qualified to help any student achieve a career in his or her field of interest.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Even if you are in a freshman dorm that has no common element among each resident (which is rare at UW), there are so many mini-communities within the University for each and every student to find a niche. Greek life is a strong, well-organized program at UW, and there are hundreds of other clubs and activities with which to involve yourself!

    Bang for the buck

    Wyoming is an excellent school with an incredible sense of community. I could not ask for more from my classes, professors, advisors, extracurriculars, or peers. I give this category only four stars, though, because some departments are slightly less than they seem from the outside. For example, students wishing to study abroad should definitely do their research before coming to UW--the study abroad department is composed of just two people! Exchange programs are limited and it is hard to get the proper assistance from the department. However, UW has a gorgeous campus with countless benefits for students that I would strongly encourage taking UW into consideration.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE being here! UW is such an excellent community to be a part of. There really is something for everyone here. The campus environment is a really special one--I don't think anyone could feel out of place at UW.

    Am learning a lot

    I have yet to have a professor from whom I don't feel I learned enough. They are all extremely well-qualified to teach their subject and passionate about it as well. If a student is willing to learn the material, any professor is more than willing to help make that happen. Beyond that, fellow students help each other to succeed. For example, there are tables in the dining halls that are merely for students in Foreign Language classes to get together and converse in the language for practice. There are student-created study sessions for just about anything. It is really easy to succeed and learn a lot at UW.

  • 12/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 5 of 120

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UW is great for in-state students because of tuition and Wyoming pride, but it also is relatively inexpensive for out-of-state students as well. It is great for students who like the small, college town feel and for those who like to get involved--with both the school and community. It's a great engineering school and has a good pharmacy program as well. I would recommend it for students who are ready to embrace school pride and also for those who don't mind freezing temperatures!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend visiting UW. If you know someone who goes here, spend a weekend with them. I visited my older brother when I was a senior in high school and it opened my eyes to what really going to school here was like. I even went to a couple classes with him. It was definitely beneficial to see things from the inside.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Wyoming has provided me a good education for cheaper than I would have paid going in-state. With a low tuition to start with and many scholarships provided, it has been very inexpensive for me. For residents of Wyoming, it is next to nothing. In my college search, I couldn't find a school cheaper than UW (besides community colleges). The only complaint I have about payment is that the dorms and cafeteria is expensive--but with so much other help, still manageable.

    Am enjoying being here

    I truly am enjoying being here. I love the atmosphere of the town--it is totally a college town. Everything in Laramie is centered toward UW--people love interacting with the students, cheering on the sports teams, and just supporting the college. I have found a great friendship base at a local church which has definitely played a major part in my happiness at this university. Even the church's main focus is creating a welcoming and fun environment for the college students--and they definitely do that. The size of the school is just right for me personally. It does not drown you in thousands of strange faces--there are generally familiar faces everywhere you go--but it is not so small that you are constantly surrounded by the same people. The town seems small at times--I admit it often seems like there is nothing good to do, but the University provides lots of good events such as Friday Night Fever and intramural sports that keep me entertained.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes I have taken have overall been intellectually challenging. The 1000 level courses are definitely easy to do well in, but I still seem to learn a lot from them. As the class levels have increased, so has my work load--but also my intellect. I definitely feel like I am getting a solid education. Regarding the classes in my major, I feel I am being adequately prepared for a career--the assignments and knowledge base have all been directed towards what will help us in the pursuing a career and what will help us in the workplace. This has proven to be very beneficial thus far. In general, my professors have been very good--extremely knowledgeable in their respective subjects and very willing to help the students succeed.

  • 01/25/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 120

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who don't mind having to come up with their own entertainment. Laramie is great for outdoors activities, and small town shopping but not much else. Students need to be able to have fun with a small group of people and be flexible with weather conditions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what you're getting in to, visit Wyoming during the winter for the worst of the weather. If you can handle that, you'll do just fine. The halls are small yes, but if you tough it out now whatever you move to after college will seem just that much better.

    Bang for the buck

    The student population size, the beautiful landscape and the many opportunities for extracurricular envolvement have made my time at UW very enjoyable. UW also does many things differently, my Intro to Theater class is taught by a Dr. of Theater, and he's still producing plays! The outdoor programs are also very developed with the Medicine Bow National Park so close as well as the Vedauwoo rock formations. Since UW is Wyoming's only university, the state provides many scholarships and support in different areas. I got lucky in the tuition department because my mom lives in Wyoming, I got instate tuition. Very rare though.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am from Texas, so the weather has been a large adjustment, the shopping for winter clothing was fun. But the howling winds and slippery ice-covered sidewalks are not. However, I have joined a few organizations such as RHA, the Swim Club and the Wyoming Honors Organization. The trick to enjoying your time in the small town of Laramie is to find your niche, make friends and spend time together. Since I am taking classes in the Honors Program I have a set group of study partners and living in the halls afford opportunities to meet people withOUT having to brave the weather. City life isn't too far away: Cheyenne, Loveland, Fort Collins and Denver are anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours away.

    Am learning a lot

    Personally I enjoy having the variety of both doctored professors, instructors and graduate students as my teachers. Those with doctorates may be extremely qualified and experienced in their field, but many of them are also older and more aloof from students such as I. Grad students on the other hand are going through the same issues of balancing classes, work and a social life just like me. Experience versus connection is something that is fully available here at UW. Also, whether my teacher has been a Dr., Prof. or Grad student I have learned a lot from them all.

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 7 of 120

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have our very own police department on campus in addition to that of the city of Laramie. The campus is well lit, well patrolled, and there are emergency constant pylons throughout the campus. And, being in such a small town, pretty much everywhere is safe.

    Greek Life

    There's a huge Greek following at the school; I think the last count was over 100 fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's such a huge variety. There's a club for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus is large enough that it provides, essentially, every major out there. Additionally, engineers (of literally all types, petroleum, civil, architectural, computer, electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, etc) is heavily supported. UW started as an engineering school.

    Bang for the buck

    The University is number 8 in the nation for education gained per cost of attendance, and climbing.

    What to do for fun

    Lots. The university hires bands regularly, comedians (We had Chelsea Peretti last week), and acting groups. There are orchestral performances, gambling/game nights. Weekly raffles and competitions to win free things. There's multiple gyms, a billiard hall, movies, and for those who drink: lots of bars.

    Food and Dining

    The food doesn't taste the best everyday (it's a cafeteria after all) but there's lots of it, all you can eat, anytime you go for a meal. The University also gives students $50, minimum, per semester to use at vending machines and campus food stores.

    Dorm Life

    The University just renovated the dorms, which are quite nice for the price you pay. Both single rooms and two-student dorms are available. Campus apartments are also offered.

    Academic Rigor

    Many classes compare their curriculum to Ivy League school courses for their students to compare. The result? Our classes are more focused and intense than many at places like M.I.T. and Harvard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply. The university is affordable, and the education you get is extremely competitive. The other students are friendly, and there is much to do on the campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming is amazing. Not only can you get an incredible, and improving education (nationally ranked high) the teachers truly want students to succeed. Indeed, many teachers take student researchers as part of ongoing research projects.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 120

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    its situated in laramie, wy so there is not the big citie crime you find elsewhere, despite that the campus has panic buttons every 100 yards or so just in case. also things like saferide make sure you can always get home safe no matter the problem.

    Great for these types of students

    great for anybody that can handle the cold winters, people with a love for the great outdoors will find so much to do, and even you like to stay inside there are things for you too.

    Bang for the buck

    laramie is extremely cheap for a university, its out of state tuition is lower than many instates for many people, all the while offering just about everything you would expect from a institution.

    What to do for fun

    laramie is situated in a beautiful area for camping, rock climbing, skiing, hunting, and pretty much whatever other outdoor activities takes your fancy. the university tries to get concerts and other shows in fairly often, although not as much as in bigger cities. however denver, just to the south, has shows and many activities if your willing to road trip. the parties in laramie are extremely fun, and inter-mural sports and athletics are pretty big.

    Food and Dining

    all you can eat, always bound to have something you want. the food towards the end of the year starts to get slightly boring, after eating similar or the same thing for months, but you can always get creative by combining things. some things could use a little seasoning (salt and pepper can generally cure), and the vegetables could to be cooks more.

    Dorm Life

    dorms are fairly plain, but the people and ras are great. many fun times to be had, not to mention the food at washakie is not bad either.

    Academic Rigor

    teachers are surprising thorough in their lectures, and they expect you to know your stuff come exam time. however the exams are also fair, so if you do study hard you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved as much as possible, and bring some warm clothes, the winters are rough. attending class is another big part.

    In three sentences

    the university is good; it has a beautiful campus, nice friendly people, good teachers and a great surrounding community. the weather is a bit of a downside, and the surrounding community however is small if that is a concern.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 120

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    After certain hours you have to scan your student ID to get into a lot of buildings, and the doors will lock automatically behind you. There are dozens of call boxes dotted across campus where you can call 911 in an emergency, which are all lit up bright blue at night. One thing to be careful of is ice and snow during the winter! The wind never stops blowing here, so even hand-rails and flat sidewalks get insanely slippery!

    Greek Life

    Greek Life here on campus is really proactive about keeping students safe and happy. They have an extensive Sexual Assault Prevention program, a lot of alcohol abuse prevention measures, and plenty of social events to ease the stress of all that homework.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for almost everything. We've got Japanese board games like Go and Shogi, equestrian activities, computer science, religious and secular social groups, activism groups, and even a swing dance club. There are also regular events on Friday nights- everything from sketch comedy to musicians or free movie screenings!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for second-year students or above. Laramie is a town that loves to have fun, and a lot of it is available, so you have to know how to buckle down and focus. Otherwise, you'll forget all about going to class!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm always drawn to Prexy's Pasture- it's this gigantic open space in the center of the main campus that just mostly grass and flowers. In the warm months people will be sunbathing, reading, playing sports, or just napping all across field. If there's snow, it'll be criss-crossed with footprints and dotted with snowmen, snow-angels, and snow-forts.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is low, but you're still getting a quality education at UW. There's a great variety of classes and programs, and some of the faculty are the most brilliant people you will ever meet. Facilities are constantly being upgraded to fit the newest technology, and Student Health and Counseling services will keep you healthy and sane for pretty cheap.

    What to do for fun

    Laramie is a very outdoorsy location- you can go skiing, hiking, rock-climbing, fishing, hunting, whatever suits your fancy! We're also close enough to Fort Collins or Denver for a quick day trip if you're more for the big city, and there are tons of student organizations and clubs on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are several dining halls by the dorms, and the main campus has several cafes and coffee houses. There are also several fast food franchises in the Student Union or across the street from campus! The Union also has a convenience store if you just need an energy drink or snack for that intense study-session.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm rooms here are cozy, so don't bring too much stuff, but doors respond to either a code or your student ID, so there aren't any keys to lose! There are kitchens if you feel like cooking, and common areas if you need some space. There is also bus service around campus, to all the parking lots, and to most of the local stores, so not having a vehicle or being unable to find a parking space shouldn't be a big deal.

    Academic Rigor

    I've never met a faculty member that wasn't happy to help me, but you still have to earn your grades here. There are plenty of other resources, like the Writing and Math labs, supplemental instruction sessions, and TA office hours, so there's no reason you shouldn't be able to get the help you need. Also, cheating carries some pretty massive penalties; don't try it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful with your travel! Snow storms can swoop down as early as August and continue through May. (June and July snow is rare, but does happen.) The roads into and out of town wind through mountainous passes, so they close pretty quickly in bad weather.

    In three sentences

    Lower tuition doesn't mean lower quality! The faculty and courses are great, the facilities are constantly upgrading to incorporate the newest technology, and the location is gorgeous. The winters are really long and windy, though.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 120

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is a small town, with a low crime rate in the first place and there are many emergency phones throughout the entire campus if help is needed.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a research school so individuals looking to go into research would love this school. Even undergraduates are involved in major research.

    Bang for the buck

    You cannot beat the quality of the education here for the amount of money you spend. There are many scholarships offered that help with tuition. This university is a great deal!

    What to do for fun

    There are activities every Friday night which include concerts, movies, comedy nights, and contests. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, this is the place for you. There are three mountain ranges within a 30 minute drive!

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of cuisines within the heart of the University, the Union. You can choose from fast food to more formal cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms, however I have heard of the many activities each dorm participates in.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major and how involved you become within the department. There are also honor courses for those who qualify.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with the various activities, groups and ongoing research to help augment your education. Have fun and enjoy the many activities, games and events.

    In three sentences

    This is a small, well-funded university with professors that will know you by name. There are many opportunities to work with world renown professors on research projects. University of Wyoming is a treasure trove of surprises for a small community.

  • 10/12/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 people found this inaccurate. 11 of 120

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Super Expensive But I have hathaway

    Will enjoy being here

    Looks like a good college

    Will learn a lot

    Wyoming accepts about anyone. So I don't know about the accademics

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 120

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who love the outdoors. Small town people. People who enjoy very cold weather.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to register as early as possible. GO TO CLASS. I thought I knew things so I would miss classes, but it ruined me in the end. Academics are very important.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is a great price for what you get. Although housing seems a little expensive, it's the cheapest option.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is great and the town is fantastic, but it's hard to make friends since most people there already know people.

    Am learning a lot

    So far I haven't gotten to take many courses I'm really interested in, but hopefully as my education continues I will learn more.

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 120

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    there are all types of clubs and activities! very inexpensive so everyone can try something old or new.

    Great for these types of students

    it is great for all types of students!

    Bang for the buck

    a smaller college than some and will make you feel right at home!

    What to do for fun

    sports, games, movie nights, scienic views, and just hanging out with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    all types of food and a great cafeteria!

    Dorm Life

    great way to meet new people!

    Tips for prospective students

    come and visit the university. take your time, look around, and visit with the professors and students.

    In three sentences

    a wonderful living environment with great people! small and close and with beautiful surroundings. the classes are good sizes and everyone is willing to help.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 120

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is top notch. They even have a Safe Ride program where volunteers will pick students up off campus if they are unable to drive for whatever reason. I never felt threatened on campus.

    Greek Life

    There is a Greek Life house, but I don't know anything about them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several different groups for students to join, especially intramural sports.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student that realizes that the price does not always reflect the value.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    You can't beat the education to cost ratio that this school provides.

    What to do for fun

    Sadly, there is not much to do at the University. There is a standard gym and pool, but the school lacks other indoor entertainment. The school does have a wide varriaty of live shows to attend though that I did enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    Everyone complains about their school's cafeteria, but I found Washakie Dinning Center to be very well ballanced with taste, cost, and nutrition. They also had several consistant and varriable menu options for all types of diets. There is also a nutritionist that anyone can see.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are currently outdated, but they are currently being renovated. The Internet system is terrible and I had several issues with my connection throughout the year.

    Academic Rigor

    I found the standard classes to be extremely easy; however, the classes actually linked to a major to be challenging but manageable. There are MANY options available for students seeking extra help in any subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before you commit to a bigger school, consider how many years salary you are spending by going there. Is the education you would receive there really worth the extra thousands of dollars? How much more will you be paid just because you attended a large school?

    In three sentences

    I believe the University of Wyoming is one of the very best colleges for students unwilling to pay the outragous costs of the big name schools. The University carefully uses its funds to support what matters most, the education, rather than over the top technology that no one uses or unnecessary landscaping. The University of Wyoming is a great investment in any student's future.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Laramie, along with all of Wyoming, is incredibly free of violent crime. The campus is friendly, expressive, and safe, compared to colleges in more urban settings. Even then, all dormitories are a source of burglury and the University has taken measures to protect the possessions of its students. Campus police work with the Laramie Police Department to ensure maximum security. Additionally, the University of Wyoming has instituted an alert system for any type of crisis, sent to students mobile devices in case of emergency.

    Greek Life

    The campus designates two streets specifically for the Greek Houses, appropriately named Fraternity Row and Sorority Row. The chapters are the very heart of the University, encouraging all students to join in as many activities as they can. They host parties, cultural activities, and entertainment events for the betterment of student life.

    Clubs and Activities

    The University hosts a number of organizations designed specifically for students. From military to business, law to drama, art to engineering, the organizations found on campus are all-inclusive and energetic. They too, along with sponsoring departments, host several activities targeted at students. As another perk at the University, students interested in forming a new club can usually find a sponsor very quickly.

    Great for these types of students

    Because of its rural setting, the University of Wyoming is ideal for the adventure lover. There are several opportunities around the region for outdoor experiences. Even the University takes advantage of its location, providing several students with an Outdoor Adventure Program, taking them on a weekend in the country. Nevertheless, the University is perfect for those students running on a budget, as a quality education can be afforded by everyone and anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cowboy Football is almost seen as sacred to the citizens of Wyoming and parts of northern Colorado. The experience of a game, which are free to all students, is a memorable one. Every game has something different and exciting integrated into it and the half-time show features the school marching band, one of the best in the region.

    Bang for the buck

    As one of America's best value universities, the University of Wyoming is ground zero for a quality education at a fraction of the cost. Much of the Wyoming's wealth has been given to the enhancement of the University and the result has been a global leader in the development of energy resources and a regional rising star in academic and cultural achievement. With countless opportunities and an abundance of activities, the University is full of color (especially in the fall), life, and excellence.

    What to do for fun

    Laramie is full of outdoor adventure. Just half an hour from campus, one can venture to the Snowy Range, a popular destination for students. Hiking, sightseeing, canoeing, swimming, and camping are just a few of the things encountered here. Between Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming's capital, another rocky outcrop, Vedauwoo, is located. It is ideal for repelling, hiking, and camping. For more urban seekers, Laramie is close to shopping hubs like Cheyenne, Fort Collins, and Denver. Or one can venture north to Casper, Wyoming's cultural, adventure, and financial center. Laramie itself is also dotted with several opportunities. The University and its departments host events around the school year, from a Brazilian celebration to a tailgate party before the first football game.

    Food and Dining

    The Washakie Dining Center is ideal for all students on the University's dining plans. A massive building, the Center is connected to several dormitories by underground tunnels, used when weather outside is too undesireable. Restaurants and cafes are found all over campus and in the Wyoming Union, a complex containing lounges, the bookstore, conference rooms, and several campus departments.

    Dorm Life

    Three dorm towers connect to the Washakie Dining Center, forming the Washakie Complex. Several other dorms dot the campus. As a rule, the higher floors are significantly quieter than the lower floors. Dorms are spacious and several floors are designated for special groups. Countless fraternities and sororities are found around the campus, hosting cultural entertainment around the year.

    Academic Rigor

    A prestigious and well-known Honors Program provides students with excellent classes and several study abroad opportunities, including a semester in London at the University of London. All colleges and schools at UW are competitive and the university has hired only the best professors for the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Competition for student housing is high; apply early and get your choice of dorms. Weather on campus is unpredictable, but very cold in the winter. Bring clothes for every type of weather situation. If it can happen, it will happen at the University of Wyoming.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming has been named, time and again, one of the best value colleges in the nation. It's stunning campus and slow paced lifestyle make it ideal for everyone in search of a quality college experience. With a strong sense of belonging and purpose, it is no wonder UW students are proud to say that they are Wyoming Cowboys.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 120

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    Clubs and Activities

    there is such a wide variety for any interests you have.

    Bang for the buck

    If you want to learn about your field you want to pursue the professors know what they are talking about.

    Food and Dining

    With the right meal plan the dinning hall becomes a second home to all. You will hang out with your friends here and eat whatever you want. We had lobster night once.

    Dorm Life

    rooms are a bit small but an experience that is much needed for the college life.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are both interesting and challenge you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pack warm clothes and just go to class.

    In three sentences

    The teachers here all use there own way of teaching. The campus is always looking its best. The weather here gets a bit cold to walk around.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 120

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    Campus Safety

    They have the best security ever to make sure that students feel safe. there are phones all across campus for emergency. Also you can talk to any staff member and they will help you. There is also a police station on campus as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    I talked about theses up above.

    Great for these types of students

    For everybody.

    Bang for the buck

    It kind of depends on the student and there budget. But I think I'm getting what I am paying for.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do in Laramie and on campus they have clubs for about every interest. They have sport teams, theater, speech, you go to the movies, hiking , fishing, if you have a dog they have dog park, there's great places to go shopping too.

    Food and Dining

    Again I don't know when it come to dorm food but all of the other restaurants that are on campus are great they serve the best food and its affordable for college students.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life I don't know about I live off campus but i have heard it was fun and exciting to live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes rigor depends on the student and the teacher some people will find super easy and others find it difficult. But the teachers make sure that you do understand the material and will give you harder material or more material to read/ do if you want to push your brain and get even more out of the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never be afraid to ask for help from students, teachers, and other faculty because there are some many resources here to help students that are having difficulty in classes. Be active in the school join a club, volunteer and participate in school functions its the best way to meet new friends that could last a lifetime.

    In three sentences

    Its a great place to go to college they are willing to accommodate any student. They have a lot of clubs and activity for students to get to know each other. the teachers are always willing to help their students anyway they can.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 120

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    What to do for fun

    Study!

    Academic Rigor

    It is a great school with high academic expectations and goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit the campus, go on a tour, meet with faculty, etc.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming is great! The campus is beautiful and there are so many friendly people. Everyone seems to want to help get your questions answered.

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 120

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    Campus Safety

    It's a small town, and a safe small town at that.

    Bang for the buck

    You literally cannot find a better deal.

    What to do for fun

    There's a multitude of ways to get active on campus, but Laramie is also ideally situated for outdoor activities as well.

    Food and Dining

    The Washakie dining center has a wide variety to choose from, and is open for extended times to make sure you have the chance to eat between classes.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a little dated, and it definitely shows when it comes to heating in the winter. But the rooms are in the process of being remodeled, and they come out lovely.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough, but they are taught by understanding faculty that will help you if you ever find yourself struggling.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, so as to be eligible for the best scholarships.

    In three sentences

    UW is absolutely fantastic. The student to faculty ratio is great, and you get all of the one-on-one attention need. It competes with the top colleges at a fraction of the price.

  • 09/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 120

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    Campus Safety

    There are the blue lights located all around campus plus you'll see campus police driving around. I've never had a problem here with anyone/thing. I feel extremely safe here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Skater Dude comes and skates outside of the Union pretty much everyday in the fall (well, when it's not ridiculously cold, raining, or snowing). You'll know him when you see him. Make sure you know the Beer Song before you go to any games that way you will maximize your fun time. You'll also know when this song comes on.

    Bang for the buck

    I am not from Wyoming, so I am paying out of state tuition. I was originally looking at going to another college, but as I looked more at UW, I noticed I was getting a ton for $26,000, while I wasn't getting hardly anything for almost double the tuition price. At UW, you get Dining Dollars (usually $50 for the year) and you get into all games (football, soccer, basketball, etc.) for FREE! I know at other colleges I was looking at you had to pay for a pass for any athletic events. Plus, I'm paying out of state tuition, but it's still way cheaper than any of my instate college tuitions and I'm absolutely in love with it here!

    What to do for fun

    There's always something to do on campus. There is a ton of different intramural teams and clubs. Plus we're close to Snowy Range and Vedauwoo so you can hike. There's also bike and walking trails near West Laramie.

    Food and Dining

    I'm personally not a huge fan of Washakie Dining Center, which is the main dining center on campus. There are a variety of things to choose from (salad bar, build your own sandwich, burgers, pasta, etc.), but sometimes there aren't the best and you get burnt out on them VERY quickly plus they have certain hours that they are open and it all varies on what they're serving at that time. But you have Dining Dollars which let you buy foods and drinks from places around campus like Panda Express, Book and Bean Coffee, Spokes, etc. which is always great especially if your schedule doesn't work around Washakie's schedule.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorm is a drag, but freshman are usually required to stay in them so be friends with your roommate. You only get to change them on certain occasions. And interact with your floor mates! Everyone is shy at first, but you'll be glad you got to know them in the long run. And make friends in other halls as well! Just stay active. The halls usually have things to participate in ranging from movies to game days and even haunted halls for Halloween.

    Academic Rigor

    All my classes have been challenging and have taught me so much! I love all the classes I have taken and I'm not overwhelmed. I'm a full-time student and I'm double majoring and I still have down time where I can do whatever I want. Most classes don't assign a lot of homework and gives you plenty of time to complete anything they do assign.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit and get to know your advisor! He/She will be your best friend the entire time your here. And don't be afraid to try something new! There's a ton of opportunities on campus, you just have to take part in them.

    In three sentences

    I love UW! The faculty here is super nice and helpful. The campus is beautiful and there is always something going on on campus whether it's a sporting event, lunch, guest speaker, etc. Everyone is very involved here.

  • 01/19/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I think that this place is great for all there is a place for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend this college, as long as you don't mind some colder weather.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that this instatution is very fair when it come to the price.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here beacause it is my place where I can explore the fields of knowledge and where I can learn everything that I want to know about everything.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so much more then I thought I ever would. This university is very comfertable and allows knowledge to flow.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. So bring the diversity. The more diversity we bring to UW the more Wyoming will open up to more ideas.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions, go to class, try new things, and take initiative. If your failing a class, it is most likely because you are doing the work or asking for help. It is really that easy.

    Bang for the buck

    Top rated school for a cheap but quality education. No questions asked. If you want something cheaper your going to have to go to a community college or just stay in state. They offer plenty of scholarships as well, you just need to take the initiative to apply.

    Am enjoying being here

    The little town of Laramie isn't too exciting; however, UW is known as a party school so there is usually something to do, even if you don't drink. UW offers plenty of free or cheap activities as well and Laramie does have a few thing to do with friends. Also, the town is only about an hour away from Fort Collins, CO, two hours from Denver, and 45 minutes from Cheyenne, WY, so if your looking for a bigger city to hang out in. Those of us who have lived in Wyoming for years are quite used to the need to travel to find something to do, so I think the rest of you can do the same.

    Am learning a lot

    Good Educational Opportunities. Period. The key is to get involved. They offer plenty of free tutoring, homework help, and class supplimental instruction, so just do your research and ask around because someone will point you in the right direction. Also the professors and T.A.'s are always willing to give you their time, all it take is for you to ask them for the help.

  • 07/21/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any. There is tons of diversity on campus and no matter who you are, there will be something for you at University of Wyoming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on studies, but also get involved and join clubs! Take advantage of every opportunity given to you.

    Bang for the buck

    I come from instate, and UW provided the best deal in terms of wanting to attend a university. UW provides scholarships, many based on financial need and also talent within the music or theatre performances. Also, if one is from out of state, he can receive some great benefits if a parent is an alumni of the college. Overall, even UW is cheap, it provides many great opportunities to get involved, succeed and learn.

    Will enjoy being here

    The University of Wyoming has a small town feel, but being on campus doesn't feel like it! The campus provides such a wide reach of clubs, everything from religious study groups to active community service organizations. There is always some activity being planned, including laser tag or concerts. For the sports fan, there's also a club or intramural for almost every sport out there. Overall, the entire city has a fantastic feel for it and there's something for everybody.

    Will learn a lot

    Definitely! UW has many fantastic professors, as well as plenty of learning opportunities to go beyond, such as the honors program and studying abroad. Also, many of the professors are there to help. You'll find many of them who had experience outside of the classroom to have maximum knowledge in their subject. Overall, I feel as though I will be receiving a fantastic and thorough education.

  • 07/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    UW has a vast variety of students but if you like the outdoors this place is perfect for you

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let partying get in the way of your education. But don't forget to have fun either. Do intramural sports or join a club. Get out of your dorm room or house and meet people that's what makes college fun.

    Bang for the buck

    UW is as cheap as it gets and the education you get is worth so much more. The state pays an average of $14,000 a student each year and housing is reasonable.

    Am enjoying being here

    The University is in a small town that doesn't have a lot to do. But, Denver is only a hour and a half away so it works out fine.

    Am learning a lot

    The University has a lot to offer for classes and the professors take the time to help you if you ask them.

  • 07/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    In-State students for sure due to the Hathaway scholarship and other scholarships offered from Wyoming and even some out of state student who want to save some money!

    Tips for prospective students

    Schedule a visit! I came for a visit before I made my final decision on attending UW and it was awesome! My guide really knew what he was talking about and it is always good to get a feel for the place you are going to be spending the next four years of your life!

    Bang for the buck

    Being an In-State student I am attending UW with a full-ride scholarship. But really I have met lots of students from out of state that are attending UW because of its extremely cheap prices and good education.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here! I am from a smaller town and I have heard people from larger ones say there is NOTHING to do, but I think there is plenty! UW offers endless clubs and organizations to be involved in and Laramie may not be the coolest town, but with Denver just down the road, weekend trips with friends can provide for the big city fun some people need! Also UW provides other entertainment including Friday Night Fever every Friday which consists of varying activities throughout the year including a 24 hour dance marathon, movie nights with movies that haven't been released on DVD yet, and poker nights!

    Am learning a lot

    I am a current Criminal Justice student and I am certainly learning a lot here! I mostly took general requirements my first year so my classes were kind of large, but the professors definitely provided opportunity for all of us to learn and gave plenty of study aids and office hours for students to succeed in their classes. I also did some music courses here at UW and learned SO much from the music faculty, they all know a lot about what they are teaching and are focused on their students.

  • 11/07/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    -Students who want to live in a small town (those who love small towns or are ready to get out of big cities). -Students who love the cold (believe me, it's cold there). -Students who love the out-doors. There is a great national park near Laramie (Vedauwoo--which is actually pronounced: VE-duh-voo). Wyoming is really a great place for anyone. The school offers a lot of visiting days where you can check out the dorms, the cafeteria (Washakie), and the classrooms. A lot of the times you are allowed to sit in on classes (one time I was stuck there for five days because my bus got cancelled and I got to go to some classes with my friends. The professors were great about it!) with the other students. Just go check it out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to email or call the school with questions. I've probably emailed the poor Admissions Office 50 times asking them anything and everything I had to ask. They have, however, always replied with friendly and helpful answers that aided me in completing my application and such. Also, apply as soon as you can. UW has a rolling application, which means you can apply whenever you want, and as soon as all your application materials are received, you can expect a reply in as little as four weeks. Then, if you want to go there, you don't have to worry about applying to three or four (or however many) schools just in case. There is no essay on the application so it takes less than an hour to complete and then you're done with that. Some of the scholarships also have an apply by deadline. For example, to be considered for the WUE, you must submit all your application materials by the beginning of December. Finally, don't worry about how to apply for scholarships too much. A lot of the scholarships (the WUE and Rocky Mountain Scholarships) only require your application to apply for the scholarship. And if you have any questions about scholarships and how to apply, like I said, don't be afraid to email or call them with questions.

    Bang for the buck

    While $11,000 is a lot of money (and that's not counting the dorms or food--with that it's about $23,000) for out-of-state students, that's about the same (if not a little bit less) as in-state tuition for colleges like CSU. There are also plenty of scholarships for Colorado students. The Rocky Mountain Scholarship gives you an anual scholarship based on achievement in school and scores on the SAT or ACT. The Western Ungergraduate Exchange (WUE) gives an out-of-state student 150% in-state tuition, instead of paying out-of-state tuition. There are scholarships for being a first generation student, scholarships for your specific field of study, and the work study program which provides students who qualify with jobs on campus. If you qualify for the Honors Program you may also be granted scholarships there. And don't, of course, forget your FAFSA, which could give you more money from the government. So, all in all, not too much money when all financial aid is put together.

    Will enjoy being here

    I absolutely love it there! The town is small, but the people are extremely friendly. It's similar to Olde Town Arvada, if you've ever been there. There are some great restaurants (Sweet Melissa: A vegetarian cafe with fantastic food, whether you're a vegetarian or not. The Library: Great ambiance, good people, delicious food, and it's right on campus.) and a couple gaming stores and other fun places to go. There isn't a King Soopers, which disappointed me, but there is both a WalMart and a Safeway. The weather is less than ideal, for me at least--lots of snow, very cold and windy during the school year--but the people and the experience of being there is definitely worth the sad weather. And even if it does snow, the only place you really NEED to drive to is WalMart, and there's a Safeway in town, so that's no big deal. And if you're not sure, definitely go visit!

    Will learn a lot

    I give this four stars based on the things all my friends have learned up there. I have been to a couple classes, though, and I haven't forgotten anything yet, so that's gotta count for something! A couple of the classes don't really teach much as far as my friends are concerned, but for the most part, the professors are nice, the classes are meaningful, and you learn a lot.

  • 11/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you like a small town but a close-knit college community it might be for you. They offer many options for degrees and resource centers to get help all over campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for all the scholarships they offer. They have money just sitting in the bank to give students. Visit the school. It's got a great campus but visit anyways.

    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap school even for out of state students. They also offer lots of scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    At first I didn't love it here because I didn't have any friends that came here with me. However, getting involved is so easy and fun. I've met so many people through the organizations I joined.

    Am learning a lot

    My classes are really great. I've only had issues with one but it's not a required class for my major or my core classes. It's just the teacher but the content is good. I learn a lot in class and outside of class.

  • 12/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UW is great for students that like small towns. Laramie isn't a very small town, but you can walk around campus or town and usually spot people that you know. It is great for those that like to go shooting because there is a lot of open space. There are some places around Laramie where you can snowmobile, go 4-wheeling, snowboard/ski, or fish so for the outdoor people, this is a really nice place to go. Also it is really nice because 90% of the people that I have met are laid back and outgoing, all you have to do is start a conversation.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are always the classics like make sure your on time, and make homework a priority and all of that good stuff, but here are my good tips. Get to know people. They will do more than just point you in the direction of the good teachers which is key because that is only the beginning of college. Have a plan financially. I came in with Hathaway and some various scholarships and I didn't plan which hits like a bag-o-bricks. Know if you need to get a job or more scholarships before you run out of money. Know your limits. I came in trying to get as many classes done as fast as I could. I passed, but the stress was so much, and now I know I can only handle a maximum of five classes because I can't split my mind any more than that. Stick to these guidelines and you should have a good start.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that this is a good school especially if you want quality education for a cheaper price. UW offers many majors and is sometimes cheaper for out-of-state students to come here than to go to an in-state college where they are from. So on top of offering many majors, it is fairly cheaper than other schools. The quality of course I think is good because of the fact that there are more teachers teaching as opposed to graduates. The fact is you are paying TEACHERS to teach as opposed to someone that is now getting on their sea legs to teach.

    Am enjoying being here

    Now the reason that being here is 3 stars is because it is hard to sometimes find things to do. Of course there is the bowling alley and the different events that UW offers. The pros of the university is its different events like football, the different clubs, intramural sports, and having various artists or performers at the college. There are also various outdoor activities to do here like shooting, fishing, or snowboarding/skiing. My first year here I went to see Lewis Black and a College Humor performance. The downside to that is when you aren't in an event/club and you have no homework, it is hard to find something to do. Most of the people here either play videogames, watch movies, or more productively find a job that usually interferes with school. Besides the job market being small here, few managers know what its like to be in college and some that don't that put students into hard situations.

    Am learning a lot

    I gave this 4 stars because I think that the teachers are really there to help me learn, and they teach a lot of the content in detail. I think that a part that I really like UW (University of Wyoming) is that most of the teachers are actually teachers, and the good teachers incorporate all kinds of activities into the curriculum. The bad teachers are why this category is not 5 star. Some of the graduates are good, but others don't teach as well as a teacher would. In return there are various learning tools to help like math lab, TA's, or even some of the organizations that help me out when the bad teachers cannot. (Most of the good teachers here are welcome to having visitors and even encourage it so that they can help us (the students) learn.)

  • 12/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's great for studious students--again, a very high quality education and there are a myriad of resources on campus to help students learn. It's also wonderful for outdoorsy people. The Laramie area has so many places that are full of natural beauty.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus and the town before making your decision final. I love Laramie and the University of Wyoming, but I'm sure it's not the right fit for everyone. Find an older student who has been around campus for awhile. Get him to give you his honest opinion.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Wyoming gives students a high quality education for a very low cost. As a resident of the state, I'm only paying about $13,000--before scholarships--and learning a lot. Similarly, my roommate, who is from Maryland, chose to come here because the out-of-state tuition here is cheaper than her in-state tuition in Maryland. It's a fantastic, low-cost school.

    Am enjoying being here

    When I was in high school, everyone always said that Laramie and the University of Wyoming were boring. However, I find the exact opposite to be true. Laramie is a very welcoming community and the university goes out of its way to make sure there are a plethora of activities for students on campus. I'm really enjoying Laramie and I'm so glad I decided to go to the University of Wyoming. It's a wonderful place to be.

    Am learning a lot

    I've just completed my first semester at the University of Wyoming and I couldn't be happier! There are so many wonderful professors here who really do care and make students actually want to learn. I've learned several new things in my classes that have made me eager to learn more. Truly, I feel that I have learned so much in just my first semester of college here; I cannot wait to see what I've learned at the terminus of my education.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you're looking for a campus that is close together, has great opportunities, and is an undiscovered gem; the University of Wyoming is your place. Laramie isn't very big but it has all the necessities and some entertainment as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into the degree you want to get and schedule a visit. When you know about the things you're interested in you make a better decision about what's right for you.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Wyoming is one of the top schools in this category and when compared with other school it really isn't that bad. I'm out of state so I really understand the value of a dollar in terms of tuition rates.

    Am enjoying being here

    Even though it can get a bit cold, the people are friendly and the organizations I have joined has helped me grow and become a better person and student.

    Am learning a lot

    Going to the University of Wyoming I have learned a through my classes but also through the many organizations that offer the students.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Hardly ever are there any kinds of misconduct or problems occuring that interfere with the safety of the students.

    Greek Life

    For students who choose or are interested in Greek life there are many Fraternity's and sorority's all over campus as well as the town.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club or activity for just about anyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Many speeches and lectures are given each semester by renound experts in all kinds of areas and fields of study so there is something for everyone at UW.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Prexies pasture and the student union are great places to congregate as well as find information about many things based in the university and the community.

    Bang for the buck

    For how many things the university can provide is is relatively cheap to attend, many out of state students end up at the University of Wyoming not only for the atmosphere but also for the relatively cheap but effective education.

    What to do for fun

    The University is very community oriented so there are many things to do for fun throughout the community, especially during the summer and fall.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work on discipline and be dedicated and focused on completing successfully.

    In three sentences

    The staff are very helpful and supportive. The professors provide a good education along with help and services when needed. The University of Wyoming provides all the assets and resources in order to achieve a good education.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    the campus offers many options for activities. there are many outdoor activities and laramie is not too far from fort collins and the denver area.

    Food and Dining

    i didn't like the food at the main dining facility but around campus it's not horrible.

    Dorm Life

    the rooms are small but nice and the resident assistants try to get everyone interacting and social. it was fine living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    it varies so very much. i've had classes where i could not even study and pass with an a and ones where i studied for weeks and hardly pulled out a b.

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard in the classes you have. classes vary a lot on difficulty and work load. do not get to caught up in the parties and social life. i've seen so many people drop out because of that.

    In three sentences

    the university does a great job at keeping the campus looking good and trying to keep the classrooms updated. the professors are hit or miss and can really effect how well you do in the classes. overall i do enjoy this campus and think that it is a very good affordable option.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    it looked terrific!

    Dorm Life

    will start this fall

    Academic Rigor

    not there yet....

    Tips for prospective students

    i am enrolled in fall of 2012 with a partial swimming scholarship. gooo cowboys!

    In three sentences

    university of wyoming is located in a beautiful area with lots of geological resources and four distinct seasons. it offers numerous and varied academic opportunities with emphasis on the sciences. the campus consists of wonderful old historical buildings mixed with new architectural delights.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus safety is excellent. the students safety is the campus's number one priority.

    Clubs and Activities

    i am not part of any clubs, but i hear that they are great and there are many to chose from.

    Bang for the buck

    this school is by far cheaper than most in state schools for some. you have less students in your class so the grades will become higher.

    What to do for fun

    the town of laramie is not a hopping city, but they have a bowling alley, an ice rink and sporting events to go to.

    Food and Dining

    the dining at washakie, is pretty good. the desserts are the best part.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is pretty good. the dorms are nice and some halls are getting remolded this year. the dorms are big enough for both people to live and the options for the beds are great great (meaning lofted or not).

    Academic Rigor

    the class are great, they have classes for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit the school. make sure you know what the weather is going to be like. also look up the ratings of a school online. and don't go anywhere a friend is going, try something new for yourself.

    In three sentences

    great school, the education is great. the classroom sizes are small, which means more one on one time with the teacher.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    while the greek community here is small, it is truly great. there is a true community feeling among the chapters. there are amazing opportunities for leadership positions and conferences, amazing philanthropic activities, and general fun and friendship.

    Bang for the buck

    the university of wyoming is an amazing value. you get a top-notch education, without paying top-dollar. it was cheaper for me to go here out of state than it was to go to a university in colorado. plus, i feel like i am getting a better education here.

    What to do for fun

    the campus provides a lot of options for things to do. my favorite thing to do around here is attend the football and basketball games. sporting events here are a really good time.

    Food and Dining

    the local restaurants in laramie have some really amazing food.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms were pretty nice (for dorms). they were good facilities and i actually did enjoy my time in them.

    Academic Rigor

    it may depend on the program, but i know mine is quite difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    the weather here is tough to deal with, so be prepared. otherwise, laramie is a wonderful place. the university is well worth it.

    In three sentences

    the university of wyoming is a fantastic school. it is highly underrated, and offers many great opportunities. it has all the opportunities of a large school, but with a small population.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    we have a saferide program and on-campus police so there aren't many dangerous situations on campus.

    Greek Life

    lots of students on campus get involved with greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    you can get involved in anything you would have an interest in, and if we don't have it, you can create it yourself.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we have a song during football games called the beer song, a tribute to all of the beer consumed.

    Bang for the buck

    this is one of the cheapest state universities in the country, and you can still receive a top notch education for the price.

    What to do for fun

    the bucking horn bar and the cowboy are the two most popular places in town.

    Food and Dining

    washakie gets fairly repetitive after a few weeks.

    Dorm Life

    all of the dorms are in the same area, which is convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    as you progress in your collegiate career, the academics get much more rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    have as much fun as you can your freshman year, and meet as many people as you can.

    In three sentences

    laramie is a small town with little distraction so it is easy to get your studying done. the campus is not too big so it is not too big of a deal to walk around and find where you're going. the professors like having personal relationships with their students.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i’m a 5’1” female and i’ve never really felt unsafe on-campus. however, that does not mean i would not keep aware of those around me, particularly at night. i would not leave my things unattended for very long; you do need to lock your bike on-campus. you can always call campus security if doors are unlocked when they shouldn’t be.

    Greek Life

    they have separate housing and are involved in community support issues.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a club within most departments that may arrange trips around the area. however, there is a book worth of clubs from a to z across campus including local clubs like anime viewing club and wider reaching organizations like amnesty international.

    Great for these types of students

    generally anyone, but specific student populations include non-traditional students and particularly students interested in environmental issues because there are many majors that center around the study of the environment. you better be able to deal with cold weather, incessant wind, and small towns (there is basically only one degree of separation between you and everyone else),

    Bang for the buck

    depending on the state you live in, your out-of-state tuition at the university of wyoming may lower than your in-state tuition in your home state. it is very possible to graduate debt-free from this university, so your degree will pay for itself quickly after you graduate. there are a lot of resources and opportunities available on-campus to take advantage. for example, the career services office helps you pick a major, find out what to do with it, find a job, and hosts job fairs where they have people that will review your resume. there is a non-traditional student office, a multicultural office, and lgbt center to support special populations of students. i was able to receive many scholarships for this school and all were easily processed. the university of wyoming has been ranked “a best value” by the princeton review and several departments are ranked the best in the u.s. also, there are opportunities available here because it is the only university in the state. coming to wyoming, being such a small state in population, gives you have many (and possibly far-reaching) connections. other schools have taken field trips out to wyoming to study its environmental resources. many events, including grammy award winning acts, are discounted for students or even free sometimes and many have free food. every year there is an “alternative spring break”, where you can volunteer in local community on issues ranging from the environment, social work (i.e. women’s rights, hunger, homelessness, education), and animal issues in foreign countries such as costa rica, jamaica, dominican republic, belize, but also at home in san francisco, the florida everglades, and southern utah. this could be something you could put on a resume.

    What to do for fun

    there is also always something going on, especially when school is in session. of course, there are various clubs to join. almost every department has a club along. on most wednesdays there is a concert on-campus. there is a free movie on fridays and sometimes they have a triple feature night. the union there is always pool or ping pong. the fine arts department hosts various concerts, plays, ballets, and musicals. there are comedy acts, grammy award winning musical acts, and various speakers that come to campus. if you are a student you get a discount on all events and sometimes they are free. occasionally there are special activities planned such as free ice skating at the local recreation center, laser tag, and an international talent show or dinners. relaxation sessions are held around final exam times where there are massages, games to play, and free snacks. for the more active types there are various sports clubs or intramural sports. the gym has different exercise classes such as yoga, pilates, zumba, and classes that target certain muscle groups. there is an on-campus climbing wall where they have an annual competition and a swimming pool. there is also an outdoor program where you can rent equipment for various activities such as snow shoeing, skiing, rock climbing, camping, biking, canoeing, fly-fishing, and kayaking. they organize trips, even to other states, within this program where you can ski or snowboard, rock climb, or bike with other adventure seekers. every year there is an “alternative spring break”, where you can volunteer in local community on issues ranging from the environment, social work (i.e. women’s rights, hunger, homelessness, education), and animal issues in foreign countries such as costa rica, jamaica, dominican republic, belize, but also at home in san francisco, the florida everglades, and southern utah.

    Food and Dining

    again - take this with a grain of salt because i don't eat on-campus much. you do not have to purchase a meal place if you live on-campus, but it is probably more necessary if you live in the dorms. it is not necessary in most of the on-campus housing which has a full kitchen in each unit. you can purchase the meal plan even if you do not live on-campus. the meal plan is fairly expensive, so generally people do not purchase it if they can get away with it. the food is generally good though. there are a variety of spots on-campus to get food and a slight variety of types of food. also, there are restaurants right across from campus.

    Dorm Life

    take this with a grain of salt because i never lived in the dorms, i only saw them on a campus tour. the university has enough rooms to accommodate those that do want to live on-campus. if you are a freshman, you are required to stay in the dorms. they have recently demolished old barracks that were used as single living quarters and built new housing to replace them that have just been opened for application. they have also put in new signals at a main street crossing that used to be very difficult to cross due to the size of the intersection. there are multiple bus lines that go around at regular times to get you to places on and off campus. however, the campus is walkable within twenty minutes from most anywhere you need to get to and biking is popular almost year around. there is a bicycle library where you can check out a bike for the semester’s use. if you are a greek society member or an honor student, there is separate housing you can live in. laundry facilities are available in each housing complex (of which there are several) and computing facilities are close by. there is housing that is family friendly. in general though, off campus housing is less expensive than on-campus housing or a better value as you can get more space off-campus for the same price on-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    you may find the university of wyoming is easy to get into due to the fact that it accepts the majority of people that apply. however, you have to realize just to keep its enrollment up as the number of people that apply may not be very large (as wyoming is the least populated state in the united states) the university may need to do this. also, just because it may be easy to get in does not mean it is easy to graduate from this university. several departments are ranked the best in the u.s. and other schools have taken field trips out to wyoming to take advantage of the resources we have in wyoming.

    Tips for prospective students

    to get the most out of any experience you have to join in the community and take advantage of the resources and opportunities while you are in school. maintain good time management by putting the main priorities first. take notes in all classes because you never know when the professor is going to say something that will end up on a test, it is easier to remember during a test if you have heard and written, and after all you (or your parents) did pay for this privilege to have a seat in the class to learn things you did not know before. set aside time to exercise as it will help you healthy, blood flow to your brain, and help you sleep. try not to stay up too late to cram because once you start a pattern of sleep it is hard to break out of it. also, eat healthy foods because that will keep you from getting very sick as colds move through the student population. take it from me – you will get sick trying to survive on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for too long. if you feel a lack of community, which people that do not live on campus may feel, then join a club. you only get out what you put into any situation. try as best as you can to get a real professor for a class instead of a graduate student.

    In three sentences

    the university of wyoming has been ranked “a best value” by the princeton review and several departments are ranked the best in the u.s. also, there are opportunities available here because it is the only university in the state. there is a sense of community on-campus and in the town of laramie.

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus police make sure that nothing goes without being taken care of, if necessary. they get work done and are very professional. the campus (and town) are very safe to live in.

    Greek Life

    the greek life is very inclusive of outside students. hazing is illegal on campus, so chances of humiliation during initiation is very little. everyone is very kind.

    Clubs and Activities

    eighteen years and older can go to the bar the cowboy for good nights of dancing. it's the best club in town and a ton of good, cheap, fun.

    Great for these types of students

    students who want a medium sized school would be perfect here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    during finals week, students throw pinecones into the t-rex statue on campus because they believe it will bring them good luck on their exams.

    Bang for the buck

    university of wyoming does not ask for as much money as a lot of other universities, and because there are less people students get the chance to interact with their professors more. i believe that the professors offer many different options to help their students, including office hours and teaching assistants.

    What to do for fun

    laramie is a college town so there are a lot of people who are college age to be around. there are a few shops, and the university is great at sponsoring events for the students. however, if a prospective student wants to do a lot of shopping or events outside of the university, this may not be the place to go.

    Food and Dining

    the dining is pretty good here, but just as with any other school it can get to be old news to eat there every night.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are a convenient place to live, but just like anywhere else they may have some strict rules students do not want to have to live by. it is a chance to be social and meet new people; the residence advisers are kind and including of their residents, but sometimes there is drama that can be a drag, as with any other school.

    Academic Rigor

    i am challenged by my classes to the point where it is necessary for me to study. i believe this is an appropriate level. however, for more difficult majors, a different school may be the choice for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    get to know the area if you are considering wyoming- the weather can be a challenge some days, but if you're up to meeting friendly people wyoming is definitely the place.

    In three sentences

    the professors at university of wyoming get the chance to speak a little more with their students one on one because there are not as many students there as some universities. the campus is all set together in one smaller area so it is easier to access all parts of the university.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I plan on living in the library working on homework and also participating in extra-curricular activities involving my career choice.

    Food and Dining

    Again, I plan on living off campus... I wouldn't be able to give a review on the food and dining.

    Dorm Life

    Hopefully I won't be living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I hear they are very punctual and helpful. They expect great things out of students only because they can see that potential.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start early on sending out applications and/or applying for scholarships.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming will supply me with the hands on experience I need, in order to further my education. The University has great facilities and faculties, along with a breathtaking set up. I am excited to attend this college.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    not really

    Great for these types of students

    Open Minded, diverse, mountain lovers, outdoor people

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is a smaller campues than the average university and there is not much traffic. The location is only less than 2 hours away from the Denver Metro area.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a degree with a percentage of what other universities cost.

    What to do for fun

    Always make sure you have activities you can do by yourself instead of with the whole group. You learn more than just homework and your major at college, you learn who you are and you develop into the person you want to become.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never procrastinate. Always do your homework before anything else and never expect to party much in school. Your education is far most important and you will have many years after completing your academic endeavors to party with all your friends.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. This University accepts students worldwide and has one of the most lowest attending costs in the nation. Though Wyoming does not offer much diversity, the University of Wyoming sure does represent most cultures in the World with its diverse student alumni.

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very in tune, having campus police and emergency help areas always in sight. Crime on campus is extremely rare.

    Greek Life

    There is an entire block on campus called frat row where there are over twenty frat and sorority houses. Greek life is Beneficial in every campus and is a great thing to get involved with.

    Clubs and Activities

    Club sports are big at the University of Wyoming. there are traveling club sports teams for almost every sport.

    Great for these types of students

    University of Wyoming has an outstanding College of Business.

    Bang for the buck

    A very inexpensive D1 school especially for residents. Tuition is very cheap as well as a low living expense.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Wyoming offers intramural sports every semester as well as fraternities and sororities setting up game nights and things of that nature almost every week. There is always something to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Washakie dining center is a good dinning place that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a late night snack. They are open most of the day and give a variety of foods to chose from every day.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great, you are able to pick your roommate if you choose or they will select one that have similar interests and life style. they are very clean and two of the halls were refurbished within the last 4 years.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes and courses are difficult but they become very beneficial through later classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a D1 school that is verry affordable, Wyoming is a great choice. There is a great range of courses, classes and majors that are offered as well as a small community.

    In three sentences

    Its a great college especially for a Business student as myself. It is the most friendly environment I have seen. There are also professors and teacher aids that are always there to help in any way they can.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I do not see anything wrong with the campus safety.

    Greek Life

    Greek life really isn't a big deal. Some people will join and others wont and it doesn't matter at all. Greek life is really just a preference of what you want to be doing in your spare time, but it really isn't a social standard.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities for almost anything that you enjoy doing and if there isn't already a club or activity that you enjoy doing you can easily create it. There are also a bunch of intramural sports which can be fun for anybody.

    Great for these types of students

    I believe it is great mostly for the types of students that like to be social. If you are not very social it may get boring real quick. It is also great for anybody who enjoys nature.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe it is a great bang for the buck especially if you are coming from in state. They offer many scholarships that you don't even have to apply for. It is one of the cheaper schools but they also have a great education program.

    What to do for fun

    There really isn't a lot to do for fun which means most kids end up just partying on the weekends. The school always has an event that they put on every Friday, which is sometimes entertaining and sometimes not. If you can find stuff to do with other people you will be alright because it's very easy to hang out with other people.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places that you can choose to eat at on and off campus. After awhile though these options get boring and you feel like you've eaten everywhere too many times. The Washakie Dining Center which most freshmen eat at is not awful, but get boring very quickly.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoyed the dorms actually even though the one I lived in at the time was pretty crappy and the rooms are very tiny. It is a great opportunity to meet a bunch of fun people. They are close to class and anything that you need really.

    Academic Rigor

    In my degree field, which is engineering, the rigor in academics is very difficult. I have heard it is pretty easy for people with other majors. The tests are difficult, just be sure to get as many of the in class points as possible, they help your grade a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would prepare to be able to find stuff to do that you will enjoy. Also prepare for the weather, it is pretty nasty in the winter months.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming is a lot of fun and provides a good education for how much it costs. They have good undergraduate programs in many areas to study. The only big problem is the weather and the lack of activities.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very nice. There are emergency kiosks all over and campus police is top of the line. Campus police is more annoying then anything trying to catch under aged minors under the influence. But campus is 99% safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is pretty small and unimportant. Greek students think they are extremely cool and act like there the best but everyone knows that most of them are creeps and the douchebags. So if your looking to join a frat or sorority for the greatest 4 years ever, you may want to keep looking. Rumor has it the greek system is falling apart and UW will eventually end it and turn all the houses into some much needed parking.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural are the best part of UW. They are run to perfection by the head coordinator. There are a ton of different sports with the winners getting free t-shirts. Also almost every sport is reffed and cheating is not allowed.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who can endure the cold, Laramie has some brutal winter that lasts a 6 months. Students who are rednecks, you will find a group of kids like you if you love mullets and drinking. Students who love to be outside, i know i said the winters are harsh but they lead to some of the most beautiful spring and summers. With the mountains 15 minutes away its always a great place to go.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are so many that you will find as you stay your 4 years here. Some of the more common are to throw pine cones in a statue of a dinosaurs mouth the week of finals and you will pass all of them. There are a lot of haunted places around campus and Laramie that need to be explored. But I wont give them all away, thats the fun of being here, gotta discover!

    Bang for the buck

    UW is by far the best University experience for the amount you pay. Out-of-state tuition to UW is cheaper than basically an other equivalent college's In-state tuition. Don't let the cheap price make you think this university is crap, there are many excellent professors that want to see you succeed. Also the sports teams are on the up and up which is a good sign. UW was rated very high in the last bang for your buck college ranking in the Princeton Review!

    What to do for fun

    Laramie is a medium sized town, however it does not offer a lot to do. Definitely go to the major Wyoming sporting events such as UW football games and basketball games because there fun and both teams are on the rise. There is a cool bowling alley which is decently priced. The mountains are 15-20 minutes away and are a place that is visited frequently when the weather is nice. Other than that, find a group of friends that is just fun to hangout with because Laramie doesn't have a ton to offer. UW has events every Friday that are fun they bring in magicians and other stuff like that. Other than that most kids drink and party so if thats what your looking for, Wyoming definitely offers that.

    Food and Dining

    Washakie Dining Center. The place where you will eat most of your meals if you stay in the dorms. Washakie has many options, a specialty pizza place, mongolian grill, grand grill, cookout type foods (hamburgers hotdogs), vegetarian, and a specialty place (ranges from Meatloaf to Stir Frye). The food is better than most dining centers, however it does get old, especially when they don't serve their best stuff very often. The best things to get are Pesto Pizza, Ham on Grilled Cheese Sandwich, and Giros when they have any of those better stock up!

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms are pretty newly redone, with Downey hall being the most recent. Dorm sizes are pretty small, so don't expect to be doing activities. I'd suggest getting a loft kit for both beds. The worst dorm was White hall, but that is being redone next year. Alcohol and drugs are prohibited in the dorms, however to see drugs or alcohol is not uncommon in the dorms. Most RA's are very good and not super strict which is great. Make sure you get out and socialize even if you don't want to because take it from someone who experienced it. Having a floor that no one knows each other sucks. Even just keeping your door open when your there will help!

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on your major. I chose business and the first introductory level classes I felt were a joke. I did homework about twice per week and had a 4.0 my first two semesters. However, I know a lot of students in nursing, and that major at least the classes they took had them doing homework 5 to 6 times a week. They were always busy doing homework. Also engineering is a rigorous major so Academic Rigor all depends on the major.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Wyoming is a great school, especially for its price. Its cheaper out-of-state tuition then most schools are in-state. The professors are good and will work with you. If you can handle the cold weather that Wyoming has, then UW is a great school, mountains are only a 20 minute drive and Laramie definitely has a whole different feel from anywhere else.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming shows many of the same characteristics that the state of Wyoming has. You can party on weekends if you would like, but for weekends there are not a ton of options besides hanging with a group of friends. Make sure to bring warm clothes because winter lasts from late October to mid-March.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    At this university there are many things to do for fun. Whether it was going to the football games, basketball games, or just going out for the first week of freshman orientation, this school set up time for all the students to try to get to know each other and make a stronger community.

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually pretty good. There's a cafe called Washakie, and for cafeteria food its delicious. There's always so many choices, the only bad thing is the breakfast/lunch/dinner rushes. Everyone wants some food, and if you don't get there before the rush you should hope that not everything is eaten already.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very nice. I couldnt believe how much the RA's were willing to help you or make you feel comfortable at school. They make sure that everyone is having a good time and studying, but also that everyone is adjusting to life away from their parents. The dorms are also recently renovated, and always clean.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is quite competitive. While the teachers do try their best to accommodate everyone, the class sizes are very big. However, teachers are willing to give you any extra help if you ask for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    To students hopefully entering this university. You are in for an experience. You should embrace every challenge presented, and just be ready for the next one.

    In three sentences

    The university of Wyoming is a great school. I think that this school couldn't be better, whether it was the great outdoors or the teachers who actually care. The university of Wyoming is a great place to go to succeed.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have so many activities for students. They have a gym available to students which I love.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you take online classes reach out to the teachers as much as possible. The teachers are always willing to listen and are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    They have some of the best teachers I've had. They have a variety of courses that are to my interest. I love how you get help with anything you need when you contact them.

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I had my bike stolen once, but the person who stole it left it unlocked somewhere and I took it right back. :D Other than that, I really can't think of much that happens on campus that anyone should be afraid of. It's a really safe campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who loves a down home atmosphere (the tallest buildings in all of wyoming are the dorm buildings at about 10 to 14 stories tall). Anyone who doesn't mind a drive to get to a bigger town if they're in the mood for something more than what Laramie offers. Anyone who loves being outdoors!

    Bang for the buck

    You get a top notch education for one of the lowest prices in the country...PERIOD!

    What to do for fun

    There are two different theaters. One plays all of the new releases, but you pay normal theater prices. The other is a cheap three dollar theater that plays movies after they leave standard theaters, so if you can wait to see a movie, it'll show up there for a cheap price. There are several parks throughout town for physical activity. There is a lot of shopping available downtown. Includes: women clothing, music stores, thrift stores, book stores, and so much more. If nothing is tickling your fancy in town, a 45-min. drive to Cheyenne or Fort Collins will provide you with a scenic drive and lots of great shopping and entertainment. If you're more of an outdoors type of person, you'll love being able to go hiking up medicine bow peak (one of the tallest points in Wyoming). There's also possiblilities for mountain biking, camping, and lots more.

    Food and Dining

    The Washakie Dining Center at the University of Wyoming provides a large variety of foods on a daily basis for students to choose from. Also, the University provides several commercial dining services. These include names such as the Pita Pit and the Panda Express. There are so many places on campus for someone to eat, and if that doesn't sound appetizing, there are plenty of restaurants in town as well.

    Dorm Life

    I only spent a semester in the dorms because I got married shortly after starting college, but I loved my time in the dorms. They have lots of activities, group trips, and other fun stuff that students can engage in.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel like the professors do their absolute best to convey everything pertinent to your education in a way that can be easily understood. I have absolutely loved my education at the University of Wyoming thus far.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you decide to come to the University of Wyoming, pack very warmly. Temperatures can reach significantly below zero in the winter, with the coldest months being between December through February. Also, if you decide to stick around Laramie through the summer, don't put away your winter gear, because Laramie will usually get snow up through May, and sometimes in June or July (but those situations are rare). Don't let the weather discourage you though, the education is great, the people are amazing, and there is so much you can do downtown and outside of town.

    In three sentences

    Even though someone might be skeptical about coming to the University of Wyoming because of weather or other factors, it is a top notch school, and there is a lot to do in the community of Laramie and the surrounding areas if someone loves to be outdoors. The educational staff is superb, the education one receives is outstanding, and the cost cannot be beat. I LOVE being at this school, and I am so happy I decided to come here over other places I could have gone.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    UW has a lot of fun activities like Friday Night Fever and they even have a stress carnival right before finals weeks! There are also tons of sporting events and other live performances to attend throughout the year. Just practice your Cowboy Joe Fight Song!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in the activities the school has to offer, for one. I am currently on the colorguard and in the play productions, and I am meeting so many new friends! Also, bring some VERY warm winter clothes, because the wind and snow is brutal and they hardly ever cancel class unless it's 40 below.

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely great and easy to manuever. They always have tons of fun activities planned, especially on Fridays with their weekly Friday Night Fever. You can hang out with a friends from your high school days AND meet new people because tuition for the school is so cheap, students all over the country apply here.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    A lot of interesting things around/in university. Convenient traffic, various kinds of food, and beautiful campus view!

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of outdoor activities to do in both warm and cold weather, including rock climbing and skiing. Traveling to Denver for some city life is pretty manageable as well.

    Food and Dining

    It isn't that bad, considering. The only bad place to eat is Washakie Dining Hall for the Dorms.

    Dorm Life

    I was not a fan of dorm life, but I am a very private person and I like to have a steady environment.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic Rigor depends on your opinion and who your professor is. In general most professors seem eager to help as long as you are in touch with them often.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a place with good parking and close to campus, because come winter it is not fun or safe to bike longer distances in the snow and ice.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming is a wonderful school, especially for students who are interested in relations with international students and outdoor activities. It does lack in population and some buildings are outdated, but they do their best to keep most equipment updated. All in all, it is a good college to attend, especially when it comes to expenses.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Drink with friends, sleep, or cuddle with the one you love.

    Food and Dining

    You were FORCED to eat at the Washakie Dining Center, which sounds good at the start...but then the food starts to taste bland and you wish you could have money for better food.

    Dorm Life

    I had a bed, a desk, and a window. If I didn't have friends to be around, this place might've been my grave

    Academic Rigor

    I did what I could study-wise, and tried to understand what was going on. This learning style is much different than that of high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Either get land or a child before you first enroll, or do community college for your first year.

    In three sentences

    The dorm I lived in was a waste of money and my time. It costs at least $5,000 to live in (in-state) with a crappy buffet that you have to use. The people are great when they want to be, but the business style is terrible.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I have heard it is great to join- although it is not something I decided to do.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intermural Sports are a big thing here at UW as well as student government

    Great for these types of students

    All types- Prepare for the cold!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Throwing a pine cone in the mouth of the T-Rex outside of the museum indicated you will get A's on all your finals

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state students spend less here than their homestate colleges

    What to do for fun

    Friday night activities at the union at the Gardens. The outdoor education program allows students to go on camping trips, rent equipment.

    Food and Dining

    Washaki is the best caf. food I have had! They have the best salad bar, eggs to order for breakfast, deli, and so much more.

    Dorm Life

    My roommate was quite interesting but it helped me adjust to different lifestyles found on campus

    Academic Rigor

    I have found that my classes have really met my expectations. It is a great idea for each student to make an office hours appointment with each professor they have, it really makes a difference.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the student activities offered at the University. The Freshman Interest Groups are a great way for you to get involved with students in the same major as you.

    In three sentences

    I love this University, the outdoor education program is amazing. We have great staff all around campus. This University has provided me with a wonderful education for a great price.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many 911 stations all around campus so if you ever need help you can press the button and campus police will be there within 5 minutes.

    Greek Life

    All Greek houses are on campuses so it allows second semester freshmen to join up since they are still living on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have more clubs then I can count, and if they don't have a specific club that you want you can go ahead and make it.

    Great for these types of students

    All students are welcome no matter your major. Everyone is welcome at the University with open arms no one gets rejected.

    Bang for the buck

    All students have the full use of the gym, pool, and all events for free because it is all included in your student tuition and fees.

    What to do for fun

    Every Thursday night they have a movie that plays in the Union that all students are invited to go see. Also they hold many events on the weekends throughout the school year that include comedians, and bands that play.

    Food and Dining

    Wakashie dinning hall has the best food I have ever eaten at any college. It is an unlimited eating once you get in and they have a variety of foods to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a little small and the only movable furniture is the beds. But you can get a loft kit to make the beds into bunk beds and the rooms do come with desks.

    Academic Rigor

    They have over 200 degree programs so there is something for everyone. If you don't know what you want to do you can go undecided and take classes to make a decision on what you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips would be to go to the discovery days because you get to see the whole campus, eat at the dinning hall, and the dorm rooms. Also have fun at orientation and meet new people because these are students you are going to school with.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming is an amazing campus where everyone is welcome. They welcome everyone with open arms and it feels like you are on big family. The University is a great place to get an awesome degree and meet life-long friends.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety on campus is one of upmost importance. There are numerous campus police officers available for help and guidance as well as safety lights for those wishing to explore campus at night. You will always have help available and ready here at the university.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is also one that includes many different people and encourages academic success. If you want to become part of a group and meet prospective friends, greek life isn't a bad way to start.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities here! Pretty much anything you can think of is available here, and if it isn't the university is more than happy to sponsor or support you.

    Great for these types of students

    The university of Wyoming is great for all types of students. For those that are more outgoing there are numerous group activities. For those more shy, there are wondrous places to read or chill. You can make many friends here, for those of all backgrounds.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is very diverse, with many clubs and activities to appease the most adventorous of souls. If one enjoys the outdoors at all you will love laramie.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a lot of bang for the buck here. Tuiton for both in state and out of state are quite fair and even cheap. The scholarships, grants, and federal aid one can acquire are very helpful. The cost is very much worth it. You will improve and become more intelligent in your field!

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun. You can go to a concert, watch countless movies, go hiking, canoeing, fishing, curl up with a good book and a comfy chair, and simply enjoy laramie and its great atmosphere.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at this university is quite excellent. There are numerous options available from pizza to mongolian grill and the desserts are quite excellent (which can be dangerous for the freshman 15).

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is certainly busy and entertaining. The university has numerous programs designed to stimulate and encourage dorm students, you are never bored.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor here at the university is one that encourages you to succeed and do your upmost best. It is very rare to have an easy A class that allows you to drift or laze around. They expect you to care and try your hardest.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many scholarships here at the university, but you must look for them! Also there are a lot of student help programs from stress, to anxiety, to test taking and to even writing centers, and they are free to students!

    In three sentences

    Excellent faculty and professors are quite abundant here. The atmospher is one that encourages learning, diversity, and exceeding one's goals. The students here are genuinly kind, caring, and excitable.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I personally wouldn't rate any school higher than one star because college has become very costly.

    What to do for fun

    The most common recreational activity I've observed is partying. Some people go camping and hiking. Not much to do in Laramie.

    Food and Dining

    I've never eaten on campus but I hear it's good.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dorms but my friends enjoyed their experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are really good. Some aren't; some are easy while some are very difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to a community college and get all the generals you can. Take care of your government, math, language, and English classes before you get to a four year and you will spend less time and frustration going through those classes.

    In three sentences

    Many required classes are not very relevant to your degree. Some teachers are really great and want you to succeed, others don't seem to care about you other than you are a paycheck.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is a great campus safety wise. Built to accommodate the handicapped and blind, the crosswalks allow students safe passage, while cops patrol the area for threats.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Octopus tree is a tree that stands outside Old Main. Until you kiss someone under the tree, you will always be considered a freshman. Throwing acorns into Rexi, this is a tradition around finals, if you make it you will ace all of your finals.

    Bang for the buck

    $14,000 a year in tuition...out of state. Need I say more?

    What to do for fun

    Snowboarding and skiing, Snowmobiling, Hiking, Fishing, Bowling, Shopping, Movie Theaters. If all else fails, you can drive around town or go to Walmart!

    Food and Dining

    Not much variety, but the food is home-cooked, warm, and so delicious!

    Dorm Life

    Plenty of stuff to do, located in the middle of town, and close to campus. Underground tunnels connect to the dining center so when it snows you do not have to go outside!

    Academic Rigor

    While the standards are challenging, the knowledge you receive cannot be parallelled. Teachers teach small classes, which allows for deeper understanding of the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pack warm clothes for the ice and snow! This town loves to be outdoors, so bundle up and get active!

    In three sentences

    The Universtiy of Wyoming focuses on academic excellence for all students by offering a wide range of majors while maintaining small classroom sizes. While in a remote location, students make friends quickly, and the activities available are once in a lifetime opportunity. Overall a fantastic school to go to!

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The dining service for the people who live in the dorms is okay. It has a lot of variety but the cooking is sometimes iffy. The food courts on campus are great. Haven't had a problem with any yet.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very well kept. They keep updating the old ones and the bathrooms are kept very cleam.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be very challenging. The professor is a big part of this as well. There are some really good professors that will push you and you will come out knowing the material very well.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Know your way around campus and you'll be fine.

    In three sentences

    Great teachers. Good looking campus. Well funded library.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There's a huge list of clubs that you can join and there's always something going on around campus.

    Food and Dining

    The Union Food Court has lots of different options if you don't feel like eating at Washakie. Washakie has a bunch of different foods, but sometimes you do end up getting bored.

    Dorm Life

    There's always something to do if you live in the dorms. My dorm always has some sort of Social Activity going on. Like last week, we had a tie-dye shirt activity. It's a great way to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    I learn so much here. In just two weeks in my American and Wyoming Government Class, I've learned more than a whole semester in my High School Government Class. Not only are the classes rigorous, but the classes are fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're staying in the dorms, go to all the activities that the dorm offers. It's also a good way to make friends.

    In three sentences

    University of Wyoming has lots of different majors to choose from, not to mention that the campus is awesome! There's always something to do regarding campus activities. The faculty are so friendly as well.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is constant campus police around watching out. There are UW Alert Texts, which i actually got one like 2 hours ago. There are blue emergency lights everywhere on campus and safe ride for the whole town.

    Greek Life

    The greek life isnt HUGE here but there are many different sororities and fraternities and many students love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    UW has tons of clubs and activities and if it doesnt have what you want, all you need is 12 people and an idea and UW will fund your group. Pretty Cool

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The pep-band always plays the Beer Song upon student request at football games.

    Bang for the buck

    All in all I love it here in Laradise as we call it. There's a wide range of things to do for everyone and the classes are interesting for the most part. People here are more than welcoming and love to help. Also, who looks bad in BROWN & GOLD??

    What to do for fun

    The Cowboy Bar has Minor night on wednesday and thursday. It's a great way to get out and move and learn some new dance steps. There's also ton's of activities that take place all over campus and tons of sporting events to attend.

    Food and Dining

    Washaki is a great cafeteria with lot's of options. They also have many other places to eat around campus on dining dollars such as the Ross Hall Cafe and Panda Express in the union.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't the best but they're enough room to live comfortably and its a great way to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard and some are easy. It depends on which professors you take, dont be afraid to do some research and ask help when signing up for classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for stuff, you get lots of free stuff doing so.

    In three sentences

    There are very friendly people here. It's big in retrospect to campus but you kind of know most people, its a home type feeling. Everyone I know finds a place to fit in.

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    The department heads of the theatre and dancing said that the programs were incredible. Those looking into musical theatre should really give this place a try!

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For the most part we all get along very well, but if the need arises the campus police are there in a flash. With a multitude of bright blue lights that have an emergency button, life is pretty secure. In addition the campus has a text alert system that notifies all students of issues. There has only been one since I've been here and because of that system the culprit was apprehended in about 15 minutes. That is impressive.

    Clubs and Activities

    Im an officer in 2 energy/environment clubs and they are a blast. The school offers us plenty of funding for our activities and meetings. We have a blast every time we get together. Clubs help us all connect and make long lasting friendships.

    Great for these types of students

    It sure seems that there is a wide variety of students here. Everyone seems very happy and the environment is welcoming to all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Yes, this is Wyoming and although no one rides their horses to school anymore we still can. There is still a rule in effect that horse are free to graze in the middle of campus while their owners are inside learning. It was originally a pasture and to this day it still bears the name Prexy's Pasture.

    Bang for the buck

    The bang of the buck is through the roof. Its no wonder so many graduate students keep coming back. Wyoming rich natural resources like oil and gas, and coal along with other energy sources help in a very big way to keep the costs down. Numerous parties donate millions and millions each year. This means that we have the best facilities, and the best professors but we don't pay much for tuition. The fees almost don't exist. Every day and night there are extra events, seminars, club meetings, and various activities that are free or close to it. This is a great place to be.

    What to do for fun

    If you can't find something fun to do here then you must not have left your room. From indoor recreation to outdoor fun there is something (many things actually) for everyone. I love to play Bocce ball with my friends or swing on over to the tennis courts. There is a great night life here too that lets you escape the stress of school if you like.

    Food and Dining

    There are many small cafe style and sub shop style places to eat that are outstanding. Also, you can find any kind of food that you are craving somewhere on campus. All food is priced right with great flavor. I'm very impressed. I know a few of the cooks and they come from the culinary arts disciplines.

    Dorm Life

    I've only lived in the dorms for a short time but it was tons of fun that made for some great people to study with.

    Academic Rigor

    The pace of this university is great. It really keeps you focused and motivated toward success in school and with life afterwards. Many business leaders that I've talked to love to recruit out of the University of Wyoming because of their high rate of success with its students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a good look though all the class offerings. Continue to narrow your selections until you find something that really excites you, I know you will find it here. There are abundant resources and a multitude of advisers that are excited to discuss their fields with you.

    In three sentences

    The curriculum is engaging and focused on the industry goals that I'm pursuing. Everyone, including fellow students, is very upbeat and friendly. This campus sets students up for success by creating an atmosphere that induces creative thought and solid learning.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If you are a winter sports person, this is the place for you. Other than that, anything outdoors is the way to go when you live here in Laramie, Wyoming.

    Food and Dining

    We have a Panda Express. Who doesn't like Panda right?

    Dorm Life

    I have only been in the dorms a couple times and honestly, it's great if you are living with someone you can get along with. If not, your life would be miserable for that semester/year.

    Academic Rigor

    Yes, their academics are pretty good for not being so well known. Honestly just keep in mind that communication is key when it comes to your classes. Yes, the professors mean what they say but if you talk them, life gets so much easier. Definitely go talk to them if you have any problems or questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely be prepared for a freezing winter. Summer clothing will only be used in August, possibly September and May. As for schooling, just be organized. That's how it is with any university.

    In three sentences

    The university is quite good when it comes to educational valor. When it comes to school spirit, people have quite a bit of it but when you go to sporting events, it's not the best environment. People are also very kind here that it is very easy to be acquainted with other students.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People that come from rural backgrounds. People that want to experience the West. People that want one-on-one teacher student relationships

    Bang for the buck

    I had a great education with no loans at the end of it. If you're looking for a great education without the school loans, this is the place.

    What to do for fun

    If you like the outdoors, you will like Laramie because there is hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing close by. The town itself does not have a lot going on, but the night life is great if you enjoy live music and dancing.

    Food and Dining

    The dorm food it pretty good for dorm food. They always have a variety of choices with each meal. Dining in Laramie is pretty good, and getting better with new restaurants that are opening.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great, and they are always creating new activities to meet new people. It is a great way to spend your first year as a student.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are looking for academic rigor, you can always find it at UWYO, but it requires taking the right classes, and doing research before you enter a course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the school before you make and decisions. Make sure you enjoy small towns if you are looking at UWYO. Be open minded and ready to receive new oportunites.

    In three sentences

    I rate the University of Wyoming at a 4.5/5. This institution offers everything a new student needs in order to succeed. Most importantly, that staff at this University truly cares about the success of their students.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police and security is widely spread out across campus and its easy to feel pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is starting to turn around and have a positive connotation.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs, and if there isn't any you like you and your friends can create one.

    What to do for fun

    There is typically things going on in your dorms, or swing dance nights in town. Downtown is rather small but there is a lot of things to do such as going out to dinner, bars, bowling and shopping.

    Food and Dining

    Food is really good surprisingly, and if you want a break from the cafeteria you have other options on campus and around.

    Dorm Life

    Again, its what you make of it, if you take time to get to know those on your floor you will have a lot of fun! Most of the dorms are newly renovated, and they are cleaned daily!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are what you make of them, if you put in the effort it manageable to get a good solid grade. Show up to class, its very important or you will get behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit! When you first think about Wyoming its probably not a very good thought, but once you visit the campus you will fall in love with it! Winters are cold yes, but you will get use to it and there is free transportation.

    In three sentences

    I would rate the University of Wyoming a 8 out of a 10. The teachers are really welcoming, and helpful, the environment and students make me feel safe as well. However, I think they need some more activities to keep college students busy.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Text alerts catch the bad guys quickly. Awesome program.

    Clubs and Activities

    I've never seen so many clubs. I'm in 4 and treasurer of one of them. Great experience.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students will feel right at home here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our school song is bout drinking beer. :-)

    Bang for the buck

    Best bang for the buck here. Energy pays for most of our tuition and facilities.

    What to do for fun

    There are endless activities and seminars here.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. I always eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I hated the dorms but I made some great friends.

    Academic Rigor

    I love the set up they use here. It's a challenge you will gladly accept.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to stay active and go to clubs and events. Great way to have fun for free or cheap..

    In three sentences

    It is a great school with lots of support from the whole state. You will love going here.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe, even if you're walking home by yourself at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is small, but great! They are the leaders on campus and have some of the top academics on campus as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you can think of it, there's probably a club or activity for it!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who like a smaller town.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year for Homecoming, the junior honor society puts on Homecoming Sing which is a pep rally for the Homecoming game.

    Bang for the buck

    UW has very cheap tuition, even for out of state students.

    What to do for fun

    On Wednesday nights, a lot of students like to go to the Cowboy for swing dancing.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty good! There are underground tunnels that lead to the dining hall so you don't have to bundle up everyday just to go eat.

    Academic Rigor

    The agriculture program is very academically rigorous and the other colleges are challenging as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring lots of warm clothes for the winter!

    In three sentences

    University of Wyoming is a smaller school. You aren't just a number in class because the teachers care about your success. The smaller campus makes for easy travel around campus, even on those snowy days.

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Most of the dorms do not allow drinking on the premises. UW also has a wonderful program called safe-ride where they send a van to take you back to campus if you have been drinking.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide range of clubs at UW. These stretch from honors societies, to martial arts clubs. they regularly hold events and advertise their presence at the student union.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are really active and you love hiking camping its perfect.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is one where you throw a pinecone in the mouth of a statue of a dinosaur.

    What to do for fun

    There is no shortage of excellent outdoor activities like hiking or bouldering. There are also regular sports events and intramurals. The school also arranges activities, like dances, and movies on a regular basis.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of delicious resteraunta in town. The dining hall serves excellent food up to four times a day. There are also other places to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Residence life is strong here. The RAs are capable and they strive to include students in activities. Several floors have large social spaces for students to hang out.

    Academic Rigor

    I found it to be easier than my senior year of high school was. While I have learned a lot here I do not feel challenged. That may be because my major is not very big here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Wyoming is cold so be prepared with winter clothes. Majors that are big here are typically in the maths and sciences. Theater is a big major as well.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I go out with friends and work out a lot.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great but sometimes its the same old food of every week.

    Dorm Life

    I like living in the Dorms they are cozy and sometimes peacefull.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that they use there time wisely and stay organized

    In three sentences

    I rate the University of Wyoming a 4 out of 5 with five being the highest.

  • 12/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    eh...drama.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Pretend you know the school song until you know it.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with them country boys.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for a few possible majors when you look into a college. If you want to change majors, then you don't have to transfer schools!

    In three sentences

    This is a phenomenal school. If you get to know your advisors and help is always there if needed. There is also plenty of fun to be had despite what people say.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have an alert system set up, campus police patrolling as well as city police, and many emergency alert buttons around campus.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of the Greek life on campus but they do have many events and it looks overall like a lot of fun but i have heard my share of both sides of good and bad stories.

    Great for these types of students

    Active, close knit or outgoing, determined and dedicated.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a dinosaur sculpture on campus where it is said that if you throw a pine cone in its mouth and make it you will get a A on your exam/test etc.

    Bang for the buck

    Most affordable University I have found.

    What to do for fun

    Join groups, meet new people, go to school events! There is a lot of outdoor activities available as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a FIG (Freshman Interest Group) they will help you make new friends and it offers support along the same path as you. Also get engaged in the school, it is a great school to be a part of. Get to know your professors as well because they can help you a lot and not all of them are so intimidating!

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming is a great school for many different areas of expertise. They are in a good economic situation that sets them apart from many other colleges. If you are a willing, engaged and determined student then they will help you along the way in many ways.

  • 12/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Great for outdoor activities and sports.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices.

    Dorm Life

    Great activities for ice breakers and socials.

    Academic Rigor

    This depends on the major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go here for an experience that you'll never forget.

    In three sentences

    It is unique. It is a great experience. The professors are knowledgeable.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Being located in such a small town is comforting and there are always people around and the campus police are very active. There are also many resources to ensure you get to where you need to be safely such as SafeRide, Night Owl Express, and the campus shuttles.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of student activities from sports to reading clubs to job opportunities. There is no shortage of activities around campus on a daily basis; especially living in the dorms.

    Great for these types of students

    Students coming from rural areas - ranches, farms, etc. People looking for a slower pace in life with not as much stimulation as you would find in cities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cheering in the student section for football games can be an eye-opening experience to the vulgarity of some college students, but it quickly becomes the way of life.

    Bang for the buck

    Wyoming is one of the top ranked states for affordable higher education and with so many programs offered, the tuition is well worth what you get for it. If you do your work on scholarships, you can pay close to nothing for your education compared to other schools.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities happening around campus - concerts, performances, games, and weekly activities put on by different clubs. There's also a lot to do through the outdoor program and in the surrounding hills and mountains of Laramie if you have a car. However, there is not a whole lot to do in Laramie off campus aside from the movie theater and dance hall.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining halls is fairly nutritious and there are plenty of options. However, the menu can seem bland at times. But to compensate, there are dining options around campus that can be used through money obtained when purchasing a dining plan so it tends to balance out.

    Dorm Life

    I was very fortunate to get a roommate that ended up becoming my best friend and good RAs who support all of the people on our floor and have also become our friends. However, this was not the case for most people and the questions asked when applying for residence are very vague, so people ended up not getting paired based on personality compatibility. But there are sinks in the rooms, which is a HUGE plus.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are constantly challenging the students to become critical thinkers while simultaneously assisting and supporting students in their academic needs. Considering the price of the tuition, you can't go wrong.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors on a more personal level - people are close, so it's not hard to do. Also, get out and make friends. Networking is one of the most important things to do considering the small size of the town and the fact that there doesn't seem to be much to do unless you have connections.

    In three sentences

    UW has been incredibly welcoming and the affordability for a public university can't be beat. However, coming from the mountains of Colorado with major cities just down the canyon, Laramie can be a challenging town to live in because, in my opinion, it lacks stimulation coming from my background. The population is very pleasant overall and the academics are challenging yet supportive of all students' needs.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Out in the Wild Western land of Wyoming, we do still where cowboy hats and cowboy boots. Although this is not unusual to us Wyoming folk, there are many out of state and international student who find this tradition unusual and exciting.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Wyoming is one of the most affordable schools in the nation. On top of that, one of the least populated ( but shhhhh!). Having both of these characteristics, does not lower the standards by any means. We have nationally recognized and outstanding professors. With such a low population, there is less need to compete and more opportunity to get to know the professors one on one.

    What to do for fun

    There are many on campus events that occur every week on Wednesday and Friday. These are free events offered to students! There has been free bowling night, casino night, International dance night and various other cultural events. If a student is seeking to exit campus and see what Wyoming has to offer, there are phenomenal hiking trails to the West in the Snowy Range and to the East at Happy Jack Recreation. There are a variety of outdoor adventures to be involved with including, but not limited to, outdoor recreation through Half Acre Gym, mountain biking, rock climbing, snow shoeing, X country skiing, hiking and even just walking good ol' nature trails. On top of that, we have museums historical and artistic in topic.

    Food and Dining

    There are several small dining facilities in the main gathering location in The Union. They cater to all types of palates, from healthy to greasy one will surely be fulfilled. Need a quick java? There are various little coffee shops located on and off campus. Looking for something more? There are very delicious and affordable restaurants of campus too. From Thai to Mexican to Vegetarian and BBQ, to name a few.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at the University of Wyoming are all encompassing. Being a current Residence Assistant in Crane Hall the upper class men dorms, I know first hand. A student will get a rich and fun experience out of dorm life if they put forth that effort.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic challenge at this University varies with area of study. It is rigorous, but, a student who puts forth their best effort will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your professors. Go on outdoor excursions. Partake in international events on campus. Most importantly Go to Class, Go to Class, Go to Class.

    In three sentences

    Comprehensive educational environment.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Wyo Theater sells tickets for three dollars.

    Food and Dining

    The vending machines are reasonably priced

    Dorm Life

    I do not reside in the dorms, however I have heard positive things.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and the work isn't overburdening.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your books as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    The campus is nice. It's not over-crowded and the grounds are beautiful in the fall. The classes are well balanced and paced.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The University of Wyoming is extremely affordable and financial aid is easy to apply for. The tuition for the college is low compared to most and the college is willing to help students finance their education.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of different things to do at UW. it is located right by a national forest where rock climbing, camping and hiking are available. There are tones of clubs to join ranging from tennis to art. intramurals run all the time. Sporting advents are free to all students. The town is small, mostly centered around the college so outside of the university options are limited to things like movies or bowling.

    Food and Dining

    As a freshman you must get a meal plan that will let you pay for no fewer than 11 meals a week weather you eat them or not. This is a pain for someone who likes to cook and eat out often. The food itself is sometimes very good and sometimes not. They do have options for different lifestyles such as their vegetarian bar.

    Dorm Life

    There are five different dorms. at the moment the largest of them is under construction forcing students who would have lived there into the two older dorm buildings. the older dorms are quite small and have seen a lot of wear and tear. they do not have wifi, the bathrooms are never clean and the heat stays at a constant 80 degrees fahrenheit with no way to adjust the temperature. i leave my windows open in the winter.Also the fire alarm goes off for reasons that it shouldn't causing the building to be evacuated.

    Academic Rigor

    Its not MIT or Harvard. The university will accept almost any student with a 19 or above on the ACT. The school also has a bit of a party school reputation, however, most students are there to learn and take their education seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the best things to take advantage of at UW is the price. The tuition is low and there are financial aid opportunities everywhere. the university also matches you up with scholarships based of of your application without making you apply for them

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming is nice. The campus is beautiful and big. There seems to be something for everyone here.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police that patrol the campus, and security poles located throughout campus. I have never felt in danger on campus.

    Greek Life

    There are all kinds of sororities and fraternities to join for whatever type of person you are.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities to get involved in! If you cannot find a club you want to join, you can get people together and create one!

    Great for these types of students

    The University is great for students that enjoy outdoor activities! Or any student in general!

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Wyoming is a top school for the price you pay. Tuition is completely reasonable, and the University has made plenty of lists for being a school that gives you the most bang for the buck!

    What to do for fun

    The University of Wyoming is only a small drive from tons of outdoor activities. There are rock formations where you can hike and climb, trails everywhere, mountains, and ski resorts all near the university. In addition to all the outdoor activities, there are also many fun activities always happenings on campus and in Laramie.

    Food and Dining

    The food is mediocre. It could definitely be worse. The university also offers many other food selections in the Union so you do not have to get sick of cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is so friendly and helpful. The dorms are extremely nice, and they are updated frequently. The university has a lot of money, and I have heard others say that whenever you see something that looks out of date, it will be updated the next year.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are very challenging and take a lot of dedicated time mastering the subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend visiting the University because they offer great tours. Do not be afraid to ask questions, and even ask questions from students that you see on campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming offers a variety of very good programs, and the professors are extremely helpful. Everyone at the University has been very welcoming to me, and I have made great friends. I am completely satisfied with furthering my college education here.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency buttons located all throughout the campus where students can push them and expect immediate response in case of danger or an emergency. At night, the campus is well lit and there is no threat of danger that can be sensed. Although it is a possibility to run into a dangerous situation on this (or any campus) it rarely happens. The campus police force is very responsive to any problems.

    Greek Life

    I know little about Greek Life on campus. I see many posters about social events to get to know the Greek system. From what I hear from a few friends, the houses are geared first towards academics and then to socializing.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are club and Intramural sports offered all throughout the school year, they are well organized and allow for intense competition without the time commitment of a collegiate sport. Outside of sports, there are many language clubs, art clubs, and religious clubs to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for a smaller atmosphere and smaller population with perks of a much bigger school. Students also need to be able to adapt to the cold, there isn't a lot of snow but there is a lot of bone-chilling wind. During the fall, however, the temperatures are mild and can be enjoyed for a couple months after the semester has started. This is not the campus for individuals who enjoy temperatures above 80 degrees.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is more than affordable. Out of state tuition for me, is cheaper than in-state tuition at a bigger school in Colorado. The University also has many scholarships offered to students as well as easy, affordable financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Wyoming has student activities called Friday Night Frenzy where activities are provided every Friday for students as an alternative to the party/bar scene for free! There are Intramural Sports offered which provide for all interests. During the fall, there are many activities for socializing outside, and when the winter cold hits, there are the same amount of socializing opportunities, just moved inside. Students also get free admission to all Division 1 athletic events as long as they are enrolled full time status (12 credit hours or more).

    Food and Dining

    There are many affordable places to eat all throughout campus, each with different choices. There are plenty vegan and vegetarian options for people, and all locations stress recycling and being green for the planet. However, I would like to see more of a healthy eating agenda from the dining services. There are healthy options, but it is limited and gets redundant after a while. They also provide a late night meal opportunity.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small but very cozy. The Residence Life and Dining services provide many activities for students living in the dorms to help them escape boredom and give a productive study break at little to no cost to participants. There is no alcohol allowed in the dorms and RA's are very strict about that. The dorms are located at one end of campus, about 15 minutes to walk to the other side, which is very manageable. The dining hall for the dorms offers many choices to fit most any diet. Sometimes they provide nutrition facts, but not always.

    Academic Rigor

    All of my classes have been academically challenging in one way or another. Although I may not have wanted to take a class, I have learned very valuable skills to carry with me through the rest of my college career and into life outside of college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the University of Wyoming campus to see its beauty. Make sure you are the type of student that can handle the cold and wind during the winter. It does not snow all the time, but there are many days when students have to walk through the blistering wind to get to class. Visit with an advisor to talk about the classes you would take. And, talk with people around campus for jobs offered on campus as well as financial aid to help ease the burden. The University also provides many scholarships based on grades.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming has a beautiful campus in the middle of a safe and overall quiet town. Although it is a small campus, there are plenty of opportunities for students to get involved and stay busy while enjoying their years in college. Not only does the University provide excellent academic opportunities, they also have a plethora of job opportunities so that students can work their way through school on a flexible schedule.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    While visiting the campus, we had a run in with a drunk driver, and after calling it in to the police, there was prompt response. My friends attending have noted that the UW PD has a response time of minutes and the Laramie PD just minutes afterwards.

    What to do for fun

    Snowy Range Ski Area lies 30 miles west of Laramie and has extremely affordable snowboarding, however being quite a small mountain in comparison to those found here in Colorado.

    Dorm Life

    From visiting my friends who are currently freshmen, the dorm life and atmosphere is very homely and welcoming. The dorms are modern, while a little small. The support structure looks well set up in terms of conflict resolution, maintenance, cleaning, and overall assistance to students.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses sound engaging with the typical blends of both boring and exciting professors. The work load seems manageable from talking to some friends who attend here.

    In three sentences

    UW is a cost-effective and local school for me and those still unsure of their path in life. I have found over 700 listed scholarships for this school, so finding aid to pay for the already cheap tuition should be a breeze!

  • 02/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Dining has lots of options, and is really good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are nice, but I'm not sure how much I'm going to like sharing a bathroom with twenty other girls.

    Academic Rigor

    I know I will be getting the best possible education here, and I feel confident about getting a job right out of college.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We live in a REALLY safe town! The police are everywhere so the crime rate is of typical small town expectation.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is just about every activity you can think of on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    I think this is the best education for the price!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the movies (there is a discount theater in town), go hiking, camping, fishing, hunting. skiing/snowboarding, snow shoeing, rock climbing, go out to eat, play pool. go bowling

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and the cafeteria has good food. However dorm life is a lot about what you make it.

    Academic Rigor

    This really depends on your major, but expectations are high.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack your freshman year, apply every year for scholarships through the college, and always ask for help when you need it. Getting to know your professors is so important as well! Also, get a good coat before you move!

    In three sentences

    A good as every other public University but with one of the lowest tuition in the country! Professors truly care about students and want them to succeed. Going here truly creates a lifelong community of connections, you'll be a part of the Wyoming family!

  • 03/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I went through rush but decided that I did not want to join a sorority. I didn't have the time to commit as much as I would have liked to.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am apart of three clubs at the University of Wyoming, and if I had the time I would be apart of much more then just that.

    Great for these types of students

    All types!

    Bang for the buck

    While paying out of state tuition, the college is amazing! I have enjoyed everything here and I am defiantly getting what I paid for!

    What to do for fun

    Laramie is a college town, the most common thing to do for fun is wing dancing. Wednesday night the Cowboy is 18 and up and I swing night all night. There are also many swing dancing clubs on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Being a freshman means eating on a meal plan at Washakie. The food is good, and there is always a wide variety of things to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm room. my RA's, and my neighbors. I have really enjoyed having a dorm room and think that being a freshman it's a good experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses I have taken here have been very rigorous. Including women's choir. They expect the best but they help you get to that standard before judging you on it at first.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pack warm clothes. Laramie is a chilly town and that wind gets yeah! So when you dress a\warm it helps you get around famous.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing learning atmosphere, everything about the campus invites you in to want to learn and succeed. The professors really enjoy way they are teaching and look for many ways to help you understand the material. This university has everything needed to help you achieve your goals

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Laramie is a very safe town and the campus is too. There are campus police and dorm advisers to help keep the students safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are available for all interests.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who love the environment and outdoors.

    Bang for the buck

    For an in-state student the price is very reasonable for such an amazing program.

    What to do for fun

    The college usually has fun student nights throughout the week to keep them from making bad decisions. The campus has many class fields and a gym so the students can always do sports. There are many clubs students can also join.

    Food and Dining

    The food tastes really good! There are options for vegetarians and vegans available as well. Every day there is a salad bar so there is always the healthy choice.

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms are closely located in the same region. They dining hall is in the middle of the dorms so that is a good place for all of the students to meet and talk. The dorm rooms are very nice and a good size.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not found any.

    Tips for prospective students

    The classes are small so the students get a lot of 1 on 1 time with the teachers. The students are really close so the school sports are amazing to watch. The dorm life is fun because there are so many activities going on.

    In three sentences

    The campus is really clean and well put together. The people on the campus are very nice. The college is big enough that you get the feel of college but you don't get lost.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    You Don't have to think twice.

    In three sentences

    From my research, this is where I want to be.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Laramie, Wyoming offers many great activities for students. When it is warm out, the outdoor program offers a wide variety of sports such as rafting and rock climbing; one can also visit Vidavou, a beautiful rock formation just outside the city. Dance clubs ranging from Swing to Salsa are open every week, as well as many other clubs. The gym facility is well equipped and available all day long. In the winter, snowboarding, skiing, sledding, ice hockey, show shoeing, and many other winter sports are also available.

    Food and Dining

    Washakie Dining Center offers a large variety of delicious foods to residents of the halls, as well as guests. Options include classic dishes, a Mongolian Grill, a well supplied salad bar, the typical hamburger and fries, a sandwich bar, a pizza bar, desserts, and drinks. They also offer late-night, a nocturnal snack in the evening before bed.

    Dorm Life

    The newly renovated resident's halls at UW: Downey, McIntyre, Orr, Crane, and Hill, offer a safe introductory year to first year students, as well as a place to come back to for future students. The RAs (Residents' Assistants) are amazing and helpful, and always available if need be. The Resident's Hall Association, a student senate for residents of the halls, is also an amazing program to get involved in; I personally am the president of my hall senate and can testify the amount of leadership growth I have gained in my experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of the university of Wyoming is outstanding. The classes offered are challenging, yet the professors are more than available to help. Teaching assistant programs are available to students who strive to achieve more than average as well as gain another level of understanding to their field of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend to prospective/future students that they come to UW with an open minded interest in what the wild-west can offer. Not only will you receive a great education, but you will also have the opportunity to learn swing dancing, hike the beautiful Wyoming mountains, and integrate yourself with the friendly people of this beautiful state. The university of Wyoming has many opportunities to get involved in campus, be it the student government or the International Students Association, there are options for every student. So, come experience the beauty and wonder of Wyoming.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming has offered me a large variety of opportunities that, due to my financial status, I would not have received from other schools. Although UW can proudly say that they offer one of the least expensive tuition rates in the country, the quality of education is outstanding. My classes and professors are leading me through my university career towards medical school, but at a price I can afford; I highly recommend UW to any high school student looking for an amazing college experience.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    All universities are fairly expensive but I believe that the University of Wyoming is pretty reasonable and the education you receive from it is totally worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Laramie is close to Snowy Range for Skiing and Snowboarding but the University always has fun things going on.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very intense but the workload is not too much. There is a ton of studying though! Many classes have only a few assignments and exams but have an enormous amount of material to learn to be able to complete the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always do your assigned reading, don't think you can get away with skipping it! Also, flashcards and study flips or foldables are some of the best methods to study with. Probably most important of all though, is to have an agenda or a planner. Keep up with it and put all your assignments in it! Many classes are independent study and have strict deadlines, proper time management is most important!

    In three sentences

    This school has amazing programs, great classes, and some of the best teachers. The class sizes aren't too big and the practical use of knowledge is unbelievable. There is also a ton of extra curricular things you can do that are tons of fun!

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    personally i consider this university to be the safest in United States of America

    Clubs and Activities

    Residence halls conduct fun activities during weekends....it will be fun to attend to !

    Great for these types of students

    Students interested to graduate in the fields of engineering, buissness and economics

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beer song flash mob <3

    Bang for the buck

    Being the only state sponsored university there are a lot of scholarship opportunities and

    What to do for fun

    Skiing, snow boarding, bowling, hiking, camping, bars :D

    Food and Dining

    Washakie dining centre provides decent continental food. Other outlets include Panda express, coffe shops etc....

    Dorm Life

    Most dorms are being renovated. Should be comfortable to live in from 2014 onwards.....

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are pretty intense... Should put lot of effort to get the A's...

    Tips for prospective students

    Spend most of your time in the Library. One of the best in this region

    In three sentences

    Safety-10/10 Atmosphere-8/10 Value for money-9/10

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The Greek life is awesome here at UW I'm in Chi Omega and it helps you learn to network also gives a strong group of amazing life long friends. The community is a buy smaller then other campuses but that gives it a more intimate feel and a lot of familiar faces throughout the campus. The Greek community is also very big with our philanthropy events and it makes your time at college very rewarding!

    What to do for fun

    There are many fun events planned all the time, the university puts on Friday night fever containing everything from casino night to new movies being shown, there is also a great saloon here called the cowboy where they put on swing dancing nights and also fight nights. Laramie also has skiing, biking and hiking places for when the gorgeous Wyoming sun is out!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! Our Washike dining center has amazing food and even do a late night program during the week for late night study sessions. It also has many different choices for every craving!!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great! I strongly recommend joining a FIG floor where everyone on that floor is of the same major this helps a lot with studying and you are joining a group with common interests. The RA's are also great and always have great insight on the university and how to go about studying or harder courses.

    Academic Rigor

    This university really does test your knowledge and applies all the material very well, it is challenging but it definitely helps with each course to get a better understanding of that material. There are also a lot of diverse classes offered if you are having trouble trying to pick a major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start right away with getting involved its the best way to get to know more people and make many lasting connections. Also look into different clubs especially in your intended major, that gives you a better look at what you want to do and you can get a lot of help from those new friends.

    In three sentences

    There is a lot of diversity here and it's easy to connect with everyone. Laramie is also a great town with many outdoor activity opportunities and a good old fashion college town feel. This school has taught me a lot not just in the classroom but outside as well!

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    UW is incredibly affordable - both for instate students and out of state students. Take advantage of the scholarships - there are a ton out there just waiting to be claimed.

    What to do for fun

    Everything! Laramie is a small town, but there is a lot to do around campus. Friday Night Fever hosts a free movie every Friday, along with a myriad of other activities. There is always something to do!

    Food and Dining

    Washakie is pretty standard. Nothing too special about it, but it is good food.

    Dorm Life

    Pretty normal, nothing special in this area. Dorms are nice and well kept up, and floor hold activities often to allow students to bond with their floormates.

    Academic Rigor

    You get out of classes what you put into them. It is easy to skate by, but if you want to succeed, you have to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go visit your professors during their office hours! It will let them put a name to a face and will let you get to know them as people, which can come in handy for reference letters. They also have a lot of wisdom to share - so ask!

    In three sentences

    UW is an incredible school for motivated students - and you get out of it what you put in. That being said, if you are looking for a challenge, you can find it here. It is very easy to get involved on campus and the professors care about you and make efforts to get to know you - even in a class of 200.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many activities on campus. The student government is given a substantial budget for the year and they bring in many comedy acts, provide two big concerts a year, have activities for student from all over can partake in.

    Food and Dining

    Washikie is the campus cafeteria this is open to public and the students living on campus. There is also the Union that has a selection of restaurants for students that are from off campus or on campus can stop by for lunch and dinner.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms; however, I have heard fantastic things. They suit individuals needs nicely. They provide an assortment of social activities throughout the weeks that get students involved.

    Academic Rigor

    The university has a list of graduation requirements that each student is required to complete to ensure a well rounded education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry about being unsure of what you want to be or study. It will come to you. Dabble in an assortment of fields to see what will make you happy. You don't want to be in a field that will not bring you joy for the rest of your life.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming has been fantastic. I transferred to the university from a community college earlier this fall. The majority of my credits transferred and I was put on an excellent path on my journey to receive my bachelors degree.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is so safe here. I, as a woman, can walk home late at night and feel safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is not very popular here but they are still active.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that love the outdoors and don't mind a smaller environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone says Roll poke! to cheer on our team. Also, the school games are free for students.

    Bang for the buck

    I am disappointed in the dorms for what I pay, but for as cheap as it is, it still isn't bad.

    What to do for fun

    There are mountains near that are fun to hike, bike, and camp in.

    Food and Dining

    It is good but very small. Students do get sick of the food, but I find it an opportunity to get more creative with what they offer.

    Dorm Life

    There are newer and nicer dorms that they offer; however, those who live in the older dorms still pay the same amount as everyone else.

    Academic Rigor

    Because the classes are typically smaller than other universities, it is not uncommon for professor to know student's name that has visited them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry about making good grades. Focus on what you enjoy doing, study your best, and then learn as much as you can. Also, don't forget to enjoy people because college is about learning, not stress.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming is very friendly. There are not very many people compared to other universities and their towns. It is very cheap, which is nice for not wanting to have debt after college.

  • 05/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    UW is a good school for the amount of money you have to pay per semester, offering a variety of majors and minors to help you start your career without burying you in student loans to pay for your college attendance.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of outdoor activities, campus activities, concerts, etc

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for students coming here are if you don't know what you want to do with your life, we have amazing academic advisors who can lead you on the right path.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming is a good school to attend offering a lot of different degrees. They offer lots of services to students like health care, gym memberships, giveaways, etc. One amazing thing about our university is our library, opportunities for tutors, writing centers, math labs, and other ways of academic tutuoring/assistance.

  • 05/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The campus always has different things going on, like movie nights, themed parties, etc. so there are always things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is average. Sometimes some good foods are served but for the most part it is what you would expect for a college dinning center.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is a great experience. There dorms here are very nice, and a lot of people living in the dorms are nice and willing to hang out a lot of the time. It is really easy to make friends when you're living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is hard, but the professors are almost always available if you need help. There are also people around campus who are always willing to help if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for hard work, but also a lot of fun. It doesn't take much to make some great friends here and the hard work comes with great reward.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming is a great school for everyone. The teachers are helpful and always there for you and the students are polite and friendly. Academic success can easily be achieved here.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UW police are highly trained alongside city law enforcement.

    Greek Life

    Fraternities and Sororities are availible

    Clubs and Activities

    Theatre, roller derby, rodeo, music

    Great for these types of students

    Hippies, those from small town or low income families.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    Make sure to take advantage of the facilities at UW, especially the gym and new library. Just be prepared to have a hobby in Laramie, or be tempted to be a social drinker to fit in.

    What to do for fun

    Anything involving the Civic Center/Gryphon Theatre. Mostly everything else involves alcohol.

    Food and Dining

    Washakie center is a cutting-edge style dining area with 5 unique dining stations offering a wide variety of cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is as imaged. Dorms are older and have all gone through significant changes since they were first built.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are usually involved and interested in the success of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Good and affordable. Laramie is a cute town with a great community, not so much choice for entertainment.

    In three sentences

    7/10, Pretty Good School! Lot's of different opportunities and classes, VERY affordable. Only negative is the usual difficulties with process, administration and communication between departments.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Not interested

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A park that used to be president Chaney's pasture to graze his horse.

    What to do for fun

    Go to friday night on campus events. Chill with roommate. Walk around park.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work. Read your book. Go to class.

    In three sentences

    I love this school. Very clean. Teachers care.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I have not eaten at the college yet.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived at the campus yet.

    Academic Rigor

    There are an tremendous amount of degrees to earn at University of Wyoming.

    In three sentences

    The school administration is highly professional. The school provides an outstanding amount of degrees and areas of study. The school provides excellent housing opportunities.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Mountain biking, climbing, bouldering, snow shoeing, backpacking, skiing, white water rafting, martial arts, clubs, you name it UW probably has it.

    Food and Dining

    Great but very expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Coed party central. Dorms are not separate from gender and everyone is partying till about 3 in the morning every morning.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major. I was in health sciences and it was very tough and a lot of people dropped out. My friend is an education major and she hardly needs to study at all. I probably spend about 30-40 hrs a week studying and I only have a A- GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for the cold and the learning.

    In three sentences

    An excellent school that provides many opportunities you may not find at larger universities. Cheap quality education and a place where the teachers really care about you. I would go back in a heart beat.

  • 07/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    The community is small in Wyoming but there is a home for everyone if you are willing to look for it. As a sorority girl myself I can tell you that I wouldn't have traded it for anything and some of my best memories came from those girls not only from the times we spent going out on random adventure or to social events but studying in the library with my sisters. My sorority also offered an opportunity to have a professor dinner which in turn gave me some personal relationships with some of my professors that later benefited me when I was applying for Grad school through recommendation letters. College classes are huge and having group dinners made by a chef is a great way to stand out to them in a positive way.

    What to do for fun

    For a small town there are a ton of entertainment options available for college students. For those over 21 a lot of time is spent socializing at the local bars but additional for all ages there is a club for dancing mostly country swing but there is a hip hop night every week as well. If you are interested in concerts there are always many that are put on by the universities Friday night fever group who also on occasion host events with laser tag, blow up obstacle courses, and international nights. For just about ever interest there is also a club; multicultural, lgbt groups, shoot gun club, Swing dance club (where you can actually learn how to do it, guys take that down because being able to dance like that with a girl is a huge turn on for most women) Also if you are interested in personal health all full time students have access to the Half Acre gym currently getting a new renovation, and trust me it is going to be awesome ( I work there) To be honest an amazing way to get involved is greek life dont knock it till you at least try out an event and remember ever house is different every where you go and if you actually give it a chance there is a place for everyone there and there are not all just parties they are so much more. Out side of the university for those of you who are more adventurous and love the outdoors Laramie offers a lot of free camping locations, rock climbing, hiking, and free hot springs near by. Also in town if you are home sick for your pets you can volunteer to walk animals at the local animal shelter. Or if you need to get some stress out go stop by the local batting cages or bowling ally where the prices are low and you can play billiards while you wait. Also don't forget Laramie offers cheap movies where students get a discount and Tuesdays are half price and if you are into even smaller venues there is the wyo theater that has one showing every night for three dollars, its a great date night. Dont even get me started on the summer.....

    Food and Dining

    The largest dinning hall is Washaki the food is pretty good and there is a ton of variety and always a late night snack special. The student union also houses a convenience store, panda express, a pizza place, ice cream shop, pita pit, garden cafe where you can get drinks if you are old enough, and a coffee shop. Additional there are two other cafe/dinning halls on campus spread out so that you can always get a snack or some caffeine to keep you going in class.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great, very safe. The key to making your experience there the best you can is to get out and be social from the very beginning. When I first arrived two guys on our floor where having birthdays the first weekend so we made cupcakes for everyone and made sure to say hello to everyone. From then on out anytime we were hanging out in the floors lounge or fishbowl as it is called here people would come in and join us making our floor more of a family than a group of people stuck together.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are college classes, you will have to study especially for the classes within your major. Trust me I was one of those high school students that did not really have to study to graduate in the top 10. The general education classes can help you open your eyes to things going on in the world that you did not know about before if you let them. Take classes for fun if you are taking a hard semester it will give you something to look forward to studying or to give you a bit of a break.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just go. Getting in the door is the first step to figuring out what you want to do. Take as many of the general education classes as you can from the start and figure out what you are interested in. Get to know people on campus, they are extremely friendly and if you find a friend that is in your major it can help a lot when it comes to studying. Greek life in Wyoming is a very small community but can be very beneficial academically more so than some people think, especially when it comes to the professor dinners and getting to know your professors personally.

    In three sentences

    Is a surprisingly diverse university of its location due to its focus on international studies. It has over one hundred degree programs and is well known for getting its students jobs after the leave. The financial planning set forth by the universities founders was astounding and has set up Wyoming residents for success if they choose to take it as well as aloud for cheaper out of state tuition than some universities.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Scholarships go fast.

    In three sentences

    A good bang for your buck, the University of Wyoming offers a diversified degree field. Faculty and staff are helpful in aiding students pursue their goals. Professionals here can give you helpful contacts and help you outreach to multiple career sources.

  • 07/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UWYO is great for a student that is focused on their learning, but doesn't want to live in a pressured environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One such tradition is to attempt to throw a pine cone into the large statue of the T rex's mouth before a test for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    The moderately low tuition costs here give you a lot for your money in terms of what you receive.

    What to do for fun

    I often lift at the Half Acre Centre, a very reputable gym can be found there. Otherwise there is always a party taking place somewhere.

    Food and Dining

    Washakie Dining Centre has a variety of food, both healthy and delicious.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a fairly nice place to live, as well as to socialize and meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm currently in Engineering, which in itself can be pretty challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always, ALWAYS go to class. Don't build a bad habit early on. Be sure to meet with your teachers right off in the beginning, and get an understanding with them right away.

    In three sentences

    University of Wyoming lives up to it's status as a laid-back party school. However, the instructors and University staff are incredibly helpful and willing to work with you. Overall, a great place to get an education.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A very safe campus with little crime, good campus police department, and emergency buttons throughout campus.

    Greek Life

    Not a big community on campus, but plenty of choices available.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone and lots of fun activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Rugged individuals who like the outdoors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone has school spirit and sings along with Cowboy Joe at the football games.

    Bang for the buck

    You absolutely will not find a better value for the dollar spent at any university in the country!

    What to do for fun

    The great outdoors is your backyard. Enjoy hiking, climbing, fishing, skiing, and more all either on your own or through planned university-sponsored group events.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices of meal plans to suit your individual needs. In addition to the main cafeteria, there are numerous other locations around campus that accept dining dollars if you want to have a snack or an entire meal.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are newly-remodeled and most are connected by tunnel to the cafeteria for those cold winter days.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are tough and most students are serious about studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and discover how welcomed you will be. It takes a couple weeks to get used to the altitude which is around 7,000 feet.

    In three sentences

    As a high school student, I visited many college campuses all across the country, and the University of Wyoming definitely had the most welcoming, friendly, and helpful people of them all. I felt right at home immediately, and made up my mind to attend college there during my first day. The application process was simple and quick, and the admissions staff was always available to answer any questions I had.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Activities that are fun to do at the University of Wyoming are going to Friday Night Fever. For this they have an activity, a different one every Friday, that is free for students and they also show a movie that is still in theaters for free. There is also Cowboy Country Swing Club. This activity is every Thursday night and there occasionally is a live band and people to who just swing dance the night a way. Before the actual time for the activity to start they hold a little class to teach new moves or to teach a new line dance.

    Food and Dining

    The the University of Wyoming the food center is called Washakie Center. There is a lot of variety and options and the food is almost always pretty dang good. They have a beach party in the spring where they serve lobster or steak and provide lots of fresh fruit and a live band.

    Dorm Life

    Not gonna lie the dorm life pretty much stinks at the University of Wyoming. The dorms are your traditional two people to a room, share a bathroom with several other girls on your floor, and being able to hear the conversation in the next room through the brick wall. There are some good things the fact that there is a gathering place in the middle of the floor, you can meet new people that live on your floor or others who come and just visit your floor. You get to become pretty good friends with the people on your floor if you put the effort in.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is pretty high at the University of Wyoming. It is bearable if you put the effort in to study and go to extra study sessions. When debating on doing homework or going to hang out with friends, ALWAYS opt to do the homework first and in a timely manner. In other words do not procrastinate it will help you in the long run and help relieve some stress.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips that I would give would be to be courage and spontaneous. Try new things and look for different activities that may be going on around campus, ya never know when there may be free food available. Talk to your teachers and go to extra study groups to help you understand the class and the concepts better, trust me it is better to go the extra mile. Take classes that may not be required for your major just to branch out a little and have a little break from those harder classes.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming is a clean and friendly environment. The campus is pretty small compared to others, but has a wide variety of activities. Here at UW there is a lot of school pride so be ready to show your cowboy pride.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek life at the University of Wyoming is starting to grow. It has been small for a while and now with new leadership there is a positive future for it. The fraternities and sororities are very involved on campus and in the community and push each other through healthy competition to be leaders on the campus. I am in a fraternity and I would strongly recommend Greek life to anyone else because of all the memories I've made and people I've met. The people you meet will impact you for the rest of your life and help you become the person you want to be. Greek life does events such as socials among other Greek houses, philanthropy events, campus events, community events, member events, and much more. Rush week is at the start of every school year for new students to see each house and get an idea about what each house is about. That is where you can see which place is a fit for you if you are interest and if not it is a good place to meet some really cool people.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for all types of students. Whether you like staying inside and reading books or going outside and running around all day there is always plenty to your disposal. The library is huge with a lot of useful stuff to help you study and the outdoors places are endless. This campus is a very diverse campus and anyone who comes won't have a hard time finding somewhere to fit in.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Wyoming has a great academic program and is very cheap for instate and out of state students. With the low cost of attendance and the quality of education there is no place better! I would really recommend this university to anyone looking to join a college and the reward is definitely worth the small price you pay.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty on campus to do for fun. The university offers many clubs and extracurricular activities that students can to to stay busy. There are many clubs that you can join and most help you academically and help you create an attractive resume. There is a great gym here for those who like to work out and the university is constantly providing intramural sports for those who like to compete against other students on campus. Greek life is another great way to get involved with other students and is a great way to do things around campus and throughout the community of Laramie. With outdoor places surrounding Laramie you can always make a quick trip out to the mountains to hike, camp, climb and fish. During the winter there is a snowboarding place not too far from Laramie where you can ski and board for cheap. Aside from that you can always find people outside when the weather is nice and they are very open to tag-alongs to join them in whatever they are doing.

    Food and Dining

    Washakie is the food and dining services offered at the University of Wyoming and is centralized between all of the dorms. The food there is not terribly bad and it is very easy to just walk on over to eat. The only downside to it is that Washakie is not very cheap and you could save much more money eating elsewhere. But for students Washakie is a great way to make sure that you are able to eat conveniently and you will never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was alright, I wouldn't say that it was bad but it all really depends on your roommate and the type of person you are. I never really got too involved with my floor because they were all taking classes that I wasn't but hearing from others the dorms can be a great place to meet some life long friends in college.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here can be pretty tough and you can fall behind fast if you do not pay attention or miss class. Make it a habit to be attentive and ready for class each day and be sure to study outside of the class so you are not stressing too much before the tests. In most cases the professor will be more than willing to help you outside of the class to help make the classes less stressful and difficult. Overall though these classes will get you ready for the real world and are very beneficial to your future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be proactive. Get as much information as you can from the different departments so you can hit the ground running and waste to time starting your college experience. Explore all possibilities and activities that the university has to offer (clubs, student senate, Greek life, etc.) and study hard for the classes you take. Also be sure to start filling out scholarships as soon as you can so you are financially set for your future.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love the University of Wyoming. The campus, professors, and people are all great and the academics are among the best. I would strongly recommend the University of Wyoming for anyone interested in college.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Its cost a lot, but they will help you to find away to pay for school and they will with you for payment opinions.

    What to do for fun

    I love going to the Cowboy games with friends or my family.

    Food and Dining

    its okay, but its still cafeteria food. The staff is friendly

    Dorm Life

    I live on Casper College Campus because I work here. Laramie is beautiful but it is best for me to stay in Casper at this time.

    Academic Rigor

    So far it has been intense, but if you are open and willing to communicate with your instructors they are more then willing to work with you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Communicate concerns right away because they are completely open to helping you get on the right career path for you and your educational needs.

    In three sentences

    They are extremely helpful and student success is there main goal. No matter what your background is they offer you the best education possible. They are a school that wants the best for their students.

  • 09/14/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    i dnt know

    Dorm Life

    i have nt attended university for commentry

    Academic Rigor

    the availabilty of wide range of subjects in the business college makes choice easier

    In three sentences

    I have not yet been to this college but i have applied to this university

  • 09/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus police are always patrolling and will go above and beyond to keep the students safe. If anyone is worried because they have not heard from a student in too long then UWPD would be happy to check in on them to see if they are doing okay.

    Greek Life

    Thriving.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have lots of clubs and they are always working with the Student Activities Counsel to host events all across campus. It is a great way to make new friends and get away from the school books.

    Great for these types of students

    All types. We have a large international exchange program and we also have several students from the country. Nearly all walks of life are represented on our campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If before a test you are able to throw a pine cone into the T-rex's mouth you will do well on your test, but if you miss you will fail the test.

    Bang for the buck

    UW is one of the cheapest universities in America with some amazing teachers. If you have the choice UW is the place to be.

    What to do for fun

    Between Friday night Fever and our active downtown, studying, and hanging out with friends there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is a delicious buffet style cafeteria that is a great place to come and spend time with friends. With several stations there is always something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    The RAs are always holding events in the dorms and they are often a great place to study. It is still cheaper to get an off campus apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging and keeping up on homework and going to class in very important, but as long as you study 3 hours for every 1 hour of class time you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get the cheapest meal plan possible and cook in the dorm kitchens whenever possible, and try to move out of the dorms as soon as possible as there is much cheaper living accommodations in town.

    In three sentences

    A nice campus with lots of activities, clubs, and other programs to help relieve the stress of studying. Small upper division classes for more one on one time with the friendly staff. As well as many staffed computer labs across campus with some of them being open 24 hours a day.

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is fairly good. There is a wide variety and it is good quality food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is not the best. They are small dorms, however very close to class.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic challenge is very good. I feel like I am learning a lot and love going to class most of the time.

    In three sentences

    Laramie is a well rounded college. The town is small enough to get to know people. The education is very good with small enough classes to get to know most of you professors.

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming is a great school to attend. The community is very friendly and teachers are very accomodating. Don't live in the dorms.

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I think that the campus is amazing. I love how close it is to skiing, biking, and great rock climbing.

  • 11/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    outdoorsy

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    no that windy or cold� just windier and colder than most places�..7000ft high

    Bang for the buck

    best part of uw biggest bang for the buck

    What to do for fun

    outdoor activities mainly climbing

    Food and Dining

    washakie is a cafeteria that is for sure but so is any other college you go to.

    Dorm Life

    Didn't have a good dorm experience but that changes person to person

    Academic Rigor

    depends on the major, engineering is very hard�.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work hard in the engineering department

    In three sentences

    Best place ever, is it cold, is it windy�.yes. If you are looking for a place where you can do outdoor activities and study hard, this is the place for you.

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Outside the Geological museum there is a T-rex statue(Rexy). During exams if you throw a pine cone in Rexy's mouth, superstition says that you will get an A on the test.

    What to do for fun

    There is an ice rink, a bowling alley, D1 college level sports that are free to students, and school sponsored events, like concerts, hypnotists, and comedians. Lately Jason Derulo and Aziz Ansari have came to the University of Wyoming to put on shows.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy warm, wind proof clothes. Laramie can get chilly!!!

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming is a great university!!! Low tuition with world class faculty. There is multiple things to do here from sports, to concerts, and more!!

  • 12/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University has its own police department/force that is a fully certified police department. The officers have the same basic training as the local city police, and more training in some areas.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a low priced university, but you still get a high value education

    What to do for fun

    The local bus system will take you downtown whenever ou want to go have fun. There are also campus taxi's. An hour drive from Ft Collins, CO and even more fun.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is wonderful, and connected to all the dorms through undergrounds tunnels for bad weather days. There are other places to eat all over campus that are good, too.

    Dorm Life

    There are a lot of activities to keep you busy, and the dorms are very up to date.

    Academic Rigor

    This is college not high school. A grade of C really is average and A is exceptional. You will have to work for it, but not any harder than is expected.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a good school, and while you dont have to be a geek, you do have to want to learn and study.

    In three sentences

    This is a good learning environment that is very focused on the students and their well-being.

  • 12/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It's a good education for a lower amount of money, even for out-of-state. Many scholarships are available, but it's a fair price even without them. Dorms are always going to be expensive, but that's only for the first year.

    What to do for fun

    The Campus Activities Center is always putting on different activities for different occasions, make sure to check out every Friday Night Fever, followed by a movie in the Union (which changes every week--free movies!). Get involved with different clubs, studying can get a little tedious at times, and activities that clubs have is a nice break. Or go ice skating up the street, or go downtown for coffee--it's walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't half bad, but make sure the Mongolian grill isn't the primary target every single day, or the freshman 15 actually becomes a thing. There is a variety of food in the cafeteria, but if you're looking for something different, the Union is a great place to go to eat Panda Express and hang out. Don't spend all your money in one place though.

    Dorm Life

    Make sure to fill out the form for the dorms accurately. Your roommate can make or break how much you like your freshman year. A good roommate makes living in the dorms a lot easier. The dorms are walking distance to the furthest classroom, which makes hurrying to class easier.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not Harvard or Yale, but the classes that count are there to challenge students who are passionate about a subject, and the professors and university directors care about a good education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get behind on coursework, and go to class!! If you have to miss a class or are struggling, talk to the professors--they are readily willing to help because they actually care, even if people say they don't.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming is a great school that has a multitude of programs to choose from, so anyone not sure what they want to do has a plethora of paths to choose from. Major professors know what they are talking about, and a good education is guaranteed here. Anyone who is motivated and is willing to learn will do well.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are posts all around campus, and as a whole UW is very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for EVERYONE.

    What to do for fun

    I often find my self swing dancing, star gazing, hiking, and having movie nights.

    Food and Dining

    Our dinning center tries to provided new options that are healthy and fun.

    Dorm Life

    I am in a FIG group, I love it.

    Academic Rigor

    I am always challenged, yet they provide every resource I need to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really looking into FIG groups for your first year at the University. Also, take every scholarship opportunity!

    In three sentences

    This University is outstanding. They support students, finically and academically. They really want you on their campus.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have had no problems. There are emergency phones all over campus. I also see the campus police going around campus all the time

    Greek Life

    It is not what the stereotype would have you think. They're friendly and open. They don't have silly competitions between each other.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of options that someone can choose from. The Greek Life is not at all the stereotype.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are ambitious. Social students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We're rumored to have tunnels that provide access all over campus. It is true that we have tunnels that go from each dorm hall to the dining center though.

    Bang for the buck

    It is one of the cheaper actual Universities in the country but is ranked pretty high. We may be paying a lot, but we get teachers that take time to talk to us on an individual level.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the gym. Go to the Friday Night Fever program (free movies? Yes please). Hang out with people around campus

    Food and Dining

    There are always a variety of choices. However, I feel like my roommate and I eat the same thing at every meal.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are clean all the time and it's nice having everyone close to you. If you get noisy neighbors, it might be a bit worse though. Most students are thoughtful of others, but there are a couple bad apples.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are relatively easy. Others are challenging. None are too far out of anyone's range.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to office hours, just do it. Do your work early so you have time to ask questions. Get out there and join/do something. Don't just stay with the clique of friends you showed up with, meet more people.

    In three sentences

    The campus is big enough to meet new people everyday but small enough to feel cozy. The classes have varying sizes to meet all preferences. The staff are friendly and willing to work with students.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of options to do stuff through the outdoor program. This is a great way to not only have fun but also meet some pretty cool people. If you are a fan of dancing you'll be glad to hear that clubs at UW put on swing dances almost every week.

    Food and Dining

    The main dining center on campus is pretty nice. There is also a new branch coming in soon. After a while the food starts to all taste the same, so try and get a little variation if possible.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms. From what I hear, most of them are relatively nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Wyoming is not a school for slackers. Don't think that just because it is in a small town that it will be a piece of cake. The teaching program is one of the best programs in the nation and you will leave with great experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning on coming from out of state you need to apply for scholarships asap. Dont delay. There are quite a few scholarships that you must apply for as an incoming freshman that will give you a lot of money. If you are a transfer student you will have to look a little harder.

    In three sentences

    The University of Wyoming is a relatively small campus where one can get to know others easily. There are quite a few opportunities to get involved with outdoor programs. If one is a resident of Wyoming they pretty much have college paid for already.

  • 03/03/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Not totally cheep but not to bad on pricing especially if you are a wyoming resident.

    What to do for fun

    The town is big enough that there is plenty of stuff to do. From what ive heard so far the school tries to keep events up and going for students. There are also some mountains close by for entertainment and a ski hill.

    Food and Dining

    The food options are pretty abundant. Im not sure how good the food is but it looks like there are plenty of options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look pretty nice but not top notch. The prices are about average from what ive seen at other colleges.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes shouldn't be incredibly difficult but it is a 4 year university so they should be tougher than a community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are plenty of scholarships, just make sure you apply for them early.

    In three sentences

    The prices for living and school are reasonable. They are student friendly and very willing to help. Very nice location and environment.

  • 03/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We are definitly a very safe campus. I feel comfortable walking around campus alone at anytime. We have safty phones located strategically around Prexy's Pasture. Our campus police are involved in our activities and can be very fun to hang out with during events. They are usually UW graduates and have many stories to tell. When there are emergencies, all students get up to date text messages and alerts on their phones/Facebook/Twitter/etc so we all know what is going on.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of Greek life but I have several friends who are. I know that our chapters are very much a part of the entire UW community and help put on events for the whole school as well as their own events. I have gone to our homecoming sing contest many times and had a great time with the people in Fraturnities and Sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a part of the Energy and Natural Resources club, the Society of Women Engineers, Architectural Engineering club, soon to be Hula Hoop club, Ultimate Frisbee team, and the Sustainablility club. There are many, many more clubs and anyone can make a club so long as you have at least 4 members.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoor enthusists Engineers Agriculture

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We like to sing the 'beer song' at home football and other sporting games. It is also a tradition to try and throw a pinecone into our large skeleton statue of a T-rex's mouth before finals. If you get a pinecone in his mouth you will supposedly ace all your finals. Beware though, for if you miss, you will fail all of them. I think, though, that Prexy's pasture is one of our best locations on campus. It is a green area in the center of all of campus with sidewalk criss crossed through for convienient access to many of the buildings. What's cool about Prexy's is that the sidewalk is paved according to students' walking patterns, which means after this year we will be adding another sidewalk area directly to the agriculture building due to a ton of foot traffic over this year wearing a path into the pasture.

    Bang for the buck

    UW has one of the lowest tuition rates, especially for students from Wyoming itself. However, this does not mean that our academics are any less appealing. I really enjoy UW and what frustrates me most is when people say that they are only going here because it is 'cheap'. So if you do not want to go to Laramie and are thinking of only coming here because it is cheap, please don't. Go some place you are going to love and be happy. I am very happy here in Laramie, and it dissapoints me when I see people who are not.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of time outside! There is great rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, a great farmer's market and much more in the Summer/Fall/Spring. In the Winter we have skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and ice climbing pretty close as well. Other than that, we have two movie theaters (one plays old movies for $3), ice cream and frozen yogurt, ice skating, bowling, resturants, bars, and other city stuff. Just less of it. It is Wyoming, afterall. But there is plenty to do if you choose to do it.

    Food and Dining

    We have a few resturants on campus, the best I think being Elements which is a yummy sandwich and coffee shop located in the Classroom building where most freshmen classes are. Otherwise we have Panda, a pizza place, a little gyro place and a subway by the dorms.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are good. Since UW is the only 4 year college in WY, we have a good bit of funding which the school uses to bring in exciting artists and speakers, all of which is free to UW students. This really helps one in the dorms because campus is literally a couple minutes away. There are also tunnels from all of the freshmen dorms to the dining center for when it is really chilly outside. You can use them whenever you would like though.

    Academic Rigor

    I have really enjoyed the math classes here, especially our calculus professors. They make math exciting while academically rigorus. I have also taken some wonderful anthropology classes that were rigorus in their writing and technical training. However, it seems that many students here can procrastinate very much, myself included. This I really don't like. It is definitly a school where you have to push yourself and not let yourself slack off with maybe some other students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to campus and explore Laramie to see if you will enjoy your time here. You should also talk to the professors in your selected major at any school you are thinking of going to. They truly can make your college experience.

    In three sentences

    Laramie is a small town and the university is a medium sized school. They do very well with engineering, buisness and medical undergraduate degrees. It is also a very good school if you like to be outside and rock climb, backpack, hike, fish, ice climb, ski, snoboard, and much more.

  • 05/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Attend events at the university campus every week with a bunch of students from different parts of the world.

  • 05/07/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Average amount of security but, very little voilence ever actually occurs

    Greek Life

    A few however they have a lot of rule and regulation they must conscribe to.. which can be rather dull

    Clubs and Activities

    The list is endless and quite varied. However on the chance you discover a club they don't have they are up to suggestions.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoors/Active Students Student who dont want debt

    Bang for the buck

    The price is unbeatable for a division one school especially if your a in state resident

    What to do for fun

    The state of Wyoming offers a wide rang of outdoor activities everything from hiking backpacking skiing climbing mountainbiking and soo much more

    Food and Dining

    Make sure to eat Healthy because the cooks are out of this world

    Dorm Life

    Nice but check the last renevations to request a dorm that in the best condition. Consider joining the FIGS their great!

    Academic Rigor

    Its up to you choose a challenging honors class or take a more laid back easy going approach, ultimately the desition is yours

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to fill out Scholarship information early makes collage cheaper.

    In three sentences

    At the University of Wyoming you will receive a top notch education at half the price of similar collages. It may not the ideal collage but, you will graduate with an extremely low debt and a very high quality of education. So come visit today!

  • 05/08/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    they have dozens of activities including concerts, movie nights, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    Also the food on campus, in the cafeteria's, is top notch and you can eat as much as you want at each meal.

    Tips for prospective students

    be willing to work for your goals and try to achieve them.

    In three sentences

    it combines the best elements of a rural town with a big city university. Also the food on campus, in the cafeteria's, is top notch and you can eat as much as you want at each meal.