University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY, USA
3.83 Average Rating

Located on the high Laramie plains near the Snowy Range Mountains, the University of Wyoming is a land-grant institution and the state’s flagship institution. UW encompasses nine colleges and schools offering undergraduate degrees in over 80 areas of study. To provide a visual study aid for students in science and engineering programs, UW is home to the state’s only 3D Visualization Center. In addition to classroom space, the campus hosts the University of Wyoming Geological Museum and Art Museum.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
97%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 10, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
52%
Out-Of-State Students
34%
91%
Submitting ACT
14%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1195
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
12,397
Total Number of Undergrads
9,791
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
38%
20-39 Students
43%
40-99 Students
14%
100+ Students
3%
0
100
26%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
55%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,070
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$4,596
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$14,268
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,320
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
67%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
21%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,422
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
21%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,452
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,023

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
41%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,062
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$11,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$192
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
295
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
25%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cowboy Joe
School Colors
Gold/Brown
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mountain West Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Cheyenne
Denver
Casper
Fort Collins
Billings
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$54,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.83 Average Rating
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.
Cody from Gillette, WY
the best education you will get for the price. very affordable and provides an exceptional education. good community and lots of financial assistance.
hayden from grand island, ne
University of Wyoming was the perfect fit for me. UW is extremely helpful, the professors are exceptional, and all faculty does whatever they can to help students succeed. Laramie is a wonderful college town, and it and the University life is great.
Malorie from Aurora, CO
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.
Susan from Laramie, WY
Low tuition price, world renowned student pride, and an extraordinary amount of diversity make the University of Wyoming the place to be. This winsome, charming and entertaining school has a way of making anyone from anywhere feel like they have a place. This school is full of life and surprises. and is for just about anybody.
Raegan from Evanston, WY