University of Wyoming Overview
University of Wyoming is a public institution situated in Laramie, Wyoming. The location of UW is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.
What Is University of Wyoming Known For?
- Students at UW have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 5%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest award offered at UW is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 98% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UW makes roughly $47,300 a year. This is 16% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
University of Wyoming Rankings
UW is ranked #2 out of 5 schools in Wyoming.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
UW has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UW.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UW has earned from around the web.
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Where Is University of Wyoming?
Contact details for UW are given below.
|Address:||Corner Of Ninth And Ivinson, Laramie, WY 82071|
How Do I Get Into UW?
You can apply to UW online at: www.uwyo.edu/admissions/apply.html
Admission Requirements for UW
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UW?
Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 96%, and the acceptance rate for women is 98%.
Average Test Scores
About 14% of students accepted to UW submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 650. Math scores were between 520 and 640.
Can I Afford University of Wyoming?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UW, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $6,619 a year. That adds up to $26,476 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UW is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University of Wyoming Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,442 graduate students at the school.
Of the 8,332 full-time undergraduates at UW, 50% are male and 50% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Wyoming students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||93|
|Hispanic or Latino||549|
Wyoming students aren't the only ones who study at University of Wyoming. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 95 countries are represented at UW. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Canada.
Online Learning at University of Wyoming
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UW has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 3rd most popular in Wyoming for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of UW
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Wyoming was 1.8%. This is the #1,918 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UW regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UW majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||8%|
|General Family & Consumer Sciences||6%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UW ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UW.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Health & Physical Education||#89|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#104|
|Human Development & Family Studies||#125|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#151|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#255|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Wyoming Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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