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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?

2,393 Undergraduate Awards
$22,439 Avg Cost After Aid
97% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#234 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UW.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value General Physical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Music Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Visual & Performing Arts Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Social Work Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UW has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Value Colleges for Physical Sciences College Factual
#6 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#7 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#8 Best Value Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#14 Best Value Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#81 Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual

Where Is University of Wyoming?

Location of University of Wyoming

Contact details for UW are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Corner Of Ninth And Ivinson, Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-1121
Website: www.uwyo.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uwpride
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uwyonews

How Do I Get Into UW?

You can apply to UW online at: www.uwyo.edu/admissions/apply.html

Admission Requirements for UW

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UW?

97% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
14% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 97%, UW is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Wyoming  ( 520 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Wyoming  ( 520 to 640 )
200
800
UW received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 27. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 27.

ACT English Scores for University of Wyoming  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Wyoming  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Wyoming  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Wyoming?

$22,439 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
4.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UW is $22,439. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

8,332 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,807 undergraduate students at UW, with 8,332 being full-time and 1,475 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UW

There are also 2,442 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,332 full-time undergraduates at UW, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UW

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Wyoming students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UW Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 80
Black or African American 93
Hispanic or Latino 549
White 6,180
International Students 259
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,171

Geographic Diversity

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

1,666 Took All Classes Online
4,824 Took At Least One Class Online
1.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,824 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UW has changed over the last few years.

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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
Educational Administration 33%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 8%
General Family & Consumer Sciences 6%
Other Education 14%

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
Multilingual Education #18
Other Education #41
Health & Physical Education #89
General Education #97
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.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 133 0 0 19 152
General Psychology 0 122 0 8 6 136
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 108 22 0 0 130
Business Administration & Management 0 63 0 66 0 129
Petroleum Engineering 0 98 0 4 2 104
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 89 0 0 0 89
Mechanical Engineering 0 74 0 9 5 88
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 74 0 12 0 86
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 85 0 0 0 85
General Education 0 0 0 60 24 84
Health & Physical Education 0 74 0 8 0 82
Law 0 0 0 0 69 69
Social Work 0 37 5 25 0 67
Accounting 0 54 0 11 0 65
Animal Science 0 57 0 6 1 64
Marketing 0 64 0 0 0 64
Natural Resources Conservation 0 40 1 23 0 64
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 63 0 0 0 63
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 53 0 5 3 61
Finance & Financial Management 0 55 0 4 0 59
Communication & Media Studies 0 46 0 10 0 56
Zoology 0 48 0 6 1 55
General English Literature 0 46 0 7 0 53
Civil Engineering 0 35 0 10 7 52
Computer Science 0 41 0 7 2 50
General Social Sciences 0 50 0 0 0 50
Chemical Engineering 0 40 0 4 5 49
History 0 43 0 4 0 47
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 44 44
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 37 0 6 0 43
Chemistry 0 28 0 2 9 39
Fine & Studio Arts 0 36 0 0 0 36
Romance Languages 0 31 0 4 0 35
Communication Sciences 0 19 0 16 0 35
International Studies 0 30 0 5 0 35
Economics 0 25 0 7 2 34
General Biology 0 31 0 0 2 33
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 33 0 0 0 33
Political Science & Government 0 30 0 3 0 33
Electrical Engineering 0 23 0 8 1 32
Student Counseling 0 0 0 28 3 31
Public Health 0 0 0 31 0 31
Educational Administration 0 0 30 0 0 30
Mathematics 0 21 0 5 3 29
Plant Sciences 0 14 0 11 2 27
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 27 0 0 0 27
Anthropology 0 15 0 7 2 24
Geography & Cartography 0 19 0 5 0 24
Drama & Theater Arts 0 24 0 0 0 24
Architectural Engineering 0 22 0 0 0 22
Agricultural Public Services 0 21 0 0 0 21
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 16 0 1 3 20
Dental Support Services 0 20 0 0 0 20
Physics 0 11 0 6 3 20
Statistics 0 13 0 4 1 18
Sociology 0 18 0 0 0 18
Music 0 5 4 9 0 18
Public Administration 0 0 0 16 0 16
Agricultural Production 0 15 0 0 0 15
Journalism 0 14 0 0 0 14
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 14 0 0 0 14
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 14 0 14
Business/Managerial Economics 0 13 0 0 0 13
Computer Engineering 0 12 0 0 0 12
Area Studies 0 8 0 4 0 12
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 6 6 12
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 11 0 0 0 11
Other Education 0 0 7 0 0 7
Ethnic Studies 0 7 0 0 0 7
Systems Theory 0 7 0 0 0 7
Philosophy 0 6 0 1 0 7
Botany/Plant Biology 0 3 0 2 1 6
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 5 5
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 5 0 0 0 5
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 4 4
Teaching English or French 0 0 4 0 0 4
Engineering-Related Technologies 4 0 0 0 0 4
Systems Engineering 0 4 0 0 0 4
Writing Studies 0 0 0 4 0 4
Germanic Languages 0 4 0 0 0 4
Soil Sciences 0 0 0 2 1 3
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 3 0 3
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 2 2
Multilingual Education 0 0 2 0 0 2
Human Development & Family Studies 2 0 0 0 0 2
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 1 0 1
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 1
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 1 0 0 0 1
Religious Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
General Physical Sciences 0 1 0 0 0 1
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 6 2,387 75 501 238 3,207

References

*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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