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University of Wyoming Overview

Located in Laramie, Wyoming, University of Wyoming is a public institution. 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?

2,470 Undergraduate Awards
$23,024 Avg Cost After Aid
94% 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 doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UW.
  • In 2017-2018, 98% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, UW bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $47,300 a year. That's about 16% more than their peers at other schools.

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University of Wyoming Rankings

Out of the 8 colleges in Wyoming, UW is ranked at #1.

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.

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 Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Atmospheric Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Astronomy & Astrophysics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Physics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Geological & Earth Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Physical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Geological & Earth Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Value English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Value Visual & Performing 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
#1 Best Energy Systems Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Energy Systems Engineering (General) Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Hydrology & Water Resources Science Doctor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#27 Best Geology & Earth Sciences Schools College Factual
#30 Best Geological & Earth Sciences Schools College Factual
#178 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Schools College Factual

Where Is University of Wyoming?

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Contact details for UW are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Corner Of Ninth And Ivinson, Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-1121
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?

94% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
33% Submit SAT Scores
Since UW has an acceptance rate of 94%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 94%, and the acceptance rate for women is 94%.

Average Test Scores

About 33% 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 620. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Wyoming  ( 520 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Wyoming  ( 520 to 620 )
200
800
UW received ACT scores from 75% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 28.

ACT English Scores for University of Wyoming  ( 20 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Wyoming  ( 20 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Wyoming  ( 21 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Wyoming?

$23,024 Net Price
39% Take Out Loans
4.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UW is $23,024. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UW, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $7,462 a year. That adds up to $29,848 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW is 4.5%. 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

7,783 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,342 undergraduate students at UW, with 7,783 being full-time and 1,559 being part-time.

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There are also 2,487 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,783 full-time undergraduates at UW, 49% are male and 51% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 84
Black or African American 89
Hispanic or Latino 491
White 5,985
International Students 175
Other Races/Ethnicities 959

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

4,576 Took All Classes Online
10,971 Took At Least One Class Online
46.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 10,971 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UW

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Wyoming was $4,178 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $12,770. The following table shows how UW is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Business, Management & Marketing #1 #106
Accounting #1 #34
Business Administration & Management #1 #144
Finance & Financial Management #1 #13
Education #1 #56
General Education #1 #31
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #1 #10
General Family & Consumer Sciences #1 #4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #1 #16
Health & Physical Education #1 #16

Online Growth Rankings of UW

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Wyoming was 46.1%. This is the #700 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
Accounting 3%
Business, Management & Marketing 4%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 31%
Finance & Financial Management 25%
General Family & Consumer Sciences 40%
Health & Physical Education 9%
Health Professions 0%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 9%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 16%

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
General Family & Consumer Sciences #7
Multilingual Education #13
Other Education #21
Finance & Financial Management #23
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #37
General Education #50
Health & Physical Education #55
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #61
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #73
Special Education #91
Educational Administration #127
Teacher Education Grade Specific #134
Accounting #151
Education #382

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 Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 149 0 11 12 172
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 125 29 0 0 154
General Psychology 0 0 122 0 4 6 132
Business Administration & Management 0 0 64 0 54 0 118
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 98 0 0 0 98
Health & Physical Education 0 0 78 0 12 0 90
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 83 0 0 0 83
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 70 0 13 0 83
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 66 0 11 4 81
General Education 0 0 0 0 68 12 80
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 67 0 12 0 79
Petroleum Engineering 0 0 65 0 3 8 76
Zoology 0 0 59 0 12 1 72
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 71 0 0 0 71
Civil Engineering 0 0 60 0 4 6 70
General English Literature 0 0 50 0 20 0 70
Accounting 0 0 51 0 16 0 67
Law 0 0 0 0 0 67 67
Marketing 0 0 64 0 0 0 64
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 43 0 10 11 64
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 51 0 11 0 62
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 61 0 0 0 61
Social Work 0 0 38 4 18 0 60
Animal Science 0 0 50 0 7 2 59
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 52 0 5 0 57
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 54 0 1 0 55
Computer Science 0 0 44 0 4 2 50
General Biology 0 0 42 0 0 2 44
Communication Sciences 0 0 26 0 18 0 44
History 0 0 40 0 4 0 44
Political Science & Government 0 0 37 0 4 0 41
Chemical Engineering 0 0 29 0 6 2 37
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 37 0 0 0 37
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 36 36
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Plant Sciences 0 0 27 0 6 1 34
Electrical Engineering 0 0 24 0 5 3 32
Romance Languages 0 0 23 0 9 0 32
Mathematics 0 0 25 0 4 3 32
Chemistry 0 0 23 0 3 2 28
Economics 0 0 16 0 8 3 27
Educational Administration 0 0 0 26 0 0 26
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 23 0 1 1 25
International Studies 0 0 19 0 6 0 25
Public Health 0 0 0 0 23 0 23
Geography & Cartography 0 0 20 0 3 0 23
Architectural Engineering 0 0 19 0 3 0 22
Music 0 0 10 3 9 0 22
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Physics 0 0 11 0 6 4 21
Sociology 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 16 2 18
Anthropology 0 0 16 0 2 0 18
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Area Studies 0 0 12 0 4 0 16
Dental Support Services 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Statistics 0 0 12 0 3 1 16
General Social Sciences 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Agricultural Production 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Journalism 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Computer Engineering 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Information Technology 9 0 0 0 0 0 9
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
Agricultural Public Services 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Natural Resource Management 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Philosophy 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Ethnic Studies 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 0 6 1 7
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 4 0 2 0 6
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 0 6 6
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 5 0 0 0 0 5
Religious Studies 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Energy Systems Engineering 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Soil Sciences 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Other Education 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Special Education 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Systems Theory 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 9 5 2,456 71 477 210 3,228

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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