Students Say

Why choose University of Wyoming? “Wyoming scholarships rock!” Hathaway Scholarships allow state residents to graduate virtually debt free, and financial aid for out-of-state students isn’t too shabby, either. This allows students to get “an outstanding education for pennies on the dollar.” This is a large university, though, which means “you have to make the commitment to do well.”

Overview

Applicants
4,187
Acceptance Rate
98%
Average HS GPA
3.46

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 600
SAT Math
470 - 610
ACT Composite
22 - 27

Deadlines


Regular
August 10

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Why choose University of Wyoming? “Wyoming scholarships rock!” Hathaway Scholarships allow state residents to graduate virtually debt free, and financial aid for out-of-state students isn’t too shabby, either. This allows students to get “an outstanding education for pennies on the dollar.” This is a large university, though, which means “you have to make the commitment to do well.” In other words, those grades aren’t going to earn themselves! The business school, engineering school, and English departments all receive high marks from students, and the school’s agricultural programs also have an excellent reputation. “They are on top of developing degree programs and courses focused on sustainability, green design, and climate change.” There’s “a 50/50 [split between] professors who love what they do and those who are just going with the flow,” but “nine times out of ten they will go well out of their way to help you.” Many faculty members “have real-world job experience that helps bring their lectures to life.” Many students complain about the registration process, which favors athletes and members of the honors program, but others suggest that kicking up a fuss will get you into the classes you want, or they suggest applying for the honors program: “They pull in the best professors across campus, and the requirements are a piece of cake. Plus, you get free printing,” semester-long book checkout at the library, and priority registration. (Conservatives take note: Some students describe the honors classes as “very biased and liberal.”) “The new library is great and full of awesome resources,” and study abroad resources are “absolutely amazing” as well.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
790
with Terminal Degree
614

461
Men
329
Women
83
Minority
10
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
88%
Graduate in 6 years
54%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Dick Cheney
former US Vice President, former US Sec. of Defense

Alan K. Simpson
former US senator

Mike Sullivan
former governor of Wyoming

Jerry Buss
majority owner of L.A. Lakers

Curt Gowdy
TV Sports Commentator

Nancy Gwinn
Director of Smithsonian Institute Libraries

Ardis J. Meier
Chief pharmacy consultant to USAF Surgeon General

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
66
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 25

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,734

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,918

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,518

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$3,570
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$14,130
Required Fees
$1,322
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,637
Transportation for Commuters
$445

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

“The majority of the students are Wyoming residents with a large portion of the rest coming from Colorado.” Students tend to be “good-natured kids [who have] grown up on ranches or farms where a strong work ethic has been established,” “usually nice with strong family values and a conservative upbringing.” Politically, there seems to be a bit of a divide among students, which reflects the geography of the university: Laramie is considered a more liberal enclave in a traditionally conservative state. “The school creates an openminded atmosphere within one of the most conservative states in the union,” but on the other hand, “many of the Christian campus ministries are very outspoken.” Students say, “We are not incredibly diverse ethnically, but we are diverse in so many other ways,” and “every semester brings more and more minority and foreign students.” There’s “a huge amount of nontraditional students as well.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
10,124
Out of State
31%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
91

Demographics

1.42%
Asian
1.09%
African-American
6.97%
Hispanic
81.32%
Caucasian
5.59%
Unknown
4.27%
International

52% female
48% male
31% are out of state
82% are full time
18% are part time

Overview

Students Say

“Cowboy football is a blast! We may not have the best team or biggest crowd, but we make up for it in dedicated fans!” Supporting UW’s Division I football team is a bit pastime in the fall. Winter in Laramie, Wyoming, may be freezing (student wish lists include reopening underground tunnels for travel between buildings, and/or “fire pits for staying warm on your way to your next class!”), but it’s “a great town if you enjoy the outdoors,” and “skiing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, fishing, mountain climbing, hunting are all popular activities.” “People often say that there is nothing to do in Laramie but drink,” and UW has its fair share of partying, though members of the large religious and nontraditional student populations are quick to point out that not everyone is searching for a house party every weekend. “The school offers a wide breadth of other activities from free ice skating to free movies, fly-fishing classes to a capella concerts, and many of these are run by students and are widely attended.” Fort Collins and Denver, Colorado, are both about two and a half hours away by car, though if you’re bringing a vehicle to campus, fourwheel drive is strongly recommended.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
23%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
74
First-Year Students living on campus
89%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
85

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
University Disability Support Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Chris Primus

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
A comprehensive diagnostic report completed by an appropriate professional. Report must specifically state what the diagnosed condition is and how it currently affects the student

Documentation Requred for ADHD
A current, diagnostic report from a qualified professional that provides a specific diagnosis, how that diagnosis was determined, and current implications of the condition in the academic environment

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
246
Number of Honor Societies
41

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
11

5% join a fraternity
6% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Cowboys)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Cowgirls)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
71

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
86

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
232

Average Number of PC's per Lab
7

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Apple HP

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Zach Taylor
Campus Visits Coordinator

Address
Admissions Office
1000 E. University Ave./Dept 3435
Laramie, WY 82071

Phone
307-766-4075

Email
VisitUW@uwyo.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Wyoming Student Union
Half Acre Gym
Geology Museum
Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts
American Heritage Center and Art Museum

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Historic Downtown
Wyoming Territorial Prison and Old West Park
Vedauwoo Recreation Area
Snowy Range Mountains/ Medicine Bow National Forest
Laramie Plains Museum

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Individual Visits and special Saturday Programs

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
visituw@uwyo.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Laramie Regional Airport partners with United Express (800-864-8331) for air service to and from Laramie. Hertz Rental cars (307-745-0500), and Avis rental cars (307-745-8395) are available. At Denver International Airport, the Green Ride Colorado Shuttle (970-226-5533) is available to and from Laramie. Alternatively, rental cars are available at Denver International Airport; the drive to Laramie, using I-25N and I-80W, takes about two and a half hours.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Interstate 80: Exit 316: Head west on Grand Avenue (HWY 30) into Laramie. Turn right on 22nd Street. The Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center will be on the left. Exit 313: Head north on 3rd Street (HWY 287) into Laramie. Turn right on Grand Avenue, then left on 22nd Street. The Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center will be on the left. Exit 311: Head east on Snowy Range Road (HWY 130/230) into Laramie. Turn right on 3rd Street, then left on Grand Avenue, then left on 22nd Street. The Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center will be on the left. Exit 310: Head east on Curtis Street into Laramie. Turn right on 3rd Street, then left on Grand Avenue, then left on 22nd Street. The Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center will be on the left.

Local Accommodations
http://www.laramie.org/businesses/lodging_hotels_motels.html http://www.visitlaramie.org http://www.uwconferencecenter.com/
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Key Stats

4,187
Applicants
10,124
Size
98%
Acceptance Rate
1080
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists