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Academics

The only four-year university in the state, University of Wyoming has a lot to offer students with its large campus and small class sizes that give students the best of both worlds, and teachers "work hard for the students," "care about the material they are teaching and make it interesting," and are "knowledgeable and supportive." Doors are always open, and professors are "always happy to talk to you about experiences with work or research or school." Student Support resources are similarly very helpful; though there have been complaints of recent budget cuts, "there are a lot of options for academic help as well as personal help if you are going through a rough time." In that vein, school advisors "really get to know you and try to find the best options for you." Professors actually teach the classes instead of relying on TAs, and "eager to clarify any topics both in the classroom as well as in office hours." These dedicated instructors often assist with club programs, and are happy to help students in those clubs make connections with working professionals to improve their chances of finding future employment. The variety of courses available to students is a huge draw (there are more than 80 undergraduate majors to choose from), with a lot of niche classes and "some engineering programs that aren't found in many other universities." Students support one another and "although some programs are competitive, it is not very cutthroat." On top of the quality education available right on campus, the school also has "great study abroad programs." The university also offers research to undergraduate students as early as their first semester, for those that want to begin padding their academic résumé.

Student Body

The University of Wyoming student body "is not full of the stereotypical cowboys" that many would expect; this is a young (mostly white) university composed of "a strong mix of western blue collar cowboy culture mixed with the more liberal ideas of bordering Colorado," all of which "combines to create a very libertarian atmosphere." There are quite a few veterans and international students here, and a simple stroll through campus lets one "see the wide range of personal expression that makes our campus a fun place." School pride is the best at UW and "there is always a sea of gold on Saturdays. We bleed brown and gold and aren't afraid to show it." To wit, "everyone here is in support of the WHOLE state, not just our region."

Campus Life

Wyoming is "known for how untouched by civilization it is," and the small town of Laramie is almost entirely college-oriented. Lots of people go swing dancing, hike, fish, and ski, and "hunting is common." The outdoors is very important to the majority of the student body, and "Yes, it gets cold and snowy, but that just means the snow sculptures students make last longer!" University of Wyoming athletics are "always enjoyable to watch" and the newest addition to the campus is "a huge gym." Despite the great wide open that characterizes the state of Wyoming, the campus itself is condensed into "a smallish area" so students can walk to class from any building and be there in under ten minutes.

Outside of Laramie, it's easy enough to travel to Cheyenne or Fort Collins for shopping or other activities. The university sponsors plenty of events to keep students occupied, such as "movie nights, musical productions, [and other] de-stressors," and on Thursdays there is always live music in the student union, as well as some event usually scheduled for Friday evening.

Overview

Applicants
4,882
Acceptance Rate
95%
Average HS GPA
3.47

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 610

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 630

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — August 10


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
779
with Terminal Degree
590

466
Men
313
Women
72
Minority
44
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Range Science and Management

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Physiology, General
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Surveying Technology/Surveying

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Child Care and Support Services Management
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Systems Science and Theory

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

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

Notable Faculty


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 9

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,261

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,226

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,139

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
45%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,378

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$3,870
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$15,480
Required Fees
$1,347
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,788
Transportation for Commuters
$420

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,320
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,788
Foreign Countries Represented
67

Demographics

1.17%
Asian
1.13%
African-American
7.18%
Hispanic
73.47%
Caucasian
8.70%
Unknown
4.08%
International

51% female
49% male
38% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
86%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Amanda O'Brien

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

None

Documentation Required for ADHD

None

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
246
Number of Honor Societies
41

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
11

6% join a fraternity
6% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

41% participate in intramural sports
6% participate in intercollegiate sports

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

76/99

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://modules.laramie.org/list/category/lodging-hotels-motels-157 http://www.visitlaramie.org http://www.uwconferencecenter.com/


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