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University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY
The University of Wyoming, founded in 1886, is a public, multipurpose institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering, and Health Sciences; an autonomous School of Religion is also located at the university. Its 785-acre campus is located in Laramie, in southeastern Wyoming, 50 miles west of Cheyenne.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 10,045
   Women 5,176 (51.5%)
   Men 4,869 (48.5%)
Graduate Students 2,603
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 96% of 4,657 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.48
SAT Math 557 average
490-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 545 average
480-615 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $19,615
Out-of-state: $30,775
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $5,055
Out-of-state: $16,215
  Room and Board $10,320
Average Percent of Need Met 66%
Average Freshman Award $10,788
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 754
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
Laramie Population 31,814
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 88% of freshmen, 24% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Cowboy Joe
Sororities 6% of women participate
Fraternities 5% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
1.0% Black/African-American
7.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.1% White
7.3% Unknown
International Students 3.9% from 65 countries
First-Year Students Returning 76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 25.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 45%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 19.0%