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.

Website: www.uwyo.edu/

Public
Co-ed
9,791
Undergraduate
Students
(50.1%) 4,904 Women
(49.9%) 4,887 Men
2,606
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
97% of 4,306 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
579 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
586 average
520-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $19,817
Out-of-state: $31,427
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $5,217
Out-of-state: $16,827
Room and Board
$10,320
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Freshman Award
$10,701
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$22,524
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
723
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Laramie Population
31,814
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cowboy Joe
Sororities
5% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
1.1% Black/African-American
7.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.4% White
11.1% Unknown
International Students
4.1% from 64 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
26.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 4  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 10
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1000 East University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone
(307) 766-5160
Fax
(307) 766-2271
E-mail
admissions@uwyo.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Pre-college curriculum, minimum ACT composite score of 21 or SAT of 980 required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
97% of 4,306 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
827 admitted students enrolled
Men
869 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.48
3.75 and Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
579 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
37%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
13%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
586 average
520-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
13%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
13%
Score of 24 - 29
46%
Score of 18 - 23
38%
Score of 12 - 17
3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 24%
Top quarter: 51%
Top half: 82%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $19,817
Out-of-state: $31,427
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $5,217
Out-of-state: $16,827
Room and Board
$10,320
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$3,040
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 16
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003932
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,196 (78.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
769 (64.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
754 (98.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
193 (25.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$10,701
Need-Based Gift
Received by 512 (67.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,977
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 432 (57.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,469
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 672 (89.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
390 (25.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,082

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
5,116 (63.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,664 (71.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,583 (97.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
608 (17.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$9,904
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,569 (71.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,158
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,230 (62.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,175
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,524 (70.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,679 (20.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,182

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
47%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$22,524
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans, Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Junior Miss, Leadership, Memberships, Rodeo
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Public Servants, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,045
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Physiology, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Range Science and Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Science and Theory
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
723
Part-Time Faculty
9
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
77%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 49% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,817,510
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1683
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Music Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Planning

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • American Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Finance and Banking
  • Food Science and Technology
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • German
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Pathobiology
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Range Science
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Rural Planning and Studies
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Water Resources
  • Writing
  • Zoology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Community Health
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Entomology
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Natural Resources
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiology
  • Psychology--General
  • Range Science
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Water Resources
  • Zoology

Location and Setting


Boston Population
31,814
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
835 acres

Weather

Temperature
15.2 average low in January, 74.4 average high in September
Rain
150 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Laramie
Nearest Train Station
125 mile(s) from campus in Denver

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
76%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
24-hour front desk coverage at campus housing and at campus police

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cowboy Joe
School Colors
Brown and prarie gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, riflery, rugby, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), softball
Men's Club Sports
baseball, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, riflery, rugby, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, tennis, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
5% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
9,791
Women
4,904 (50.1%)
Men
4,887 (49.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
8,281
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
1.1% Black/African-American
7.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.4% White
11.1% Unknown
International Students.
4.1% from 64 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
2,606

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
26.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
50%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
55.4%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Engineering 1.3%
Arts and Sciences 11.8%
Other 1.9%

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