UW

University of Wyoming

1000 E University Avenue, Laramie, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    22
  • Previously Enrolled
    48

Overview of University of Wyoming (UW)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:9,791
    • Men:4,887 (49.9%)
    • Women:4,904 (50.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (UW)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Wyoming is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 10
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1000 East University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Laramie, WY  82071
Phone
(307) 766-5160
Fax
(307) 766-2271
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
97% of 4,306 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
827 admitted students enrolled
Men
869 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.48
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (UW)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $5,217|Out-of-state: $16,827
  • Room & Board: - $10,320 (70.87912087912088%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (8.241758241758241%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,040 (20.87912087912088%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Wyoming accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 16
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003932
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
47%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,524
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
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
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Junior Miss, Leadership, Memberships, Rodeo
Special Characteristics
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

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,045

Academics & Instruction (UW)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,817,510

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Wyoming provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


26.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


50%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


55.4%

Programs & Majors (UW)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (80)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Engineering, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional 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 (76)


  • 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

Campus Life (UW)

Location & Geography

Population


31,814

Nearest Metropolitan Area


835 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
132 mile(s) from campus in Denver
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 of College Housing


24% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


76%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

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


University of Wyoming offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


8,281

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
9,791
Women
4,904
Men
4,887

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

Number of Graduate Students


2,606

Student Resources (UW)

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