University of Wyoming (UW)

Corner of Ninth and Ivinson, Laramie, WY

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University of Wyoming is a public institution that has a large selection of majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in Laramie, WY, in a predominantly rural area. As a land grant institution this school is among larger public institutions in the state of Wyoming. Enrollment at University of Wyoming exceeds 13,000 per year.

Areas of study offered at UW include:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are required to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the school. Either the SAT or ACT exam must be taken to apply to UW. Scores in a range of 21 to 27 on the ACT or 980 to 1210 on the SAT are required to increase your chances for acceptance. This school has an acceptance rate of around 95% of which only 42% chose to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found at

The tuition at UW varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay around $3,900 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $12,000 for the year. Housing is available for students, and generally costs around $4,100 annually. University of Wyoming may offer financial aid for students that qualify in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The University of Wyoming "Cowboys" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Sports available may include but not limited to:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-A)

To see a full list of programs offered, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please take a look at the school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the students UW accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

University of Wyoming has a total student population of about 13,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 13% enrolling as graduate students and 79% as undergraduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $40 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State Tuition: $2,900-$3,400
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $11,000-$13,740
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $120-$140 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $480-$570 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships87%$7,029
Receiving Student Loans41%$6,912

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, University of Wyoming may provide services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of University of Wyoming is approximately 54%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years24%
Graduating in 5 Years24%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program (more info)
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Law Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

UW is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Mountain West Conference)
  • Track and Field (Mountain West Conference)
  • Football (Mountain West Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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