The University of Wyoming (or UW), located in Laramie, Wyoming, is a land-grant university that offers more than 190 undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. In addition to its main campus, distance education programs are available.
The university plays host to a number of Laramie's cultural events including concerts and other fine arts performances. The school's nearly 4,000 students can also participate in or spectate a variety of intercollegiate sports teams. More than 200 student organizations cater to a wide array of interests and give students the opportunity to become involved in the campus community.
Forbes considers UW a best value college while U.S. News & World Report ranks the school as the 161st overall best in the nation.
The University of Wyoming is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
UW offers an Outreach School for distance learners to earn more than 30 degree, certificates, or endorsements. These programs combine online and video/teleconferencing courses. Some of the bachelor's degrees offered are business administration and nursing. Master's degrees are offered in education, nurse education, and business administration. Doctoral degrees are offered in the field of education.
Departments, Colleges, and Schools
UW has seven colleges:
- Agriculture and Natural Resources: this college is geared toward hands-on research and experience in environmental studies and includes an indoor livestock teaching area
- Arts and Sciences
- Education: this college has four departments – Professional Studies, Educational Studies, Elementary and Early Childhood Education, and Secondary Education
- Engineering and Applied Sciences: offers a unique Energy Systems Engineering program that is the first ABET Accredited Program of its kind
- Health Sciences: includes a hospital ward simulation
UW also has two schools and one institute:
- The Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
- Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute
- School of Energy Resources
In addition to administering federal and state grants and loans, students attending the University of Wyoming are eligible to compete for scholarships offered by their degree program as well as institutional and group scholarships including 4-H scholarships and alumni scholarships. A variety of scholarship options are also open specifically to first-year and transfer students.
The main campus library is the William Robertson Coe library, which houses more than 500,000 books. The library was built in 1958, but it was recently renovated to increase the size and modernize the building. The new update includes multiple study rooms, hundreds of computer terminals, and a large gallery of art.
The University of Wyoming's athletic teams are known as the Cowboys and Cowgirls and they compete in the Mountain West Conference. Seventeen sports are offered at the intercollegiate level, nine for women and eight for men. Women's sports include cross country, basketball, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, soccer, track and field (both indoor and outdoor), and volleyball. The men's sports are football, basketball, cross country, swimming and diving, wrestling, golf, and track and field (both indoor and outdoor). The UW men's basketball program is considered the 42nd best in history by Street & Smith, and the team has made many appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Club sports include rodeo, rugby, skiing, and hockey, among others.
UW students can choose from three apartment buildings and six residence halls. The Orr, Downey, White, McIntyre, and Hill Halls are primarily for freshman, who are all expected to live on campus during their first year at UW. Crane Hall is for sophomores and upperclassman and is made up of mostly single rooms.
Apartments are available for any student after their freshman year and are rented on a first-come, first-served basis. Apartment units are available in River Village, Spanish Walk, and Landmark apartment complexes, all of which are located east of War Memorial Stadium.
1000 East University Avenue/Department 3435
Knight Hall 146
Laramie, WY 82071
Fax: (307) 766-4042
Contact: Noah Buckley
Director of Admissions
1000 East University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Total undergrads: 9,544
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,693
Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,304
Graduate enrollment: 2,081
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $40
Online application fee: $40
Percent applicants admitted: 96%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 73%
Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agribusiness Operations B
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
American Studies B
Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Business, Management, & Marketing
Communications & Journalism
Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B
Agricultural Education B
Architectural Engineering B
English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Family & Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foreign Language & Literature
Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Dental Hygiene B
History – General B
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Mathematics – General B
Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology – General B
Public Administration & Services
Social Work B
Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B
Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:|
B = Bachelor's degree
C = Certificate or diploma
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