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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.

Online Programs

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
  • Business
  • 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
  • Law

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
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Panorama of George Duke Humphrey Science Center

Financial Aid

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.

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The main entrance to Coe Library


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.


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Washakie Dining Center and McIntyre Hall.

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.

General Information

Admission Office

1000 East University Avenue/Department 3435

Knight Hall 146

Laramie, WY 82071

(307) 766-5160

(800) 342-5996

Fax: (307) 766-4042

Contact: Noah Buckley

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1000 East University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

(307) 766-1121

Total undergrads: 9,544

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,693

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,304

Graduate enrollment: 2,081


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 96%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 73%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Agricultural Communications B
Animal Sciences B
Range Science/Management B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Botany B
Microbiology B
Molecular Biology B
Physiology B
Wildlife Biology B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Agricultural Education B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B


Architectural Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Petroleum B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Hygiene B
Health Services – General B
Nursing (RN) B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B


Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Wyoming Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (307) 766-1121
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: Corner of Ninth and Ivinson, Laramie, WY 82071
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 12,249
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 58%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 7,191 (59% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,581
Out-of-state Tuition: $18,151
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,684

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Wyoming Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Wyoming.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 565
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 41
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 768
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 731
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 111
Education 111633
Engineering 875
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 112
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 43
Health Professions and Related Programs 43
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 222
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 33
Natural Resources and Conservation 121
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 21
Physical Sciences 666
Psychology 1111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 112
Social Sciences 1652
Visual and Performing Arts 151
Grand total 18936334

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Wyoming and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,581
Out-of-state $18,151
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,289
Out-of-state $16,009

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,717 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,597 86% $8,684
Student loan aid 722 39% $7,135

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 7,372 74% $7,927
Federal student loans 3,435 34% $6,164

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Wyoming. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Wyoming students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,326 2,668 2,658
Percent admitted 100% 96% 96%
Percent admitted who enrolled 33% 33% 33%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Wyoming Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 12,249
Undergraduate enrollment 9,807
Graduate enrollment 2,442

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Wyoming Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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