• Address: 1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071

  • Phone Number: (307) 766-4300

  • Website: http://www.uwyo.edu/distance/

About

University of Wyoming (UW) is a four-year public institution that offers a world-class education in the small community of Laramie, Wyoming was established in the year 1886. Initially, the university opened its door to 42 students and 5 faculty members considering both men and women and becoming a co-educational institute from its primary stage itself. It is the only four-year university in the state and has also maintained good communication with other community colleges in its state.

The university promotes adventure, global odyssey, authentication and connection within the states. University of Wyoming student population consists of 12,366 students which include 9,673 full-time students and 2,693 part-time students. It aims at fulfilling all the needs of the students through education by offering tuition at an affordable price. The graduation rate of UW is 55%.

  • The average class size consists of 29 students.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 14:1.

  • The total graduation rate is 55%.


University of Wyoming Online

The university aims at meeting the educational needs of the students in a feasible way. The services like online library access, learning management systems, faculty resources and laboratories are offered through online education. It also gives a flexible and convenient way of learning. It offers various degree programs and educational opportunities to students across the nation via distance technologies.

  • The institution online courses are offered through video, audio, and combination of deliveries.

  • Wyoweb is the facility available for students to make their online education and on-campus education affordable. A student can log in to their account with the credentials provided by the university while enrolling and view information relating to their financial aid, online classes, and many more.


University of Wyoming Reviews

As per the opinion of the students here are some of the reviews. 

  • There are a lot of ongoing events on campus that creates an opportunity that makes the students know each other well. The university also gives a wonderful college experience that creates a very welcoming environment.

  • It gives affordable tuition that makes people get into the university without facing any financial barrier.

  • The institution has very dedicated teachers who always support the students for their success.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

Learn More:
Private vs Public

Headquartered at

Laramie, Wyoming

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003932

Learn More:
What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

HLC

Learn More:
Why Accreditation is important?

Programmatic Accreditation

CCNE

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.uwyo.edu/distance/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission which is the regionally accrediting organization that gives accreditation to the educational institutes in the United States.

Programmatic accreditation

  • Nursing programs offered by the university programmatically accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of education.

Campus Life

The university conducts a group of events to welcome the students and is known as Cowboy Connect. It also has various clubs, organization, leadership community to make the students actively participate in it.

  • The University of Wyoming (UW) Football and basketball teams as known as “Wyoming Cowboys”. The university football team is a part of NCAA Division I and has won more than 15 conference titles. The first season was conducted in the year 1892 and now the team head coach is Craig Bohl. The basketball team of the university consist of both men and women's team and has been recognized nationally.

  • The bookstore of the university is located in the Wyoming Union. It is more than a bookstore because it is owed to the university and is the official retail store that consists of apparels, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and athletic apparel. It also gives accessible and flexible online shopping experience to the students.

  • Dorms facilities are another plus point of the UW. Students are given the living opportunities on campus in the form of residence halls that offers a diverse and exciting experience to the students. All of the residence halls feature a large first-floor lobby with computers, sofas, a TV viewing area, and a 24-hour service desk. It consists of Downey Hall, McIntyre Hall, Orr Hall, White Hall, and Honors House.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 14: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 77 % Part Time: 39 %
Total Population 12,366
Student Population Full Time: 9,673 Part Time: 2,693
Gender Division Male: 49 % Female: 51 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 51 %

The College Monk

Female: 60 %

Total Graduation Rate: 55 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

University of Wyoming (UW) offers 60 online programs across 11 Majors

Business Management

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Psychology

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Nursing

Offering 5 programs accross 3 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 34 programs accross 3 degrees

Literature

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Sociology

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Human Services

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Engineering

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

University of Wyoming (UW) Acceptance Rate is 95%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $40
Graduate Application Fee $50

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 4,883
Total Applicants Admitted 4,643
Applicants Enrolled 1,551
Full time Applicants Enrolled 1,534
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 17
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

University of Wyoming (UW) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 204
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,420
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 13%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 92%
SAT Math 547 average 480 - 615 range
SAT Critical Reading 555 average 490 - 620 range
ACT Composite 24 average 22 - 27 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Admission Requirements

The university admits students based on their previous academic records and scores. You have to be challenging and adaptive to be part of this diverse community. Following is what a student need if they want to get into the UW.

  • A student has to fill the application form and submit it to the university before the deadline. A student should also pay a certain amount that is fixed for the application.

  • Completion of the success curriculum while attending high school.

Admissions with Support is also available if you are a high school graduate and satisfy the following conditions. 

  • Submitted official ACT or SAT test scores

  • A cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or minimum ACT score of 20 or SAT score of

  • Completion of the semester with no more than two deficiencies. Both deficiencies cannot occur in the same curriculum category.

Documents Required
High School GPA  Required
High School Records Required
College-preparatory Program Completion Required
Test Scores Required

The application deadline for the UW is on August 10. The application fee for various degrees varies and are given below.

Undergraduate Application Fee - $40.

Graduate Application Fee - 50.


Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Iowa State University is 95%. The college accepts almost all the student who is fit and have good academic records. Being academically good is normal, the university also looks out for the students who are different and thinks out of the box. The university will receive over 5000 applications every year in which 4500 students are accepted for various courses.


SAT Requirements

The SAT scores required to get into the UW are given below. The total number of students who submitted their SAT applications is around 204. SAT is the standard exam that is widely used by the university in the United States for college admissions. But the criteria for admission change from a college to college. UW SAT code is 4855.

SAT Average Score Score Range
Math 547 480 - 615
Critical Reading 555 490 - 620

ACT Requirements

The ACT scores to go into UW is with a composite score of at least 24. The scores range between 22-27. The University’s school code for ACT is 5006. The number of students who submitted ACT applications is 1,420.


GPA Requirements

The average high school GPA that is required to get into Wyoming is 3.0 on the scale of 4. A student can take admission in the university's on-campus or offline programs. Online education will enable you to pursue a degree from the comfort of your own place.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial assistance is given to the students who have an urge to be educated but cannot afford tuition. In other words, it is the financial support given in order to support the educational cost. It is given in various eligibility criteria. The aid may be in the form of scholarships, grants, loans or work-study. University of Wyoming (UW) federal school code (FAFSA) is 003932.

  • Federal Aid includes Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), TEACH Grant, Direct PLUS Loans, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Federal Work Study.

  • State Aid consists of Athletic Grant and Wyoming National Guard Benefit.

  • Institutional aid includes Hathaway Scholarship, Wyoming Scholars Award, Trustees Scholars Award, Rocky Mountain Scholars Award and UW Transfer Award.

  • Military aid consists of the Fry Scholarship, Post 9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA) and many more.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,173 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $1,627 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $1,627 Undergraduate or Graduate. Students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct PLUS Loans $12,533 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Dependent students. June 30th, 2019
Direct Subsidized Loans $5,318 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loans $5,318 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Satisfactory academic progress June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Athletic Grant Varies Demonstrate athletic ability. Varies
Wyoming National Guard Benefit Varies Demonstrate academic and service commitment. National Guard member. Varies

Data Source: http://www.uwyo.edu/distance/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Hathaway Scholarship $5,023 Based on ACT or SAT score and GPA. Enrolled at least half time. Varies
Wyoming Scholars Award $1,000 Freshmen student. Full-time continuous enrollment. Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA. May 1st, 2019
Trustees Scholars Award Varies Minimum GPA of 3.25 or higher May 1st, 2019
Rocky Mountain Scholars Award Varies Freshmen student. Based on high school GPA and composite ACT or SAT score. Students from any state in the U.S. may qualify. May 1st, 2019
UW Transfer Award $1,000 Minimum of a 3.4 GPA. Associate's degree student. August 1st, 2018

Data Source: http://www.uwyo.edu/distance/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Fry Scholarship Varies Children of military personnel who died in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2001. Varies
Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $3,568 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Must not be on active duty or a spouse transferee of an active duty member. Varies
Montgomery GI Bill Varies For active duty or selected reserve members of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Varies Members of the Reserve component called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency. Varies
Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA) Varies Eligible dependents of certain veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition. Dependent of veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. Varies
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) Varies Elected to make contributions from own military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Varies
Veteran Vocational Rehabilitation Varies The student must have been injured while on active duty. Must receive Form VA-28-1905 from the VA Counseling Center Varies

Data Source: http://www.uwyo.edu/distance/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $9,423
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,375
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,373
$75,001 - $110,000 $14,999
Over $110,000 $15,403

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 22% $4,187
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 89% $7,704
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 19% $4,315
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 70% $5,359
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 39% $6,997
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 38% $5,305
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 13,155
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 218 $3,783
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 207 $3,703
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 11 $5,285

Data Source: http://www.uwyo.edu/distance/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

A library is a window that is open to the world of knowledge. The university library is the center of discovery and learning where students are facilitated to conduct research through self-learning. The faculties and students get lots of resources from the library that support their research or learning. The library staff helps the students to locate, evaluate and integrate information. It aims at providing regardless service to the students, faculty and staff members.

  • It consists of various libraries like Coe Library, Brinkerhoff Geology Library, Law Library, Learning Resource Center, Library Annex, UW-NPS Research Center and Rocky Mountain Herbarium.

  • Many of the university services are available online, making a rich and diverse collection available to patrons independent of time or place.

Rankings

Some of the rankings of the university as per the report of US News is as follows

  • University of Wyoming (UW) is ranked 99 in Top Public Schools

  • Ranks 146 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

  • The university is ranked 167 in High School Counselor Rankings

  • Ranks 183 in National Universities.

  • Ranks 173 in Best Online Graduate Education Programs.

FAQ's

  What is the institutional accreditation of the university?

The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

  What is the university federal school code?

The FAFSA/Federal code of the university is 003932.

  What are the SAT score requirements for admission?

The SAT score requirement is:

  • For SAT Math, the average is 547, which ranges from 480-615.

  • For SAT Critical Reading, the average is 555 which ranges from 490-620.

  What are the majors offered by the university?

The majors offered are Public Administration, Human Services, Education, Literature, Nursing, Psychology, Business Management, Engineering, Health Science.

  What is the acceptance rate of the university?

The acceptance rate of the university is 97%.

  Is the institution public or private?

The institution is a 4-year public type of an institution.

  What is the retention rate for full-time students?

The retention rate for full-time students is around 55% for a bachelors degree.

  What is the total number of students enrolled?

The total number of students enrolled in the university is 12,366.

  What is the university address?

The university address is 1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY. Zip-code: 82071

  What is the cost of attending tution?

The cost of attending tution for In-state undergraduates is $3,870, and for Out-state undergraduates is $15,480.

Video Reviews

Other Colleges You May be Interested in

University of West Alabama (UWA)

University of West Alabama (UWA)

Station One, Livingston, Alabama 35470

Youngstown State University (YSU)

Youngstown State University (YSU)

One University Plaza, Youngstown, Ohio 44555-0001

William Carey University

William Carey University

710 William Carey Parkway, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401-5499

Western New England University

Western New England University

1215 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield, Massachusetts 01119-2684

The University of Toledo (UT)

The University of Toledo (UT)

2801 W Bancroft St, Toledo, OH 43606, USA

Western Kentucky University (WKU)

Western Kentucky University (WKU)

1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000

Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University

1 University Circle Macomb, IL 61455

University of the Southwest

University of the Southwest

6610 North Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240