University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

#357 National Colleges

95.96% Admission Rate
Least Selective

9,646 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Public
  • Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
  • Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in
  • Four-year, large, primarily residential
The University of Wyoming (UW) is a public land-grant research university in Laramie, Wyoming. It was founded in March 1886, four years before the territory was admitted as the 44th state, and opened in September 1887. The University of Wyoming is unusual in that its location within the state is written into the state's constitution. The university also offers outreach education in communities throughout Wyoming and online.

The University of Wyoming consists of seven colleges: agriculture and natural resources, arts and sciences, business, education, engineering and applied sciences, health sciences, and law. The university offers over 120 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs including Doctor of Pharmacy and Juris Doctor. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".In addition to on-campus classes in Laramie, the university's Outreach School offers more than 41 degree, certificate and endorsement programs to distance learners across the state and beyond. These programs are delivered through the use of technology, such as online and video conferencing classes. The Outreach School has nine regional centers in the state, with several on community college campuses, to give Wyoming residents access to a university education without relocating to Laramie.

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Laramie, Wyoming

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Town: Remote (in urban cluster more than 35 miles from an urbanized area)

Rocky Mountains (CO, ID, MT, UT, WY)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 15.0%
Engineering 13.7%
Health Professions And Related Programs 8.3%
Education 8.2%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 7.4%
Social Sciences 6.3%
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 6.3%
Psychology 5.3%
Physical Sciences 3.9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 3.7%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3.3%
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2.6%
Visual And Performing Arts 2.5%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 1.8%
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 1.7%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1.6%
English Language And Literature/Letters 1.6%
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1.6%
History 1.3%
Mathematics And Statistics 1.2%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 0.9%
Natural Resources And Conservation 0.6%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 0.6%
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 0.5%
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields 0.2%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0.1%


In State Tuition

Out of State Tuition

Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1203 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 640 580 520
Verbal 640 590 540

ACT Scores

25 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 27 24 21
English 27 24 21