University of Wyoming

Corner of Ninth and Ivinson, Laramie, Wyoming 82071


  • College Type: 4-year, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Total Student Population: 11,479
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 60%
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The University of Wyoming is a public university located in Laramie, Wyoming, United States. Established in 1886, it is a land-grant research university and the only public university located in Wyoming.

it offers over 190 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs through its seven colleges and schools: the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, and the School of Energy Resources. The university’s academic programs are spread across a wide range of fields, including agriculture, business, engineering, education, energy resources, health sciences, humanities, law, and natural sciences.

The university is famous for its strong commitment to research, in areas such as water resources, energy, environment, health, and natural resources. with research funding exceeding $100 million annually.

Some of the notable research centers and institutes at UW include the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies.

The school’s campus is spread over 785 acres and includes several modern academic buildings, residence halls, recreational facilities, and dining options. The university is located at the heart of Wyoming hence providing close proximity to several outdoor recreation opportunities such as skiing, hiking, and fishing, making it an ideal location for students who love the outdoors.

The University of Wyoming is also a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and is classified as a high research activity institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

The university is also home to several notable alumni, including former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Senator Alan K. Simpson, and Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner.

The university of Wyoming is a good choice of school for students looking for a diverse range of academic and research opportunities and want to further their education.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:11,479
Undergraduate enrollment:8,869
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:0.6%
      Black or African American:1.2%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:0.1%
      Two or more races:4.0%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:6.3%
      Non-resident alien:1.8%

Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master’s degree
  • Doctor’s degree-research/scholarship
  • Doctor’s degree-professional practice

Majors Offered

  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Management Science
  • Physiology, General
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Computer Science
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Social Work
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Organizational Leadership
  • General Studies
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Range Science and Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • History, General
  • Microbiology, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Theatre and Dance
  • Architectural Engineering
  • International/Global Studies
  • Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Journalism
  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Geography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Mathematics, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Statistics, General
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Physics, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Energy Systems Engineering, General
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Women’s Studies


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees
      In-state$6,277 $5,791 $5,581 
      Out-of-state$20,827 $19,531 $18,151 
    Books and supplies$1,200 $1,200 $1,200 
      Room and board$11,144 $10,615 $10,437 
      Other expenses$3,184 $3,184 $3,040 
      Room and board$11,144 $10,615 $10,437 
      Other expenses$3,184 $3,184 $3,040 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$1,592 $2,764 $1,520

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