University of Wyoming

1,674 reviews
  1. Laramie, WY
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
University of Wyoming is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
Corner of Ninth and Ivinson
Laramie, WY 82071
Website

University of Wyoming Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
98%
SAT Range
940-1210
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$11,856/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,886/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,154/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,347/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,402/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,102/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.99 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.100 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.100 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,272Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Involved
    43%
  • Going through the motions
    22%
  • Cold. It snows a lot.
    20%
  • Determined
    10%
  • Overwhelmed with work and looking for a release
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.125 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.158 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Amazing, down home community.
    35%
  • Best small college town in America
    16%
  • Nice school. Terrible town.
    16%
  • Country vibe, city slickers
    9%
  • Okay
    5%
  • Nice college town. I won't stay for all four years
    4%
  • Absolutely awful
    3%

After University of Wyoming

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.71 responses

Reviews

1,674 reviews
  • Excellent
    213
  • Very Good
    606
  • Average
    664
  • Poor
    131
  • Terrible
    60
University of Wyoming offers a lot of opportunities for students to be successful around campus. One of the best things about this university is that everyone is so involved with the school. The whole state seems like it's all about the college. The people you meet here are great as well and I have felt welcomed since the day I have got here. As an African American who attends the university, I enjoy being here a lot although there is not much diversity throughout the school, diversity is something I am more used to since I have grown up in a military family and moving quite frequently. The university makes me feel apart of family and everyone should consider attending here! Go Cowboys!
  • Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
This is my first year attending the University of Wyoming in pursuit of my undergrad degree. The campus of UW is decently sized; at an average walking pace you can get from the freshman dorms to the other side in about 15 minutes. Everyone is friendly and campus is beautiful! If you grew up in a small town or just have a preference towards them, UW might be a place to consider. It's large enough that you don't recognize every person you see, but still small enough that you don't feel completely lost in a sea of unknown people.
  • Freshman
  • 25 days ago
As a transfer student, I'm glad I wasn't thrown into the University of Wyoming as a freshman. I completed my first two years of education at LCCC in Cheyenne (where most UW transfer students are from) and got a feel for the college environment and workload at a smaller scale, which made me much more confident going to a much larger university with higher expectations and less student/teacher interaction. I see my freshman friends greatly struggling with the workload and difficulty of the courses they are taking and I am extremely glad I chose the route I did. Other than that, UW is a great school with great people, and difficult classes not for the weak of heart. Laramie is also a great town, but full of crazy drivers. If you do take a car to school, make sure it's 4WD or you won't be able to get out of the parking lots, UW doesn't like to take care of the roads or sidewalks in the winter!
  • College Junior
  • 11 months ago