University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 12,366
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,830 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Wyoming is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,883 applications and 4,643 students were granted admission. University of Wyoming is at the #93 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 92% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 13% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT960 to 1210
ACT21 to 27

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of Wyoming charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $14,880 and in-state students paid $3,720.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 95% of University of Wyoming's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 19% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,058 (which is 8.4% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Wyoming in 2016-2017, was 640, which is 38% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,305 (which is 0.1% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Wyoming has enrolled a total of 12,366 students (9,673 students full-time and 2,693 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 12,366 students, 967 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 49% men and 51% women and 9,788 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,578 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,496 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 71%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%

Non-resident alien: 6%

Hispanic: 6%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 1%

Black/African American: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Wyoming.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 28% 710 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 8% 197
Education 7% 179 63
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 6% 162 0
Natural Resources And Conservation 6% 146
Legal Professions And Studies 5% 134
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 66
Social Sciences 2% 45
Physical Sciences 2% 43
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 41

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of Wyoming full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of Wyoming graduates 6 years after enrollment is $34,700. Last year, out of the total 6,704 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 6,034 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 5,096 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 4,637 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $34,700 $43,400
Employment Rate 90% 91%
Total Graduates 6,704 5,096

Campus Location

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