University of Wyoming Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, & More

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6University of Wyoming Description:

The University of Wyoming is the state's sole provider of bachelor- and graduate-degree granting education. The main campus is located in Laramie, a town in the southeast of the state. Denver is about two hours to the south. At an elevation of over a mile, this picturesque corner of the state with its high plains and mountains offers students and residents a wide range of outdoor activities. Students can choose from roughly 190 areas of study across the university's eight schools and colleges. The University of Wyoming's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Student life is active with over 200 clubs and organizations. In athletics, the Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls compete in the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference. The university fields seven men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports.

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Admissions Data (2015):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 12,366 (9,788 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,055 (in-state); $16,215 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,320
  • Other Expenses: $3,040
  • Total Cost: $19,615 (in-state); $30,775 (out-of-state)

University of Wyoming Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 89%
    • Loans: 39%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,704
    • Loans: $6,997

Academic Programs:

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 27%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Swimming & Diving, Wrestling
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Wyoming Mission Statement:

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"The University of Wyoming aspires to be one of the nation’s finest public land-grant research universities. We serve as a statewide resource for accessible and affordable higher education of the highest quality; rigorous scholarship; technology transfer; economic and community development; and responsible stewardship of our cultural, historical, and natural resources..."