University of Wyoming: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

University of Wyoming

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The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university with an acceptance rate of 96%. The main campus is located in Laramie, Wyoming, just north of the border with Colorado. Undergraduates can choose from 80 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. In athletics, the Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls compete in the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference.

Considering applying to University of Wyoming? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, University of Wyoming had an acceptance rate of 96%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 96 students were admitted, making UW less competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 5,293
Percent Admitted 96%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 37%

SAT Scores and Requirements

University of Wyoming requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 37% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 530 640
Math 520 640
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of University of Wyoming's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to University of Wyoming scored between 530 and 640, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 640. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 520 and 640, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 640. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1280 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at UW.

Requirements

University of Wyoming does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that UW does not superscore SAT results; your highest composite SAT score will be considered.

ACT Scores and Requirements

University of Wyoming requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 75% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 21 28
Math 20 27
Composite 22 28

This admissions data tells us that most of University of Wyoming's admitted students fall within the top 37% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to UW received a composite ACT score between 22 and 28, while 25% scored above 28 and 25% scored below 22.

Requirements

Note that University of Wyoming does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. UW does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average GPA of University of Wyoming's incoming freshmen class was 3.50, and over 58% had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to University of Wyoming have primarily A and high B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

University of Wyoming Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
University of Wyoming Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to University of Wyoming. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

University of Wyoming, which accepts over 95% of applicants, has a slightly selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, University of Wyoming is also looking for students who have completed a "high school success curriculum" of challenging college preparatory courses which include four years of English, Math, and Science; three years of social science; and four years of a combination of foreign language, fine arts, performing arts, or career and vocational courses.

UW has fixed admissions requirements, and students with an average GPA of 3.0 or above in the required high school success curriculum, as well as a 21 or higher on the ACT, or 1060 or higher on the SAT (ERW+M) will be eligible under the fixed admissions program.

Students with lower GPAs and test scores are considered under UW's "Admission with Support" process. Applicants submitted under the admission with support program will be required to complete the university's Bridge Program the summer before their fall enrollment.

In the graph above, the green and blue dots represent students who were admitted to the University of Wyoming. As you can see, the great majority of accepted students had a high school GPA of B- or better, an ACT composite score of 19 or higher, and a combined SAT score (ERW+M) of 1000 or better. A few applicants were admitted with grades and scores below these lower ranges, but a significant percentage of applicants had grades in the "A" range.

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