University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming (UW) is a public land-grant research university in Laramie, Wyoming. It was founded in March 1886, four years before the territory was admitted as the 44th state, and opened in September 1887. The University of Wyoming is unusual in that its location within the state is written into the state's constitution. The university also offers outreach education in communities throughout Wyoming and online. The University of Wyoming consists of seven colleges: agriculture and natural resources, arts and sciences, business, education, engineering and applied sciences, health sciences, and law. The university offers over 120 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs including Doctor of Pharmacy and Juris Doctor. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".In addition to on-campus classes in Laramie, the university's Outreach School offers more than 41 degree, certificate and endorsement programs to distance learners across the state and beyond. These programs are delivered through the use of technology, such as online and video conferencing classes. The Outreach School has nine regional centers in the state, with several on community college campuses, to give Wyoming residents access to a university education without relocating to Laramie.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 9,623 students
  • 0.29 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at University of Wyoming

Agricultural Economics
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences, Soil Science, Environmental Science, Biology, Botany, Molecular Biology, and Ecology.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

4,169 students out of 4,306 applicants were accepted into University of Wyoming. They had an average SAT score of 1195. 14% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 91% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at University of Wyoming was $16,827, while for in-state students it was $5,217. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $24,842.

The average financial aid at University of Wyoming is $6,545. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $10,282 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at University of Wyoming

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

72% of undergraduate students at University of Wyoming received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at University of Wyoming

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Wyoming was of $10,320 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200.

Diversity at University of Wyoming

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017