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University of Wyoming Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Wyoming ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Wyoming Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Wyoming was awarded 111 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is biological and biomedical sciences.

Overall Quality

U of Wyoming landed the #412 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 1 colleges in Wyoming, U of Wyoming is ranked at #1.

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Is It Hard to Get Into U of Wyoming?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 97%, some consider U of Wyoming to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 14% of students accepted to U of Wyoming submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 650. Math scores were between 520 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Wyoming  ( 520 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Wyoming  ( 520 to 640 )
U of Wyoming received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Wyoming  ( 22 to 27 )

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University of Wyoming Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Wyoming is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Wyoming is 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  98 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Wyoming

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Wyoming has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 26% for first-time, full-time students at U of Wyoming, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  26 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at U of Wyoming

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,791 undergraduates at U of Wyoming with 8,281 being full-time and 1,510 being part-time.

U of Wyoming Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 89.72 out of 100, U of Wyoming is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  89.72 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Wyoming Cost?

The overall average net price of U of Wyoming is $13,379. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for U of Wyoming

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,656 $10,481 $12,892 $15,704 $15,834

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of U of Wyoming, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At U of Wyoming, approximately 41% of students took out student loans averaging $7,062 a year. That adds up to $28,248 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of Wyoming is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do U of Wyoming Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from U of Wyoming make around $47,300 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for U of Wyoming students since it is 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of University of Wyoming

University of Wyoming is a public institution located in Laramie, Wyoming. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Laramie draws many to the area.

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Location of University of Wyoming

Contact details for U of Wyoming are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Corner Of Ninth And Ivinson, Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-1121

University of Wyoming Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 95 majors graduated from University of Wyoming. Of these students, 2,387 received undergraduate degrees and 739 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 133 $64,000
General Psychology 122 $26,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 108 $33,200
Petroleum Engineering 98 $59,700
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 89 $38,800
Criminal Justice & Corrections 85 $35,600
Teacher Education Subject Specific 74 $36,800
Health & Physical Education 74 $25,100
Mechanical Engineering 74 $54,500
Marketing 64 $36,400

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Wyoming along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at U of Wyoming

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 4,824 students took at least one online class at University of Wyoming. This is an increase from the 4,598 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,824 1,666
2016-2017 4,598 1,731
2015-2016 3,791 1,496
2014-2015 3,640 1,456
2013-2014 3,621 1,573

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