University of Wyoming

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. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Wyoming Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Wyoming was awarded 452 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is energy systems engineering.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UW as #751 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

UW is also ranked #1 out of 8 schools in Wyoming.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 97%, UW has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Average Test Scores

About 14% of students accepted to UW 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 )
UW 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

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Wyoming enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 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 UW, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  26 out of 100

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University of Wyoming Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,807 undergraduates at UW with 8,332 being full-time and 1,475 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Wyoming Cost?

The overall average net price of UW is $12,159. 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 UW

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,231 $9,200 $11,491 $14,958 $16,135

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 UW, 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 UW, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $6,619 a year. That adds up to $26,476 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW is 4.5%. 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 UW Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UW make around $47,300 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future UW graduates 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. Laramie is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for UW 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 87 majors graduated from University of Wyoming. Of these students, 2,444 received undergraduate degrees and 687 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 149 $64,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 125 $33,200
General Psychology 122 $26,900
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 98 $38,800
Teacher Education Subject Specific 83 $36,800
Health & Physical Education 78 $25,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 71 $35,600
Natural Resources Conservation 70 $26,500
Finance & Financial Management 67 $43,700
Mechanical Engineering 66 $54,500

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

Online Learning at UW

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 2018-2019, 5,058 students took at least one online class at University of Wyoming. This is an increase from the 4,824 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 5,058 1,688
2017-2018 4,824 1,666
2016-2017 4,598 1,731
2015-2016 3,791 1,496
2013-2014 3,621 1,573

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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