University of Wyoming

University of Wyoming Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Wyoming Ranked?

2023 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 1,336 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other astronomy and astrophysics.

Overall Quality

UW landed the #496 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UW held the #751 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 7 colleges in Wyoming, UW is ranked at #1.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 94%, University of Wyoming is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 33% 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 620. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Wyoming  ( 520 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Wyoming  ( 520 to 620 )
UW received ACT scores from 75% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Wyoming  ( 21 to 28 )

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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 14 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 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  99 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Wyoming

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Wyoming has a freshmen retention rate of 80%. 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  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UW is 27%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  27 out of 100

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University of Wyoming Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,342 undergraduates at UW with 7,783 being full-time and 1,559 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Wyoming Cost?

The overall average net price of UW is $11,085. 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 +
$6,905 $6,776 $9,394 $15,178 $15,858

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 39% of students took out student loans averaging $7,462 a year. That adds up to $29,848 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UW is 3.5%. 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 $50,685 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 $42,485 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 85 majors graduated from University of Wyoming. Of these students, 2,359 received undergraduate degrees and 676 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
General Psychology 147 $26,515
Nursing 126 $63,738
Teacher Education Grade Specific 107 $39,628
Criminal Justice & Corrections 103 $36,926
Health & Physical Education 86 $27,676
Marketing 80 $33,291
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 75 $41,295
Business Administration & Management 74 $39,400
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 74 $19,870
Teacher Education Subject Specific 73 $40,186

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 2019-2020, 10,971 students took at least one online class at University of Wyoming. This is an increase from the 5,058 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 10,971 4,576
2018-2019 5,058 1,688
2017-2018 4,824 1,666
2016-2017 4,598 1,731
2015-2016 3,791 1,496

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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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