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University of Wyoming Data & Information Overview

448 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
97% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Wyoming Ranked?

#520 Best Colleges in Nation
#1 Best Colleges in WY
Biological & Biomedical Sciences Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 448 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is biological & biomedical sciences.

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Overall Quality

UW landed the #520 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

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

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Is It Hard to Get Into UW?

97% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women

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.

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University of Wyoming Faculty

14 to 1 Student to Faculty
99% Full Time Teachers

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

76% Freshmen Retention
31% On-Time Graduation Rate

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

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from UW have a four-year graduation rate of 31%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  31 out of 100

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University of Wyoming Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,783 Full-Time Undergraduates
13.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
51.3% Percent Women

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?

$11,085 Net Price
28% Take Out Loans
$28,384 Total Student Loans
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 28% of students took out student loans averaging $7,096 a year. That adds up to $28,384 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?

$50,685 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
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.


See which majors at University of Wyoming make the most money.

Location of University of Wyoming

Wyoming State
7,783 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
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

85 Majors With Completions
2,359 Undergraduate Degrees
668 Graduate Degrees
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 668 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

72% Take At Least One Class Online
21% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 8,304 students took at least one online class at University of Wyoming. This is a decrease from the 10,971 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 8,304 2,410
2019-2020 10,971 4,576
2018-2019 5,058 1,688
2017-2018 4,824 1,666
2016-2017 4,598 1,731

Learn more about online learning at University of Wyoming.

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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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