University Of Wyoming

University Of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming, or UW, is a land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, United States. It was established in 1886. The campus is situated on Wyoming's high Laramie Plains between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountains. UW offers more than 80 bachelor, over 60 master, and more than 25 doctoral degrees. The university is organized into the following academic units:

  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Law
  • Haub School and Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources
  • School of Energy Resources

UW's sports teams are nicknamed the Cowboys and Cowgirls. They compete in the NCAA Division I (I-A for football) as a member of the Mountain West Conference.

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University of Wyoming
Corner of Ninth and Ivinson
Laramie , WY 82071
General Phone: (307) 766-1121

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University of Wyoming Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching417education, educational administration, special ed administration, special ed, special education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, agricultural teaching, ...
Liberal Arts292American studies, women's studies, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, humanities, ...
Business and Management291business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, MIS, management science, marketing
Science203biology, molecular biology, botany, microbiology, zoology, entomology, wildlife biology, reproductive biology, natural sciences, ...
Engineering199architectural engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering
Nursing and Emergency Medicine126registered nursing, nurse practitioner, mental health nursing, various nursing
Family and Social Work125family and consumer science, child development, public administration, social work
Therapy and Counseling101psychology
Media92communication studies, journalism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy77parks and recreation management, exercise science
Security and Law Enforcement68criminal justice and safety
Landscaping and Horticulture61agronomy, range management, various plant science courses, soil science
Medicine49neuroscience, pharmacy
Animal Science and Care47animal science
Medical Support and Technology41health service and sciences, audiology, audiology and speech pathology, dental hygienist
Agricultural Science and Management40agricultural operations, agricultural economics, agricultural journalism, food science
Real Estate and Construction Management32real estate
Mathematics32mathematics, applied mathematics courses, statistics
Computer Science and Engineering27computer science, computer engineering
Art Studies24art studies
Drama and Performing Arts21drama
Music19music, music performance, music theory and composition
Religion and Philosophy12philosophy
Engineering Technician7surveying tech
Architecture and Planning0urban planning
Conservation and Resource Management0conservation, environmental studies

Number of programs and degrees for University of Wyoming in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,78676
Master's degree41761
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship7427
Postbaccalaureate certificate245
Post-master's certificate151
Award of less than 1 academic year415
Doctor's degree - professional practice1172

University of Wyoming Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Wyoming had a total enrollment of 12,875 students (10,716 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 65%
Graduate 35%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 1%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 18%
20-21 21%
22-24 23%
25-29 15%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Dakota3%
State unknown2%
(International Students)1%

University of Wyoming Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 57 %

University of Wyoming Room and Board (2007)

University of Wyoming offers campus housing for 2,820 of its 10,716 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Laramie, Wyoming for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wyoming Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

University of Wyoming Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480610
SAT Math500630
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math2027
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT20%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT91%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Wyoming Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,621
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,031
Room and board $ 7,707
Room charge $ 3,346
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,361
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,092

Financial Aid:
University of Wyoming participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 393200)

University of Wyoming Faculty

University of Wyoming has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year27$110,53810$108,233
Associate professorcalendar year14$79,7401*
Assistant professorcalendar year4$74,1001*
Lecturercalendar year8$57,47021$70,523
All faculty totalcalendar year53$91,64233$82,717

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year150$107,06728$91,426
Associate professoracademic year103$76,27061$72,857
Assistant professoracademic year98$67,32170$63,111
Instructoracademic year2*2*
Lectureracademic year54$55,30661$50,920
All faculty totalacademic year407$82,591222$65,952

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Wyoming Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mountain West Conference
Basketball Mountain West Conference
Track Mountain West Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4875123

University of Wyoming Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Administration of Special Education
Agricultural Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Architectural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering

Engineering Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Plant Sciences, Other
Range Science and Management
Soil Science and Agronomy, General

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Natural Sciences
Physics, General
Reproductive Biology
Wildlife Biology
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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