The University of Wyoming is a public university located in Laramie, Wyoming, between the Snowy Range and Laramie Mountains. UW was established in 1886, four years prior to Wyoming being admitted as the 44th state. UW is situated on a 785 acre suburban campus and is a center for cultural events in Laramie. UW offers a variety of performing arts events that include rock and classical music concerts and dance and theater performances. UW’s close proximity to two mountain ranges provides students with many recreational opportunities. UW has a competitive athletic program and offers multiple extracurricular activities and more than 200 student organizations and clubs that include a wide variety of professional, social and academic groups. UW’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference.
UW is recognized nationally as being a comprehensive research institution that has world-class facilities and accomplished faculty members and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Exceptional opportunities are offered for individualized undergraduate and graduate research. UW’s Office of Research and Economic Development works with the academic community including faculty, staff and students in all of UW’s schools to connect research, technology transfer and economic development efforts to increase support in the federal, state and private sectors for graduate student and faculty scholarship. The office coordinates UW’s research mission with colleges, departments, institutes, centers and investigators, and provides research opportunities that create and enhance knowledge and have positive impacts on economic development as well as society in general.
Approximately 13,000 students are enrolled in UW’s undergraduate and graduate programs. More than two hundred areas of study are available at UW. 80 undergraduate and over 90 graduate, Juris Doctor and Doctor of Pharmacy degree programs, as well as certificate programs are offered through UW’s colleges and interdisciplinary schools and institutes that include the following:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
- College of Education
- College of Business
- College of Engineering and Applied Science
- College of Law
- College of Health Sciences
- Outreach School
- School of Energy Resources
- Graduate Education
- School of Environment and Natural Resources.
The average undergraduate class size at UW is 29 students, and the most popular academic majors are elementary education and teaching, registered nursing/registered nurse, business administration and management, speech communication and rhetoric and psychology. For students that are not able to attend classes at the UW campus in Laramie, the university has an Outreach School that offers over 30 degree, endorsement and certificate programs to distance learning students. Outreach School programs are delivered through video conferencing and online classes. Nine regional Outreach school centers are located across Wyoming.
Student seeking admission to UW as first year students must have completed the high school success curriculum that includes 4 years of math, 4 years of English, 4 years of science, 3 years of social science, 2 years of same foreign language, and two years of additional coursework in fine and performing arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, additional foreign language or career technical courses. Students must have earned a high school GPA of 3.0, and need to have received a minimum ACT score of 21, or a combined SAT score of 980. Financial aid and scholarships are available for eligible students.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Sector Of Institution:4-year, Public
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:5,126
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