University of Wyoming Review

The University of Wyoming, located in Laramie, Wyoming, offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in subjects such as pharmacy, law and education.


The University of Wyoming (UW) is Wyoming's only four-year educational institute. It is located in Laramie, two hours north of Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1886, the University of Wyoming opened its doors in 1887. Old Main, the campus's first building, was begun on September 27, 1886 and has since then expanded into a large campus.

UW offers over 180 different programs of study with 86 bachelor's degrees, 66 master's degrees and 26 doctoral degrees. The school offers professional and juris doctor (JD) programs as well. The University of Wyoming was recently ranked by Forbes as 17th on its 'America's Best Public Colleges' list, as well as 5th in its 'America's Best College Buys' list.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

To enroll at UW, students must complete an application either online or through the mail, and then they will need to send in an application fee of $40. The student must also submit high school transcripts that have been sent directly to the school, along with SAT or ACT scores. If accepted, the University of Wyoming will mail the accepted student information about housing and orientation.

Students should then fill out the FAFSA form to determine any eligibility for financial aid. Further, students can apply for scholarships to further help pay tuition and other expenses . UW offers three Wyoming resident scholarships, the Wyoming Hathaway Scholarship Program, the Wyoming Scholars and the Trustees' Scholarship. For non-residents, there are two freshman scholarships, the Rocky Mountain Scholars and the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE). For those who are children of Wyoming graduates, there is the Child of Alumni Benefit. Beyond that, the University of Wyoming offers many departmental scholarships. Information about these scholarships is available online.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

The University of Wyoming has eight separate schools and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 14:1. It houses eight total libraries, including those that cater to the campus as a whole or to specific departmentals. The American Heritage Center, for example, contains manuscripts, artifacts and special collections. There are also libraries dedicated to the plants of the Rocky Mountains, government documents, film and state of Wyoming documents. The University of Wyoming also has three different online catalogues, including the University Libraries, the American Heritage Center and the UW Law Library.

Schools at the University of Wyoming

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Education
  • College of Business
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • College of Law
  • Graduate School

School Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
  • Phone Number: (307)766-1121