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University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming
Centennial Complex, houses the American Heritage Center and the University of Wyoming Art Museum credit: Sesamehoneytart
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Overview
Public
8,102 Undergraduates
95% Admissions Rate
Town: Remote
Public
Region: West
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
University of Wyoming
Corner of Ninth and Ivinson
Laramie, Wyoming
82071
(307) 766-1121
www.uwyo.edu

The University of Wyoming, a public land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, is one of the top 185 institutions of higher education in the United States. The school was established in 1886, and today, it is in the small town of Laramie. There are seven different colleges including arts and sciences, health sciences, law, education, business and engineering and applied sciences. It is the flagship school of the University of Wyoming system. Notable alumni include Former Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney, Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson, engineer W. Edwards Deming, football player Jay Novacek, businessman Jerry Buss, actor Wayde Preston, Judge M. Margaret McKeown, student Matthew Shepard, retired four-star General Peter Schoomaker and lawyer Gerry Spence. The school’s colors are brown and gold, its mascot is Pistol Pete and its teams are nicknamed the Cowboys and Cowgirls. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – MWC, and there are 17 varsity teams. Varsity sports offered by the University of Wyoming include men’s football, basketball, cross country, golf, swimming and diving and indoor and outdoor track and field, and women’s cross country, golf, basketball, softball, tennis and indoor and outdoor track and field.

Location

Laramie is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 30,816 at the 2010 census. Located on the Laramie River in southeastern Wyoming, the city is west of Cheyenne, at the junction of Interstate 80 and U.S. Route 287. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
51%

Men

49%

Women

23

Average Age of Entering Students

748

New Transfer Students

Admissions
95%

Acceptance Rate

33%

Enrollment Yield

960-1210

SAT Range

4,883

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$13,155

Typical Cost

$16,827

Out-Of-State (published)

$5,217

In-State (published)

95%

Recieve Financial Aid

83%

Have Loans

$11,000

Median Debt

Academics
14.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

5

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

93

Doctorates Awareded

Psychology

Top Major

3

Faculty Awards

2

National Academy Members

55

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Mountain West Conference

Basketball Conference:

Mountain West Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Mountain West Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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