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Founded in 1886, University of Wyoming. is a Public college. Located in Wyoming, which is a city setting in Wyoming, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 9,788 full time undergraduate students, and 2,578 full time graduate students.
The University of Wyoming Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 761 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Wyoming include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at UW are considered Less Selective, with ,64% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 32 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
79% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 51% were in the top quarter, and 21% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
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133 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.
103 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
149 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
156 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
157 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
157 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
157 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
158 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.
81 Students rated University of Wyoming
It is a great school with a very small population to the point where professors will get to know you. The school also gives opportunities for students to earn their doctorate sooner than other schools (which is what I will be doing) in addition to there being plenty of chances for internships and work-studies.
I am a new student starting this semester and it has been nothing but stressful. One major problem with the school is class size. It is a large university but a good portion of the classes only allow 20-30 students per class. This makes enrolling extremely difficult especially as a transfer student. As a transfer, you cannot enroll in classes until mid-December for the spring semester and August for the fall. So, you have to try and shove yourself into full classes right before school starts. On top of that, advisors vanish as soon as you are enrolled. I was given an advisor during my enrollment process and was in contact with her to try and figure out what classes I should get out of the way before transferring. She would reply within 3 or so days to any questions but was very flakey when it came to zoom meetings. She had to reschedule one meeting 3 times! Now that I am enrolled, I can see my "degree plan" which shows you what classes you have taken, are taking, and need to take. I emailed my advisor at the beginning of December right after my credits transferred because I noticed there are missing classes. She emailed back the same day saying she will get them changed and still hadn't fixed them a month later. So, I emailed another advisor and I am going on week two of waiting for a reply. Additionally, the advisors don't know anything about the programs... I am in the Elementary and Special Education Dual Degree Program. It is a dual Bachelor's degree program and apparently, it is "new" even though it has been offered for at least two years. It has gone through significant changes and many classes I was told I would get transfer credit for I didn't get. When I would ask my advisor about the program she would have to go look it up to give me an answer or give me the good old "I have a meeting right after this and I will ask" followed by no answer. Next, financial aid. The University does have a lot of scholarship opportunities so as long as you are willing to fill out a dozen surveys and write essays you can easily get some aid. Just be aware that the financial aid doesn't get processed until the weekend before bills are due. Watch carefully and make sure your financial aid is actually being added because my financial aid statement said I was a non-degree seeking student and had no financial aid summary for weeks and I was worried I wasn't getting the scholarships I transfered. Some smaller negatives:
A large portion of classes are only taught by high demand. Including ones that you may need for a degree or minor. I am minoring in Japanese and almost all of the culture-related classes except for two are only offered in high demand. You need three of them for the minor so it might be impossible to complete if you are the only one interested in those courses.
You will most likely have to take classes at a community college. Yes, since a lot of classes fill up immediately, some are only offered one semester out of the year, and some may have too low of enrollment, you will have to take a course in a different school. This means extra class fees, extra tuition, and having to deal with two different class pages. I was really looking forward to not having to do this has half of my associates was taken through other schools. Unfortunately, the curse continues and I am having to take a class through LCCC.
There are hefty fees. I am taking all of my courses online this semester as I am in an online program. I was charged an over $300 fee just because my courses are online. This does not include any other fee.
Classes aren't posted until the day before or the day of school. In an online class, I like to have an overall idea of what I will need to do on the first day since there isn't a meeting time that I can count on. I also feel like syllabi should be available before the class starts. It is frustrating when I log on at 8 a.m. the first day of school and only half of my courses have been posted.
The website is kind of confusing. There are three sites, your canvas class website where you will access your classes, the WyoWeb where you can be sent to your classes, email, the school's Facebook and other random stuff I haven't used, and then there is a whole separate website for registration, financial aid, grades, and degree info. I don't know why everything has to be separate but the websites are outdated and cluttered which makes it difficult to navigate.
Every degree has a different outline. I have looked at several degrees just to get an idea of what it will take to complete it. Some have pdf forms that say all the classes you need to complete, some have WORD documents that have a chart with different classes, some have nothing. They make it really difficult to plan your degree without an advisor babying you so if you are trying to decide on a degree path good luck.
Overall, I probably could have continued on another 5000 words (yikes) but I will leave this here for anyone that will actually read it. If you are thinking of going to UW consider your other options first and prepare yourself for a whirlwind of frustration.
The University is overall a very welcoming place. The students are friendly and the faculty are very helpful. I have had quite the issues with scholarships and credit transfers, among other things, and the faculty have been forthcoming with information and not hesitant to help students when they need it. The campus is downright gorgeous and the buildings are kept modern and welcoming, my favorite building is the library as it's warm and the faculty there aren't afraid to make recommendations or offer homework help. There are plenty of things to do while on campus as there are multiple student centers and activities, as well as frequent campus visitors where current students can get involved. Game days are the biggest event I can think of, the whole college gets involved and the crowds are crazy fun to mull around in with friends.
It is incredibly affordable and for that reason is a great option for many students who would otherwise not be able to attend a four year university.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Wyoming is 95%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
After graduating high school I really wasn't ready for college. Going to a community college rather than university has really helped me prepare not only academically, but also mentally. Because my school is affordable and offers many classes, it's accessible to a very wide variety of people. I've been able to meet people from all over who are also in really different places in their lives. New, returning, grad, international students, etc. It's helped me realize that education is a big part of everyone's lives no matter how old or successful you are. It took a lot of pressure off of the whole graduating-after-four-years standard. It's taken me a long time but now I know who I am, what I want to do with my life, and how to get there. I also know that plans can always change and how to roll with the punches. I see my university friends struggling through and after graduation. Though they may be ahead of me in school, I feel I'm more prepared for the real world. And I'll take that with me when I go to university myself.
My classmates are compassionate, passionate, dedicated, individuals who strive to be the best we can and are more than willing to help others in need if deemed necesscary.
The most fustrating thing about the University of Wyoming would be the lack of support from the academic advisor. As a student we are so focused on the basic enrollment into school we miss some of the little things. If the advisor would be a little more supportive they could point out the items missed.
Very rugged, athletic, with space to breath and caring students and faculty to help you succeed and have fun doing so.
The best thing about the University of Wyoming has to be the people. Everyone here is out going and it's very easy to make friends that have the same interests as you do. Even the professors are helpful, I've never had a problem with contacting one after classe, or even going into their office to get help with any questions or concepts that I've had problems with.
The school really makes an effort to put the students first. They provide a wide array of activities on campus at no cost to the students. They also really make an effort to hear what the students think. They regularly do surveys on what we think of the school's performance. In the residence halls, we are able to explress what we would like to see as far as residence life and dining goes. But most importantly for my major, they provide a hands on experience with animals that many other schools may not be able to offer.
The worst thing about the University of Wyoming is the weather. When late fall hits you have to be ready for any type of weather that can happen. One day it can be warm and sunny, and the next day it could blizzard. Also make sure that you're ready to bundle up, a lot of the time the temperature can be down in the single digits to negative degrees.
People who love: a high education level, social groups centered around education, small class room size, small town atmosphere, and a love for the outdoors.
People who like the cold and a good education.
I think the most unique classes I have take were Deviant Behavior with Malcolm Holmes and Criminal Psychopathology with Scott Culhane. The nature of the course as well as its presentation made them interesting. I joke with my parents that I was learning about sex, drugs, and rock and roll. And while that is what I learned about I learned about it from a sociologists perspective.
The college of engineering and the college of education.
We are a bunch of drunken cowboys who like to party.
I think one of the best things about UW is that there is something for everyone. Sometimes you have to look a little harder to find it, but its there. UW (like any college) is what you make of it. If you want it to suck going to. But if you want your college career to rock, it will.
There are many students who choose to drink a lot, but there are many that choose to not drink at all. I would say that this stereotype is not entirely accurate. Also, many students at Wyoming are cowboys, but by no means is the entire campus hicks.
It's not as big as the other Universities I was looking into. I like the size and how I don't have to drive all around town to get around the campus, like I would've had to if I chose Texas Tech or University of Texas at Austin.
I'm a big sports fan, so the D-1 sports are my biggest draw. It's not big with all students, but the ones that are into it are really into it. People from all over the state also come to the games, most of them driving 2 hours or more one way to get here, and the atmosphere is really good for a small place. Football is king like it is in most places and has been able to get good teams to come to Laramie lately (then #2 Texas and #4 TCU in 2009, Boise State in 2010, Nebraska in 2011, Oregon and Missouri are expected to come soon). Men's basketball will bring people from all over the state too, but the students and Laramie locals actually enjoy the women's basketball maybe just a bit more.
Friday Night Fever is a group that plans activities that usually involve movies, games, or entertainers. In the time I've been here, the University has been able to get Blink 182, Switchfoot, Elton John, Lynard Skynard, comedian Lewis Black, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood from "Whose Line is it Anyway?", and the sketch comedy group "The Second City" comes yearly, just to name a few.
Like I mentioned earlier, there are so many outdoor things to do also that I can't even really count them. The social and dating scene will be whatever you want to make of it, but the opportunities are most definitely available.
The University of Wyoming consists of a wide variety of stereotypes. These stereotypes range from geeks to jocks. Hence, this university is very much like many other universities in the nation. Its most common stereotypes consist of athletes, leaders, foreign students, tutors, Frat boys, Sorority girls, party animals, artsy students, music students, band students, choir students, theater students, law students, engineering students, nursing students, anime nerds, gamers, rednecks, cowboys, cowgirls, gays, lesbians, loners, and the average bland college student. Therefore, it covers a wide assortment of stereotypes. Overall, these stereotypes are fairly accurate and do represent the student population at UW.
Laramie's weather can get pretty cold especially in the winter. The University of Wyoming has never cancelled school no matter how cold or snowy it is.
Video of The Western Thunder Marching Band performing Ragtime Cowboy Joe at the University of Wyoming pep rally.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
95% of students
attending University of Wyoming receive some sort of financial aid.
19% were awarded federal grants.
While 38% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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