University of Wyoming Top Questions

Describe the students at your school.

Michael

Surprisingly smarter than I expected.

Brian

Everybody is seeking life happiness.

Brayan

All students are very cool, I feel like a family with them they are very open mind, I have two very good friends I met them here in the school.

Sheridan

My classmates are very willing to help with homework and studying when you need it.

Sally

My classmates are friendly, helpful and motivated.

Greg

I'm an out bisexual and I haven't gotten any flack from the students here. They may think differently but no one has even said anything offensive to me. Very accepting or if they aren't they are quiet about it. I think very Liberal, too fashion forward people would feel very out of place in the cowboy boots, republican center.Most kids wear jeans a t to class. I'm in a fraternity so I usually class it up as does much of the greek community.

Greg

I'm an out bisexual and I haven't gotten any flack from the students here. They may think differently but no one has even said anything offensive to me. Very accepting or if they aren't they are quiet about it. I think very Liberal, too fashion forward people would feel very out of place in the cowboy boots, republican center.Most kids wear jeans a t to class. I'm in a fraternity so I usually class it up as does much of the greek community.

Cheyenne

I have met very nice people, they're mostly down to earth and cool. There are a lot of different kinds of people here too.

Jessie

Most universities will have large class sizes, especially if they are entry level or freshman classes. The Unviersity of Wyoming provides smaller classs sizes, but not so small that you still get the real college experience. My Classmates show a lot of school spirit and most are proud to be a "COWBOY" or a "Poke". Most people are nice and there is a lot of diversity.

Dillion

My classmates are kind and caring people who care for others.

Reina

The students here I feel are very active. There are booths ran by volunteers everyday at the Union. Kids here are also polite and friendly; I have not met a hostile one yet.

Charles

The students at the University of Wyoming vary from plain boring to exciting and fun. We have a wide diversity of students and personalities, so everyone is welcome. Therefore, just come as you are and you will be fine when it comes to finding new friends.

Dawn

I believe that since the University of Wyoming is a Division I school, we have a fairly diverse population. For our diverse students, there are many groups and organizations on campus who are specific to diversity. Since Laramie's weather is constantly cold, most students dress warm. Most dress is casual and comfortable. The majority of students are very polite and helpful. Students will open a door for another person, and they are willing to help you. One time I lost my planner. It was not a bit deal but I was pleased when another student called me to say that they found it. They were willing to meet with me so I could get it back. Overall, students are very respectful which makes the environment safe.

Arah

My classmates were helpful and added to the experience of my college education.

Andrew

My classmates at the University of Wyoming are very passionate, not just about their studies but their impact on the community of Laramie and on other students. as well.

Jesse

Even though the state is very very conservative, the city of Laramie and much of the University staff is pretty liberal and the student body is probably as close to 50/50 as they come. The students are very politically aware and active, and usually those students are liberal, but political discourse on campus is actually pretty peaceful. The Matthew Shepard murder really embarrassed the University and the city and the attitude of embracing diversity has taken off well now. The foreign students make up a significant portion of the student body now and the ones I've talked to like it here. The LGBT supporters have embraced Laramie now too. The LDS (Mormon) community is quite large as well. Of course the typical Wyomingite from an ag family is common. I won't say that all the students hang out with each other, but regardless of who you are or what you wear or what you stand for, you'll be fine here.

Tacy

Now that I am taking more courses related to my art degree, I would describe my classmates as artistic, creative, intelectual, and very helpful and friendly.

Kenneth

they are deturmined to suceed

Jaimlyn

Everyone here is friendly and welcoming.

Kaytlin

Friendly, sometimes shy at first though

Shandelle

My classmates are well focused and always willing to help one another out when studying.

Katherine

Some of the most amazing people I have ever met in my life, definite life-long relationships.

Cassiopia

Most of my classes have a pretty diverse group of people, from all over the US as well as international. The small town setting promotes a very friendly atmosphere with everyone.

Heather

I have done most of my learning online, Through discussions and chats my classmates are honest and supportive through their writing.

Michaela

My classmates generally kept to themselves unless the material was becoming too complicated, then they would come together and discuss the material to try to figure it out.

Courtney

Most of my classmates are easy to get along with and they accept me for who I am.

Chelsey

My classmates are outgoing, hardworking and motivated indiviuals.

Katherine

Motivated

Breanne

Everyone is very friendly and most are extremely polite. Everyone says hi to each other in passing even if we don't know each other, which can take some getting used to if you're not from around here. Everyone is very helpful, too.

Jennifer

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.

Katlyn

Everyone is very friendly! Usually by the ede of a semester you will know everyone in your classes. There is usually someone who is willing to get together and and study or let you borrow their notes if needed! Someone is usually willing to help you with whatever you need! Whin your major you will get to know the majority of the students because you will have the majority of your classes with them.

Cody

Outgoing, relaxed, casual and open.

Zachary

In all of the classes that I'm taking my classmates have all been really friendly. If there is something that I need help with, like when I'm studying or doing a math problem someone is always willing to try and help.

Eric

My classmates are hard working students who are trying to understand the material.

Molly

I would say that about half of the student body is from Wyoming, because it is such a wonderful school, and the only 4 year University in the state. Many others, myself included come from surrounding states to take advantage of the cheap tuition while still being far enough away from home to get a true college experience. I also have friends from places such as Chicago and California, and a few from outside the country as well. It is a very welcoming environment, where I think anyone from anywhere can find a niche to feel comfortable in.

Nicole

There are people from all around the world and then people who live next door. It is a great place to be because of the differing backgrounds yet it has a hometown feel.

Eric

A lot of the student population is from Wyoming and Colorado, but I have met so many people from other countries like China, Ethiopia, and Saipan.

Danielle

The student body at the University of Wyoming is very diverse in the sense of they were raised and the way they think. Racially the school is predominantly white, but the university has an outstanding exchange program so there are more and more ethnic backgrounds appearing on campus. I have been able to meet many of the students involved with our LGBT group called spectrum and they are so great. The students on campus are definitely split with right wing left wing politics. It seems that on campus the majority of students are very conservative but if you're not very conservative you're most likely the opposite extreme. The rich., city dweller kids would definitely feel out of place in the foot hills of Wyoming. Students at the university are usally upper middle class or lower with a few exceptions. The student dynamic at Wyoming is very complex but if I were to describe four tables in the dining hall I would say that one table is the exchange students, one table is the cowboys, one table is the rock climbing adventurous students, and one table is full of your average everyday college student who is studying, talking with friends about an upcoming party, or discussing their social life.

Meghan

As a student body we are diverse. We have exchange students from all over the world who come here, to UW for an education. Though most students who go here are from the state itself, many are from neighboring states and the coasts. As a student body we like to distinguish ourselves from other people, making us very... um... unique?. Ok we will just say that we are not all flamboyant but we are individuals and very proud of that fact. As a small university you can't help but interact with many diferent students from many different groups. We are stuck 45 minutes from the nearest "city" so we do all try to get along and make this experience cohesive for everyone around us. As far as politics and student dynamics goes, we recently hosted Senator Barack Obama and former President Clinton here at the university. This focused the students politics even more. We discuss and disagree on many things but we all know that not everyone is right or wrong and we respect peoples opinions even if they seem to be completely bias. Our futures are always prevelant to us but we live in the moment and then wake up in the morning and curse cause we have a test that day. But we have fun and live our lives knowing that we are in control of our future and it is no one else's fault if we fail at our studies.

Joe

It seems to me that there is nearly no racism. However, the campus is mainly white.

Christey

What do students where to class...just about anything they want. You have people that roll out of bed 10 minutes before class and show up in sweats and a hoodie. And you have those people that spend hours getting ready for class, looking their best. In the winter, lots of warm clothes. In early fall and late spring (weather pending) tank tops and shorts. What ever is comfortable is whats worn.

Torry

Most students dress super casual (sweats, UW gear). There are quite a few cliques I'm aware of, and that's interesting to me because I always thought college wouldn't be as clique-y (it might just seem less clique-y because it's so spread out). I think most students are from Wyoming, but there's a decent amount of kids from Colorado, Nebraska, and the surrounding states. I wish students were MORE politically aware (I'm in Rocky Mountain Democrats, so that's kind of important to me), but the awareness is pretty good overall I think. And, since we're in a red state, I'm pretty sure there are a lot of right-wingers; although, I'm aware of a lot of lefties, so yeah.

garret

wyoming has a diverse student body. lots of women and minorities in business classes. most students are from wyoming, south dakota, colorado, and nebraska. most people at UW are not rich. lots of colorado students decide to come up and attend school here because it is cheaper for them to pay out of state at UW than to pay in state in CO.

Lauren

We are diverse in all areas compared to the rest of the state. We have people from all backgrounds, religions, genders, etc. I do feel that anyone who is not white and middle class would feel out of place only because the rest of the state is that. Most students wear sweaters, jeans, and t-shirts. Now and then you see students in business attire. UW is a great place because everyone hangs out with everyone else. It is very much the opposite of high school; however, everyone does have their group of friends. Unfortunately I never ate at the dining hall but I could guess there are the social people, the athletes, the Greeks, and everyone else. Most students are from Wyoming, middle class white families. Students are VERY politically active and involved here, and there is a definite split of republicans to democrats. Students here are mainly focused on the "right now" rather than "what will become of me."

Barbara

Most of the students here are middle-class white children from Wyoming, but there is also a large group of international students. I have found almost everyone to be fairly open-minded, more so than you would perhaps suspect given their backgrounds. As a lesbian Jew I am not your typical Wyoming student, but so far I have not felt intimidated or degraded. In fact, last year I was trying to fix the Sukkah, a temporary building errected for one of our holidays, and two other students came up and helped and asked me about it. They were very nice, and interested in Judaism, but had very little information about it. In my experience this has been pretty typical; people are ignorant of my traditions, but not prejudiced against them.

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