University of Wyoming
Corner of Ninth and Ivinson
Laramie, WY 82071
(307) 766-5160
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

The University of Wyoming is the only public institution that provides baccalaureate graduate education in the state. Founded in Laramie, Wyo., in 1886, and the university currently enrolls more than 10,000 undergraduate students. The school offers more than 180 programs of study, including in the areas of energy resources. The school is ranked by theU.S. News & World Report among the best institutions in the nation. Notable alumni include Dick Cheney, the former vice president of the United States.

Programs Offered

The University of Wyoming offers 80 undergraduate and more than 90 graduate academic programs through seven colleges and multiple interdisciplinary institutes and schools. Programs of study are focused in six areas: science and technology, the arts and humanities, environment and natural resources, life sciences, and, health sciences, and education. Additionally, the University of Wyoming’s Outreach School expands the university’s offerings to 11 regional centers throughout the state and beyond using distance education technology. This technology includes audio teleconferencing, video conferencing, correspondence study, on-site education, and online instruction. Bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as certificate and endorsement programs, are offered through the Outreach School.


The University of Wyoming has been regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1923.


Admissions requirements vary at the University of Wyoming depending on whether you’re a first-year, transfer, international, graduate, or veteran student. New freshman must have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least a 3.0, minimum composite ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 980, and successfully completed required high school curriculum. To apply they must submit an application, $40 application fee, official high school transcript, and official ACT or SAT test scores. Graduate school application requirements will also vary by department. Prospective students must submit an application, official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework, letters of recommendation, and relevant scores, such as GRE or GMAT.

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