University of Wyoming


The University of Wyoming offers a world-class education in Laramie, Wyoming. Founded in 1886, the university each year welcomes more than 14,000 students from all 50 states and 90 countries. As a land-grant university, we are dedicated to serving the state of Wyoming and producing graduates who go on to be global leaders.  UW offers over 200 academic programs through the college of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, Health Sciences, Law, and the Schools of Energy Resources, and Environment and Natural Resources. With our small average class size of 30 and student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, the opportunities are endless at the University of Wyoming. 

How much would I save with WUE?

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NOTE: The rates shown are taken from WICHE's most recent annual Tuition and Fees Report (published in December) and do not include fees. We strongly encourage you to verify these rates with the admissions office of the institution where you want to enroll.

This institution offers the WUE rate to transfer students.

The WUE tuition rate applies to the majors listed below. If the major is not listed here, it is not eligible for the WUE rate:

Program Name   Degree Type(s)    
Accounting   BS    
Agricultural Business   BS    
Agricultural Communication   BS    
Agricultural Education   BS    
Agriculture, Undeclared   BS    
Agroecology   BS    
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture   BS    
American Studies   BA    
Animal and Veterinary Sciences   BS    
Anthropology   BA    
Architectural Engineering   BS    
Art   BA    
Art Education   BA    
Astronomy   BS    
Biology   BA, BS    
Botany   BA, BS    
Business - Undeclared   BS    
Business Administration   BS    
Chemical Engineering   BS    
Chemistry, General   BA, BS    
Civil Engineering, General   BS    
Communication   BA, BS    
Computer Engineering   BS    
Computer Science   BS    
Criminal Justice   BA    
Dental Hygiene   BS    
Earth Systems Science   BS    
Economics   BS    
Education - Undeclared   BA    
Electrical Engineering   BS    
Elementary Education   BA    
Energy Systems Engineering   BS    
Engineering - Undeclared   BS    
English   BA    
Environment and Natural Resources   BS    
Environmental Science   BS    
Family and Consumer Science   BS    
Finance, General   BS    
French   BA    
Geography   BA, BS    
Geology   BS    
Geology and Earth Sciences   BA, BS    
German   BA    
Health and Wellness, General   No Degree    
Health Education   BS    
History, General   BA, BS    
Humanities/Fine Arts   BA    
International Studies   BA    
International/Global Studies   BA    
Journalism   BA, BS    
Kinesiology and Health Promotions   BS    
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies   BA    
Management   BS    
Management Information Systems   BS    
Marketing   BS    
Math/Science   BA, BS    
Mathematics Teacher Education   BA    
Mathematics, General   BA, BS    
Mechanical Engineering   BS    
Microbiology, General   BS    
Molecular Biology   BS    
Music Education   BA    
Music Performance, General   BA    
Music, General   BA    
Nursing   BS    
Organization Leadership   BA    
Petroleum Engineering   BS    
Pharmacy   BS    
Philosophy   BA    
Physical Education Teaching   BS    
Physics Education   BA    
Physics Plus   BS    
Physics, General   BS    
Physiology, General   BS    
Political Science   BA, BS    
Pre-Nursing Studies   BS    
Pre-Pharmacy   BS    
Psychology, General   BA    
Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management   BS    
Russian   BA    
Secondary ED/English   BA    
Secondary Education   BA    
Self Designed Major   BA, BS    
Social Science   BA, BS    
Social Studies Teacher Education   BA    
Social Work   BS    
Sociology   BA, BS    
Spanish   BA    
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences   BS    
Statistics, General   BA, BS    
Theatre and Dance   BA, BS    
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Biology Management   BS    
Women's Studies   BA    
Zoology and Physiology   BA, BS    

Enrollment Information

Admission Requirements

UW is an exceptional place and we welcome all students to apply.  Students can apply online at Applicants will need to submit their online application, $40 nonrefundable application fee, official high school transcripts sent directly from their school and official ACT or SAT test scores for admission consideration.

High school seniors or graduates and new first-year students, or those who have fewer than 30 transferable semester college credit hours, will need:

Transfer Students with 30 or more transferable hours (after high school) must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average for admission to UW. Applicants will need to submit their online application, $40 application fee, and official college transcripts from each previously attended institution sent directly to the UW Admissions Office. Transfer students with less than 30 completed college credits will need to also meet first-year requirements.

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WUE Award & UW Scholarships

The University of Wyoming recognizes a limited number of non-resident graduating high school seniors as recipients of the Western Undergraduate Exchange award. Students are evaluated on their academic excellence using cumulative GPA (unweighted high school GPA on a 4.0 scale) and composite ACT or SAT test scores using the grid criteria available at Recipients will pay 150% of the resident tuition rate. 

For WUE award consideration, students must be residents of a WUE participating state, have a completed admissions application (application, $40 application fee, official transcripts and ACT/SAT test scores), and be admitted and confirmed enrollment by May 1st.

Additional information on UW scholarships, including WUE, can be found at

Contact Information

Admissions Office
University of Wyoming 
Dept. 3435, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071-2000
(307) 766-5160

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