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University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

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About This Campus

The University of Wyoming, established in 1886 and still the only 4-year university in Wyoming, is a land-grant institution where innovative research and the pursuit of academic excellence take place within a safe, close-knit community. Just like the state of Wyoming, UW is both big and small. Wyoming, known worldwide for its beauty, is full of wide-open spaces and magnificent mountain ranges, and UW echoes these spaces in the scope of its innovation, its energetic ambition to better the global community, and its world-class facilities. Although Wyoming is the 10th-largest state in the USA, it has the smallest population, creating tight-knit communities around the state that band together for progress. In the same way, students and faculty at UW work together towards a greater future, meeting in small classes and enjoying a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Location Information

The University of Wyoming is located in the beautiful college town of Laramie, Wyoming, nestled between two mountain ranges. Laramie is home to 31,000 people, providing a welcoming, friendly and safe community for international students. Throughout the year the Laramie community is supportive of UW students. The city sponsors several fun events including pep rallies, concerts and outdoor adventures. Wyoming is famous for endless recreational opportunities, including Yellowstone National Park.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

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Fast Facts

Location | Laramie
Population | 30,000
Enrollment | 12,397
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/04-12/20
Spring | 01/27-05/15

Campus Diversity

White | 71%
Black | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 7%
Asian | 1%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 4%
Other | 14%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • Before seniors
Closed Programs
Nursing, Law, Pharmacy, Speech Pathology and Audiology and Dental Hygiene.

Enrollment in engineering, business and computer science courses is highly competitive.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Energy Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Outdoor Recreation Management - Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management (BS) Connect people to the outdoors in one of the West’s fastest-growing industries. You’ll gain understanding of business, people and culture, environment and natural resources, recreation, and tourism in the classroom and outside. This program emphasizes stewardship and conservation of natural resources, tourism and outdoor recreation theories and best practices, entrepreneurial and business management strategies, creating outstanding visitor experiences, and broad understanding of cultural and natural resources.
  • Construction Management
  • Petroleum Engineering

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, Agricultural Sciences, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Crop Science/Management, Equine Science, Farm and Ranch Management, Horticulture, Life Sciences, Livestock Production, Plant and Soil Systems, Plant Pathology, Plant Science, Soil Science, Veterinary Science, Water Management

Anthropology: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: African American Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Exercise Science, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Entomology, Fish Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biosciences, Physiology, Wildlife Biology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, International Agribusiness, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Petroleum Land Management, Public Administration

Chemistry: Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Photo Journalism

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Science/Services, Family Studies, Home Economics

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Science, Geology, Meteorology, Paleontology, Physical Sciences

Economics: Applied Economics, Economics, Environmental Economics

Education: Child Care, Child Development, Distributive Education, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, French, Health Education, Home Economics, Instructional Media, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education

Engineering: Architectural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Survey Engineering, Transportation Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature

Environmental Studies: Ecology, Energy/Environmental Policy, Environmental Biology, Environmental Design, Environmental Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Geology, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Fish and Game Management, Fisheries Science, Natural Resources, Natural Resources/Science/Management, Range Management/Resources, Renewable Natural Resources, Wildlife Biology/Science, Wildlife Management

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textile Design

Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition

General Studies: Humanities, Individualized Degree Program, Individualized Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Planning

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Health Education, Health Promotion, Kinesiology, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

History: History

Industrial Studies: Construction Management

Information Studies: Computer Science

International Studies: International Studies

Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Classical Languages, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Computation Science, Mathematics, Statistics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Dance, Design/Technical, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Performance, Technical Theater, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Production

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Astrophysics, Atmospheric Physics, Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Human Development, Psychology

Recreation: Outdoor Recreation Management, Parks Administration and Management, Recreation

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Theater: Performance and Directing, Theater


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525.00 paper, N/A computer or 71.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 09/12/19.
  • Estimated cost: $2791.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): None.
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 15 ($139 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 09/12/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $75 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $100 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Insurance $1292 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Parking Fee $81.50 Semester Plan A & B Optional

Important Notes: The University of Wyoming has recently begun assessing Program fees. Program Fees vary from $3 to $25 per credit hour.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1 per semester.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003932

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 09/12/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 24% living on campus
  • Double: $2247
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $600
  • Proximity to campus: .5-3 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Housing in Residence Halls is guaranteed. Students can be released from Residence Hall full year contract if they are only staying 1 semester. Housing in on campus apartments may require a lease of longer than the academic term (semester or year). You cannot be released from the Bison Run contract (you will have to pay August-July).

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2589.50 per semester for 15 meals per week.
  • $2304.50 per semester for 12 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Unlimited meal plan costs $2972 per semester.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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