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University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

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  1. Outdoor Magazine recognized UWYO as one of that nation's top outdoor schools
  2. 300+ sunny days every year
  3. 100+ annual outdoor programs and 270+ Recognized Student Organizations

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.

Helpful Information

Course catalogs will not be released until the semester before your arrival. Please view the current semester's catalog for a good idea of classes that will be offered. However, we recommend a certain degree of flexibility when searching prospective courses.

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.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Laramie
Population | 30,000
Enrollment | 12,397
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/24-12/18
Spring | 01/19-05/14

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 - The School of Energy Resources (SER) at the University of Wyoming (UW) was created in 2006 to enhance the university's energy-related education, research and outreach. SER directs and integrates cutting-edge energy research and academic programs at UW and bridges academics and industry through targeted outreach programs.
  • Environmental Studies - Located between the Snowy Range mountains and Medicine Bow, students have several opportunities for hands-on learning alongside experts in the field.
  • 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 - Construction Management at the University of Wyoming is a new degree program offered through the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. This occupation is growing at a faster rate than any other in the United States. University of Wyoming seeks to prepare a future workforce capable of competing in and driving technological advancements in construction industries.
  • Petroleum Engineering - Petroleum engineers are involved in all facets of oil exploration and development, from identifying and characterizing the reservoir through drilling and completion to production. Petroleum engineers also find new ways to extract oil and gas from older wells. We offer courses that prepare students for careers in petroleum and energy-resource fields. Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment provide higher levels of research capabilities. Our award-winning faculty create innovative and rigorous research opportunities for graduate students.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • African American Studies
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • American Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Animation and Special Effects
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel/Fashion Design
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Care
  • Child Development
  • Chinese
  • Choral Music
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Construction Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Dietetics
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Equine Science
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Studies
  • Fashion/Retail Merchandising
  • Feed Science
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • Food Science
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • German
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Human Development
  • International Agriculture
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Middle School Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Literature
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources Conservation
  • Nutrition
  • Painting
  • Paleontology
  • Performance and Directing
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharamacology
  • Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Photo Journalism
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Science
  • Political Science
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Range Management/Resources
  • Recreation Management
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Russian
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Statistics
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Visual Arts
  • Water Management
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Wildlife Management
  • Zoology


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 07/08/20.
  • Estimated cost: $2896.
  • 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 ($145 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/08/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $75 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $100 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
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.

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 07/08/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 24% living on campus
  • Double: $2292
  • 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.
  • $2628 per semester for 15 meals per week.
  • $2340 per semester for 12 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Unlimited meal plan costs $3016 per semester.

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/08/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1292 Semester Plan A & B Optional

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