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Why Choose Chemical & Petroleum Engineering at UW
Chemical Engineers have the real opportunity to make positive impact on society.
Chemical Engineers have a wide variety of job opportunities, both functionally and geographically.
Chemical Engineers consistently draw the highest starting salaries of all the engineering disciplines.
UW engineering seniors consistently perform far above the national average on the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. In the Spring of 1999, 89% of UW seniors passed compared to 69% nationally.
Engineering faculty at the University of Wyoming have traditionally maintained an open door policy making them extremely accessible to students.
Two UW dormitory floors with computing laboratories and housing 87 students are designated for engineering students only.
Engineering classes at UW average 23 students. Upper division classes (those for juniors and seniors) average less than 22 students.
99% of UW undergraduate engineering courses are taught by full time, tenure track faculty or practicing professionals.
Student members of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honorary, provide free tutoring services on a wide variety of engineering topics to all engineering students.
48% of entering engineering freshman at the UW participate in Engineering Power Groups which allow groups of 20 students to enroll in a common set of courses. This program, designed to foster collegiality, has a positive effect on student performance and retention.
It costs an average of $11,696 annually, 78% of the national average, for a non-resident student to attend UW.
At approximately 11,000 students, the University of Wyoming is small enough to offer a friendly atmosphere and the personal attention associated with a small college but large enough to offer all of the opportunities of larger institutions.
The College of Engineering and Applied Science’s $2,500,000 H.T. Person endowment is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate instruction.
At an elevation of 7200 ft., UW is the highest engineering college in the U.S. It is surrounded by excellent outdoor recreation opportunities including hiking, skiing, fishing, climbing, biking, and kayaking.
The engineering science program at the UW offers all engineering students a common interdisciplinary core in the basic engineering sciences.
The average ACT composite score for entering freshmen in engineering at UW is over 25.
The UW College of Engineering has many distinguished alumni including W. Edwards Deming, the father of Total Quality Management, and Tom Osborne, the father of the hand-held calculator.
The College has 250 personal computers and workstations (4 students / computer) that are accessible to undergraduate students.