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Undergraduate First-Year Students

Admission to the University of Wyoming




UW is the only four-year university in the state of Wyoming, and that gives our first-year students a huge advantage as they begin their college journey. Unlike schools that compete against other universities in the same state, Wyoming dedicates a large portion of its resources to create an unforgettable and impactful student experience. This means you’ll have greater access to opportunities, such as our unrivaled study abroad program or the chance to participate in undergraduate research.

Why the University of Wyoming?



We're #1 on the list out of 20 states where college is worth the cost.



52% of UW undergrads have graduated with no student loan debt.



Our average 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio gives students individualized attention.



Study at over 400 domestic and international locations.



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Over 80 Programs & Majors to Choose From

Our undergraduate degrees are designed to give students close interaction with faculty in our incredible facilities, and even outside in the vast open spaces of Wyoming. Many programs also have options to study abroad and conduct undergraduate research!






The Freshman Experience


Each student’s experience is unique at the University of Wyoming. Some students flourish in close-knit groups with similar interests and others soak in everything UW has to offer. Whether it’s your first home football game, decorating your dorm room, or getting a spruce cone in “Rexy” the dinosaur’s mouth for luck on your finals, your freshman year will be unforgettable!




More Resources

The University of Wyoming strives to make obtaining your degree affordable and accessible. That’s why our undergraduate admission is on a “rolling basis”, meaning you can apply at any time for the upcoming semester. Check out these requirements for undergraduate students.





Find an Admissions Counselor

UW is located in beautiful Laramie — the heart of the Mountain West. You can set up one-on-one appointments to ask questions and learn more about UW!




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Going to college is a major decision and we want to make sure you are feeling confident about your choice. UW offers future students several visit opportunities including in-person visits, a virtual tour and sessions so you can see our beautiful campus.








Get Answers to Your Questions

We know navigating your college admission experience can sometimes be overwhelming. If you have a question about any part of the process, use our UW Answers form to get connected with the right person. We're eager to help you and make your experience of applying to UW as seamless as possible. And if you need extra help, feel free to contact us!


Equal Opportunity Admission Statement

Persons seeking admission, employment, or access to programs of the University of Wyoming shall be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or political belief.


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Contact Us

UW Office of Admissions

Knight Hall 150
1000 E. University Avenue, Department 3435
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-5160
Toll-Free: (800) 342-5996