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The University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming (UW), a public land-grant institution founded in 1886, is a reflection of the global community it serves. The extensive range of academic programs offered at UW inspires the development of "new thinking" and promotes fulfilling careers in the rapidly evolving world.

As a Carnegie Research University Extensive, UW's research goals are continually being pushed to the boundaries and beyond by its professors and students. It is this academic ambition that has allowed UW to provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service since 1886.

Wyoming, unique among the fifty states, has only one university. UW enjoys tremendous support from within its state as well as from an alumni network that spans the globe. More than 11, 900 students from all parts of the U. S. and sixty other countries attend UW classes in Laramie and at outreach sites around the state. The variety of students at UW enriches the educational experience for all by fostering a multicultural environment that encourages sharing and learning about those with different heritages and cultural backgrounds. It is this dialogue that continues to promote respect and appreciation for diversity.

UW offers bachelor's degree programs in six undergraduate colleges: the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, and Health Sciences. Undergraduate education is a high priority at UW. More than 88 percent of the undergraduate courses are taught by professors, and the average class size is 24 students. UW also offers eighty-five graduate and professional programs, including the Doctor of Pharmacy, the Juris Doctor, and the new master's program in e-business.

There are more than 180 recognized campus clubs and organizations, including fourteen national fraternities and sororities, honor and professional societies, political and religious organizations, and special-interest groups. Students have the opportunity to participate in more than sixty different intramural and club sports. UW is a Division I member of the NCAA and competes in the Mountain West Conference in seventeen men's and women's sports. Campus recreational facilities include the Wyoming Union, which recently underwent a $10-million renovation and includes the UW bookstore, eating establishments, student computers, study areas, and a variety of services and resources for students. Additional facilities on campus include Half Acre Gym, an indoor climbing wall, an 18-hole golf course, tennis and racquetball courts, weight rooms, two swimming pools, rifle and archery ranges, indoor and outdoor tracks, softball and baseball fields, and a hockey rink.

UW houses 2, 400 students in six residence halls, and freshmen are required to live on campus during their first year. While primarily coed, the residence halls offer a number of unique living environments, including quiet/study floors, special-interest floors, honors floors, single-sex floors, and other academic living environments. UW also offers fourteen different Freshman Interest Groups (FIGS), which are learning communities that offer common living areas and clustered classes to students with similar academic areas of interest.

Location


UW's 785-acre campus is located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Laramie, a scenic town of 30, 000 people in southeastern Wyoming. Many UW students enjoy the easy access to Alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, backpacking, camping, hunting, fishing, rock climbing, and mountain biking. Laramie with its blue skies, clean air, and 320 days of sunshine a year is a friendly and supportive university town, conveniently located 45 miles west of Wyoming's capital, Cheyenne, and only 130 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado.

Majors and Degrees

UW offers seventy-seven undergraduate programs within its six colleges, leading to B. A. , B. S. , B. F. A. , and B. S. N. degrees.

 The College of Agriculture offers majors in agricultural business (with options in agribusiness management, farm and ranch management, and international agriculture), agricultural communications, agroecology, animal and veterinary sciences (with options in animal biology, business, communication, meat science and food technology, pre veterinary science, production, and range livestock), family and consumer science (with options in child development, dietetics, family services, human nutrition and food, and textiles and merchandising), microbiology, molecular biology, and rangeland ecology and watershed management.

 The College of Arts and Sciences offers majors in American studies, anthropology, art, astronomy/astrophysics, biology, botany, chemistry, communication, criminal justice, English, French, geography and recreation, geology (with options in earth science and environment/natural resources), German, history, humanities/fine arts, international studies, journalism, management, mathematical sciences, mathematics, music (with options in education, performance, and theory and composition), philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, recreation and park administration, Russian, social science, sociology, Spanish, statistics, theater and dance, wildlife/fisheries, women's studies, and zoology and physiology as well as the option of a self-designed major.

 The College of Business offers majors in accounting, business administration, business economics, economics, finance, management, and marketing.

 The College of Education offers majors in elementary and special education, elementary education, industrial technology education, secondary education (with options in agriculture, art, biology, business, chemistry, earth/space science, English, family and consumer sciences, French, German, industrial technology, mathematics, physics, Russian, social studies, and Spanish), special education, trades and industrial education, and vocational homemaking.

 The College of Engineering offers majors in architectural engineering, chemical engineering (with environmental and petroleum options), civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering (with bioengineering and computer engineering options), management information systems (with accounting, business, and computer science options), and mechanical engineering.

 The College of Health Sciences offers majors in dental hygiene, exercise and sports science, health education, health sciences, nursing, pharmacy, physical education teaching, social work, and speech-language and hearing sciences.

UW offers preprofessional programs in dentistry, forestry, law, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and veterinary medicine. The School of Environment and Natural Resources also offers interdisciplinary studies that can be combined with course work in seven other fields of study, including the humanities, physical sciences, and social sciences.

Costs

UW tuition and fees for full-time undergraduates in the 2003 04 academic year were $3090 for Wyoming residents and $8940 for nonresidents. Room and board (double occupancy, unlimited meal plan) were $5546. Estimated expenses include $1000 for books and $2000 for personal expenses.

Financial Aid

Nearly 80 percent of all UW students receive financial assistance. More than $48 million is available in the form of scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study opportunities. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for need-based assistance (loans, grants, work-study) and for many scholarships. Most scholarships at UW are based on academic merit. UW participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program and offers the Nebraska Good Neighbor Scholarship. UW also offers the Western Heritage Scholarship Package to qualified students from non-WUE states. The priority deadline for financial aid is March 1.

Faculty

More than 650 professors from the world's most respected colleges and universities have come to teach at UW. Recognized nationally and internationally as experts, 87 percent of the professors hold the highest degrees in their fields. UW professors are deeply committed to the success of their students. Only a small number of undergraduate courses are taught by graduate assistants, and many of the most distinguished and accomplished professors at UW teach first-year courses. UW maintains a low student-faculty ratio (16:1), which allows for individualized attention, instruction, and academic advising, as well as the inclusion of undergraduates in cutting-edge research projects.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted, high school graduates and new first-year students with fewer than 30 transferable college credit hours should have a cumulative high school GPA of 2. 75 or above (Wyoming residents) or 3. 0 or above (nonresidents) and a composite ACT score of 20 or above or an SAT I composite score of 960 or above and completed 13 high school units that include 4 units of English, 3 units of mathematics, 3 units of science (including a physical science), and 3 units of cultural context courses (behavioral or social sciences, visual or performing arts, humanities or foreign languages). Admission with conditions can be granted to students who do not meet these standards but have a minimum 2. 5 GPA or a 2. 25 GPA with a composite ACT score of at least 20 or an SAT I score of at least 960. Transfer students with 30 or more transferable semester credit hours must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2. 0.

Application and Information

Students must submit a completed UW Application for Admission, official high school/college transcripts, ACT or SAT I scores, and a $30 nonrefundable application fee. Students may apply and pay the application fee online at the Web address below. UW strongly encourages all prospective students and their parents to visit the campus.

 

Admission Office

University of Wyoming

P. O. Box 3435

Laramie 82071-3435

Telephone: 307-766-5160

800-DIAL-WYO (342-5996) (toll-free)

E-mail: why-wyo@uwyo.edu

 

World Wide Web: http://www.uwyo.edu/

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Office of Institutional Analysis (statistics: http://oia. uwyo.edu/cds/cds0304. pdf


Admissions: http://uwadmnweb. uwyo.edu/ADMISSIONS/


Financial Aid: http://uwadmnweb. uwyo.edu/SFA/


Home Page: http://www.uwyo.edu/

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Admission Office

University of Wyoming

P. O. Box 3435

Laramie 82071-3435

Telephone:307-766-5160

800-DIAL-WYO (342-5996) (toll-free)

E-mail: why-wyo@uwyo.edu

Website:www.uwyo.edu

 

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