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University of Wyoming

Rooted in the traditions of the West and surrounded by the rugged Rocky Mountains, the University of Wyoming was founded in 1886 and is a nationally recognized land-grant research institution with expert faculty, top-ranked academics and world-class facilities.

PhD Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

Founded in 1886, the university each year welcomes more than 14,000 students from all 50 states and 90 countries. As a land-grant university, we are dedicated to serving the state of Wyoming and producing graduates who go on to be global leaders. 

Education

Here you can study everything from agronomy to zoology, criminal justice to theatre and dance. UW offers 80 areas of study for our undergraduate students where you'll meet faculty members who have won a Nobel Peace Prize and also teach your freshmen economics course. We also have some of the nation's most advanced facilities, including our brand new Engineering, Education and Research Building that offers research opportunities and one of the most well-equipped makerspace in the country. These resources not only allow our students hands-on learning, most are open to all students - no matter what program or degree level they're at.

Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development is a service organization to the faculty, staff and students of the University of Wyoming. It is our goal to provide swift, accurate and expert service to enhance the research missions of individuals and various units within the University. To that end we have labored to place the assets within the office onto the desktops of researchers through this web site.

Career

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) has a wealth of resources and career tools in for both UW Students and Alumni in preparing them for employment, building or furthering their network, and ultimately finding a job! We also offer a wide range of career webinars for professional development!

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
501 -100
2019
401
2018
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
801 -100
2020
701 -50
2019
651
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
696 -38
2019
658
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

  • The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs oversees and provides leadership for all academic programs and functions at the University of Wyoming.  Here is a list of the colleges, schools, and programs that report to the Office of Academic Affairs.
  • The Office of Academic Affairs has the lead responsibility for academic planning and academic budget administration, academic personnel decisions and career development, university-wide curricular requirements and degree program development, assessment of student learning, and academic accreditation.

Housing services

Testing accommodations are an interactive process between eligible students, DSS and faculty.  Please notify DSS as soon as possible if you have concerns related to testing accommodations.

Overview of Process:

  • Must request accommodations for each course, each semester.
  • Provide syllabi to coordinators.

Library services

UW Librarians have developed learning outcomes for library instruction sessions. We recommend limiting the goals for a library instruction session to 1-3 objectives. Your liaison librarian will work with you to determine at what point during a research assignment unit it makes most sense for library instruction and help identify the appropriate learning objectives. 

ICT services

 The IT Help Desk is the first place to contact for computer related help, password issues, or other computing needs. Serving students, faculty, and staff the Help Desk is the single point of contact that provides timely and professional phone, email, online chat, and remote support on hardware, software, connectivity, and UW computer access. 

Medical services

  •  The Student Health Service is staffed by five physicians, a physician assistant, two nurse practitioners and a psychiatric nurse practitioner; all are board certified in their specialty fields.
  • All medical staff provide high-quality, comprehensive primary health care and education to UW students. Additional services include a full-service pharmacy and laboratory.

Student Life

Campus life

 As part of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, the University of Wyoming offers one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. Our region’s natural beauty is matched with cutting-edge learning facilities that make for an unbeatable student experience.  Our virtual tour offers 360-degree panoramas of classrooms, residence halls, University of Wyoming facilities, outdoor spaces, and more! 

Sports facilities

  • Fitness
  • Intramural Sports
  • Outdoor Program
  • Wellness Center

Student clubs

Student Organizations provide an opportunity for students to exercise their right to freely associate for a common purpose, and access privileges and services at the University.

  • Why should you get involved?
  • Meet new people with similar interests
  • Develop leadership and communication skills
  • Interact with faculty, staff, students, and the community
  • Participate in local, regional, and national student and professional activities

Accreditation

The University of Wyoming is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), validating the quality of the institution as a whole - including its academic offerings, governance, administration, mission, finances and resources.  Maintaining accreditation requires a comprehensive review of the university by HLC every decade.

Laramie, Wyoming, United States

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