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University of Wyoming Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to University of Wyoming, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 10 and the application fee costs $40.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

University of Wyoming Admissions Stats at a Glance

University of Wyoming 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 22.6%
Mean SAT Score 1147
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 33%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 75%
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Applying Early to University of Wyoming?

University of Wyoming does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to University of Wyoming?

University of Wyoming is a moderately difficult school to get into. University of Wyoming evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, University of Wyoming accepted 94% of all applicants, around 4,635 of the 4,919 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Wyoming, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

What Does University of Wyoming Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at University of Wyoming

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

University of Wyoming 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Wyoming must submit the following items. Double check with University of Wyoming's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
Other Requirements pre-college curriculum, minimum ACT composite score of 21 or SAT of 1060
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What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Wyoming?

Students admitted to University of Wyoming have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 57.5% submitted a class rank. At University of Wyoming 22.6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51.8% were in the top 25% and 81.6% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Wyoming, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 57.5%
3.75 and 3.99 30.1%
3.50 and 3.74 20%
3.25 and 3.49 13.8%
3.00 and 3.24 11.7%
2.50 and 2.9 10.7%
2.00 and 2.49 1.9%

University of Wyoming does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

University of Wyoming is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 33% of University of Wyoming's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 75% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of Wyoming?

To be competitive with other University of Wyoming applicants, you should strive to earn between 1050 and 1240 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Wyoming 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1240 and 25% of scored lower than 1050, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Wyoming student is 1147.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Wyoming students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Wyoming students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of Wyoming?

To be most competitive at University of Wyoming, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Wyoming's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Wyoming students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

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Transferring to University of Wyoming

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 10. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Wyoming during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

University of Wyoming Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Wyoming?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Wyoming.

Does University of Wyoming accept transfer credits?

University of Wyoming accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Wyoming accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • Life Long Learning Credit
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does University of Wyoming accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

University of Wyoming accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Wyoming?

University of Wyoming is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is University of Wyoming's acceptance rate?

University of Wyoming's acceptance rate is 94%.

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University of Wyoming Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

94%

How hard is it to get into University of Wyoming? University of Wyoming is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Wyoming acceptance rate is 94%. This means that the institution accepts 94 out of every 100 applicants.

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University of Wyoming Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 10

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 10

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Wyoming is Aug 10.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Wyoming is Aug 10.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Wyoming ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

Good

21 to 28

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Wyoming is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Wyoming. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Wyoming SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1240

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Math SAT Range

520 - 620

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1240 and Above

Good

1050 to 1240

Avg

1050 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Wyoming students is 1147. Applicants with SAT scores of 1240 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Wyoming, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1240 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.54

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Wyoming, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.54. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,829

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

94%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,791

Out-of-State

$19,531

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 10
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