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Colleges / Western Wyoming Community College

About Western

Western Wyoming Community College is a public, state school in an small town setting in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Western was founded in 1959 and enrolls 3,183 undergrads and no graduate students.

Western offers housing for up to 558 students. Most students live off campus,.

Western's endowment was valued at $23.685 million in 2021. There are 11 undergraduate students for every full-time Western professor.

2021 Western Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 59%
In-State Tuition $2,970
Out-of-State $8,910

Western Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Western Early Admission

Western Wyoming Community College does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Western Wyoming Community College

It is not competitive to get into Western. The acceptance rate at Western is 59%. In 2021, 1,123 out of 1,889 total applicants were accepted.

Western Waitlist 2021

Western reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Western Wyoming Community College?

Western is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Western, applicants must submit the following items.

Western Application Requirements

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GPA and Test Scores for Western

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Western.

Does Western Require Test Scores?

Western does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Does Western Provide Dorms?

Yes! Western provides on-campus housing for up to 558 students.

Western students are active in the school's Association of Non-Traditional Students (ANTS), Spanish Club and Residence Hall Association. ASG Awards Event, Kick-off Day, and and International Night are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Western.

Financial Aid at Western

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Western a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Western

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does Western sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Western a good school for you?

Interested in Applying to Western Wyoming Community College?

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Where is Western Wyoming Community College Located?

Western is located in the small town setting of Rock Springs, Wyoming.

If you want to see Western for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 80 to Rock Springs, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Rock Springs-Sweetwater County.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Western and Rock Springs are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2500 College Drive Rock Springs, WY 82901

Campus Setting: Small Town

Western Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Western is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Western is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at Western is like? There are approximately 3,183 students enrolled at Western. 34% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from WY and 16% percent of students are from other states.


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