University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming
  • Public
    4 year
  • 9,998
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:15
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 11%
    Transfer Student Ratio
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. The University of Wyoming is committed to supporting transfer students and their success. Each year 45% of our students transfer to UW from a community college or another university. We are here to help make your transition to UW as seamless as possible.
Over 18,500 courses transfer into University of Wyoming
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Founded 1886
Total Faculty 1,002
Full-Time Undergraduate 9,998
Application Acceptance Rate 96%
Transfer Students 1,075
Programs 276 Programs
Courses 7,710 Courses
Transfer Agreements 542 incoming Transfer Agreements
1 outgoing Transfer Agreements
Equivalencies 18,757 incoming Equivalencies
6,455 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $6,400
Out-of-State Tuition $17,490
Books and Supplies $1,200
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid:
    The FAFSA is the federal government’s application to determine financial aid eligibility for most types of financial aid. First apply for a FSA ID. You will need a FSA ID to electronically sign your FAFSA. If you are a dependent student, your parents should also apply for a FSA ID so they can electronically sign your FAFSA. You can complete the FAFSA (and the Renewal FAFSA) electronically by going to Our Federal School Code (for the FAFSA) is 003932.

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
    At UW we want to make transferring your credits as easy as possible. Generally, all college-level courses from regionally accredited colleges and universities will transfer to UW, while remedial courses and most vocational courses will not.
  • Credit For Life Experience:
    Credit based on evaluation of the kinds and extent of college-level learning which an applicant has acquired in prior extra-institutional settings, evidenced in a portfolio of documentation, may count toward university undergraduate graduation.

Application Deadlines for Transfer

Fall/Summer Priority March 1
Fall Closing August 10
Spring Closing December 10
Summer Closing Start of Class

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
    A cumulative, unweighted college GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale). If you have less than 12 semester credit hours, you will need a cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Official Transcripts:
    Have one official transcript from EACH previously attended institution sent directly to the UW Admissions Office. Transfer students with less than 12 completed college credits will need to send official high school transcripts.
  • SAT Scores:
    If you have less than 12 semester credit hours or are under 21 years of age, you will need a minimum composite ACT score of 21 or SAT* score of 1060.
  • Application Fee:
    There is a $40 non-refundable application fee.
  • Apply Here:

Transfer Credit Policy

  • Minimum Grade:
    Your UW department will determine the acceptance of transfer courses towards your specific major and decide whether courses with "D" grades will count toward completing your degree requirements.

Virtual Tour

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University of Wyoming

1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, Wyoming 82071
Main Phone:
(307) 766-1121


Transfer Admission Contact:
Last updated on 5/23/2022 by AcademyOne.