University of Wyoming Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

The University of Wyoming was founded in 1886 as an agricultural college. It was the first university in the state of Wyoming and one of the first universities established in the West. Initially, it was known as the University of Wyoming at Laramie, but its name was changed to the University of Wyoming in 1891. In its early years, UW offered a classical education with courses in literature, languages, science, and mathematics. Over time, additional programs were added including engineering, business administration, and law. Today, UW offers nearly 200 degree programs across seven different colleges with a student population exceeding 14000 students. The university is known for its excellence in research and education and has been ranked among the top universities by U.S News & World Report for several consecutive years. In addition to providing an excellent education to its students, UW has also contributed significantly to scientific research and development with projects such as Yellowstone National Park’s Wolf Reintroduction Project which began in 1995. UW has also made significant contributions to technology through projects such as the development of robotic systems used on Mars rovers by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The university continues to be a leader in research and development both at home and abroad making it one of the most respected universities in the country.

University of Wyoming, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of University of Wyoming. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about University of Wyoming, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

The University of Wyoming is a highly-selective university, with an acceptance rate of 68%. This means that out of every 100 students who apply, only 68 will be accepted. UW has an incoming freshman class size of 4,766 students for the 2021-2022 school year. The student body is largely composed of Wyoming residents, as in-state tuition is much lower than out-of-state tuition. Out of the 4,766 freshmen, 2,632 are from within the state and 1,718 are from out-of-state. The gender breakdown is relatively even with 2,372 male students and 2,394 female students. The average GPA among admitted freshmen is 3.56 and the middle 50% range for ACT scores is 21 to 26. Additionally, the average SAT score for UW freshmen is 1150.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 95%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 95%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 3,713
Female applicants 1,892
Male applicants 1,821
Applicants accepted 3,542
Female applicants accepted 1,826
Male applicants accepted 1,716
Freshman enrollment 1,472
Female freshman enrollment 718
Male freshman enrollment 754
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 69%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 98%
Average high school GPA 3.4
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.1-3.8

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 16%
SAT Critical Reading average score 538
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 490-600
SAT Math average score 541
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 490-610
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 91%
Average ACT Composite score 24
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 21-27
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 21-27
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 21-27