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    The University of Wyoming offers a world-class education in the small community of Laramie, Wyoming. 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. Here you can study everything from agronomy to zoology, criminal justice to theatre and dance.

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    Why You Should Transfer to the University of Wyoming

    November 17, 2016


    The University of Wyoming has one of the lowest tuitions in the country. With an estimated tuition and fees totaling $2,528 for Wyoming residents and $8,108 for non-residents per semester, it’s easy to see why students from across the country flock to our humble institution. But, there is more than just affordability that makes UW a great place to transfer to and continue your education. Beautiful sights to outstanding academic programs make UW a school worthy of your consideration.



    1. Complete your bachelor’s in two years.

    If you got your start at a Wyoming community college, odds are, you will be able to avoid the “five-year plan” and complete your bachelor's degree within two years. This is largely due to Wyoming Transfer Advance.  With your associate degree in hand, you will  have your application fee waived, receive guaranteed admission to UW and receive automatic class standing as a junior upon entry. You can also talk with with an enrollment specialist for help or run a transfer equivalency test on your own after you have been admitted.

    2. Stunning sights and exciting activities are in your backyard.

    20161114_KJS3956.jpgWhile much of Wyoming is flat prairie as far as the eye can see, stunning sights like Vadauwoo, Happy Jack and Medicine Bow National Forest are all within a half-hour drive of Laramie. Additional outdoor adventures like snowmobiling, mountain biking, horseback riding and more are commonplace for the community and readily available for students to participate in. Whether you are a diehard fan or a beginner, UW has an Outdoor Program that is more than ready to welcome you to the area. If you are a student looking for a change of pace from your hometown or home state, than UW is the place for you!



    3. Top-notch specialized programs.

    The UW MBA program is ranked as one of the best values in the country. The College of Engineering and Applied Science is set to be nationally recognized as a Tier-1 ranked program. Meanwhile, the Science Initiative is helping propel science programs and facilities at UW to top-tier status. And the UW Trustees Education Initiative is helping to lift the College of Education to national preeminence. These are just a few of many examples.

    Professors from all over the university are consistently published and receive awards in their respective fields of study and bring national praise to the university as a whole. Their prestige is not exclusive to their department but extends down to you as their student. At UW, you will receive an education from professors who have received national recognition and have the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with them, given the low teacher-student ratio of 15:1. No matter what your major is, be it engineering, communications, nursing or theater, you can be assured that your program is a force to be reckoned with.

    20160705_KJS5591.jpg4. A diverse culture of students.

    Different religions, different race and ethnicities, specialized interests, even different sexualities and gender identities can all be found in the UW community. Take for example the numerous RSOs that support and bring awareness to different groups, including Abilities, Black Student Alliance, Muslim Student Association, Spectrum and Keepers of the Fire. Interests range from the Country Swing Club to the Grill and Chill Club, meaning you will not be lacking for communal support for you or what you like. No matter what your background is, you have the university’s full support to fair and equal treatment for however long you are here.

    5. Cost is low.

    As mentioned in the opening paragraph, UW is a great value. Many out-of-state students flock to our school due to UW’s out-of-state tuition being more affordable than their state’s in-state tuition. Seriously, ask almost any student from outside of Wyoming, and they will mention the affordability of the university being a primary factor of their attendance. Scholarships are readily available to students from all walks of life. The cost estimator allows you to see just how much your attendance will be, and Wyoming’s status as a Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) state means students from other participating states receive a discounted tuition. All of this more than justifies UW’s status as one of the most affordable and high-quality institutions in the country.



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