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Chances of getting into University of Wyoming

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
96%
Admission Difficulty for University of Wyoming
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into UW and can I get accepted? The school has a 96% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Wyoming for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,132 out of 5,348 applicants were admitted making University of Wyoming an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent. University of Wyoming typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Wyoming is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UW SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
37%
SAT Scores for University of Wyoming
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for University of Wyoming
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1170

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Wyoming?

University of Wyoming typically prefers applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Wyoming for highest average SAT composite score. 37 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Wyoming admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >98%
1170 to 1280 Avg + 96%-98%
1060 to 1170 Avg - 93%-96%
950 to 1060 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 950 Low <89%
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UW ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
75%
ACT Scores for University of Wyoming
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of Wyoming
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UW?

Admission data indicates that UW regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Wyoming for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 75 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Wyoming.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Wyoming admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >98%
25 to 28 Avg + 96%-98%
22 to 25 Avg - 93%-96%
19 to 22 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 19 Low <89%
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UW GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.48
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Wyoming?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UW. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Wyoming was 3.48 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Wyoming for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.48 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UW accepts 96% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Wyoming students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 35% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

82% of University of Wyoming freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Wyoming students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 23%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 82%
Bottom 50% of class 18%
Bottom 25% of class 4%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Wyoming admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,658 2,668 5,348
Accepted 2,543 2,569 5,132
Acceptance Rate 96% 96% 96%
Enrolled 874 886 1,760
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 34% 34%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
189

Applicants have 189 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Wyoming is $40.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Wyoming and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Wyoming Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Wyoming
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=240727 IPEDS survey data for University of Wyoming.

FAQs

Does University of Wyoming prefer SAT or ACT?

37% of students submit their SAT scores to UW. 75% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Wyoming?

96% of those who apply are granted admission to UW. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Wyoming?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1280. 37% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Wyoming?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 28. 75% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.