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Chances of getting into University of Wyoming

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
94%
Admission Difficulty for University of Wyoming
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into UW and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UW is 94%.  It ranks #1 in Wyoming for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Wyoming is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,635 out of 4,919 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent (SAT 1040/1240 ACT 21/28). University of Wyoming typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.54. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UW application fee is $40 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Wyoming is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

UW SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1040-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT 
37%
SAT Scores for University of Wyoming
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for University of Wyoming
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1140

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 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 940. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. UW ranks #1 in Wyoming for highest average SAT composite score. 37 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Wyoming admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1240 and Above Good >97%
1140 to 1240 Avg + 94%-97%
1040 to 1140 Avg - 89%-94%
940 to 1040 Reach 81%-89%
Less than 940 Low <81%
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UW ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
75%
ACT Scores for University of Wyoming
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
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 24

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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >97%
24 to 28 Avg + 94%-97%
21 to 24 Avg - 90%-94%
18 to 21 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 18 Low <84%
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UW GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.54
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into UW. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Wyoming was 3.54 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 3.54 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UW accepts 94% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Wyoming students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 11.8% Good
3.75 to 3.99 30.1% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 20.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.8% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.7% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 10.7% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.9% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

51.8% of University of Wyoming freshman were in the top twenty five percent 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 22.6%
Top 25% of class 51.8%
Top 50% of class 82%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Wyoming admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,494 2,418 4,919
Accepted 2,352 2,277 4,635
Acceptance Rate 94% 94% 94%
Enrolled 738 686 1,424
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 30% 31%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
151

Applicants have 151 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

University of Wyoming Application 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?

94% of those who apply are granted admission to UW. Admission competition is and the college has challenging 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 1040 and 1240. 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 21 and 28. 75% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.