International Student Viewbook

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International Student Viewbook

Unleash your adveNturous spirit

in Wyoming.

Nestled in the scenic Laramie Valley and in the shadow of the towering Snowy Range Mountains, the city of Laramie is the home to the University of Wyoming. When you choose to study at UW, you will have chosen a one-of-a-kind college experience. Our comprehensive curriculum with advanced labs and classrooms are set within a beautiful outdoor setting with wide-open spaces and magnificent mountain ranges providing you an adventure of a lifetime.

13:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

#1 #1


American university for international student satisfaction with meeting American friends and feeling well oriented to campus.

In safety among North American universities.

The University of Wyoming is home to over 11,000 students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 80 countries. UW is a friendly, safe and tight-knit community of students, faculty and staff. Our people make this place special, and we know that you’ll feel welcomed and love being part of the UW community.

You can satisfy your relentless curiosity in more than 200 different academic programs at UW. UW offers personalized, interactive teaching and mentoring from world-renowned professors with a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.


The University of Wyoming, established in 1886, is the public, land-grant university for the state of Wyoming. This means you’ll have unparalleled access to advanced spaces for discovering, practicing, and perfecting your skills.


The state of Wyoming is known worldwide as an outdoor recreation destination, including both Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.

27 oc

1 oc Average January High Average July High


#3 BesT VaLue

People in Laramie university in the nation - Growella (2018)

RaNkeD #3

Outdoor Adventure College - Backpacker Magazine (2016)


Sea Level ID NE SD Yellowstone National Park & Grand Teton National Park

laRamie, Wyoming

The University of Wyoming is located in the inviting college town of Laramie, Wyoming, nestled in a valley at 2,200 meters above sea level between two beautiful mountain ranges. Laramie is home to 32,000 people and provides a welcoming, safe, and fun community for international students.

Laramie’s thriving downtown area hosts many festivals and parades throughout the year, including Laramie Jubilee Days, which draws thousands of people from around Wyoming and the USA for a week of live music, rodeo and more.


•Residence halls within a five-minute walk of central campus

•On-campus apartments

•Free bus service

• 10+ dining locations, including vegan, vegetarian, halal and kosher entrées


Musical ensembles including choirs,
jazz bands, opera,
and more! Fun and educational outdoor programs annually Club Sports teams Intramural Sports NCAA Division 1 sports teams Student Organizations and Clubs 22+ 20 50+ 17 200+ 100+ geT iNvOLved !


The Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CSIL) provides opportunities to engage at UW through inclusive student-centered programs, communities, services, entertainment, and experiential learning opportunities to complement the academic experience.

• Join or create a Student Organization

• Volunteer to help your local or global community

• Obtain on-campus employment

• Serve as a student government leader

• Participate in fun activities with your peers

• Find community among those who are both similar and different from you

• Learn about resources to help you be successful

Getting involved in CSIL programs and activities will elevate your student experience.


Multicultural Affairs (MA) serves to enhance the personal and academic growth of students through programs, services, policies, and procedures. Multicultural Affairs advocates for marginalized students to develop a positive sense of self, create strong community connections, and thrive in all aspects of student life. A variety of events, workshops, support groups, and trainings are offered throughout the academic year to support students. Multicultural Affairs also offers the Multicultural Resource Center and Rainbow Resource Center in the Wyoming Union.


ExpaNdiNg FrontieRs

The pillars of the University of Wyoming Science Initiative are innovative programs, large-scale active learning, cutting-edge facilities and engagement with students, educators and community members at all levels. The Science Initiative combines those elements to enable world-class research and education, providing UW students with unique opportunities, access to state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional skills to carry with them into the future.

• Learn how to operate complex drilling, well control and well servicing equipment and manage high-risk scenarios with the state-of-the-art drilling simulator.

• Understand deep learning and neural networks in the Evolving Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

• Explore the wilderness at the University of Wyoming National Park Service Research Station in Grand Teton National Park.

• Investigate planet formation at Wyoming’s Supercomputing Center.

Suez, Egypt

Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering

There are plenty of options for student involvement at UW. In the three semesters I have been at UW, I was an officer in a student organization, a global student ambassador, and even the founder of a new student organization (Table Tennis Club) along with my friends. You are sure to find something you like. If not, just find three other people and make a club of your own to do something you enjoy.

Moustafa Aly


YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME. The staff in the International Students and Scholars are honored to serve as a home away from home for the international community at the University of Wyoming. ISS hosts events and provides support for students to share their home culture holidays and celebrations. ISS creates a welcoming environment where students and families feel comfortable and welcomed. They help students celebrate their successes and create opportunities for our international community to engage with the entire community – not just with staff and faculty on-campus. In short, the staff in International Students and Scholars creates lifelong relationships with our international students from the admissions process all the way to graduation and beyond – once a Cowboy always a Cowboy.


The University of Wyoming is a unique place where you can reach the knowledge as much as you can reach the nature! The UW community is inclusive and supportive, preparing all you need for success. From a small college town enriched with the American Western Culture and famous for outdoor sports, you will be connected with the world to develop your global perspective of knowledge with globally engaged faculty and globally renowned programs.

The caring community at the University of Wyoming will set you up to succeed and join you in celebrating your achievements. You will feel right at home in this diverse community. And remember that together, everyone achieves more.

Meet Tawfik and learn about his experience at UW.

Dr. Qin “Arthur” Zhu Professor, Kinesiology & Health Students with Qin Zhu (white shirt) in a kinesiology research lab.
DR. TAWFIK ELSHEHABI Senior Lecturer, Petroleum Engineering Oversees the Drilling and Completions Simulation Laboratory


Take the next step on your journey at UW, where career preparation is paramount. Learn from respected and experienced industry professionals, who often visit classes as distinguished guest lecturers and for special employment events. Hone your skills by working on campus in one of 3,400 available student jobs. Take full advantage of our career services offices and meet one-on-one with career advisors who assist students in creating a distinct resumé, practicing interview skills, and finding right-fit internships and jobs. And, with help from our Alumni Office, you can make professional connections with UW’s 127,000 alumni around the world.


Around 300 prestigious local, national and international companies regularly visit campus to recruit UW students and alumni. Additionally, UW’s John P. Ellbogen Entrepreneurship Competition awards $50,000 in seed money each year to outstanding teams of student entrepreneurs, and free office space is given to winners for one year at the Wyoming Technology Business Center on campus. Discover additional employment resources at


Laramie with its calm, scenic beauty and friendly people felt like home right away. The excellent education and mentorship I received academically helped me achieve my career goals. For being a relatively small university town, UW has a vibrant international community that the staff in International Students and Scholars brings together. Some of my fondest memories are of the times I have spent with this community. It is home away from home for me!


MS, Psychology 2011 and PhD, Psychology 2015

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry – UMASS Chan Medical School

Psychologist at UMASS Memorial Medical Group

I had a great study experience at the University of Wyoming, and I received unconditional support from the whole university community, my advisor, faculty members, colleagues, and administrative staff and I am beyond grateful for that. The colorful and festive cultural events at UW were among my best memories as if I was touring the whole world and meeting different people from there. I will never forget the International Students’ Graduation ceremony when I received a green embroidered stole with my country’s flag. UW was so welcoming and inclusive from day one until reaching graduation day.

TAHANI ALDOSEMANI | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

PhD, Instructional Technology, 2014

Cert. English as a Second Language, 2013

Associate Professor of Educational Technology at Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University

Majors & CONceNtRatioNs

Accounting B.S., M.S.

Agricultural Business B.S.

Architectural Engineering B.S., M.S.

Agricultural Economics M.S.

Agricultural Communications B.S.

Animal and Veterinary Science

B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Atmospheric Science M.S., Ph.D.

Biology B.S.

Biomedical Sciences Ph.D.

Botany B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Business Administration M.B.A.

Business Economics B.S., M.B.A.

Chemistry B.A., B.S., M.S.

Chemical Engineering

B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Civil Engineering B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Civil Engineering/ Water Resources B.S.

Communication B.A., B.S., M.A.

Computer Engineering B.S.

Computer Science B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

• Big Data Concentration B.S.

• Computers and Business

Concentration B.S.

Construction Management B.S.

Counseling M.S.

Counselor Education & Supervision Ph.D.

Creative Writing M.F.A.

Criminal Justice B.A., M.P.A.

Curriculum and Instruction Ph.D.

Dental Hygiene BSDH

Design, Merchandising, and Textiles:

• Apparel Design and Product Development B.S., M.S

• Interior Design B.S., M.S.

• Merchandising B.S., M.S.

Dietetics B.S.

Doctor of Pharmacy

M.B.A./Pharm.D. Dual Degree

Ecology Ph.D.

Economics B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Ecosystem Science and Management/ Applied Economics Ph.D.

Education Ed.D., M.A., M.S., Ph.D.

• Curriculum and Instruction

M.A., Ed.D., Ph.D.

• Educational Leadership

M.A., Ed.D., Ph.D.


• Higher Education Administration

M.A., Ed.D., Ph.D.

• Learning, Design and Technology

M.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.

• Mathematics Education Ed.D., Ph.D.

• Special Education M.A.

Electrical Engineering B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Elementary Education B.A.

Elementary Education/ Special Education B.A.

Energy Systems Engineering B.S.

Energy Resource Management and Development:

• Energy & Environmental Systems

Concentration B.S.

• Professional Land Management

Concentration B.S.

Engineering and Applied Science

M.B.A./M.S. Dual Degree

English B.A., M.A.

Entomology M.S., Ph.D.

Entrepreneurship B.S.

Environment & Natural Resources

B.S. or Concurrent Major

Environment & Natural Resources

B.A., J.D./M.A.

Environment, Natural Resources & Society M.S.

Environmental Engineering M.S.

Environmental Geology and Geohydrology B.S.

Environmental Systems Science B.S.

Family and Consumer Sciences M.S.

Finance B.S., M.S.

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Interdisciplinary M.S.

French B.A.

Gender and Women’s Studies B.A.

Geography B.S.

Geology and Earth Science B.A.

Geology B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Geophysics M.A., Ph.D.

German B.A.

Health Services Administration M.S.

History B.A., M.A.

Human Development & Family

Sciences – online B.S., M.S

Human Nutrition & Food B.S., M.S.

Hydrology Ph.D.

International Studies B.A., M.A.

Jazz Performance B.M.

Journalism B.A.


Kinesiology and Health Promotion

B.S., M.S.

Management B.S.

Mathematics B.A., M.A., M.A.T.

Mathematics B.S., M.S., M.S.T., Ph.D.

Marketing B.S., Ph.D.

Mechanical Engineering

B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Medical Laboratory Science B.S.

Microbiology B.S.

Molecular Biology

B.S., M.A., M.S., Ph.D.

Music B.A.

Music Education B.M., M.M.

Music Performance B.M., M.M.

Native American & Indigenous Studies B.A.

Nursing B.S.N., D.N.P.

Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Management:

• Business & Hospitality Management

Concentration B.S.

• Creative Studies in Recreation & Tourism Concentration B.S.

• Cultural & International Tourism

Concentration B.S.

• Management of Recreation Resources

Concentration B.S.

• Outdoor Recreation Leadership

Concentration B.S.

Petroleum Engineering

B.S., M.S., M Eng., Ph.D.

Pharmacy Pharm D.

Philosophy B.A., M.A.

Physical Education Teacher Education K-12 B.S.

Physics B.A., B.S., M.S., M.S.T., Ph.D.

Physiology B.S.

Plant Sciences M.S., Ph.D.

Plant Production and Protection B.S.

Plant Production and Protection

Environment and Natural Resources Program B.S.

Political Science B.A., B.S., M.A.

Professional Sales B.S.

Psychology B.S., Ph.D.

Public Administratio M.P.A., M.P.A/J.D.

Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Religious Studies B.A.

Secondary Agricultural Education B.S.


Secondary Career & Technical Education B.A.S.

Secondary English Education with Concurrent Major in English B.A.

Secondary Mathematics Education with Concurrent Major in Mathematics B.A.

Secondary Modern Languages Education B.A.

Secondary Science B.A.

Secondary Social Studies

Education B.A.

Sociology B.A.

Social Work B.S.W., M.S.W.

Soil Science M.S., Ph.D.

Spanish B.A., M.A.

Speech, Language and Hearing Science B.S.

Speech-Language Pathology M.S.

Statistics B.A., B.S., M.S.

Studio Art B.A., B.F.A

Theatre & Dance:

• Acting Performance

Concentration B.F.A.

• Dance Performance

Concentration B.F.A.

• Dance Science Concentration B.F.A.

• Design Tech Management

Concentration B.F.A.

• Musical Theatre Performance

Concentration B.F.A.

• Theatre and Dance B.A.

• Theatre/English Concentration B.F.A.

Visual Communication Design B.F.A.

Water Resources M.A., M.S.

Wildlife & Fisheries Biology and Management B.S.

Zoology B.S.

Zoology and Physiology M.S., Ph.D.

Pre-Professional Programs:

• Pre-Athletic Training

• Pre-Chiropractic

• Pre-Dentistry

• Pre-Law

• Pre-Medicine

• Pre-Occupational Therapy

• Pre-Optometry





• Fall semester — June 1

• Spring semester — November 1

• Summer semester — April 1


• Complete online application at or apply with the Common Application

• $40 Application fee

• Certified and attested transcripts from high school or from each college or university attended

• Proof of financial support

• Copy of passport

• U.S. Citizens & U.S. Permanent Residents are not considered international students even if they live outside the U.S.


Submit one of the following:

• Minimum TOEFL: 71 iBT

• Duolingo: 100 for most majors

• Minimum IELTS: 6.0

• Nursing students minimum TOEFL: 90 iBT with minimum skill scores of 21 Reading, 21 Listening, 25 Speaking, 23 Writing

• Alternatives to TOEFL and IELTS requirements for undergraduate programs (excluding nursing) can be found at:

Applicants with lower language proficiency scores are encouraged to apply separately to the UW Intensive ESL Program.



**Room & Board, Books and Health Insurance

* Additional program fees vary from $3-$25 per credit hour ** Room & board based on double occupancy and unlimited meal plan

To be considered for the Brown & Gold Commitment Scholarship, international students must confirm enrollment by August 1st. Only new, first-year undergraduates are eligible.

Apply early as you must be admitted to UW before applying for scholarships. To learn more, visit

* Scholarships are subject to change. Refer to for up-to-date information about scholarships for undergraduate international students.


3.31 – 3.84

3.85 – 4.00

*Renewable for up to 3 years or graduation, whichever comes first.

INTERNATIONAL GPA $7,500 ANNUAL AWARD $4,500 3.4 – 4.0
3.0 – 3.39
ANNUAL AWARD $4,000 $6,000 3.0 – 3.30
Fees $23,398 $18,950 $42,348
Estimate for Undergraduate Students

I love my program! I am challenged by my professors to reach my full potential, not just academically but also in other areas of my life. I am encouraged to embrace critical thinking and deepen empathy by showing compassion. ISS has invited me to connect with others from different cultures, to learn new hobbies, and provided a safe space to be celebrated for who I am and where I’m from. Together, they made this season of my life less lonely and with a splash of home.




• The University of Wyoming offers more than 100 graduate degree programs, providing a variety of subjects, rigor of high-quality education, and depth of research. Each graduate program has different requirements and deadlines. Please consult with your academic program for admission requirements and required application materials specific to your program of interest.

• After connecting with your department, apply online.

• All international students must provide proof of English proficiency and financial support before immigration documents will be issued.



• Assistantships are available in a number of fields, involving duties such as instructor, reader, laboratory assistant and other teaching responsibilities.

• Assistantships include tuition and fee reductions which vary.

• Contact your department for more information.

International Students and Scholars also accepts scholarship applications for international students who have successfully completed some courses at UW!


Yearly Estimate for Graduate Students

Tuition & Fees

*Room & Board, Books and Indirect Costs





*Room & board based on double occupancy and unlimited meal plan.


Coming here to Laramie by myself was the best decision I’ve ever made and all my family agrees. Three years ago, I was only an amateur barista – today, a semester from graduating, I’m a mechanical engineer with rapid prototyping, and high-level instrumentation skills, with interest in biocompatible materials computing and control devices. I owe all of that to Wyoming.

Octavio Gonzalez Guerra Vazquez Merida, Yucatan, Mexico BS Mechanical Engineering

INTeNsiVe esL

The Intensive ESL Program is a full-time English language and academic skills program. Students spend 18 hours each week in classes focused on Academic English for college preparation.



• Beginner

• Low-intermediate

• High-intermediate

• Advanced


Complete online application at and pay the $40 application Fee

Copy of passport photo page*

Complete Confidential Financial Statements and Affidavit of Support with Bank Statements*

* All application materials should be emailed to



Estimate for Intensive English Program Students

*Room & Board, Books, Health Insurance

Tuition & Fees $14,298 $18,950



*Contact for information about scholarships and tuition discounts.

Complete an undergraduate degree application with an official high school or college transcript. Students meeting admission criteria will receive a letter of conditional admission to the degree program along with the I-20 and admission letter for the intensive English program.

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Gunjan Singh Tomar Madhya Pradesh, India
THe WoRLd Needs moRe cowboys.
Masters Program, Petroleum Engineering

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