University of Wyoming, Laramie
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Campus was beautiful and the maintenance of old as well as the new buildings have really added to the campus. As usual, we met many of the involved people in the state and on campus. Wyoming is a wond... read more »
Speaking as a visitor (not a student), University of Wyoming is a unique and charming campus, full of fun buildings and cool little areas. One of my favorite pieces of knowledge is that the walkways t... read more »
Took a tour of the University of Wyoming and came away with a very positive impression of the campus, it's students and staff. There surroundings are difficult to match if you like the outdoors.
Pros: -Affordable Tuition. -Safe town, with low crime rates -Opportunities to hike and get outdoors -Friendly Professors and Helpful Staff -Good TRIO program -Good Mental Health and Medical Amenities for Full time Students -Excellent testing accommodations for Students with Disabilities -Classes are informative, Professors are excited about their fields, you walk away with a good knowledge if you study hard. -Opportunities for both on campus jobs, internships and admission to Masters programs are far more accessible at UW than in other Universities across the country, because UW is small it means that you will get to know the professors and the staff very well if you put in a little effort and this means that people are willing to give you opportunities that would be harder to get in other places. -An upward trend in attempting to make students and staff aware of socially and racially relevant topics, by bringing in speakers and holding the Mathew Shepard Symposium on Social Justice once a year. I would say Laramie is the second most liberally minded town in Wyoming - behind Jackson Hole, in an otherwise extreamly conservative state. I think they really are trying to be more aware, protect and help students of minority background and the Gay/Bi and Trans community more than they have in the past. -Friendly Landlords, if you are nice, respectful and get your rent in on time, our landlord was very accommodating and nice. Cons: -Non Traditional students make up 40% of the total paying student population. Yet they do not have the amount of resources that the traditional students do. Its not super non trad friendly or helpful by any means. Family housing is located very far from campus. No low income choices for childcare for students. - Needs more tutors for several programs. Computer engineering and higher maths had only a couple of tutors available...thats not acceptable. These are extreamly hard subjects, guidance is needed sometimes. -Town is so small. You can literally walk from one end to the other in a 1/2 hour. This means no amenities. There is a K-mart and a Walmart and that is it. Walmart is sadly under stocked. -Social life =Church or The Bar. It is such a cliche for a western Podunk town, but its true. There are 40 churches in Laramie and 27 Bars..oh and 20 restaurants that serve alcohol. (47- alcohol establishments) Lots of DUIs, lots of Alcohol related issues. If you like fine art, concerts, cultural excursions or a poetry reading....you are not likely to find it on a Friday Night in Laramie Wyoming. -Rent is astronomical compared to the quality of the living spaces and the amenities. Be prepared to pay somewhere around $1,000- $2,000 for a decent home rental close to campus. -Welcome to land where minimum wage is still what it was in the 90's. Enjoy paying your 1K rent with a $7.75hr job. - The weather sucks. It will rain and snow and blow- there is a joke that the snow doesn't melt , it wears out- it's not a joke. Laramie is cold, hard, windy and unforgiving. Sometimes walking to class makes your face hurt. - The conservative-ness hurts sometimes. UW tries to bring in other cultures but it is whitey whiteville. Everyone that is between 18 and 25 looks the same. You have all of your major cliques from High school Jocks, Cowboys, Stoners, Hippies and a handful of Latte sipping Lumberjack Hipsters.
I loved my experience at the University of Wyoming. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a great education at an affordable price.
I love UW it is in my home town and it is very educational
I 've hired engineers from UWy and was disappointed-curious if their major is coal?
A BS and MS in Engineering from the University of Wyoming have served me very well throughout the country. Since I graduated 16 years ago, I have hired engineers from numerous institutions and the lack of fundamentals taught in many of these institutions including some supposedly very prestigious ones is stunning. The engineers I have hired from UW have been exceptionally well versed in the fundamental engineering principals. Pass rates on national professional certification exams are additional evidence of the strength of the UW Engineering program.
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