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University of Wyoming, Laramie

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  • Wyoming is all about the hardworking people that make up the state. This is school is a shining example of that with hardworking students and a university preparing them for the future, Go Pokes!  more »
  • Had a chance to tour the school with my son. Great value for the education. Interesting the number of out of state students that take advantage of this value. Cowboy up! 2018 may see a SC freshman.  more »
  • Had a tour of UW as son may attend in the fall. All personnel on site were kind and very helpful. Learned a lot about UW. Very neat university!  more »
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  • I gave it one star for the cost. The words "screwed over" accurately describe my advisor as well as the time I spent going to school there. Professors here do not understand non traditional students who may be focused on families or work, or both. Hopefully this review will help someone reconsider. I'm happy to state I'll be going to CSU in the fall for a Masters.
  • Pros: Living in dorms whole time was great could walk to all classes easily within few minutes & could take underground tunnel to Washakie Dinning cafeteria buffet to stay out of snow on weekends. Marching band was great place for making friends & attending sporting events free since has such a mix of different majors from people taking it just for fun as well as the required music majors. Cons: Must pay for permit to park on campus. Cold wind & snow possible at all time of year, unlikely but even in summers. Poor career advice...depending on your major you may be required to have a counselor approve your next classes before your sign up but if you pick a major that's too hard for your & have trouble w/the classes none of the staff will be honest with you about changing majors you have to make that call yourself no matter how much tuition or time wasted (Organic Chemistry). Lining up a job you're totally on your own, the senior level English course is mainly about how to write a resume but beyond that it's all on you.
  • Very nice venue for the graduating class of 2017
  • I loved my experience at the University of Wyoming. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a great education at an affordable price.
  • 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.