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UW Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into UW? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,455 out of 4,657 applicants or 96% 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. University of Wyoming typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,361 2,293 4,657
Accepted 2,279 2,174 4,455
Acceptance Rate 97% 95% 96%
Enrolled 848 844 1,692
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 39% 38%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Wyoming and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that UW regularly accepts students with ACTs of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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 27 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Wyoming.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. 14 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1050 1310
SAT Reading 530 670
SAT Math 520 640
ACT Composite 22 27
ACT English 21 27
ACT Math 21 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >98%
24 to 27 Avg + 96%-98%
22 to 24 Avg - 94%-96%
20 to 22 Reach 91%-94%
Less than 20 Low <91%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >98%
1180 to 1310 Avg + 96%-98%
1050 to 1180 Avg - 93%-96%
920 to 1050 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 920 Low <89%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Wyoming. 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. 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 Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 81 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 10, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Wyoming and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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