University of Wyoming Reviews

  • 21 Reviews
  • Laramie (WY)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,490
79% of 21 students said this degree improved their career prospects
90% of 21 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Wyoming Cowboy
  • Reviewed: 9/24/2020
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"Teacher education is a funny thing in and of itself. What UW prepared me for was how to deal with bureaucracy. Some of the instructors were good (mostly the Casper College partner instructors), and some were terrible, mean, and nasty. When I would ask specific questions of some personnel I was met with hostility as if I was asking for launch codes to the nuclear arsenal. So much for higher thinking! I didn't know it at the time, but what I was being groomed for was how to follow rules (as stupid as they may be) because that is largely what public education is. Follow orders and don't ask too many questions. I am not sure how good the other teacher prep programs are, but as far as the day to day teaching, building relationships, professional growth, etc., I feel this school is lacking. With the state of public education these days, however, I don't know if anyone can really prep a newbie for the sometimes - hellish world that awaits them as a public school teacher. The fact is - without this B.S. degree I would not have been able to become a certified teacher and get hired. Mostly that is what I gained from this school. I did the work, paid the financial price, and jumped through the hoops in order to get the degree. I was prepared for my professional career very minimally."
Janell Paris
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2019
  • Degree: Marketing
  • Graduation Year: 2004
"The University of Wyoming has a phenomenal College of Business. The professors provide classroom instruction that builds to your senior year. The tools and resources necessary to successfully graduate are provided to each student. Classroom sizes are small and the professors are readily available for student interactions. The concepts taught have real-world application and to prepare a student for the current job market. What I learned at the University of Wyoming has stayed with me today and has helped me as I've grown in my career. My experience at UW and my interactions with professors has been invaluable."
Kourtney Dooner
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2019
  • Degree: Laboratory Technician
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"The University of Wyoming has many great professors that want students to succeed. They were always willing to help and provided great mentorship to me as a student. There are many programs to choose from and the school is quite affordable. The facilities are nice and always clean. The school offers a wide variety of classes as well."
Jennifer Smathers
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2019
  • Degree: Elementary Education
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I attended the Univ. of Wyoming both in Laramie and in Casper and earned a degree in Elementary Education. I would highly recommend earning this degree, especially if you go through Univ. of Wy Casper. I have had the opportunity to compare the two programs and would say that because I attended the outreach program, I was more than prepared for my career."
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2018
  • Degree: Law
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"This school spies on their students through testing software that you have to install at the beginning of your 1L. They do nit take harassment and physical assault seriously. They create division among students and pick on the students with different political beliefs than the majority. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY HERE. If you get into WYOLAW you can get into another comparable school. This one is nothing special worth risking your dreams on."
Amy Arnold
  • Reviewed: 10/3/2018
  • Degree: Elementary Education
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"I finished my degree at the University or Wyoming as a single mother of two. This created some difficulties and hurdles as I was continuing with try degree and the practicum hours that I had to complete. I had such wonderful professors who worked with me every step of the way. Dr. K. was a champion who was in my corner helping me and rooting for me the whole time. I am thankful for his understanding and his nonjudgmental support as I was working through all of my classes."
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2018
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"The University of Wyoming offered me and many other students amazing extra curricular experiences which shaped who I am today. The community volunteering, the intramurals, the access to great facilities, and the friends I made were great. When considering the educational experience and the value of a UW education, I think it was highly inadequate when considering employment outside the states. Even though the school propagated a very inclusive pride fullness about itself, when it came down to preparation for the real-world, you know, when you have to get a job to pay off loans, rent, and life's other expenses, the ROI wasn't worth it. I would have rather paid a bit more and attended a more well known, non-region specific school, which would have propelled me into an awesome career start. Not once was I encouraged to attend a job fair or see the career counselors (not sure if they even have these), and when I went on my own accord, I was shocked to see Army recruiters and seasonal salmon packer employers as the featured booths. There is a reason those employers are the primary representation at the job fair, because that's the quality of education that employers are seeing from UW grads. Not to say enlisting in the army is negative, but that my education is preparing me take seasonal pack salmon? If the accolades of earning a degree from UW were so great, like claimed, companies like GE, Amazon, Ford, Google, large financial institutions, and start-ups, would be knocking down the door for UW grads...but they aren't... Looking back, UW is seen on my resume as a check mark, just for the fact I received a degree. The reason I got my job wasn't because I went to UW, it was the fact I realized the lack of educational value UW prepared me with, that I powered through outside of the classroom to land the job I did. Looking back, I wish I had this information to further make my college decision. I know I would have made a different choice, one that respected me as the future of the new ideas and innovation, not just someone prepared to mindlessly pack salmon."
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2018
  • Degree: Elementary Education
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"I attended the University of Wyoming from 2003-2008 and very much enjoyed my time at this learning institution. The University of Wyoming is a great school for those seeking smaller class sizes, more individual attention, with attention high academic standards. I would very much recommend this school."
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"As an undergraduate student of UW, it was a fantastic school to study geology. The professors are wonderful and they care about you. They are willing to work with you and help you succeed with your education and future. And to top it off, you'll live in a beautiful state with mountains, and the plains. There's a lot to do around Laramie on the weekends, including hikes. The University has an Outdoor Program which includes rock climbing, snow shoeing, ski trips, etc."
Emily Taow
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"The University of Wyoming had a great online Bachelor's program that I was able to attend at a distance. I lived and worked in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for 10 years, and I was lucky to be able to complete an in-state university online while living there. The professors and counselors were fantastic and I felt that I received a great education. I received a job offer within the Internal Audit department of a publicly traded company before I even graduated."