Wyoming Catholic College was founded in 2007 in Lander, Wyoming, with help from the local bishop. Nestled in a small town near the Wind River Mountain Range and the Pope Agie River, the Great Books college is wonderful for faithful Catholics, outdoor enthusiasts, and students of Western thought.
Wyoming Catholic’s four-year core curriculum, leading to a liberal arts degree, is focused on the Great Books and includes both lectures and dialogues. There are no electives, only required courses in eight tracks: humanities, theology, philosophy, math/science, fine arts, Latin, Trivium, and leadership. The unique outdoor program includes mountain hikes, horseback riding, and leadership development.
Nearly all students and about 90 percent of the professors are Catholic. The president and Catholic faculty take the Oath of Fidelity and make the Catholic Profession of Faith. Theology professors have a mandatum from the local bishop.
Spiritual life on campus focuses on beautiful liturgy and sacred music, including both the Ordinary and Extraordinary (Latin) Forms of the Mass and the Byzantine Rite. There are no classes during daily Mass and on patronal feast days. Eucharistic adoration and confession are offered daily.
All student residence halls are appropriately single-sex with no opposite-sex visitation to private rooms, and there is a nighttime curfew. Wyoming Catholic forbids cell phones and televisions and limits internet use to promote community life.
Wyoming Catholic rejects federal student aid to avoid government restrictions, yet it remains relatively inexpensive while offering a unique and faithful Catholic education in the mountains. For the right student, it’s an adventure not to be missed.
What we really like:
Wyoming Catholic College recognizes the importance of forming students with beautiful and reverent liturgy, in all its forms. We also appreciate the large portion of Catholic professors. The outdoor and leadership development opportunities are exciting and make great use of the College’s remote location.
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