University and Wyoming Pride
The University of Wyoming draws on a rich heritage of education, exploration and enterprise that embodies the spirit of the people of Wyoming. UW Pride celebrates the achievements of the individuals representing the institution, including students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors, as well as it's unique bond with the people of Wyoming.
"I did not comprehend the reality of how being the only four-year institution in the state galvanizes the whole state and how much pride there is in the university."
— Coach Craig Bohl
Points of Pride
- Serving Wyoming. Founded in 1886, UW is the land-grant University for the state of Wyoming that serves as a statewide resource for accessible and affordable higher education of the highest quality; rigorous scholarship; technology transfer; economic and community development; and responsible stewardship of our cultural, historical, and natural resources.
- Nationally recognized research institution. UW is a partner in the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC).
- Energy leader. UW is emerging as an international leader in energy research through the School of Energy Resources, which aims to solve critical energy challenges faced by society through public-private partnerships. UW’s new Energy Innovation Center is home to some of the most powerful technology available, and UW’s faculty includes some internationally recognized experts in energy research.
- High-quality university that offers an excellent value to students. UW is ranked as a top best college value by Forbes and as an overall academic and research university.
- Location. Located in a state with of some of the nation's most prized natural wonders, UW is outdoor laboratory for research, recreation and classroom.
- Student focus. The student/faculty ratio of 14-to-1 provides students with opportunity for more meaningful interaction with faculty members. Last year, more than 2,800 bachelor's and advanced degrees were granted.
- Go Pokes! UW intercollegiate athletic traditions go back more than 100 years. Whether it's Cowboy football, Cowgirl basketball or any teams sporting Brown and Gold, fans cheer them on showing their UW Pride.
- Service and outreach. UW's reach goes beyond its Laramie campus, touching every corner of the state, the region, nation and internationally. Students come from all 50 states and 94 countries.
- Partnership and relationship with the state. K-12 education, agriculture and community building, business and economic development, and health care are just a few areas in which UW partners with the state of Wyoming to serve its citizens.