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University of Wyoming is located 7,200 feet above sea level in Laramie and is a city of nearly 30,000 people. Laramie is conveniently located in the southeastern corner of the state, just 45 minutes from Cheyenne and 2 hours from Denver.

In 2006, Laramie ranked in the "top five among micropolitan communities," according to an article in Bizjournal.


There are 14 city parks in Laramie, which offer amenities such as basketball courts, soccer fields, playgrounds, and fitness courses.

The University of Wyoming is home to 15 varsity sport teams, including football, men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's golf. There are also a variety of club sports teams, including hockey, lacrosse, rodeo, and rugby.

Additionally, the University of Wyoming offers a variety of cultural and educational events. From visiting Chinese Acrobats and Tibetan monks to speeches from politicians and noted authors, UW is the go-to place for fun and mind-expanding events. Students can enjoy the UW Art Museum, diverse performances in theatre and dance, shows from visiting comedians, concerts, film festivals and more.

There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure near campus. Vedauwoo, located 20 miles east of Laramie along I-80, is a great place for climbing, bouldering, biking, and trail running. For winter sports, the Snowy Range is only 25 miles west of Laramie and is popular location for skiing and snowboarding.

While Laramie receives an average of 36 inches of snow annually, the city is also treated to 320 days of sunshine every year.

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