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Nestled between two mountain ranges in southeastern Wyoming, UW offers varied academic and lifestyle opportunities including year-round cultural and recreational activities. Located in Laramie, a town of more than 30,800 with a unique blend of sophistication and western hospitality, UW draws over 13,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries. Recognized as 5th in America’s Best College Buys, UW offers 197 areas of study, a small student /faculty ratio, and renowned faculty, and is among the nation’s top universities ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. As a nationally recognized research institution, UW’s global impact begins at our very own doorstep with innovative undergraduate and graduate research opportunities. UW provides an environment for success.


Quick Facts

UW Facts
Offering 190 areas of study, a small student/faculty ratio, and renowned faculty, UW draws over 13,000 students from all 50 states and more than 75 countries.

Maps and Tours

Maps and Tour
We welcome you to tour UW's main campus in Laramie, Wyoming.


History of the University of Wyoming
Founded in 1886, UW has a rich history as the state's only provider of baccalaureate and graduate education, research, and outreach services.


The Laramie Area
A small town community with with a big city "to do list," Laramie conveniently rests at the base of the Snowy Range, Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests, and Vedauwoo.

UW Foundation

UW Foundation
An independent, nonprofit corporation dedicated to securing, managing and stewarding private gifts in support of UW’s missions in teaching, research, and public service.


Life at UW

See what's going on at UW through photos of campus, people and events.

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