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About UW

WE ARE AUTHENTIC

Rooted in the traditions of the West and surrounded by the rugged Rocky Mountains, the University of Wyoming was founded in 1886 and is a nationally recognized land-grant research institution with expert faculty, top-ranked academics and world-class facilities.
 

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WE ARE CONNECTED

Take advantage of small class sizes, supportive professors, and the local and state support that Wyoming’s sole four-year university enjoys. And, once a cowboy, always a cowboy means that you’ll gain life-long connections with Alumni regardless of where your journey takes you.

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WE ARE GLOBAL

Experience the world as your classroom with the largest study-abroad scholarship endowment of any U.S. four-year public land-grant university. UW students study in nearly 50 countries each year at 400+ domestic and study abroad sites.
 

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WE ARE ADVENTUROUS

Find your Wyoming in the 30 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails, 300 miles of snowmobiling trails and more than 100 miles of mountain bike trails, plus fishing, rock climbing, 2.9 million acres of national forest and more. Outdoor magazine recognized UW as one of the nation’s top outdoor schools.

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COLLEGES AND PROGRAMS

Welcome to Laramie

THE GEM CITY OF WYOMING

Nestled between mountain ranges at 7,200 feet, this 1860s railroad town is now home to nearly 32,000 residents, a number of respected museums and countless one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. A dozen vibrant murals, painted by local artists, bring the historic Laramie downtown to life, while the rumble of trains reminds this Western town of its roots. Whether you’re heading to the Laramie River or lakes of the Snowy Range to fish, or utilizing the 2.9 million acres of nearby national forest to hike, bike, camp or ski, epic adventure awaits in all directions.

EXPLORE OUR COMMUNITY

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THE GREAT STATE OF WYOMING

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