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UW's Location

  • Located in Laramie, Wyoming in the southeast corner of Wyoming, about two hours north of Denver, CO
  • Population of Laramie:  30,800
  • Elevation:  7,220
  • Nearby outdoor recreation:  Snowy Range Mountains (25 minutes to the west), Vedauwoo (15 minutes to the east), Steamboat, CO (2 hours)

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Enrollment and Academic Environment

  • Total UW enrollment: 13,929 (Fall 2012)
  • Undergraduates:  10,209
  • Graduate and professional degree students:  3,720
  • Non-resident enrollment:  29%
  • Undergraduates over 25 years old:  24%
  • New freshman class size:  1,578
  • Average high school GPA (new freshmen): 3.46
  • Average ACT (new freshmen): 24.4
  • Academic programs:  approximately 200+ areas of study in colleges of Arts & Sciences, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Business, Education, Engineering & Applied Science, Health Sciences, Law and the School of Energy Resources
  • Average undergraduate class size: 29 students
  • Student to faculty ration: 14:1
  • Faculty holding the highest degree in their field: 85%
  • Only 8% of classes taught by graduate assistants



  • Student clubs and organizations: 250+
  • 3,500 students compete annually in more than 50 intramural sports and 21 club sports
  • Division I-A Athletics, Mountain West Conference


Did You Know?

  • Recognized by Forbes magazine as the nation’s 11th best college value for 2012.
  • Ranked by Princeton Review’s 2012 Guide to 322 Green Colleges.
  • Recognized as a national university in U.S. News Best Colleges 2011by US News and World Report.
  • Recognized by Outside Magazine in 2012 as the nation’s 15th best college for outdoor adventure.



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