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Dedicated to providing an outstanding environment for teaching and learning, scholarship, and service, the University of Wyoming is recognized as one of the leading public research universities in the country. 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. UW offers 197 areas of study, a small student/faculty ratio, and superb faculty. As a nationally recognized research institution, UW’s global impact begins at our very own doorstep with innovative undergraduate and graduate research opportunities. UW welcomes you to join a vibrant community of dedicated faculty and staff. Tradition, pride, leadership and excellence are just a few of the fundamental principles exercised at UW. A modest and warm community, offering the resources of a large university, UW provides an environment for success! Learn more about UW in the following sections and you'll discover why we are considered to be one of the best value colleges in the nation.