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About the University of Wyoming


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Study What Matters to You


Take advantage of small class sizes, supportive professors and the incredible local and state support that Wyoming’s sole four-year university has to offer. With 200 areas of study and 85 undergraduate majors across various colleges and programs, every cowboy can find the degree that's right for them at UW.







Who We Are

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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Use our unique strengths to make Wyoming and the world a better place.

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As Wyoming’s university, we unlock the extraordinary in every person through education, research, innovation, engagement, and service.


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  • Access to an affordable, high-quality education.
  • Real-world education where students learn by doing.
  • A welcoming and supportive learning community fostered by integrity, inclusivity, freedom of expression, and respect.
  • The growth, health, and leadership capacity of all members of the university community.
  • Wyoming’s wild and working lands as an asset to be utilized, understood, stewarded, and treasured.
  • Our partnership and engagement with Wyoming communities in the creation and exchange of knowledge and resources.
  • Our role as a catalyst for innovation and economic vitality.


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  • Wyoming’s land-grant mission: UW is a unifying force expanding intellectual opportunity, advancing economic and cultural vitality, and contributing to the well-being of the communities that call Wyoming home.
  • Size: UW leverages our scale to offer a diverse set of disciplines, perspectives, and ideas and connect accomplished professionals, students, and
  • Collaboration: UW is an intellectual powerhouse that fosters transdisciplinary collaboration to address the most complex challenges facing Wyoming,
    America, indigenous nations, and the world.
  • Community: UW is a vibrant and supportive community where people learn, explore, create, and work together to achieve great things.


Our Campus Community

Campus Safety


Campus Safety



Scholarship and Financial Aid



& Financial Aid



Housing, dining and residence life


Housing, Dining

& Residence Life


Registured Student Organizations


Student Organizations



Our Students

Our 12,000 students hail from all 50 states and 82 countries. 59% of our students are from the great state of Wyoming. No matter where you are from, at UW you can enjoy a global education with a small-town feel.


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Student Success Matters


With the Student Success and Graduation Hub, as well as other campus resources, you will have support at every step of your college journey at UW. This robust support system allows students and families to actively engage in navigating academic and personal struggles while adjusting to college. From academic advising to therapeutic counseling, at UW we’ve got you.




Is The University of Wyoming The Place For You?

Don't take our word for it! Over the years, our very own students have created some wonderful articles, tips and information about what it's like to be a student at the University of Wyoming. Follow along with our students stories and consider planning a visit to Laramie and the University of Wyoming to see all that we have to offer for yourself.





Plan a cmapus Visit


Plan a Campus Visit 




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Visit Laramie


Explore Laramie 


Once a Cowboy - Always a Cowboy

The brown and gold runs strong. Even after graduation, UW is here for you! Show off your Poke spirit and support for the University of Wyoming by becoming a member of the UW Alumni Association. With Networks locally throughout the state of Wyoming, across the nation and internationally, the UWAA has much to offer graduates.



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Start your college journey at UW.