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About the University of Wyoming

Embodying the Cowboy Spirit 

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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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




As the Equality State’s university, we strive to break through barriers and explore new frontiers of teaching and learning. Through the unfettered pursuit of knowledge, we aim to apply innovation, intelligence and tenacity to meet the economic, social and environmental challenges of today, and to create a sustainable, diverse and equitable world without borders for tomorrow.


We honor our heritage as the state’s flagship and land-grant university by providing accessible and affordable higher education of the highest quality; rigorous scholarship; the communication and application of knowledge; economic and community development; and responsible stewardship of our cultural, historical and natural resources.


  • Exploration and Discovery 
  • Innovation and Application 
  • Disciplinarity and Interdisciplinarity 
  • Integrity and Responsibility 
  • Diversity and Internationalization 
  • Engagement and Communication 

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.




Support At Every Step

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.







Support and prepare students transitioning to college 



Help students access campus resources 


At Graduation

Guide students to graduating without prolonged delays 



UW has one of the highest job placement rates in the country at 73.4%


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 Universty of Wyoming 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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Contact Us

University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-1121

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