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University of Wyoming - Laramie

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University of Wyoming - Laramie School Description

The University of Wyoming aspires to be one of the nation's finest public land-grant research universities, dedicated to serving as a statewide resource for accessible and affordable higher education of the highest quality, rigorous scholarship, technology transfer, economic and community development, and responsible stewardship of our cultural, historical, and natural resources.

The University of Wyoming is the state's only provider of baccalaureate and graduate education, research, and outreach services.

UW combines major-university benefits and small-school advantages, with more than 180 programs of study, an outstanding faculty, and world-class research facilities all set against the idyllic backdrop of southeastern Wyoming's rugged mountains and high plains.

The main campus is located in Laramie, approximately two hours north of Denver. The university also maintains the UW/Casper College Center, nine outreach education centers across Wyoming, and Cooperative Extension Service centers in each of the state's 23 counties and on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

UW students are encouraged to become active members of the campus community and develop their full potential. Superior academic programs, combined with plentiful opportunities for a wide range of cultural activities and outdoor recreation, provide a challenging, healthy, enjoyable lifestyle on campus.

When students aren't in class or studying, they can participate in university clubs and attend outstanding cultural programs - including films, concerts, theater performances, comedy acts, and planetarium shows. Or they can head for the outdoors and fantastic recreational activities in the Snowy Range and Medicine Bow Mountains - including skiing and snowboarding, hiking, camping, backpacking, bicycling, fly-fishing, and rock climbing.

With the abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities at students' doorsteps, it's easy to understand why Laramie, home of UW, was recently voted one of America's top 40 college towns by Outside magazine.

University of Wyoming - Laramie

From Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, situated on Wyoming's high Laramie Plains, at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2194 m), between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountains. It is known as UW (often pronounced "U-Dub") to people close to the university. The university was founded in September 1886, and opened in September 1887.The university also offers outreach education in counties throughout Wyoming.


UW is a national research university prominent in the fields of environment and natural resource research, specializing in agriculture, energy, geology, and water resource related fields.

The University of Wyoming consists of seven colleges: agriculture, arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, health sciences, and Law. The university maintains a low student-faculty ratio - one of the lowest such ratios among four-year schools in the west. UW also offers a variety of cultural and social activities. The university offers 86 bachelor's, 66 master's, and 26 doctoral degrees. Professional pharmacy, juris doctor (law) and education degrees are also available.

The university is a hub of cultural events in Laramie. It offers a variety of performing arts events, ranging from rock concerts in the Arena Auditorium to classical concerts and performances by the University's theater and dance department at the Fine Arts Center. Wyoming also boasts a competitive athletic program, one which annually challenges for conference and national championships. Wyoming offers many extracurricular activities, including over 150 recognized student organizations that include a wide range of social, professional and academic groups. The newly renovated Wyoming Union is the hub of the campus, with the campus bookstore and numerous student facilities. The University is also home to the American Heritage Center. The Center contains numerous special collections, manuscripts and artifacts covering a broad range of disciplines. The collections relate to the American experience, not just that of Wyoming or its residents.

Quick Facts

Chance of Admission : Calculate
Location :  Rockies
Setting : Small Town Setting
Type :  Public
Size : Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot:  Cowboys, Cowgirls
Nicknames: UW

Students & Campus Life

Undergraduate Enrollment :  9,510
On Campus Housing :  Available
Full Time Students : 98%
Athletic Programs :  Available


Average Tuition:   $ 9,750
Students Receiving Aid :  92%


Application Fee : $ 40
Selectivity : Selective

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