University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming was founded in 1886 , when Wyoming was still a territory. In September 1887, UW opened its doors to 42 students and five faculty members . Built on the outskirts of town in Laramie's city park, Old Main was UW's first building and held classes, the library, and administrative offices during the first years of the university's existence.
The University of Wyoming offers varied academic and lifestyle opportunities including year round cultural and recreational activities . It draws over 13,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries. The University offers 200 areas of study, a small student /faculty ratio, and renowned faculty. As a nationally recognized research institution, it’s global impact begins at it’s very own doorstep with innovative undergraduate and graduate research opportunities. The university completely provides an environment for success.
The university is nestled between two mountain ranges in south eastern Wyoming . Located in Laramie, it provides a town of more than 30,800 with a unique blend of sophistication and western hospitality .
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