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EXPLORE THIS COLLEGE PORTRAIT

UW 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.

The main UW campus is located in Laramie, approximately two hours north of Denver, and beautifully situated against the idyllic backdrop of southeastern Wyoming's rugged mountains and high plains. UW also maintains a campus at UW Casper, 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.

Living in the Community

UW students are encouraged to become active members of the campus community. A variety of programs and services are offered to all students at the main campus, at other UW centers, and through UW’s outreach efforts to distance students.

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. The Wyoming Union is the hub of campus, featuring the University Bookstore, numerous eating establishments, computer workstations, and much more. Steps away from the Union, students can work out at Half-Acre Gym or study at Coe Library. Students can also participate in university clubs and attend 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. While not all opportunities available in Laramie are available to distance students, those located off-campus have access to many services such as the UW libraries, advising, and student services through WyoWeb, Web-based instructional platforms, and various UW departmental home pages.