UW offers bachelor's degree programs in six undergraduate colleges: the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, and Health Sciences. Undergraduate education is a high priority at UW. More than 88 percent of the undergraduate courses are taught by professors, and the average class size is 24 students. UW also offers eighty-five graduate and professional programs, including the Doctor of Pharmacy, the Juris Doctor, and the new master's program in e-business.

University of Wyoming is a public institution that was founded in 1886. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,194, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 785 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Wyoming's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 161. Its in-state tuition and fees are $4,404 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,124 (2013-14).

There are more than 180 recognized campus clubs and organizations, including fourteen national fraternities and sororities, honor and professional societies, political and religious organizations, and special-interest groups. Students have the opportunity to participate in more than sixty different intramural and club sports. UW is a Division I member of the NCAA and competes in the Mountain West Conference in seventeen men's and women's sports. Campus recreational facilities include the Wyoming Union, which recently underwent a $10-million renovation and includes the UW bookstore, eating establishments, student computers, study areas, and a variety of services and resources for students. Additional facilities on campus include Half Acre Gym, an indoor climbing wall, an 18-hole golf course, tennis and racquetball courts, weight rooms, two swimming pools, rifle and archery ranges, indoor and outdoor tracks, softball and baseball fields, and a hockey rink.

UW houses 2,400 students in six residence halls, and freshmen are required to live on campus during their first year. While primarily coed, the residence halls offer a number of unique living environments, including quiet/study floors, special-interest floors, honors floors, single-sex floors, and other academic living environments. UW also offers fourteen different Freshman Interest Groups (FIGS), which are learning communities that offer common living areas and clustered classes to students with similar academic areas of interest.