The University of Wyoming
, located in Laramie, Wyoming, USA, first opened in September, 1887. It is the only educational institution in Wyoming that offers baccalaureate and graduate education. The
University also offers outreach education in counties throughout Wyoming. As of
2002, the University had 12,766 students throughout the state. Alumni include the Vice-President of the United States Dick
Cheney.The school's mascots are known as "Pistol Pete" & "Cowboy Joe", and the athletic teams are cheered on by the unique fight
song "Ragtime Cowboy Joe." Men's athletic teams are known as Cowboys
, and women's teams are called Cowgirls
Wyoming competes in NCAA Division I athletics (I-A for football) as a member of the Mountain West Conference.