The University of Wyoming is a public, 4-year school set in Laramie, WY, in the high Laramie Plains between the Laramie and Snowy Mountains. The school was founded in 1886 before Wyoming became a state as a land grant school and its location is written into the State’s Constitution. The 785 acre campus features a blend of traditional Gothic, modern and contemporary architecture. Among the open and green spaces is Prexy’s Pasture – an open space set within the academic buildings and named for the obscure rule that the University President is set aside acreage for the grazing of cattle. Among notable alumni are former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of the Interior James Watt and sportscaster Curt Gowdy.