As a transfer student, I'm glad I wasn't thrown into the University of Wyoming as a freshman. I completed my first two years of education at LCCC in Cheyenne (where most UW transfer students are from) and got a feel for the college environment and workload at a smaller scale, which made me much more confident going to a much larger university with higher expectations and less student/teacher interaction. I see my freshman friends greatly struggling with the workload and difficulty of the courses they are taking and I am extremely glad I chose the route I did. Other than that, UW is a great school with great people, and difficult classes not for the weak of heart. Laramie is also a great town, but full of crazy drivers. If you do take a car to school, make sure it's 4WD or you won't be able to get out of the parking lots, UW doesn't like to take care of the roads or sidewalks in the winter!