U of Wyoming is at 7000 feet above sea level and the road to get there shuts down about 10 to 40 days a year.
Its highway 287 out of Fort Collins, Colorado.[/quote[
You can get to Laramie on I-80 too. My daughter went there for 4.5 years and was never prevented from getting to or leaving campus because a road was closed, and certainly not for 40 days a year. I don't remember school being cancelled even once while U of Colorado was closed often, even cancelling finals once, during this time. If you are in Laramie, you go to class. If you are out of town when the road closes, you come back as soon as you can. It is not a commuter school and most students don't leave for the weekend either as they homes (ranches) can be 8 hours away. Students do go to Cheyenne and Denver all the time for concerts, sports, the airport, etc.
Wyoming is great. Yes, it's windy and cold but they don't have school in January because that's the worst. It's very inexpensive; my daughter paid less to go there OOS than my nephew did to go to CU instate. She never had a problem being shut out of a class, knew all her professors, usually had about 25 students per class, went on study abroad heavily subsidized (thank you Dick Cheney), could find jobs on campus.
I do think it's a hidden gem but don't care if anyone else finds it. Right now she's living and working in Cheyenne so some grads do end up staying.