The Youngest Student to Ever Attend the University of Wyoming Was How Old?
When he was only 16, Ahmed Balogun Mohammed arrived in Laramie, Wyoming, from his native country of Nigeria. Two years later, the mechanical engineering major became the first international undergraduate ever elected as UW's Student Body President.
Mohammed is one of many "whiz kids" who graduated from high school early and enrolled at the University of Wyoming before becoming an adult, but he wasn't the youngest.
The child, whose name is unknown, was part of UW's very first class, which began in 1887. The oldest student was reported to be 23.
The 12 year-old was one of 42 students in the inaugural class, who were taught by five faculty members. True to its repuation as the "Equality State", Wyoming was one of the few western universities of the era to accept both men and women.