Every now and then, the college town gods shine down upon you and right now, they're shining pretty brightly on the city of Laramie, home to the University of Wyoming Cowboys!

Typically, when you think of rankings of the top schools for college towns in America, you might just write it off as something talking about the best party schools in the country, or the teams with the top sports teams or biggest fan followings. However, that is not the case in what our friends at WalletHub researched.

This particular study took into account things that are much more tangible such as cost of living while at school, academic and work opportunities that may be provided by the city and school, and of course a social environment to help students acclimate to the world outside of college. On a list of 415 college towns throughout the country, Laramie finished 23rd overall. That is impressive!

In the broader categories of 'Wallet Friendliness' and 'Social Environment', Laramie excelled by finishing in the top 50 for both at 34th and 50th, respectively. For 'Academic & Economic Opportunities', they were a little further down on the list at 188th, but keep in mind, that is still out of 415 college towns. Still in the top 200. Not too shabby.

Laramie also has the 4th lowest cost of education. And let's not forget to underscore where we finished on the list of 'small city' college towns. That of course has to do with population. In terms of those, Laramie finished 13th. These are certainly some results that can be appreciated by all Wyomingites.

Let's also not forget that Laramie's overall finish placed them ahead of college cities like Atlanta, Miami, and Clemson, just to name a few. Check out the map at the bottom to see where other cities ranked.

Well done, Laramie, and of course the University of Wyoming!

Source: WalletHub

Top 10 Things to Do in Laramie

If you're new to town or visiting the Gem City, there are many things to see and do in our area. Laramie is like a special pocket of awesome in Wyoming. Between the University of Wyoming and the unmatched natural beauty, Laramie has so much to offer. To narrow things down and create a sort of starter list we turned to the folks at Trip Advisor to see what the people say. So, according to Trip Advisor reviews, here are the top 10 things to do in Laramie:

These are the Best Places to Eat in Laramie

There are plenty of amazing places to eat within the city of Laramie. In fact, Yelp has put together a top ten list based on their reviews, and all of them sound amazing. 


- These are the Best Places to Eat in Laramie

Just The Facts: Size Doesn't Matter For Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium

Did you know it would take the populations of Gillette (32,857), Laramie (32,381), Rock Springs (23,319), Sheridan (17,844) and Wright (1,200) to create a sellout inside Michigan's famed 107,601-seat Big House, the largest college football stadium in the nation?

For those of you not familiar with the Cowboy State, those are Wyoming's third through sixth most inhabited cities, along with the small mining town in Campbell County.

- Just The Facts: Size Doesn't Matter For Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium

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