When choosing a school to go to, there are several factors to consider. Many are academic based. Some are on the financial side of things with not just cost of school, but cost of living while at school. For college athletes, the success of the sports programs could also be a factor. But for any college town, there is also a social factor that comes in to play. It just so happens that Laramie, WY is among the top college towns for having the best social life in the country.

'The College Post' recently searched for the top college towns throughout the country that have the best social life. They recently published what towns made the top 25. Sure enough, Laramie ranked 21st on their top 25 list.

Here's what 'The College Post' had to say about Laramie's highlights that gave the city its ranking:

Home to the University of Wyoming, Laramie has a reputation for the best nightlife in the state.

You can pop in for a drink at the 100-year-old Buckhorn Bar or get a taste of the best of Laramie’s brewery scene at one of the town’s many pubs, all within walking distance of the downtown core....While you’re at it, check out the town’s Mural Project, which has brought together local artists to create large-scale murals. (Tip: This is a great spot to snap some pictures for the ‘gram!) ...Feeling outdoorsy? Head to Medicine Bow Forest with your gang to hike, rock climb, or simply breathe in some fresh air while surrounded by spruce trees.

If you've ever spent a day or two in downtown Laramie, you know exactly what they're referring to when they mention the 'many pubs' and 'brewery scene'. The murals also help give off a party vibe throughout the college town.

The college towns that Laramie finished ahead of on the list are Salt Lake City, Seattle, Atlanta, and Miami. Considering at least a few of those cities have a reputation known for its party scene, that's a pretty impressive feat pulled off by the ranking of the home to the University of Wyoming. Live it up Laramie! Let's make a party happen!

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:

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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. 

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