This should help land some future MSU students...leading travel magazine, Travel & Leisure, recently named Bozeman one of the 20 best college towns in the U.S.

"Travel & Leisure" magazine ranked Bozeman 18th on its inaugural "America's Best College Towns" list. Bozeman was the only town in Montana recognized, and one of only a few towns in the West. Travel & Leisure had this to say about Bozeman's appeal, quote,

When you're gearing up to visit Bozeman, it helps to accept that you will constantly feel pulled in two directions. There's the laid-back downtown, with its coffeehouses, galleries, and bookstores just begging you to linger. And then there's the great outdoors, calling you to try your hand at fly-fishing, rafting, skiing, and hiking.

That couldn't be a more spot-on, quick synopsis of Bozeman! Burlington, VT earned the top spot on the magazine's list. Other Western towns recognized on the list included Flagstaff, AZ and Boulder, CO.

Travel & Leisure asked its readers to post nominations on social media to determine the rankings. Readers then voted on the best college towns. Check out the full list online.