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An ideal place for home and family

Outstanding schools

Pullman High School earns top marks for academic excellence.

Pullman High School is packed with high achievers. More than half of its students participate in Advanced Placement® coursework and exams.


Preschool and child care

WSU Children’s Center

Quality child care and early education

Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington

  • Referrals to licensed child care providers
  • Information on evaluating child care and parenting issues

Summer camps for kids

Cougar Kids Camp

Fun summer activities for children entering grades 1 to 7

Summer Keyboard Explorations

Piano and organ studies for middle school and high school students

Washington State Cougars Athletic Camps

Help kids build their skills in various sports

A welcoming community

Friendly people

Expect an extra helping of small-town kindness. “Friendly beyond belief,” commented a reviewer on

Sunset magazine describes Pullman as “a town with nice folks and a virtually non-existent crime rate.” It’s not surprising that Sunset ranked Pullman among the top 10 college towns in the West (2019).

A medley of cultures

You’ll hear many languages spoken in Pullman. Over a quarter of WSU undergraduates identify themselves as multicultural. Nearly 10 percent are from countries other than the United States.

Low crime rate

Relax! The crime rate in Pullman is a small fraction of state and national averages.


In-town or countryside living

You could live minutes from downtown or on wide open acres. Pullman offers beautiful places to call home.


Places to play

There’s no shortage of family-friendly recreational activities in Pullman and nearby.

Gay, lesbian-, bisexual, and transgender-friendly

The Pullman community flies the rainbow flag of welcome. The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center offers many resources for students and staff.

Easy drive to major cities

Eager to travel? It’s less than a day’s drive to any major city in the Pacific Northwest.

Highly educated neighbors

The number of advanced degrees per capita in Pullman well exceeds national averages.

Share of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher

Persons aged 25+ years

  • Pullman: 65%
  • Nationwide: 32.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau (2015-2019)