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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. A whopping 56 percent of its students—well over half—participate in Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. gives Pullman High the best possible rating for students’ college readiness.


Preschool and day care

WSU Children’s Center

  • Quality child care and early education
  • Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children

WSU Child Care Resource and Referral

  • 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 as one of America’s top 10 college towns (2017).

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 2017 the National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked Pullman the #5 safest city in Washington. It also named WSU the #5 safest college in America.


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

  • Pullman: 66.2%
  • Nationwide: 30.7%

Sources: (1) (2) National Center for Education Statistics (2015)