A welcoming community
Expect an extra helping of small-town kindness. “Friendly beyond belief,” commented a reviewer on thegradcafe.com.
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.
In-town or countryside living
You could live minutes from downtown or on wide open acres. Pullman offers beautiful places to call home.
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.
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.
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%