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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.

GreatSchools.org gives Pullman High the best possible rating for students’ college readiness.

Community-ChildrenCenter

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
Community-QuestCamp

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 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.

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) City-Data.com (2) National Center for Education Statistics (2015)