A true college town

Pullman is a classic college town—a community that is built around its university and students. Since the founding of Washington State University, Pullman and WSU have grown and developed together, forming a vibrant student-centered culture.

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A friendly international community

Discover the advantages of attending university in a college town. When you walk down Pullman’s bustling Main Street you will find clean sidewalks, colorful awnings, and friendly faces waiting to greet you, it’s the ideal hub of the American small town. Pullman ranks #10 on the list of safest cities in America (, 2015). The Princeton Review includes WSU in its list of 20 US colleges that have remarkably positive relationships with the non-student communities around them.

Want a weekend getaway? Seattle and Spokane are only a few hours’ drive away. Seattle is known for its thriving tech industry, vibrant music scene and famed coffeehouses. The city of Spokane hosts many great community events, festivals and gatherings and is an outdoor enthusiast’s ideal destination.

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Live where you study

Studies show that students at residential colleges—like Washington State University—achieve higher grades, complete more credit hours each semester and enjoy more leadership opportunities than their peers at other institutions. The reason is simple. When you live and study in the same place, you have support all around you. Friends, faculty and INTO WSU staff are nearby 24 hours a day.

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Lots of action outside of the classroom

When you are not in class, there are plenty of things to do. Whatever your interests may be, you can find people at WSU who are eager to share them with you. Like working out? Visit the student recreation center. Looking for something to do on Friday night? See chart-topping entertainers. Want to make new friends? Join one of the 300 student clubs or organizations.

In the mood for Mexican food? How about Thai? Italian? Mediterranean? Or a burger? No matter what you’re craving, there’s a restaurant on campus to satisfy your taste buds. There are full-service restaurants, food to go, convenience markets or traditional residence dining halls. Have a sweet tooth? Grab a scoop of student-made ice cream from Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe. We make paying for your food easy. Meal plans are preloaded onto your student ID card so you don’t have to worry about carrying cash.

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