College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

Living in Pullman

Chipman trail
Roller Bladers and Joggers on the Chipman Trail

The main campus is in Pullman, a town of nearly 30,000 located in the Palouse region of southeastern Washington, 75 miles south of Spokane and 285 miles east of Seattle. Together with the University of Idaho, eight miles to the east in Moscow, the Pullman area provides an increasingly diverse center of cultural and intellectual life that offers many of the conveniences of an urban community with the character and amenities of a small town population.

Complete medical, health care, and emergency services are offered at Pullman Regional Hospital.

The Pullman public schools provide outstanding K-12 education, with students consistently ranking among the highest in the state on standardized achievement tests.

Hiking, camping, fishing, swimming, skiing, and other outdoor recreation opportunities are close and easily accessible at the Snake River parks and the mountain and lake regions of Washington and northern Idaho.

Chipman trail
Bikers and Bladers on the Chipman Trail

The cost of living is relatively low, and the climate offers warm springs and falls and moderate summers and winters. (Bring your winter jackets.)

Bryan Clock Tower


Department of English, PO Box 645020, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-5020, 509-335-2581, Contact Us