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Pullman rated one of Top-10 College Towns

PULLMAN, Wash. – The popular website MSN confirms what Washington State University fans have long known: Pullman is one of the best college towns in North America. Click here for the full story.
Pullman, home to WSU’s main campus, ranked sixth in the website’s list of quintessential college towns.
“Pullman’s recognition is richly deserved,” said WSU Alumni Director Tim Pavish. “But the news may not come as much of a surprise to Cougs who have long known the magic of this great town.”
“There just isn’t another university setting like Pullman in the Pac-12,” MSN writes. “Home to Washington State University, this eastern Washington city of 25,000 people is more characteristic of the Big-10 Conference; the land-grant school occupies one-third of its town and is set in an agricultural landscape that spans as far as former Pullman High School star John Elway could throw the pigskin.”
MSN cites some of the unique features that make living in Pullman such a treat:  “Cultural offerings also spread wide as the native Palouse grasslands, as audiences at the Jones Theatre can contemplate John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ just a few days after laughing along with ‘Cowboy Poet’ Baxter Black. Popular Swilly’s, South Fork Public House and The Black Cypress serve American cuisine that satisfies both theater and football fans.”