Overview for COLLEGE HILL, WA

32,968 people live in COLLEGE HILL, where the median age is 22.5 and the average individual income is $23,814. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

22.5 years

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Welcome to College Hill

A safe northeast Pullman neighborhood with plenty of fun activities

Originally named Washington Agricultural College, present-day Washington State University first set up shop in Pullman in 1890, influencing the development of several neighborhoods, including Mechanics Hill. Known today as College Hill, this northeast Pullman community is quickly becoming a highly sought-after location for enjoyable living in the Pacific Northwest. 

Situated within easy reach of entertainment, shopping, and dining, College Hill is a vibrant neighborhood presenting a desirable blend of convenience and tranquil landscapes. Green space abounds with picturesque college scenes that offer plenty of spots for public enjoyment. The local climate is comfortable throughout the seasons, making this an ideal destination for residents to experience the culture, attractions, and activities the area offers. 

Architecture in College Hill includes an array of luxurious living spaces for all tastes, including Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Craftsman, and Foursquare single-family homes designed by renowned architects like Harold Whitehouse, Rudolph Weaver, Harry C. Weller, and Stanley A. Smith. Tasteful amenities and classic craftsmanship make these residences stand out as genuinely distinct pieces of Pullman’s history.

What to Love

  • Friendly, helpful residents
  • Distinctive living spaces steeped in local history
  • Proximity to Washington State University

Local Lifestyle

College Hill is a destination where cultural city life meets the rural beauty of Washington. A vibrant mix of shops and restaurants provides something for everyone, with local businesses supplying delicious and unique cuisine and fun experiences. The lush greenery surrounding the streets gives an inviting ambiance that residents can enjoy while taking in the unique architecture found throughout the area. College Hill’s personality benefits from its carefully curated atmosphere. Locals and visitors alike feel energized when they explore its charming streets, bask in the natural beauty, and enjoy indulging in its many activities. It truly is a one-of-a-kind area with something to offer everyone.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Pullman's College Hill neighborhood is a unique shopping, dining, and entertainment hub. Residents and visitors enjoy several luxury experiences and venues on offer, such as Ferdinand's Ice Cream Shoppe, which provides some truly indulgent ice cream flavors — such as the taste of creamy “Apple Cup” Crisp and Cougar Tracks. Every item is a delight! The hard part is picking a favorite. Also on WSU’s campus is The Coug, a college favorite for decades. Whether you’re meeting old friends or making new ones, many memories abound at The Coug.

If you are looking for a diner-type atmosphere with great burgers, fries, and ice cream, Cougar Country is THE place. Coug Alum rarely visit Pullman without swinging by Cougar Country for an ice cream cyclone, Cougar Special, or a Cub burger (great burger for small appetite or kids). Red Bento provides fresh sushi, teriyaki, Chinese, Thai, Korean, and Japanese fare for dine-in or take-out. Dom's Donuts, a popular and beloved food truck, serves fresh, made-to-order donuts in an array of signature flavors that turn mornings into an absolute treat, including s'mores, maple bacon, cookies and cream, and more. 

WSU's campus bookstore, The Bookie, has all the latest titles, course materials, textbooks, apparel, and supplies — perfect for students and residents seeking education essentials. In addition to great retail experiences, Merry Cellars Winery is sure to delight even the most seasoned wine enthusiast with one-of-a-kind vino in its cutting-edge facility.

Last but not least, the annual Pullman Lions Club Santa Tour is enjoyable entertainment for Pullman residents. An elf leads the way through neighborhood streets announcing Santa’s arrival. Locals come outside to wait with anticipation for Santa’s sleigh to pass. Santa passes out candy canes and spreads the holiday spirit all over town. 

Things to Do

Residents of College Hill have plenty of activities to stay entertained in their neighborhood. Washington State University's Beasley Coliseum provides plenty of entertainment options, ranging from high school and collegiate sporting events to concerts, craft fairs, and comedy shows. At the same time, WSU's Bryan Hall Theatre puts on regular performances throughout the year while also playing host to film screenings. 

Those who prefer more outdoorsy experiences can always hit the Bill Chipman Trail to go for a run or bike ride. Meanwhile, Palouse Ridge Golf Club allows locals to enjoy beautiful landscapes up close and personal as they golf, shop, and dine. The WSU Bear Research, Education, and Conservation Center is the country's singular grizzly bear research hub of its kind, where, from a viewing location in the parking lot, visitors can watch the bears play and forage in the exercise yard, swim around in their pool, and relax in their outdoor runs throughout the non-hibernating season (about April to October).

Finally, the Palouse Discovery Science Center allows visitors to explore exhibits that explain natural phenomena around them through demonstrations, presentations, and hands-on learning.


College Hill is served by Pullman School District #267. Some notable schools and universities nearby include:

Demographics and Employment Data for COLLEGE HILL, WA

COLLEGE HILL has 11,927 households, with an average household size of 2.19. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in COLLEGE HILL do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 32,968 people call COLLEGE HILL home. The population density is 3,016.62 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

50.98 / 49.02%

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The following schools are within or nearby COLLEGE HILL. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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PreK - 5th
No rating available
Franklin Elementary
PreK - 5th
9th - 12th
Sunnyside Elementary
PreK - 5th
Pullman Christian School
K - 12th
No rating available
Montessori School Of Pullman
K - 3rd
No rating available
Jefferson Elementary
PreK - 5th
Lincoln Middle School
6th - 8th

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