Washington State University was founded in 1890 as a land-grant institution. Today it includes eight colleges with student enrollment of approximately 20,000. It is the home of the Veterinary School, serving the state of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Library facilities are excellent with a main library and branch libraries throughout the campus. The campus provides a variety of athletic facilities, including indoor and outdoor tennis courts and a golf course. As a member of the PAC 10, the Washington State Cougars provide exciting seasons of football and basketball. Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum provides a multitude of entertainment from ballet to new wave.
This land-grant institution was founded in 1889 and has been designated the state's primary university for graduate education and research. There are ten colleges composed of over 10,000 students on the main campus. Many programs extend to various areas of the state. Graduate education is considered as a major responsibility. University of Idaho student research has proven extremely beneficial to the state and region. The beautiful campus, with well equipped facilities, affords a pleasant environment for study. Extra curricular activities and cultural and sporting events are abundant.
Moscow, Idaho, home of the University of Idaho, is a pleasant community of approximately 20,000 people and is located in the northern panhandle of Idaho. Pullman, Washington, home to Washington State University, is a thriving community of 25,000 people and is located in the rolling hills of the Palouse. The two cities, which are only eight miles apart, are served by air commuter service to Spokane, Seattle, Portland, Lewiston, and Boise. Spokane, Washington, and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, are located in a large metropolitan area which is about 90 miles to the north. Seattle, Washington, and Boise, Idaho, are about a six-hour drive away.
Numerous cultural and athletic events are available in both communities and both provide easy access to unlimited recreational opportunities such as skiing, hiking, rafting, hang gliding, fishing, and hunting. Wilderness and scenic areas such as Glacier National Park, the Sawtooth, Hells Canyon National recreation areas, the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, and scenic rivers such as the Snake, Columbia, Clearwater, Salmon, Lochsa, and Selway are all within easy driving distance.