Anyone been to Pullman, WA and/or Gainesville?

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  1. yaywaffles

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    picking a grad school to attend this week and i've narrowed it down to florida and wsu. i wasn't able to visit either because neither is close to where i am currently, and i'm trying to wrap up my master's this semester. i'm familiar with basic info on both towns (size and so on), but would like to hear more from people with personal experience. obviously we have some UF fans here and i assume most of you attended the school, or at least have some passing familiarity with the town, and i think we have a smattering of wsu ppl as well. anything you can share about your experiences with either town would be appreciated.
     
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  3. Andy Reocho

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  4. Jake Barnes

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    Pullman is beautiful but very remote. Gainesville has more going on but you'll be sweating like a stuck pig most of the time.

    Depends on personal taste if the programs are roughly equal.
     
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  5. ned's head

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    Gville smells like a pig farm. Maybe you'd like that.
     
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  7. 941Gator

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    3 Q’s: How often will you need to go back to Ohio? where do you plan on living after school? Did you go to Ohio State?
     
  8. Vito Corleone

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    Been to both, spent more time in Pullman. Could probably answer anything you'd like in regards to WSU/Pullman. I work with that school a lot for my job
     
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  9. yaywaffles

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    maybe i would
     
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  10. yaywaffles

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    pretty infrequently. dad's independent and teaches full time. family's scattered all over the country. winter break, and maybe occasionally in the summer.

    at some point i'd like to move west, and i love the idea of living in the pnw. but mainly i want to get out of this region and experience other parts of the country

    yes, for undergrad
     
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  11. Corch

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    yaywaffles if you've never lived out west, do wsu
     
  12. 941Gator

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    Go West, young man.
     
  13. Prospector

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    Been to Gainesville. Wouldn't live there
     
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    he’s getting a Degree, which is what you would live in Gainesville for. Plus, he is from Ohio.
     
  15. Prospector

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    From Ohio? Gainesville will feel like home only no winter
     
  16. Pharm

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    yaywaffles
    I lived in Gainesville for a few years. He can be fun during game weekends but not a whole lot going on.



    Howver you are about a 3 hour drive from whatever you need. Let me know if you have any questions
     
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  17. Arkadin

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    Gainesville by a lot
     
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  18. Boo MFer!

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    I’m sure Pullman is a lovely place, and if you were just going there to live, that’d be the obvious choice. But I can’t imagine there’s many (any?) programs higher ranked than comparable programs at UF. :idk:
     
  19. C Yank

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    Pullman is a shit hole.
    I think it’s worth the $X to figure out where you’re moving to, maybe that’s just me.
     
  20. Handcuffed

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    never been to gainesville but pullman is a dump

    the best part about pullman is that you're relatively close to some cool stuff in idaho and montana. but you're far from the good stuff in washington and oregon. how often would you be driving 2 hours to coeur d'alene in grad school? i rarely encourage this, but go south to florida.
     
  21. Pharm

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    Also, Gainesville getting some a sweet new theater and has a bass pro shop, Paine's prarie is nice for hiking
     
  22. burnttatertot

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    Anyone from Oregon or went to Oregon shouldn't be allowed to speak on Pullman.
     
  23. hardcorekickball

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    the gf interviewed at gainesville for residency a few years back. she said it smelled like shit and was hot as fuck. also said the water was all fucky, whatever that means.
     
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  24. Joe_Pesci

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    is this some academic smack talk?
     
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  25. yaywaffles

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    was planning on it, but there was a short window between acceptance notifications and the deadline for choosing a school. just kind of fell through
     
  26. JGator1

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    Are people legitimately surprised it's hot in Florida?
     
  27. Arkadin

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    There is no other right answer than
    I'm also a current WSU student, though I don't live in Pullman
     
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  28. soulfly

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    I would strongly discourage living in Pullman. Plus you aren’t an undergrad so you can’t get blackout drunk every night to forget you’re in Pullman.
     
  29. Baby Rabbit

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    Don't like in Gainesville if you're overweight. Central FL is a miserable, sweaty place to be fat.

    UF >>> WSU though
     
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  30. CF3234

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    It’s the same in Gainesville. A nice night out is Carabas.
     
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  31. Pharm

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    The water is fine. It's much worse in Jacksonville.
     
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  32. Thoros of Beer

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    Gainesville, after September and maybe early October it is not hot
     
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  33. Thoros of Beer

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    Lol no
     
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  34. Pharm

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    There are some decent places downtown and one or two half decent steak houses.
     
  35. Taques

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    while pullman is technically in washington i wouldnt consider it "pacific northwest"

    much more mountain west-y. rolling hills, few trees, more snow than rain, etc
     
  36. Taques

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    i also hated gainesville when i visited tbh
     
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  37. Joe_Pesci

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    if you drove into idaho a little ways, the people probably wouldn't be much different than the ones in north florida
     
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  38. NoleNBlue

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    Gainesville sucks donkey balls. Kinda sounds like Pullman does too. Tiebreaker will be football coach. Uf has an autist, Wazzou has The Pirate. Enjoy Pullman.
     
  39. hardcorekickball

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    i just assume all florida water tastes and smells like sulfur.
     
  40. Teflon Queen

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    You underestimate Florida folk. They are the most flamboyant and outrageous super strain of white trash that has ever walked the earth
     
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  41. Boo MFer!

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    In relation to UF and WSU, yes.
     
  42. Boo MFer!

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    You really are the worst kind of person.
     
  43. Prospector

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    More exciting football in Pullman. Better baseball in FL imo
     
  44. Saul Shabazz

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    Gainesville is Middletown with humidity and cock roaches the size of buicks
     
  45. spagett

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    Showering in Florida water is awful. You always feel slimy
     
  46. Thoros of Beer

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    Florida water is great.
     
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  47. CF3234

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    Because I don’t think Gainesville is a good place for a non-undergrad to live? Keep crying about it.
     
  48. Thoros of Beer

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    Did you live there?
     
  49. Arkadin

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    Have you been to Pullman?
     
  50. Vito Corleone

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    Pullman is a good college town. It's a 10 minute drive to University of Idaho too, so while it's small, it's pretty close to another nice college town. If you want a city life/campus, it's not for you, neither is Gainesville tbh.

    In short, its fine. People that shit on it probably are just biased towards living in a city for all things. Going to school in a college town is nice. You do have to drive a bit to get to any ski resorts nearby. Eastern Washington is like blend of Montana meets Seattle. It's a clash of diverse types of white people. And yes, there are racists in Idaho