Our students love life at Stephens.
That’s what they told The Princeton Review. Our students say they feel at home here. They think our campus is beautiful, easy to navigate and an ideal place to make friends. They also appreciate the College’s close relationship with the local community and value the interaction of different types of students on campus.
And that’s not all there is to love about life at Stephens. Our hometown of Columbia, Missouri, is frequently ranked one of the best college towns in America. Here, there’s always something happening, thanks to three colleges and 30,000+ college students. Columbia really has it all: big-time college sports, film, music and arts festivals, amazing recreation and a great downtown with lots of places to eat, shop, and check out the latest bands.
Stephens’ historic campus is just steps away from downtown Columbia, so you get the best of both worlds ... brick and ivy charm, and the buzz of a happening college town. You’ll find a culture of respect and support, and a network of friends eager to take on life’s amazing adventures with you. Our residence halls are truly a home-away-from-home (you can even bring a pet from home!). We can’t wait to welcome you here.
Get to Know Us
Meet the Stephens College Ambassadors and plan your visit to campus.
Life in Columbia
Ranked one of the best college towns in America, Columbia has it all.
Housing + Dining
By living on campus, you’re just steps away from friends, professors, classrooms, labs, dining and free laundry facilities.
Stephens is considered one of the pet-friendliest campuses in the country.
Mission Promise Kept
We've created Mission Promise Kept to empower women veterans to earn college degrees, achieve personal success and attain financial independence.
Life at Stephens is all about community. Join a club, become a student leader, audition for a play and add to the rich history of campus traditions.
Stephens Stars Athletics
Stephens College is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and a member of the American Midwest Conference (AMC).
Connect With Your Fellow Students
Each entering class shares a page where students can connect before they arrive on campus, throughout their time at Stephens, and as new alumnae.