Ranked (over and over and over again) as one of the best college towns in America, Columbia is home to 30,000+ college students.
Columbia 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, snack and check out the latest bands.
And while we’re steps from downtown, we’re also a welcoming home-away-from-home. Here you’ll find a culture of respect and support—and new friends eager to take on life’s amazing adventures with you. You'll also find the spaces and places where you can stay up late with friends, have fun working on projects together, and just relax between classes.