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Graduate Life

It's easy to feel at home here. Our communities on campus and around Columbia are full of cultural, professional and recreational activities for every interest.

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Application requirements, supporting materials and deadlines for all graduate school programs.

 

Campus Life

 

 

Life in Columbia

Columbia is a laid-back city that packs an urban punch with art, entertainment, festivals, food, theatre and exciting weekly events, plus the low cost of living and great weather year-round.

Columbia Activity Highlights

  • Nationally Ranked Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • Award-Winning Library System
  • World-Class Art Museum
  • 3 Major Arts & Entertainment Districts
  • 3 Professional Theaters
  • 6 Professional Dance Companies
  • 3 Major Rivers with Walkways and Water Sports
  • 3 National & State Parks
All About Columbia

Get all the details from Experience Columbia, the city's visitors organization.

 

Housing

Columbia consistently ranks among the most livable and affordable mid-sized cities in America. Whether you want to walk, bike or drive to campus, Columbia boasts options for any budget.

Housing In Columbia

It's not hard to find affordable housing close to campus. It's very possible to find apartments or duplexes for rent near the university for about $750 per month. 

Off-Campus Living and Neighborhood Relations »
Explore the neighborhoods and communities around Columbia to narrow down your local housing search.

 

 

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Application requirements, supporting materials and deadlines for all graduate school programs.


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