About the community

The University of Missouri is located in the center of Columbia, Missouri, a medium-sized city with small-town friendliness in the heart of the Midwest. Columbia is a safe, clean and attractive community situated midway between St. Louis and Kansas City. It has many stores, shopping malls, international food stores, movie theaters, numerous churches and a mosque. Columbia is often ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. because of its excellent quality of life, safety, cost of living and educational opportunities.

For more information, visit the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau website.