Study in one of Missouri’s most dynamic and diverse small cities...the University of Missouri’s flagship campus in Columbia is located in the heart of the state and is also a short distance from the state capital of Jefferson City. Columbia boasts a vibrant nightlife and art scene and is home to the annual Roots & Blues and BBQ Festival and the internationally renowned True/False Film Fest. If outdoor adventure is your passion, it’s never far away. Columbia is a mere stone’s throw from the mighty Missouri River, with its magnificent limestone bluffs and bountiful wildlife and is home to the MKT biking trail which connect to one of the nation’s first rails-to-trails bike paths,The KATY Trail, which spans nearly the entire state. A couple of hours' drive gets you to the beautiful Missouri Ozarks with crystal clear float streams and limitless hiking opportunities.