About Columbia, MO


Columbia, Missouri is a major college town that is also the 5th largest city in the state. The last estimate in 2012 saw the city with a population of over 113,000 residents, with the metro area having over 175,000 residents. The city is also the county seat for Boone County, and has the nickname “CoMo”, which it gets from its student body population. The town is significantly influenced by the University of Missouri, and there are apartments, hotels, and restaurants that base much of their industry around the school.


  • University of Missouri

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus UMS apartment? Perhaps the options available from the University of Missouri housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the UMS campus. If so, you can search for off campus University of Missouri apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although University of Missouri student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    UMS apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Columbia, Missouri. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the UMS games and make it to class on time.

    We can help you find off campus UMS apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search University of Missouri apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.

    Have more questions? Check out our articles with renter tips in our apartment guide and search through www.umsystem.edu.

  • University of Missouri - Columbia

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus UM apartment? Perhaps the options available from the University of Missouri - Columbia housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the UM campus. If so, you can search for off campus University of Missouri - Columbia apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although University of Missouri - Columbia student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    UM apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Columbia, Missouri. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the UM Truman the Tiger games and make it to class on time.

    We can help you find off campus UM apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search University of Missouri - Columbia apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.

    Have more questions? Check out our articles with renter tips in our apartment guide and search through http://www.missouri.edu/.

  • University of Missouri Health Care

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus UMHC apartment? Perhaps the options available from the University of Missouri Health Care housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the UMHC campus. If so, you can search for off campus University of Missouri Health Care apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although University of Missouri Health Care student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    UMHC apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Columbia, Missouri. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the UMHC games and make it to class on time.

    We can help you find off campus UMHC apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search University of Missouri Health Care apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.

    Have more questions? Check out our articles with renter tips in our apartment guide and search through http://www.muhealth.org/.

  • Columbia College

    A high school graduate is running through Colombia; pushing Amazonian rainforest leaves out of his face, he slips away amongst the trees, looking for a hiding spot. The boy can hear the hot breath of the guerrilla fighter right on his tail, and he knows it is fight, flight, or die. The anticipation is probably killing you, so I will tell you how the story ends. The Colombian runaway (who has dual-citizenship), barely escapes his pursuer, runs all the way to Columbia College in Chicago, immediately enrolls, and is relieved to find that finding an off-campus apartment is easier than fighting guerilla warfare. The End. Or is it…the beginning?

    Make Art, Not War

    The Columbian will in fact find that his decision to enroll is the beginning of a beautiful chapter in his life—an opportunity to come together with like-minded artistic folk who share a passion for media art. The Columbian always wanted to make art, not war, and at Columbia College he will work hard at his craft, take lessons from world renowned artists, actors, musicians, producers, and writers, and come out a master with an impressive portfolio. He will find Columbia College a place of inspiration where artistic expression is welcomed, shared and nurtured. Columbia College will give you all the information you need.

     

    Easy as 1, 2, 3

    Unlike the Amazon Rainforest, downtown Chicago is lousy with available and affordable apartments! That is why many students choose to live off campus in one of the many hip neighborhoods surrounding Columbia College. If you are sick of being around art nerds 24/7 then check out apartments in Wrigleyville, where sports fans gather en masse. If you love art (which you probably do), Belmont or Lincoln Square might be more your style. Our apartment guide is a great place to learn how to search for your dream pad. You really can’t go wrong in Chicago since almost every area has its own unique flare, is affordable, and has public transportation running through it. The U-Pass is a CTA ticket given to students and allows them to take any bus or train free free free every semester. Chicago Transit will help you get to know all the different routes. This is the point in the story where all of the dreams of the young Columbian boy come true.

    Art Party!

    After having all his dreams realized, the boy starts to get a little depressed because he now has nothing live for. He soon finds that he was foolish for thinking this since nighttime in Chicago is a whole other world of fun for him to discover! Since the college is right on the South Loop of downtown, along with seven other schools, it is hard to not run into college-aged people at every turn. Bars, clubs and hangouts are everywhere. Head down to Lakeview for cheap beers and a great scene at Galway Bay at 500 W Diversey Ave. For some live jazz and a dry martini, visit Underground Wonder Bar at 710 N Clark St. I hope that my attempt to convince prospective students that Columbia College is awesome was worth the offense I may have caused native Colombians. I apologize.