Explore Our Location

An aerial view of the campus of Columbia International University in the spring.

Located in the heart of the state of South Carolina, the capital city of Columbia is a modern city bursting with southern charm. Engage with professional opportunities in the area as well as outdoor adventures, festivals, and museums. Located just two hours from both the beach and the mountains, Columbia offers something for everyone and every interest. 

Our City

Check out the bustling university neighborhood and former warehouse district with boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops, frequented by students and other young adults and ideal for networking. 

Visit various museums in town, including a fine regional art museum, the South Carolina State Museum with its new planetarium and local history centers in surrounding communities.

There are also state and national parksriver trails and lakes big and small to explore.

Our Campus

Head to the Rossi Student Center between classes for coffee, games, and spending time with friends and classmates.

Explore our 400 acre campus with 7 miles of trails, disc golf, ponds, and more.

The fitness center is open daily for your morning, afternoon or evening workout.

CIU is located just 15 minutes from local shopping malls, state parks, museums and downtown Columbia.

Schedule a Visit

Schedule a visit for a campus tour and experience Columbia while you’re here.