Founded in 1854, Columbia College remains the 11th oldest women's college in the United States. Columbia Female College officially opened in 1859 with an initial student body of 188. When General Sherman and his troops marched through Columbia in 1865, the school had to close and was not reopened until 1873. The name changed to Columbia College in 1905 after it was moved to its present site in North Columbia in 1904.
During the 1980s an evening college was established in which both female and male students could be educated. Recently the U.S. News & World Report has ranked Columbia College as one of the top ten regional liberal arts colleges in the South.
Columbia is located in the center of SouthCarolina at the junctions of Interstates 20, 26 and 77.
It is SouthCarolina's most populated city, the state capital, the county seat of Richland County, the home of the University of SouthCarolina's main campus, and the site of the SouthCarolina State Fair every October.
Columbia was named for Christopher Columbus, and it was SouthCarolina's first planned city (wide streets arranged in a grid pattern) and the second planned city in the United States (Savannah was the first).
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