By: Casey Ellis, Contributing Writer
On February 28th, 41 Centralia High School(CHS) sophomores and juniors traveled to Columbia to tour Columbia College and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Students took a walking tour of each campus and by the end of the day they had walked over four miles!
Columbia College is a private four year institution with about 7,500 undergraduate students. They participate in NAIA athletics and have more than 40 majors to choose from. Students toured the Columbia College campus and listened to a presentation about the admissions requirements, costs and scholarships available at Columbia College.
The University of Missouri-Columbia is a public four year institution and with over 22,000 undergraduate students it is the largest university in the state. The group started at the Alumni Center and listened to a presentation about the university history, admission requirements, costs, deadlines for applying next year and other opportunities available such as study abroad. Highlights of the Mizzou tour included seeing the Rec Center and getting to eat lunch at one of Mizzou's dining halls, Plaza 900.
CHS sophomore, Cami Moser, really liked the campus appeal, dorms and dining halls. "Going on this college visit was really beneficial and will definitely help me make a decision when the time comes," said Moser. This was Moser's first college tour, but she plans to attend more college visits in the future.
The next college tour is scheduled for May 2. We will travel to Sedalia to tour State Fair Community College, a public two year college where students can utilize their A+ scholarship.