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The Lindsey Wilson College A.P. White Campus is located on more than 200 partially wooded acres on a hilltop in Columbia, which is in Southcentral Kentucky. It is a region synonymous with outdoor recreation, camping, boating and hiking. LWC is near several major tourist attractions, including: Green River Lake; Lake Cumberland, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world; Mammoth Cave, one of the Seven Wonders of the World; and Cumberland Falls, which is Kentucky's highest waterfall and the only spot in the Western Hemisphere that produces a "moon bow."

Mammoth Cave Lake Orientation
Students inside Mammoth Cave Green River Lake

The small town of Columbia is the county seat of Adair County and has a population of about 4,500. The local community members are very friendly and informal. This provides students the appealing safety and charm of small-town living. It is still within about a two-hour drive to larger cities such as Bowling Green, Louisville or Lexington, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn. Columbia offers students a variety of shops, restaurants and churches within safe walking distance from the A.P. Whit Campus. 

About living in Columbia, Kentucky


Columbia is a typical small rural town in America's Southeastern region. Shopping opportunities are limited (there are no close malls), but it is easy to travel by car to one of the nearby cities to shop. There are larger malls in Bowling Green, Louisville, Lexington and Nashville. Local shops and grocery stores are within walking distance from campus. Taxis are available with a fee. There is no free public transportation with the exception of a shuttle bus provided by the college to go take students tothe local Walmart.


All residential students eat at the award-winning Robert D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center. The dining center's menu reflects some local cuisine and some foods from Italian, Mexican and Asian menus that have been incorporated into the American diet.

Seasons and Climate

Southcentral Kentucky experiences four distinctive seasons. The average winter temperature ranges from a daily low of about 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-2 degrees Celsius) to a daily high of about 46 degrees Fahrenheit (8 degrees Celsius). It sometimes snows and local schools are occasionally closed because of snow. If you arrive in August, plan for hot, humid weather until late September. All residence halls and on-campus apartments have heating and air conditioning.

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