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."
|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,
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
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
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