home sweet home

Student housing is conveniently located within walking distance of the campus at a local apartment community, Woodland Village. The 1,200 square foot layout of each apartment has two or three bedrooms, kitchen, living room, dining area, and laundry room.  These open housing units provide a desirable living and learning environment for our students. Click here to visit the Woodland Village website.

The church family at Christian Life has helped to adequately furnish each apartment with a dinette set, full living room seating, washer and dryer, and bedroom furniture; some other donated furnishings include microwaves, TVs, DVD players, kitchen appliances and eatery, and more.  The apartment community also offers many accessible amenities such as a fitness center, two pools, grilling patio area, and tennis courts. The cost of housing is included in yearly tuition.

SCSL does not offer “home-opener” housing with local church members. As a family, the students grow together at home by living together, apart from simply being students in the same program. This is an important part of what makes SCSL truly family. Each apartment family consists of one or two Resident Assistants (RA), served by a second year student, with the remaining spots in the apartment filled by first year students.

getting to know the area

Columbia is often seen as the “best of both worlds,” with an ever-growing small city lifestyle and surrounding rural areas for the relaxing side of life. Columbia is settled among the Broad, Saluda and Congaree Rivers and just minutes from beautiful Lake Murray, four bodies of water that truly define the characteristics of Greater Columbia and make it such a unique and attractive place to live.

Where the Broad and Saluda Rivers merge into the Congaree, you’ll find the city’s center and a host of attractions. The Congaree-Vista is home to the arts and entertainment district with exquisite restaurants and distinctive stores, South Carolina State Museum, EdVenture Children’s Museum, and State Capitol Complex; just up the banks of the Saluda River you’ll find the nationally renowned Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens. The city also is home to beautiful Finlay Park and other outdoor recreational destinations. The University of South Carolina Gamecocks and local minor league teams keep the entertainment coming at the Colonial Center, Carolina Coliseum, Capital City Stadium, and more.

Travel further up the Saluda River and you will find beautiful Lake Murray and the Lexington area. Lake Murray, home to the nation’s largest earthen dam, is one of the finest living and recreational opportunities around. Many family-oriented activities await visitors like fishing, boating, camping, picnicking, and more. Lexington continues to be one of the fastest growing areas in Greater Columbia, with a laid-back lifestyle that anyone would appreciate.