Transportation

Location
Glenside, PA
Undergrads
2,154
Tuition
$35,620
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Transportation: Sometimes the buses don't come on time.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: It's Septa. Not much to say.

3 College Junior

Transportation: When living on campus, I feel like I need to have a car to get to the grocery store or to wawa or the mall if I want to go do something. However, most kids without a car at least know someone with a car so they're never truly without transportation to places. The public bus will do in a pinch though I've never taken it.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Arcadia is a small campus so you don't really need a car to get to classes. The train station is an easy walk from campus so travel into the city or anywhere else in the area really isn't that bad, and if you need a car, you can always ask one of your friends that has a car on campus or one of your upperclassmen friends.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Glenside train station is within walking distance. That's what most people use.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 689th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1008th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 1304th
    Best Campus Transit

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stacey Wisniewski
Hometown
Schwenksville, Pa.
Major
English
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While Glenside doesn't necessarily have all of the traveling amenities that other campuses do, it does have the resource of Philadelphia nearby. If students need to get home, and home is in California, the Philadelphia International Airport is only a 30-minute car ride away. Arcadia students are pretty lucky, considering some campuses are out in the middle of nowhere, where the biggest international airport can be a three- to four-hour ride away. However, the only real obstacle when dealing with getting to the airport is how to get there, which often requires some planning and sometimes begging. Meanwhile, in terms of local transportation, the SEPTA bus system seems to suffice. Students don't necessarily need to have a car to get around.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Find a friend with a car
  • SEPTA bus
  • Train
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Glenside or Jenkintown train stations
  • SEPTA bus
  • Taxi

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Public Safety Escorts
(215) 572-2900 or ext. 2900 from campus phones
Daily 24 hours

Public TransitWhat's This?

SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority)

(215) 580-7800

(215) 580-7853 (TDD/TYY)

1234 Market St., Philadelphia

www.septa.org

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia is about 30 minutes away from campus.

8000 Essington Ave., Philadelphia

(215) 937-6937

www.phl.org

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

1001 Filbert St., Philadelphia

(800) 531-5332

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

2198 Hornig Rd., Philadelphia

(215) 856-7243

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 39 responses

  • 3% You can't have a car here.
  • 8% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 74% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 3% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 13% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 40 responses

  • 70% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 5% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 15% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 10% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 37 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 37 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 39 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 5% Fairly difficult.
  • 59% Fairly easy.
  • 36% Very easy.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 37 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars
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