Worcester, MA
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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The intershuttle to take students from campus to campus is really timely and easy to use, but only worthwhile for students that take classes or have friends at neighboring colleges- it serves no other real purpose. The bus that takes students to the Blackstone Valley on Saturdays can make for a fun outing, but you can only go so many times before it gets boring, and its also confusing on when the bus leaves and what time you should finish shopping to make sure you have a ride back. If you need to go anywhere than those places, a taxi (expensive, and usually creepy) is your only option.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Taxis suck, even though the school has a program with them. However, there are two shuttles that run to bring students to specific areas in Worcester or neighboring cities. If your friend has a car, make sure you become their best friend.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are buses on the weekends that go to movie theaters and close shopping malls but no buses that take you into the city. If you want something in the city, you need to find a friend with a car or take a taxi. Freshmen aren't allowed to have a car on campus freshmen year, which is typical but really frustrating if you ever have to go off campus to get medicine, cleaning supplies, bath supplies etc. For the last month of my freshmen year I sneaked my car on campus in the overflow parking lot and never had any issues or tickets but the tickets can get super pricey. On the weekends for late night there is "Safe Ride" which has the ride back to Assumption a flat $5 rate no matter where you are in Worcester, which is definitely nice especially for keeping drunk drivers off the road. But other than that, a car is definitely necessary.

4 College Senior

Transportation: Assumption is good about public transportation. We have this contract with the yellow cabs in the city of Worcester that any time after 10pm, a cab ride to Assumption is only 5 dollars. This is known as "safe ride" and works to help reduce the cases of drunk driving. We also have WOO bus schedules posted every where that take you to almost any local shopping center.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: They have shuttles for the weekends that go to the same places: one mall and a few schools, but the schedules are not very accessible.


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  • 377th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 581st
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1181st
    Most Easily Accessible Town

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Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 17 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 35% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 47% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 18% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 6% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 31% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 44% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 19% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 13 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 13 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 13 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 16 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 31% Fairly difficult.
  • 50% Fairly easy.
  • 19% Very easy.
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