Transportation

Location
Mount Vernon, IA
Undergrads
1,171
Tuition
$34,705
Admission Difficulty
Average
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1 College Sophomore

Transportation: there is no provided transportation on campus mostly because the campus is so small

2 College Senior

Transportation: We live in a small town in Iowa, so the campus has no need for a shuttle. Taxis and public transit are usually out of Cedar Rapids, but honestly it's more convenient to just have a car or find someone who does.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: You need a care to go to the city.

College Sophomore

Transportation: Small campus No need. There are free bikes to rent

4 College Junior

Transportation: Can Walk Around Campus – Due to size of school you can walk around the campus. They do have bikes that you can check out to ride from one side to the other and then leave for others to ride back. It's on the honor system. Due to the size of the campus there is really no need for any type of transportation. They have a shuttle to the airport for a minimal amount as well. If you ever need a ride to any kind of school function there are students willing to car pool that post their numbers on the community board.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 19th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 420th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1315th
    Best Campus Transit

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Erin McNeill
Hometown
Foristell, MO
Major
Sociology/Anthropology, English
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Cornell’s campus is easily walkable, with a trip from one end to the other taking less than 10 minutes. This makes campus shuttles completely unnecessary; it would actually take longer to wait for a shuttle and ride to the other side of campus. Public transportation is also non-existent in Mount Vernon. As a town of about 3,000 residents, it’s simply superfluous. Transportation around town is primarily accomplished by walking, riding a bike, or driving. Most students come to campus with a vehicle, and those who don’t have a friend who does.

Shuttles are available to the Eastern Iowa Airport, located just 20 minutes away in Cedar Rapids. It serves four airlines, and you can get to most major cities and find connecting flights from there. Cheaper air fare can be found out of the Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois, about an hour southeast of Cornell.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Car
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Your best (and cheapest) bet is to have a friend drive you. There are shuttles available from the airport, with easy online registration, but it will cost you about $20 each way.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Eastern Iowa Airport

2121 Arthur Collins Pkwy SW

(319) 362-3131

www.eiairport.org

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound Lines

170 E. Court St., Iowa City

(319) 337-2127

www.greyhound.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 23 responses

  • 83% Nonexistent.
  • 4% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 0% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 9% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 4% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 22 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 0% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 23% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 9% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 68% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 22 responses

  • 5% Very difficult.
  • 5% Fairly difficult.
  • 32% Fairly easy.
  • 59% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 19 responses

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

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 19 responses

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

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 18 responses

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

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