Transportation

Location
New York, NY
Undergrads
9,524
Tuition (in-state)
$11,969 ($5,759)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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5 College Senior

Transportation: There's a shuttle bus that goes from campus to train station to dorm rooms. They make the rounds every fifteen minutes so it's not too hard to catch one and they're covered in our tuition so we can just get on freely. They go short distances, then the rest is up to me. After that, I use two trains, and a bus to get back home which takes about 2 hours. It's a long commute for me as well as many other students.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Too many hills to get to school but it is easy to get around.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: You can take the school shuttle or walk to the nearest train stations on 145th or 125th to catch the ABCD trains. You can walk down the hill and catch the 1 train or stop a taxi. Some drive to school and find parking spot around the campus

College Freshman

Transportation: Live in the city, transportation is MTA.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The school is on a steep hill, which makes it a bit problematic in the winter. There are shuttles that bring you to the 125th Street & 145th Street subway stations on the A/B/C/D. However, they don't run that frequently (especially the 125th Street shuttle), and the drivers travel slowly for no particular reason. My advice is to take the M100/M101 buses, which run much more frequently, and take around the same amount of time (you have to pay for those, but you get a free transfer to the subway). If you want the 1 train, just walk down the hill.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 148th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 226th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1364th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Melissa Charles & Garri Rivkin
Hometown
New York, N.Y. & Vilnius, Lithuania
Major
International Development of Women through Arts & English Literature
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The public subway system is connected to City College from all sides. The A, C, and D trains stop at 125th and 145th Street, which have access to either end of the College. The 1 train stops at 137th City College Station, which provides access to CCNY's main gate. Thus, the subway is probably the quickest way to access the school. However, students can travel by bus, although they should be aware that buses can be late due to traffic build up. Taxis are also readily available, but they are more expensive and equally susceptible to traffic backups.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Hail a cab
  • Ride the subway
  • Take a bus
  • Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Hail a cab, which will take you to either airport.
  • Take the 7 train and transfer to the bus to LaGuardia
  • Take the E train and transfer to the Shuttle Bus that goes to JFK
Local Taxi Services
It's New York City! Taxis are everywhere, and they're a great alternative for getting around town safely at all hours of the day or night.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Office of Public Safety
(212) 650-6911
Daily 24 hours

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

CCNY Bus

The shuttle loop to Towers operates until 4 a.m., and the campus bus to 145th and St. Nicholas Avenue runs until 10 p.m. After hours escorts are available from Public Safety.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The New York public transit system can take you pretty much anywhere you'd want to go!

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

Grand Central Parkway, Queens

(718) 533-3400

www.panynj.gov/airports/laguardia.html

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Van Wyck Expressway, Queens

(718) 244-4444

www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk.html

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound Bus Lines

This Greyhound stop is located about three miles from campus.

204 E. 86th St.

(212) 288-7690

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak - Penn Station

Penn Station is about 5.5 miles from campus.

8th Avenue, between 31st Street and 33rd Street

(800) USA-RAIL

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 57 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 9% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 42% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 49% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 57 responses

  • 19% You can't have a car here.
  • 44% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 35% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 0% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 2% 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 50 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 51 responses

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

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 50 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 57 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 5% Fairly difficult.
  • 37% Fairly easy.
  • 56% Very easy.

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