Transportation

Location
Des Moines, IA
Undergrads
3,189
Tuition
$30,734
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus system is used by the whole area, not just Drake students, so it was common to share it with sketchy people.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: We have free bus passes for the year, but not many people utilize them because the DART is kind of difficult.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: So long as you have a school id with the sticker you can ride the DART busses for free, I have plenty of friends with jobs off campus, and they all rely on the busses to get to and from work. Cars are handy for last minute trips, or a further job, or even just going into the city, but aren't necessary, and to be honest parking passes are crazy expensive, so busses are just cheaper altogether.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There is bus line that we can use for free with our student id's! The stop is near campus but malls are a ways away.

College Freshman

Transportation: I've never used the transportation, but campus itself is small enough to where it is not necessary unless you want to go somewhere that isn't walgreens mcdonalds paul reveres peggy's, or anywhere in dog town

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 694th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1009th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1079th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author Overview

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Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 24 responses

  • 29% Nonexistent.
  • 4% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 8% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 21% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 38% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 23 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 13% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 65% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 22% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 0% 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 24 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 23 responses

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

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 23 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 23 responses

  • 9% Very difficult.
  • 4% Fairly difficult.
  • 70% Fairly easy.
  • 17% Very easy.
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