Transportation

Location
Gambier, OH
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Tuition
$41,090
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Hard
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4 College Junior

Transportation: The campus is only about a mile long, so transportation isn't needed around school. However, to go off campus, there is a shuttle that runs on the hour every Saturday. And that's only if you don't know anyone with a car to borrow, which I guarantee you will!

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Kenyon is in the middle of nowhere. That's good because it means that everything that the school and Gambier offer is within a ten minute walk at the most. That's bad because the school and Gambier don't offer a whole lot aside from a grocery store, deli, and bookstore. If you want to go to Wal-Mart or the movies, it will be about a twenty minute drive into Mt. Vernon. There are free shuttles that run on Wednesdays and the weekends, but I've never had to take them. As long as you have a friend with a car you should be fine. If you need to fly home (most students do), Columbus airport is your best bet, and there are various student-run organizations that sell reasonably priced tickets on private buses that run from the college to the airport before and after breaks. If you have to fly when the service isn't running though and don't have a car, be prepared to shell out $100+ on a cab.

Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Shuttle to Mt. Vernon – The only Transportation that comes to mind is the shuttle to Mt. Vernon, which must be reserved through student services. I only took it twice, and found the option of borrowing a friends car more appealing.

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1 College Junior

Transportation: We Live in a Mile Long Village What Is There to Say...? the closest town is mt. vernon with nothing except for wal-mart and a couple of fast food joints. there is not transport to columbus. bring a car.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Easy Travels – Some dorms can be a little bit of a walk but if you have a bike its very easy. Walking is easiest and the campus is very walkable. Also, if you are out late at night and for some reason your legs arent functioning efficiently, there are safe rides run by students which pick you up anywhere with a simple phone call. Also, if you call security and ask them to bring you back to your dorm, they will without you getting in trouble, no matter what level of intoxication you might be at.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 77th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 679th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 762nd
    Best Campus Transit

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alexandra Patterson
Hometown
Bowling Green, KY
Major
English
Grad Year
2012
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Kenyon’s tight-knit community ensures that once you’re here, you never want to leave. There’s plenty to do at night and on the weekends, so there is little need to leave campus. With that being said, getting out of Kenyon once in a while can be a wonderful thing. Having a meal that includes nuts, and shopping for something that doesn’t have “KENYON” emblazoned on it can be refreshing. In terms of leaving campus, someone you know will undoubtedly have a car and be willing to tag along on your adventure. Not everyone on campus owns a car, but enough do that it usually isn’t a problem.

There’s a shuttle service run by the College that goes into Mount Vernon on Monday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The shuttle goes around to everywhere you could ever need/want to go: Walmart, CVS, the video store, Fiesta Mexicana, and the movie theater. On the off chance you want to go somewhere else, the bus driver is usually obliging. Getting to the airport over break is the only hitch. Two services offer shuttle rides, but they can be pricey and leave at inconvenient times. Your best bet is to find a friend who is driving there at the same time you need to go.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
A cab ride to the airport costs $100.
Local Taxi Services
Knox Taxi is a taxi service in the Mount Vernon area.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Escort service
(740) 427-5109
Daily 24 hours

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Mount Vernon Shuttle

This shuttle is free for students with a student ID; non-students or guests pay $2 (round trip).

(740) 427-5142

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m.-10 p.m.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Columbus International Airport

This airport is approximately 75 minutes from campus.

4600 International Gateway, Columbus

(614) 239-4000

flycolumbus.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

Columbus is about 75 minutes from campus.

111 E. Town St., Columbus

(614) 221-0577

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

Elyria is about two hours from campus.

410 E. River Rd., Elyria

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 21 responses

  • 29% Nonexistent.
  • 5% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 14% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 33% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 19% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 21 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 33% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 19% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 24% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 24% 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 20 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 10% Fairly difficult.
  • 10% Fairly easy.
  • 80% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 15 responses

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

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 15 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 15 responses

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