Transportation

Location
Decatur, IL
Undergrads
2,161
Tuition
$28,612
Admission Difficulty
Average
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1 College Freshman

Transportation: If you want to go anywhere to buy clothes or do some shopping that isn't at a grocery store, you need a car.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: the airport (not desired by a lot of students because of small planes), and the greyhound and the train station are all around 10 mins away from campus

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Safe rides are a life saver, but sometimes the wait is long

4 College Freshman

Transportation: On-campus, there is little need for a car besides trips to the local Wal-Mart or Kroger. Everything else is within walking distance and parking can be a hassle. For long-distance transportation, ride sharing is your best option. For breaks, there are many people willing to go to Chicago or St. Louis for a low price. Flying out of the Decatur airport is another option: they provide flights for around $50 to a small number of airports, including Chicago-O'Hare and St. Louis. Greyhound bus is another viable option. Unfortunately, Amtrak does not stop in Decatur, but there are stations in Springfield, Bloomington, and Champaign.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There's no need for public transportation at Millikin because the campus is small enough to the point where no one needs a form of transportation to get to class. Even off campus students still have ease to get to and from classes.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 450th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 840th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1300th
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nicole Johnson
Hometown
Gilman
Major
Early Childhood Education, BA
Grad Year
2014
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There is some transportation on Millikin's campus, but it is somewhat limited. As an incoming freshman, you are not allowed to have your car on campus unless you petition for it. The cost of a permit is $100. If you are a commuter student, it is $50. Sophomores must also petition for a car on campus. If you are not permitted to have a car, then try and find someone with a vehicle on campus. Carpooling is a good idea. During First Week, there will be "Milli-vans" to take you to Wal-Mart. However, after that, you must find your own way there. A couple of places, such as CVS, are close, but Wal-Mart and Target are beyond walking or biking distance.

There are public buses, too. The cost to ride is $1. If carpooling is unavailable, this would be the next best thing. However, the hours for the bus aren't necessarily the most convenient, only going until 7:15 p.m. Monday through Saturday. There are no campus shuttles available, but there are ways to get around Decatur. Definitely ask around in your residence hall if you need a ride. Someone may be able to give you a ride or point you in the right direction. It is just simply a matter of asking.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Walking (never walk alone, though!)
  • Driving
  • Carpool with someone in your dorm
  • Public bus system
  • Ride your bicycle (if you own one)
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Drive yourself
  • Hitch a ride with a friend

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Safe Rides
(217) 464-8888
Dusk to dawn (while classes are in session)

Public TransitWhat's This?

Decatur Public Transit System (DPTS)

It's $1 for basic adult fare; hours of operation with the buses are Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. and Saturday from 6:15 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.

(217) 424-2821

555 E. Wood St.

www.ci.decatur.il.us/transit.htm

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

This airport is the closest airport to campus at about two hours and 15 minutes away.

10701 Lambert International Blvd., St. Louis

(314) 426-8000

www.lambert-stlouis.com

Indianapolis International Airport

This airport is the second closest airport to campus at about three hours away.

7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Dr., Indianapolis

(317) 487-7243

www.indianapolisairport.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

1675 E. Pershing Rd.

(217) 877-6262

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

Champaign is about an hour away from Decatur.

45 E. University Ave. #2-204, Champaign

(217) 352-5905 or (800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 20 responses

  • 40% Nonexistent.
  • 15% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 15% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 10% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 20% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 19 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 11% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 53% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 11% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 26% 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 19 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 42% Fairly difficult.
  • 42% Fairly easy.
  • 16% 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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