Mankato, MN
Tuition (in-state)
$15,010 ($7,531)
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4 College Junior

Transportation: I use the bus to get to school every day.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Doesn't go many place downtown

5 College Junior

Transportation: Wonderful, really appreciate the bus services w/ off site housing

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Our school gives free transportation when students and staff present a MavCard to the driver. Many people commute to and from town using the bus system and it is very convenient to them because it is free and the shuttles are frequent.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: I wouldn't know anything about taxi costs but the campus shuttle and public buses are free. College students ride the buses free with their mavcard. The buses and shuttles are great. The bus stops at pretty much any place a student could need to go.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 198th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 323rd
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1072nd
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Catch a ride with a friend
  • Stomper Express
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Drive yourself

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Safe Walk
(507) 389-2111
Daily 24 hours

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Stomper Express

This bus heads from campus to River Hills Mall, Walmart, and other stores.

Thursday-Saturday 5 p.m.-11 p.m.

Red Eye Shuttle

This shuttle circles campus and goes to the parking lots farthest from the center of campus.

Monday-Thursday 4 p.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m-11 p.m.

Campus Bus System

Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Mankato City Bus

Students can buy a bus pass for $45 per semester.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

The airport is about 80 miles from campus.

(512) 726-5555

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


The station is approximately five miles from campus.

51674 US Hwy 169

(507) 625-5071

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


The station is about 85 miles from campus.

730 Transfer Rd., St. Paul

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 31 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 10% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 77% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 13% 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.

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 31 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 6% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 39% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 55% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 30 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 29 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 30 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 7% Fairly difficult.
  • 47% Fairly easy.
  • 47% Very easy.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 29 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars
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