Mount Vernon, OH
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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The campus shuttle downtown is free. Otherwise, one must have a bicycle, car, or walk. Most use cars

5 College Freshman

Transportation: It's a fairly small town so getting to a location is rarely a problem.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Everything is pretty close by. There is a shuttle that makes many trips to downtown.

College Junior

Transportation: This is a satellite branch so there is no transportation available

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There is a shuttle, which I believe stops at one part of the campus for pick up and drop off. It is free. It can be inconvienient for those who are further away from the bus stop. It goes to to one of the buildings that has classes. That is the closest you can get to attractions. You will have to walk from there to get to any of the attractions.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 157th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 567th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 615th
    Best Campus Transit

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Rachel Rummell
Uniontown, OH
Grad Year
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Mount Vernon, Ohio is a small town, so there are not many transportation options. Students usually bring a vehicle to campus since parking passes are free, and they often hitch rides from a friend, too. Since the addition of the Buchwald Center and Hunter Hall in the square of Mount Vernon (for students taking nursing or art classes), MVNU has started the campus shuttle service. Students are emailed a list of the times the shuttle service departs at the beginning of each semester, but they usually ignore the list if they don't take the courses offered in these buildings.

The shuttle service is free and usually the only mode of transportation a student will take besides riding with a friend or riding in a personal vehicle. To get to classes on campus, commuters can drive to the chapel parking lot, but residential students cannot drive vehicles. Because of this, students can be seen biking to classes instead of walking the maximum 10-minute walk to class. If a student doesn't have a car on campus, friendships usually allow access to a car or a ride if needed.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Personal vehicle
  • Campus shuttle
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Since the closest airport is in Columbus (45 minutes away), most people take their own vehicles or ask someone to drive them to the airport.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Campus Safety
(740) 397-9000 ext. 4000
Daily 24 hours

Public TransitWhat's This?

Mid-Ohio Transit Authority

There's a shuttle service that goes to various locations in the area. The shuttle stop is located in front of the RR Hodges Chapel.

(740) 392-7433

25 Columbus Road

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Port Columbus International Airport

Columbus is about 45 minutes from campus.

4600 International Gateway, Columbus

(614) 239-4000

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


This Greyhound station is about 45 minutes away.

111 E. Town St., Columbus

(613) 228-2266

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


This Amtrak station is about one hour and 50 minutes away from campus.

410 E. River Rd., Elyria

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 29 responses

  • 17% Nonexistent.
  • 3% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 7% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 62% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 10% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 29 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 10% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 38% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 14% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 38% 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 29 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 0% Fairly difficult.
  • 62% Fairly easy.
  • 38% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 12 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 12 responses

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

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 13 responses

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