Transportation

Location
Sarasota, FL
Undergrads
801
Tuition (in-state)
$29,812 ($6,783)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Junior

Transportation: There is an airport (SRQ) bordering campus which makes long distance travel fairly convenient. It is usually easy to get rides to local destinations from other students. There is a bus line that stops by campus which is free to use for NCF students, most people just ride-share though.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The bus stop is really conveniently located and public transportation in Sarasota is free to students. However there are many places you can't get to without a car and its easy to feel like you're trapped on campus.

Sarasota's small airport is conveniantly located right across the street (within walking distance easily) from campus and that was a nice perk for sure.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: You should probably do a rideshare thing. Because even though there's an airport right next to the school, it's expensive as hell and there are no buses or trains that take you very far

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Forum helps plenty with getting rides to wherever you call home, at least I've had plenty of luck. Basically rides in Florida are pretty easy. NCF ID gives free bus so thats a plus, the bus system is annoying but understandable being sarasota.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Pretty Bad, but at Least We Get Free Access to the Bus – If you want to get off-campus, plan hours ahead to take the bus because it doesn't come very often. Otherwise you'll have to take a bike or a car because the only places to go within walking distance are a shady gas station, the airport and Subway.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 296th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 995th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1179th
    Best Campus Transit

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Taylor Welsh
Hometown
West Palm Beach, Fl
Major
English Literature/Socioloy
Grad Year
2014
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Like most Floridian suburbs, Sarasota is sprawled. The public transportation is inefficient and seldom used by students. Students without cars tend to not get out very often. There is a bus system that New College students have free access to with their student IDs, though. Students often take the bus to get to Sarasota's main downtown area. Many use this system as a last resort, as it is often slow and not always incredibly reliable. Fortunately, for those who do have cars, New College is located close to many useful destinations. It is right on the main artery, US Route 41 Tamiami Trail, which includes most of what Sarasota and Bradenton have to offer.

Thanks to a reliable forum, students who lack a means of transportation promptly find rides whenever they need them. These offers range from trips to the supermarket to last-minute rides to Miami. Both of these scenarios happen on a regular basis. Unlike many other colleges, first-years are permitted to bring their cars to campus, which increases the likelihood of finding a ride.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Find a friend with a car or ride a bike.
  • Students also post messages on the forum to find rides with other New College students. Everyone's friendly at the College, and students try promote an inclusive community.
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
The airport is literally adjacent to campus. Students can hear airplanes all day long. The walk from the terminal to the residential area of New College is about a five-minute walk.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Sarasota County Area Transportation (SCAT)

Single rides are $2.50, and student passes are available.

(941) 861-5000

(941) 861-1234 Lost and found

(941) 861-1020 office

5303 Pinkney Ave.

www.scgov.net/scat

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)

The Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is conveniently located directly adjacent to campus.

6000 Airport Circle

(941) 359-2777

www.srq-airport.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

The Greyhound station, located in Bradenton, is approximately 15 minutes away from campus.

3028 First St. W., Bradenton

(941) 747-2984

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

The Amtrak station in Clearwater is located approximately 43 miles away from the campus.

5251 110th Ave. N., Clearwater

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 12 responses

  • 83% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 0% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 8% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 8% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 12 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 0% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 33% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 50% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 17% 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 12 responses

  • 8% Very difficult.
  • 8% Fairly difficult.
  • 50% Fairly easy.
  • 33% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 11 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 12 responses

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