Transportation

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Bronxville, NY
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$46,924
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Average
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3 College Freshman

Transportation: From hometown to school? All the necessary transportation is in the city. You'll either have to take a taxi or a forty-minute train ride to the city itself, then take the subway and/or bus to get to your airport/greyhound/train station. It can be a bitch and a half while carrying luggage. From where you live in New York to school? Most people live on campus so that shouldn't be a probably. There's some decent off-campus facilities in Yonkers, too.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The most you'll have to walk on campus is about 15 minutes if you're walking from the Science Center to Hill House (the two most opposite ends of campus). But when it's snowing or you have another reason that you don't want to walk that far, you can call the shuttle starting in the evening and they provide free service to & from anywhere on campus. There's also a free shuttle that picks people up and takes them to the Bronxville train station for every train after around 5 PM. It's free, reliable and really convenient.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: So many options plus you can walk to most places

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Sarah Lawrence is basically in Manhattan. That is to say the college has only 20 minutes drive and 30 minutes train to the great New York City. That is pretty enough for a college student. We got shuttle bus as well. Although I never took since I like running and walking, my friends say the shuttle is pretty good.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Solid train shuttle service that serves the community from 5 PM to 5 AM taking students to the local train station. Also a solid campus shuttle service that runs around the clock to take you from one point of campus to another. Zipcars are now around, and though you need to pay for a membership, it's cheap and convenient. Taxis are hit or miss and overcharge, but there's really no need for them. Public transportation is average, but there are plenty of buses and the train station is convenient and decently priced, as heading into the city from almost anywhere is always an expensive venture anyway.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 437th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 491st
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1218th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jess Unger
Hometown
Lovettsville, VA
Major
Politics
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With the exception of the Metro-North train to NYC, public transportation is seldom used by students. The Westchester County Bee-Line bus system has stops throughout campus, but most students ignore it. Everything is within walking distance; if students need to travel farther, they catch a ride from a friend who has a car. The scenic Bronxville back roads make a walk to the shopping district more fun than the actual shopping—so why pay for the bus? When traveling to and from the airport, call up the various taxi and shuttle services a week beforehand and ask for student rates. Amtrak trains arrive at the New Rochelle and Yonkers train stations, both of which are a 15-minute drive from campus.

Want to go NYC? Who doesn’t? Take advantage of the College’s Met Van service on the weekends for a free ride to and from the city. Otherwise, you’ll be paying upward of $15 for a round trip on the Metro-North line to and from Grand Central Station. A college van will drive you to and from the Bronxville train station, but this service isn’t recommended if you’re in a rush.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Lace up your sneakers and walk.
  • Ride the Bee-Line through Westchester County.
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs between $60 and $75.
  • Have a friend drive you to the airport.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Student Shuttle

The shuttle is run by students and staffed by auxiliary service. Call the Westlands Desk with your location and destination. However, they will only pick you up and take you to destinations on campus.

(914) 395-2209

Daily 7 p.m.-3 a.m.

Met Van Service

On Saturdays and Sundays, the College Met Van takes students to and from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. It makes two morning deliveries and two evening pick-ups. Make sure you sign up a week ahead of time at Student Affairs in MacCracken; if your name isn't on the list for this very popular service, you won't get a ride.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Metro-North Railroad

Pick up train schedules at Student Affairs in MacCracken.

(212) 532-4900

mta.info

Bee-Line Bus System of Westchester County

Pick up bus schedules at Student Affairs in MacCracken.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

EWR Airport is 30 miles and approximately 40 minutes driving time from SLC.

North Ave. and Spring St., Elizabeth, NJ

(973) 961-6000

www.panynj.gov/airports/newark-liberty.html

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

JFK Airport is 23 miles and approximately 33 minutes driving time from SLC.

JFK Expy & S. Cargo Rd., Jamaica

(718) 244-4444

www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk.html

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

White Plains Greyhound Bus Center

The Greyhound bus terminal is in downtown White Plains, approximately nine miles from campus.

11 Ferris Ave., White Plains

(914) 428-0854

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak/Metro-North Station

The Amtrak train station is in Yonkers, approximately four miles from campus.

5 Buena Vista Ave., Yonkers

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 23 responses

  • 4% Nonexistent.
  • 4% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 22% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 22% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 48% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 23 responses

  • 4% You can't have a car here.
  • 22% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 65% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 9% 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.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 20 responses

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

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 19 responses

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

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 19 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 23 responses

  • 4% Very difficult.
  • 4% Fairly difficult.
  • 39% Fairly easy.
  • 52% Very easy.
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