Transportation

Location
Carbondale, IL
Undergrads
12,387
Tuition (in-state)
$23,781 ($11,528)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews

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4 College Junior

Transportation: not having a car on campus is stressful, but I am able to get around using the campus bus shuttle

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: We have free transportation but I drive

3 College Freshman

Transportation: bus rides extremely too long

3 College Senior

Transportation: The transportation for the train is a great use however is relevant to me because it does not go to where I live.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses hardly ever come on time and I end up waiting for a good half hour at times.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 122nd
    Best Campus Transit
  • 736th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 936th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author Overview

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Student Polls

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 64 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 5% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 72% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 19% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 5% 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 64 responses

  • 2% Nonexistent.
  • 3% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 9% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 28% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 58% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 58 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 57 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 63 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 2% Fairly difficult.
  • 62% Fairly easy.
  • 35% Very easy.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 58 responses

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