Syracuse, NY
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$15,843 ($6,593)
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College Senior

Transportation: I am a commuter student from out of Syracuse. But I know many students utilize and love the busses and zip cars from SU and ESF, as well as bikes. They're everywhere. Whenever the weather is nice, and even when its not, there are bikes ALL over campus. Bring one if you live close, it'll make life easier.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Centro transportation is okay if you want to get to a few places, but otherwise you'll probably want a car. Also, parts of the city have no sidewalks.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: With the frequency of bus arrivals and departures on our neighboring campus, getting around Syracuse is never difficult. In addition, people are very generous with giving out rides to students in need of transportation. I have never worried about getting somewhere in the city.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Syracuse area is finally taking steps to improve the bike-ability of the University neighborhood where many ESF students reside. Parking is especially difficult to find during the day and driving your car to school will require you to purchase a day pass. However, obtaining a parking pass to park on-campus after 5pm weekdays and on weekends is free. The campus housing area is so centrally-located to school that biking makes the most sense. The bus routes are also quite extensive and timely (as well as free) so that is another very viable option for non-car owners. Buses also run to the major shopping centers and grocery stores which is nice.

So in summary, walking or biking is great for getting to school and around the campus neighborhood (though bike-lanes would help!) most people must bike less than 5 minutes to get from home to campus, the gym, bars, restaurants, cafes, grocery, store etc. The bus is a viable option for students living farther from campus or for those bad-weather days. Driving a car is the best bet for being able to see the out-of-town attractions or go out to the main retail / recreation spots on your own schedule.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are always buses running because the ESF Campus is connected to the Syracuse University Campus and all transportation on these buses is free if you traveling around the campus.


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  • 507th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 731st
    Best Car Campuses
  • 892nd
    Most Easily Accessible Town

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How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 20% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 30% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 50% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 0% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 80% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 20% 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 easy is it to get around town?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 10% Fairly difficult.
  • 60% Fairly easy.
  • 30% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 10 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 9 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 9 responses

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