Transportation

Location
Nashville, TN
Undergrads
5,255
Tuition (in-state)
$18,954 ($6,426)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Transportation: I have my own transportation so I have never had a problem with the campus transportation.

4 College Junior

Transportation: When you need it, you can depend on it

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2 College Freshman

Transportation: I do not use the transportation much. But the few times that I did ride the bus to the Avon-Williams campus, I had to wait awhile for the bus to come. It doesn't really run at the scheduled times.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: I have my own transportation, but the bus system stops out front.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The good thing about transportation at my school is that if you have a class on the downtown campus, you can take the school shuttle to get there. It doesn't take long to get downtown and it's very convenient because it's free. You don't have to worry about paying for anything because it's already paid for in your tuition. As for long-distance transportation or anywhere other than the downtown campus, you need your own car or a taxi to get where you need to go.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 184th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 285th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 1254th
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stephanie Richardson
Hometown
Tuskegee, AL
Major
Art Concentration Graphic Design, Minor Communications concentration in Journalism
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TSU's main campus is pretty big, and getting around it can sometimes take a while. The great thing about TSU's campus is that your classes are pretty much all in a single area, so you don't have to wander around very long once you've come from your parking spot. TSU also offers a shuttle service that is available every weekday at the main campus, which helps students who do not have transportation get downtown. The service also provides shuttles to the AWC and the downtown area; however, it is only offered until 6 p.m. on Saturday. The shuttles will take you downtown, but from the drop-off point you are on your own (although during school functions such as seminars, the shuttle will carry you to your destination and take you back to school). If you have a school-related trip, it is best to use a shuttle if there are more than 10 people going, just to save on gas and parking money. There are also inter-campus shuttles which will take you in between campuses, but the walk is not too long and it's good excercise-as long as your books aren't too heavy! There are lots of taxi cab companies around town, but if you are on a tight budget, it is really a better idea to use the MTA, the campus shuttle, or your own vehicle. Other students who have vehicles are usually pretty friendly about driving their friends around if they are going out, and in many cases one person is designated to drive to get something to eat late at night. There are student discounts available for public transportation, depending on the company and the time of year. The discount fees are usually 50 percent off the regular fare.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Car
  • Nashville Metro Transit Authority
  • Taxi
  • Your feet
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Any cab company
  • Downtown Airport Express (615) 275-1180
  • MTA bus services

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

TSU Shuttle Service

www.tnstate.edu/interior.asp?mid=1368 - The TSU shuttle service runs around and between both campuses every weekday. Weekend services are also available by calling the TSUPD at (615) 963-5171.

(615) 963-5171

Public TransitWhat's This?

Metro Transit Authority (MTA)

Schedules for the MTA buses are available at the Floyd-Payne Campus Center.

(615) 862-5969

www.nashvillemta.org

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Nashville International Airport

One Terminal Dr., Nashville

(615) 275-1675

www.flynashville.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Nashville Greyhound Trailways Bus Terminal

The Greyhound Trailways Bus Terminal is in downtown Nashville, approximately 4.5 miles from campus.

800 8th Ave. S.

(615) 255-3556

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

The closest Amtrak station to Nashville is more than three hours away in Memphis, which makes it fairly inconvenient to reach TSU by train.

Student Polls

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 44 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 5% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 43% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 34% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 18% 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 44 responses

  • 2% Nonexistent.
  • 0% 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.
  • 41% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 50% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 42 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 42 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 44 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 7% Fairly difficult.
  • 73% Fairly easy.
  • 18% Very easy.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 42 responses

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