Transportation

Location
West Point, NY
Undergrads
4,592
Tuition
$0
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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2 College Sophomore

Transportation: West Point is very secluded.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: West Point is in the middle of no where, prepare for long trips unless you live within driving distance

1 College Senior

Transportation: Cars (only for seniors) are only allowed to be parked 1 mile up a 15% grade hill. These are often mandated to be moved to an isolated training location so that visitors can park their car in the Cadet Parking areas for sporting events.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation isn't really a problem because we don't get much time to leave

2 College Junior

Transportation: Since the budget cuts in the past year, the on-campus shuttle no longer runs. If cadets want to go anywhere, they must either find a car from a friend (we are not allowed to have cars until after spring break of our junior year), take a taxi, or walk to the facilities on post.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 665th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 821st
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1107th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ryan Peckyno
Hometown
Bradford, Pa.
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Most of the cadets are satisfied with the shuttle system that exists on post. While some cadets believe that it is confusing and argue that the buses are not always on time, most of them seem to think that it is just like any other shuttle system. Only upperclassmen can have cars on campus, so expecting to find rides readily available would be a bad idea. Getting outside of the Academy's reach is relatively easy. Trains, buses, and cabs all serve the campus and can take cadets to any city they're willing to pay to get to. Highland Falls isn't so far from airports that it becomes an inconvenience when students need to get home, either.

Overall, cadets seem content with the transportation on post. The root cause of the majority of their issues is with the taxis that take them on and off post. Because of all the different possible threat levels, the random inspections, and hazardous road conditions, cadets sometimes have problems making definite plans. Also, taxis sometimes have trouble getting on to post. All in all, it's not that hard to get where you need to go.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • In a car
  • On foot
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Stewart Airport in Newburgh is 20 miles from the Academy. Taxis are accustomed to picking cadets up at Grant turnaround.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Shuttle buses

A schedule is posted at all stops.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Metro-North Railroad

Hudson Line

(877) 690-5114 Metro-North

(212) 878-7000 MTA corporate offices

347 Madison Ave., New York

www.mta.info/mnr

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Stewart International Airport

If the Stewart Airport can't get you where you need to go, JFK, La Guardia, and Newark all serve the greater New York area.

1180 First St., New Windsor

(845) 838-8200

www.stewartintlairport.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

This station is about an hour drive from campus.

139 Main St., New Paltz

(800) 858-8555

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

This station is about 18 miles from campus, an approximate 30-minute drive.

1 Croton Point Ave., Croton-on-Hudson

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

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

  • 25% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 17% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 42% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 17% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 11 responses

  • 45% You can't have a car here.
  • 0% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 27% 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.
  • 18% 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 10 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 10 responses

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

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

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 11 responses

  • 9% Very difficult.
  • 18% Fairly difficult.
  • 45% Fairly easy.
  • 27% Very easy.
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