Alliance, OH
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4 College Freshman

Transportation: If you need a ride all you have to do is call campus security and they will take you where you need to go.

1 College Sophomore

Transportation: Driving through Alliance is painful.

1 College Sophomore

Transportation: Pretty much need to have your own transportation.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The university of Mount Union has a very small campus, because of this there is not much need for transportation. In many cases, wherever you would like to go is within walking distance. Campus security is available for those who need a ride to the health center, hospital, or local high schools for teaching placements.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: No real need. Everything is very close, grocery stores, banks, walmart. Am track is about 15 mnutes away for distance


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 453rd
    Best Car Campuses
  • 495th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1339th
    Best Campus Transit

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stephanie Monsanty
Doylestown, OH
English Literature & History
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There aren't many options for transportation around Mount Union, but students try to make the best of the situation. The University is small and meant for walking, so no transportation is provided on campus, except for Campus Security who will give you a ride if you feel unsafe. If you need to get around the city of Alliance, there is a good number of stores and restaurants within walking or biking distance. However, if the weather's bad or you need to go farther from campus, students say it's best to bring a car or find a ride with someone who has one. You can catch the SARTA bus for a fairly cheap rate, but it isn't frequented by students and most don't know anything about it. For long-distance travel, there is an Amtrak station in Alliance, where you can catch a train, and the Akron-Canton Airport is about thirty minutes away by car or the SARTA.

There are some other transportation services for international students and students from out of state. These students can make arrangements to be picked up or dropped off at the airport or bus station in Canton through the Mount Union Center for Global Education. There are also organized shopping trips for international students from time to time. These services are free and must be reserved in advance. If students cannot arrange transportation through the University, they also have the option of hiring a taxi at their own expense.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Walking
  • Driving
  • Biking
  • Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA)
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Empire Taxi
  • Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA)
Local Taxi Services
Empire Taxi is the only taxi service based in Alliance, Ohio, and can be reached at (330) 821-8294.
Did You Know?
  • Alliance is located 70 miles from Cleveland and 80 miles from Pittsburgh.
  • The Akron-Canton Airport is approximately 20 miles west of Alliance.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Campus Security
(330) 428-1344
Daily 24 hours

Public TransitWhat's This?

Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA)

This is Stark County's public bus transportation system.

(330) 477-2782

1600 Gateway Blvd. SE

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Akron-Canton Airport

At about thirty minutes away, this is probably the closest airport to Alliance.

5400 Lauby Rd. NW, North Canton

(330) 499-4221

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


631 S. Broadway St., Akron

(330) 434-9185

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


This station is located in Alliance; it has a platform, but no shelter.

820 E. Main St.

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 40 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 28% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 28% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 10% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 35% 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 41 responses

  • 68% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 5% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 20% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 7% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 30 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 28 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 40 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 5% Fairly difficult.
  • 52% Fairly easy.
  • 40% Very easy.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 29 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars
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