Scranton, PA
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Very Easy
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2 College Sophomore

Transportation: We have a bus that will take you to local areas but it only runs at inconvenient times. There is a mall in walking distance from the U and many restaurants as well. You can't have your car until junior year but the best option is to bring one and park it on a side street. To get home, many people take the Martz bus, especially those people living in NY or NJ. I live further away so the bus doesn't really cater to my needs

College Sophomore

Transportation: I don't live on campus. I walk to class due to my close proximity.

College Freshman

Transportation: I havent utilized it yet

College Junior

Transportation: I have not used any of the transportation options available at my school, so I have no room to judge on them. However, a few of my friends have used the bus system (which is free for students), but I have heard that it takes many stops and the trip takes a long time.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Getting around town isn't a problem. There is a small mall within walking distance, along with a few restaurants and anything you need really. I didn't even consider needing a car all semester. However going back home is a problem, there is few options to getting out of Scranton.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 208th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 779th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1111st
    Best Car Campuses

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Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 24 responses

  • 29% Nonexistent.
  • 8% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 25% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 17% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 21% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 24 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 29% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 50% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 12% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 8% 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 20 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 20 responses

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

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 20 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 23 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 13% Fairly difficult.
  • 22% Fairly easy.
  • 65% Very easy.


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