Santa Barbara, CA
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4 College Freshman

Transportation: If you need to get somewhere in the neighboring areas it is great, passed a certain point is more difficult and time consuming.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: I am not able to have a car as a freshman and it is very inconvenient at times especially since I've been stranded when the shuttle has failed to pick up.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Love the shuttle system and the train downtown is super helpful for long distance travelers.

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2 College Freshman

Transportation: The shuttles are usually very reliable and get you to the beach, Vons, downtown, and the library. Dial-a-ride is the campus's transportation for going outside the bus lines or setting up a specific time to travel. Dial-a-ride is not helpful at all and can't be relied on.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Westmont will not let first-year students have a vehicle unless they have medical issues. Never the less the school puts in a good effort when it comes to transportation by having a Westmont shuttle service on campus. Shuttles usually come around t their stop on the hour, however if you are on a crunch for time and need to be somewhere fast, you can call "Dial-a-Ride" and get picked up and dropped off outside of the shuttle service circuit.

1 person found this useful Report

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 313rd
    Best Campus Transit
  • 653rd
    Best Car Campuses
  • 1109th
    Most Easily Accessible Town

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Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 14 responses

  • 7% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 0% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 21% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 71% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 7% You can't have a car here.
  • 0% 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.
  • 43% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 7% 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 14 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 14% Fairly difficult.
  • 71% Fairly easy.
  • 14% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 15 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 14 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 14 responses

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