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3 College Junior

Transportation: I have not really experienced the transportation at my school.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: It's okay only if you have a car. Public transportation is the absolute worst here, the campus shuttles help a little but but not by much

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The shuttle is a fast and easy transportation system at Chapman, I would advise it. If not then it is easy to get around with your friends if they have cars. If you do not have a car then there are plenty of things to do that are within walking distance of the campus/ residence area.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation is available to students in the form of campus shuttles, zip cars, taxis, and public safety if need be.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: There's a shuttle to and from campus and zip cars available. Most students have cars that you can get a ride with.


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There is no easy public transportation in Orange County. Students would have to take multiple buses to reach a destination a mere 10-minute drive away, and the only place Chapman students can walk to is the Orange Circle. The majority of students bring a car to Chapman, either by shipping it to California or taking a road trip from their hometown. Students who don't have a car cling to their friends who do. Luckily, students are very willing to offer rides to others.

Instead of buying/bringing a car, many students own a bike. They can’t bike to the mall or Disneyland, but they can easily bike to Albertsons to stock up on food and supplies. Almost all film students studying at Dodge College own a bike as well, since the film school is a couple blocks from the main campus and even farther from the dorms. Although students can survive with only a bike, a car is necessary to explore and really appreciate Southern California.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Drive
  • Get a ride from a friend
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Most students get a ride from a friend to the airport.
  • SuperShuttle is the best alternative to a free ride to the airport. Students share a van with a couple other people and pay a flat fee of around $20.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Safe Ride
(714) 997-6763
Monday-Friday 7 p.m.-12 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)

This is the Orange County-wide bus system.

(714) 560-6282


This is the Southern California commuter train system. The Orange County Line runs between LA and Oceanside, with a station in Orange.

(800) 371-5465

Orange Station: 194 N. Atchison St.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

The airport is about 40 miles from campus.

1 World Way, Los Angeles

(310) 646-5252

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


The station is less than 3 miles from campus.

1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana

(714) 542-2215

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


The station is only a few blocks from campus.

194 N. Atchison St., Orange

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 125 responses

  • 22% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 27% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 12% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 6% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 34% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 124 responses

  • 23% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 28% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 42% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 7% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 66 responses

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

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 67 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 66 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 124 responses

  • 30% Very easy.
  • 57% Fairly easy.
  • 11% Fairly difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.


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